Biden to deliver Tuesday speech on omicron variant as Covid cases rise
The president is expected to go beyond his already unveiled “Winter Plan” with additional steps to help communities in need, a White House official told NBC News.
President Joe Biden will deliver a speech on Tuesday addressing the omicron variant, where he will unveil new steps the administration is taking to help communities in need of assistance, a White House official told NBC News on Saturday.
Biden is expected to go beyond his already unveiled “Winter Plan” with additional measures while “issuing a stark warning of what the winter will look like for Americans that choose to remain unvaccinated,” the official said.
The news comes amid a rise in Covid-19 cases and pleas from federal health officials to get vaccinated.
Harris defends Biden over stalled social spending bill in interview with Charlamagne
Biden visits graves of first wife, infant daughter on 49th anniversary of car crash
Aides said the president’s administration is “prepared for the rising case levels” and that Biden intends to explain how his team “will respond to this challenge,” the official said.
Biden has been receiving additional Covid briefings from his medical experts. Aides say he has told his team the message to the American public must be direct because of concerns that the omicron’s more transmissible variant is expected to spread quickly, putting unvaccinated people at a higher risk while also posing a threat to those who have some level of inoculation.
Welcome to the ‘never’ normal world we live in’: Here’s how India Inc. reacted to the Omicron COVID-19 variant
Kotak Mahindra Bank CEO and Managing Director Uday Kotak has said that the Omicron will prompt people, markets and policymakers globally to “shoot from the hip in crisis management”.
Kotak Mahindra Bank CEO and Managing Director Uday Kotak has said that the latest COVID-19 variant—Omicron will prompt people, markets and policymakers globally to “shoot from the hip in crisis management” sans statistics to support their measures. He also welcomed the netizens to the “‘never’ normal world we live in”.
Omicron variant scare today, something else tomorrow. People, markets and policy makers worldwide will shoot from the hip in crisis management without data. Welcome to the ‘never’ normal world we live in,” Kotak tweeted.
Kotak was, however, not the only one to tweet about the Omicron variant. Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw also noted that the Omicron variant is supposed to be milder than Delta and wondered whether 7-day home quarantine for visitors from ‘at-risk’ nations were “too drastic” for travellers with negative RT-PCR test and having full vaccination.