White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki previewed a Tuesday White House speech in which President Joe Biden will say that he’s “not trying to scare people,” but warns that unvaccinated people are likely to die due to coronavirus infection.
Biden is going to give the statistic that the unvaccinated are 14 times more likely to die from COVID than those that got the vaccine.
Psaki would not answer whether Biden still believed the pandemic could be ended, again pushing vaccines and reducing hospitalizations and deaths.
Biden did not address the perception that the omicron variant could be significantly milder than previous ones, leading to far fewer hospitalizations and deaths than current numbers.
At least, Biden did not talk about locking down the country because of continued high case numbers.
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