Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Thursday held a meeting with the White House Covid response team to discuss the Omicron variant.
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 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that of the 43 COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variants, 34 people were fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, 14 people had received their booster shots but five of those received their additional shots less than 14 days.
Only 8 people were unvaccinated who got infected with the Omicron variants and 1 person has status unknown.
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Despite this report from the CDC showing that fully vaxxed people are getting infected with Omicron, Joe Biden claimed it is the unvaxxed who are at risk of severe illness from Omicron.
“For the unvaccinated, we are looking at a winter of severe illness and death – for the unvaccinated,” Biden said adding that the unvaxxed are going to overwhelm hospitals.
He continued, “But there’s good news: If you are vaccinated and you have your booster shot, you’re protected from severe illness and death. Booster shots work!”
The first two shots didn’t work but this third one will (until Pfizer needs another boost for its stock price).
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
Joe Biden struggled to read his notecards during Thursday’s meeting so Dr. Fauci had to chime in and help.
Biden: “57, excuse me. 570, excuse me. I don’t wanna read it, I’m not sure I got the right number…”
Dr. Fauci: “57 million.”pic.twitter.com/IyNPC51jFi
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) December 16, 2021