President Delivers Comments on Omicron Variant

He offered “two important messages for the American people.” 

After being briefed by Dr. Fauci and his COVID response team, President Biden released a statement about the Omicron variant, which emerged from South Africa. The president has ordered travel restrictions from the area to take immediate effect. 

The statement from the White House continued: 

“For now, I have two important messages for the American people, and one for the world community. 
“First, for those Americans who are fully vaccinated against severe COVID illness – fortunately, for the vast majority of our adults — the best way to strengthen your protection is to get a booster shot, as soon as you are eligible.  Boosters are approved for all adults over 18, six months past their vaccination and are available at 80,000 locations coast-to-coast.  They are safe, free, and convenient.  Get your booster shot now, so you can have this additional protection during the holiday season. 
“Second, for those not yet fully vaccinated: get vaccinated today.  This includes both children and adults.  America is leading the world in vaccinating children ages 5-11, and has been vaccinating teens for many months now – but we need more Americans in all age groups to get this life-saving protection. If you have not gotten vaccinated, or have not taken your children to get vaccinated, now is the time. 
“Finally, for the world community: the news about this new variant should make clearer than ever why this pandemic will not end until we have global vaccinations. The United States has already donated more vaccines to other countries than every other country combined. It is time for other countries to match America’s speed and generosity. “ 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Biden and his COVID response team as they keep an eye on the spread and severity of the Omicron variant of the virus. 
  • For people to act wisely and not be thrown into a panic about the new viral mutation. 

Sources: The White House, ABC News 


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