Wow, I think I know where the Grim Reaper is, the Oval Office.
President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris held a meeting on Thursday, with the White House Covid response team to discuss the Omicron variant.
During the meeting, Biden, reading of his prepared notes, warned; “For the unvaccinated: We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death … for themselves, their family, and the hospital they’ll soon overwhelm,”
Biden on the Covid situation: “For the unvaccinated, we are looking at a winter of severe illness and death.” pic.twitter.com/xJHnYkNtMq
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 16, 2021
As usual, the Biden administration’s messaging is untrue at best.
Biden falsely claimed in an interview on Tuesday that people who were vaccinated for the coronavirus could not spread the disease.
“Everybody talks about freedom about not to have a shot or have a test,” Biden said. “Well guess what? How about patriotism? How about you make sure you’re vaccinated, so you do not spread the disease to anybody else? What about that? What’s the big deal?”
The CDC website says vaccinated can spread the virus too.
Early evidence suggests infections in “FULLY Vaccinated” persons caused by the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 “MAY BE” transmissible to others
CDC COVID-19 Response Team published a weekly report last Friday where a vast majority of the patients infected with the Omicron variant identified in the US so far were fully vaccinated individuals.
The Omicron variant is believed to be more transmissible but may spark less severe illnesses than previous coronavirus variants. First identified by South Africa in November, the variant sparked panic, and countries – including the U.S. – began reimplementing travel restrictions for parts of the world.
Weeks later, officials are still learning more about Omicron, though Biden’s chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci recently noted it’s “almost certainly” less severe than Delta.
The Delta variant remains dominant in the U.S., but data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate Omicron is beginning to account for more cases, Stat News reported.
Despite Fauci’s belief that Omicron may be less severe than the Delta variant, Biden issued a warning for unvaccinated Americans on Thursday after a briefing with his coronavirus team. The president said the new variant isn’t “spreading as fast as it would have,” touting the “steps we have taken,” but still warned that it’s “spreading” and will “increase.”
“It’s past time” to get shots. We’re going to protect our economic recovery if we do this. We’re going to keep our school and businesses open if we do this.” added Biden.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson – Trending Politics