The emerging COVID-19 omicron strain poses additional hazards to the American public. Meanwhile, President Biden and his administration are trying to stop the spread of a virus he promised to “shut down” in the 2020 campaign.
Per the World Health Organization (WHO) authorities, the omicron strain includes a huge level of genetic diversity, “some of which is worrying.”
Travel Ban on Eight African Nations
Fears about the “heavily evolved” form (detected in Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Malawi, and Mozambique) prompted Biden to ban travel from South Africa and seven other nations on Friday.
Today the Biden Administration announced a Travel Ban on South Africa and 7 other African nations over the “New COVID Variant”
Here was Joe Biden and Kamala Harris when Trump banned Travel: pic.twitter.com/NGVef2nkfS
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 26, 2021
Before the travel ban’s introduction, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain gloated about Biden’s command of the outbreak, saying anybody who “wants to fight about COVID” should “come on.”
In a tweet, he stated the day COVID-19 arrived, 4,000 people were dying every day, and only one percent of the American population was vaccinated. Today, mortality decreased by 75 percent, and almost 200 million Americans have been properly immunized.
Yet, there is still a lot of work to be done. According to Biden, he is seeking assistance from Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on coping with the omicron strain.
Biden, the Hypocrite
In a series of tweets throughout his presidential campaign last year, Biden criticized Trump’s restrictions on travel from China into the U.S. to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Biden stated the United States “must lead the way using science” and declared travel curbs during a worldwide epidemic are xenophobic. Likewise, Biden said America must lead with science, rather than Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, bigotry, and fear-mongering.
Joe Biden is now using the Trump policies he once criticized.
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) November 28, 2021
He went on to say Trump is the worst person conceivable to lead the country amid a global health disaster.
Biden’s failure to “shut down” the virus resulted in pandemic weariness, which White House press secretary Jen Psaki blames on Biden’s poor popularity ratings. According to Psaki, Americans are “fatigued of fighting” the coronavirus and its “effect on lives.”
Fauci stated on Saturday morning he would “not be shocked” if the omicron modified version already made its way into the United States. He further noted the strain has a huge genetic variation that suggests it may circumvent immune safeguards.
AstraZeneca, Novavax, Moderna, and Pfizer, among others, said they have strategies in place to alter their vaccinations, in light of the arrival of omicron. A White House official told Fox News on Saturday the president had been updated on the developments on omicron.
Simultaneously, top health officials and the COVID rescue squad followed the latest omicron reports and maintained continuous contact with health officials worldwide.
The White House is still urging Americans to obtain COVID booster injections to help prevent the spread of new strains.