President Biden announces action to combat Omicron

Joe Biden made a major announcement from the White House. Will there be new measures combatting the Omicron variant? Sources say he prese...

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  • Joe Biden made a major announcement from the White House.
  • Will there be new measures combatting the Omicron variant?
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Last week, it was announced that President Joe Biden would make a major announcement on Tuesday. After a week of uncertainty, the outstanding message was released yesterday, highlighting the new measures for combatting COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.

However, it was also reported by sources within the White House that he planned to address the availability of at-home rapid tests and the country’s dire hospital situation. The anonymous source explained that they plan to mobilize military doctors and provide the public with the necessary medical support.

Biden combats Omicron

BIDEN AGAINST OMICRON
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A couple of days before Christmas, Joe Biden took to the podium at the White House and gave a speech about COVID-19 and the risks it poses to the public this winter. The US President emphasized that it is extremely important to get vaccinated to survive the latest wave of the Omicron variant.

“Although COVID has been a tough adversary, we have been more so,” were Biden’s first words to the media and the cameras at the White House. Biden announced this conference last week and promised that the most salient topics of this tough battle against the deadly virus would be covered.

An increase in infections?

Biden Omicron statement: An increase in infections?
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One of the first points that Biden made at this conference was the rise in infections across the country with the new variant. Therefore, he called on the public to protect themselves and take advantage of the available vaccines. The President stated that if people are not vaccinated, they should be extremely concerned about the emergence of the new Omicron variant, which is much more deadly than Delta.

“First, how concerned should you be about Omicron? The answer is simple: If you are not fully vaccinated, you should be concerned,” Biden announced at the press conference. Biden stressed that people who are not vaccinated will have twice the risk of being hospitalized and dying.

Is spending time with family and friends essential?

Biden statement Ómicron: A necessary comfort?

President Biden clearly stated that people who have not yet been vaccinated will have a higher risk of dying. The Democrat stated that he wants to feel comfortable spending the holidays in the company of his family and loved ones if he is vaccinated and follows the measures to avoid becoming infected with the new variant.

Biden wants the public to take the Omicron threat seriously and he urged citizens to get the vaccine to avoid greater risk. He asked that families care about those who are vulnerable, such as children or the elderly. So, he calls on parents to get their little ones vaccinated.

“Say no to disinformation”

Biden Omicron statement: "No to misinformation"
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Biden pointed out that television stations, the media, and social media should be careful to avoid spreading misinformation about the risks caused by the new variant of COVID-19. He stressed that selling this type of news with erroneous information misleads the public and puts everyone at higher risk.

“These companies and personalities are making money selling lies and allowing misinformation that can kill their own customers and supporters … Enough. Stop it now,” Joe Biden said in his speech at the White House. The president said that it is not a joke nor a game, and people should take the situation seriously and behave responsibly.

A duty to the nation

Biden Omicron statement: A duty to the nation
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President Biden also sent a strong message to citizens who have not been vaccinated and pointed out that they have an obligation to their health, to their families, and above all, to the people around them. Biden stressed that it is the duty of citizens to stay safe for the nation where they live.

“You have an obligation to yourself, to your family, to your country,” Joe Biden said. “It is your patriotic duty.” On several occasions, he stressed that citizens and non-citizens should stay safe and avoid crowds, in addition to the consistently wearing masks in indoors or in crowded places.

Does he agree with Trump?

Biden statement Omicron: Agree with Trump?
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For the first time in his career as president and since he began campaigning against Trump, Biden said he agreed with the Republican that people should get their booster shot. Biden stressed that it will be the first and only time that he agrees with Trump but that people must listen and follow the advice.

“It may be one of the few things that we agree on,” Biden said when speaking about Donald Trump’s comment on the booster dose and how citizens should get it. It was one of the main points of his speech.

Get vaccinated!

An election?
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Biden stressed that the decision to get vaccinated is a choice between life and death, not only for the person who does not want to be vaccinated but for others around him or her.

“Your choice isn’t just about you,” Biden said, referring to people who don’t want to get vaccinated. “Your choice could be the choice between life or death,” the president noted. So far, the Democrat has wanted to signal his concern to people who still don’t want to get the jab.

Free trials?

Free trials?
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With the Omicron variant spreading rapidly, President Biden announced that 500 million free rapid tests for home use will be mailed to Americans. He also pledged greater support for pressured hospitals and a doubling of vaccination and reinforcement efforts.

The world faces the prospect of a second consecutive Christmas season with COVID-19 as families and friends continue their plans to get together. Scientists don’t know yet if Omicron causes more severe illness, but they do know that being vaccinated offers strong protection against serious illness and death, according to The Associated Press.

What is the plan?

What will the plan be like?
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According to The Associated Press, people will have to use a new website to request their tests, whose results will then be sent to them, free of charge. The plan marks a major change for Biden, whose previous plan had required many Americans to purchase hard-to-find tests on their own and then request a reimbursement from their health insurance providers.

Public health experts had criticized Biden’s initial approach as unwieldy and warned that the United States would face another round of testing problems at a critical time. They stressed that in other advanced countries, such as the United Kingdom, the government guarantees access to tests, AP reported.

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