Apparently, the White House is ready to stop playing nice with unvaccinated Americans, and President Biden will be making that very clear to the nation early this week.
Biden, and many others within the administration, have long been adamant regarding their feelings on COVID-19 vaccines, suggesting without reprieve that all Americans who are able to be inoculated should be. They’ve pushed this idea through a now-failed federal mandate and numerous melodramatic soundbites.
On Tuesday, Americans should be prepared for more of the same.
Joe Biden is to address the nation Tuesday to outline extra steps he will take to deal with the Omicron coronavirus variant and deliver a “stark warning” to people who remained unvaccinated.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Saturday tweeted the president “will announce new steps the Administration is taking to help communities in need of assistance, while also issuing a stark warning of what the winter will look like for Americans that choose to remain unvaccinated.”
She added: “We are prepared for the rising case levels, and [the president] will detail how we will respond to this challenge.Advertisement - story continues below
“He will remind Americans that they can protect themselves from severe illness from COVID-19 by getting vaccinated and getting their booster shot when they are eligible.”
As it stands today, approximately 27% of Americans have yet to receive a coronavirus vaccine. Among them are people who are ineligible for the shot due to medical issues, those who’ve received religious exemptions, and others who simply aren’t willing to make that personal medical choice.