Biden reveals the COVID-19 plan as Omicron comes ahead of winter

Biden reveals the COVID-19 plan as Omicron comes ahead of winter

President Biden warned that COVID-19 caseloads are expected to rise this winter, and that “we need to be ready” as he unveiled his plan to stop the virus from spreading.

The introduction of the Omicron strain, which was initially detected in South Africa last week, adds urgency to his efforts. The World Health Organization has cautioned that the possibility of fresh worldwide epidemics is “very high,” despite the fact that scientists are currently examining the strain.

Biden stated that public health professionals believe that current immunizations are still effective against the altered coronavirus.

“If you’re worried about the Omicron variant, the best thing to do is get fully vaccinated, and then get your booster shot when you’re eligible,” he said. “We don’t yet believe that additional measures will be needed.”

Pharmacies will begin reaching out to an estimated 100 million Americans who are eligible for booster doses but have not yet received them under Biden’s new strategy.

Insurance companies will also be required to pay customers for the cost of home tests under his administration. Furthermore, 50 million home tests will be distributed to community health centres and rural clinics, where people without insurance will be able to get them for free.

Biden expressed his hope that the fight against the coronavirus will bring people together.

“I know COVID-19 has been very divisive in this country,” he said. “It’s become a political issue, which is a sad, sad commentary. It shouldn’t be, but it has been.”

Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, quickly chastised Biden after he finished speaking, highlighting the political volatility.

“The White House has lost all credibility and trust from the American people,” she said in a statement. “More mandates, restrictions, and fearmongering will not offset the empty words and broken promises from Biden’s failed administration.”

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