WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 10: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on December 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki expanded on President Joe Biden’s remarks about the economy and his belief that consumer prices and other costs will be going down as inflation eases next year. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
UPDATED 1:35 PM PT – Monday, December 20, 2021
Joe Biden is planning a new attack on Americans who refuse to take COVID vaccines. According to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Biden will deliver an address on his so-called “winter plan” to fight COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Psaki says Biden will “issue a stark warning” to the unvaccinated while pushing for universal vaccination and booster shots. This comes as more than 120,000 Americans who were fully vaccinated have been hospitalized from COVID-19.
Observers say Biden’s push for vaccines is starting to hurt him politically.
“We have companies here that have over a million people, even 10 percent of those people or 5 percent of those people quit over a vaccine mandate…talk about a supply chain issue,” stated Sarah Isgur, political commentator for Dispatch. “…Huge economic lags will have political implications for the Biden administration. Labor issue leads to supply issue leads to inflation.”
Meanwhile, Psaki also says Biden is expecting the number of COVID cases to rise due to omicron variant despite doctors saying the new strain is very mild.