President Biden says the administrator. they didn’t act faster on the formula milk crisis because they weren’t better mind readers – twitchy.com

On February 17, the FDA announced the closure of Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Mich. facility that produces infant formula, setting in motion the current shortage we are experiencing today:

The FDA warning was clear enough At that time:

“Because this is a product used as the sole source of nutrition for many infants and children in our nation, the FDA is deeply concerned about these reports of bacterial infections,” said Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Response. food. “We want to reassure the public that we are working diligently with our partners to investigate complaints regarding these products, which we recognize include infant formula produced at this facility, as we work to resolve this safety issue as quickly as possible.”

But when asked about the current crisis today, President Joe Biden defended his administration’s actions by saying that if they were better mind readers maybe they could have acted faster:

Literally. Here is the full quote:

You know, the problem is not reading minds. It’s that no one in the administration or the FDA thought about what would happen if a major formula milk supplier closed without a set return date. Especially with the state-wide WIC restrictions that are making the crisis worse.

From Susan Crabtree of RealClearPolitics on how the administration is * finally * addressing this problem:

And, today, “Abbott has agreed to extend WIC discounts for all contract products through the end of August”:

But there is still some work to be done:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told members next week they will vote on new legislation “to grant emergency authority to the WIC program to address supply chain disruptions and recalls”:

No rush, everyone:

And it should start importing infant formula that is already approved in Europe:

But instead of common sense reform at the FDA, the Democrats will blame “capitalism”. Still:

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