Get vaccinated, get your three or four boosters, and prepare for the terrible winter ahead if you go against the instructions. This is the message that Biden will give Tuesday when he speaks to the country on the new government plan to deal with the surging covid omicron variant.
White House media secretary Jen Psaki this Saturday previewed the new speech on Twitter, stressing a “stark warning” for Americans is on its way.
She said the president will speak about new steps his White House is taking “to help cities who need further assistance.” The new action builds on top of the government’s winter plan that includes greater testing and encouraging American adults to get booster shots, she said.
“We are ready for rising cases,” she said.
On Tuesday, the President will deliver remarks on the status of the country's fight against COVID-19, as the country sees rising cases amid the growing Omicron variant.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) December 18, 2021
The United States has seen an uptick in cases since late Nov, according to the NY Times’ covid tracker. As of December 17th, the daily case average was almost 126,000, up from nearly 86,500 at the start of the month.
Government health officials in D.C. have spoken about changing the White House’s messaging to center the public mind on the severe cases instead of the total cases as the pandemic continues, reports CNN.
“It is not about the cases. It’s about severity,” Xavier Becerra, the sec. of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, told journalists this week, as the government seems to be forewarning about more crackdowns yet to come.
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said this past Friday on the CNBC show “Squawk Box” that coronavirus protocols have become “more restrictive” with the raging Omicron variant.
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— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 18, 2021
The president issued a warning 24-hours earlier that people who won’t get vaccinated will have a grim time ahead, as conservative reporters have shared.
“For unvaccinated people: We are looking at a winter of death and severe illness, if you are unvaccinated,” President Biden said. “For their family, themselves, and the hospital they will soon overwhelm.”
“Omicron is here. It is going start to spread much more quickly at the start of the year, and the only true protection is to get your shot,” he stated.
Author: Blake Ambrose