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"We're getting to the point now where ... it's about severity," said Xavier Becerra, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, in a meeting with reporters this week.
"It's not about cases. It's about severity."
The issue of how to refocus the public away from total cases toward the severity of illness has been an ongoing subject of discussion within the administration.
"There's a degree of difficulty that now comes in trying to decide what means it's severe and what you have to do to stay out of that threshold of severity," Becerra said. "But I think that's where we're heading, is to try to be able to tell the public that."
Administration officials acknowledge the Omicron surge will likely rip through the country, a psychological setback for a population that's become highly attuned to the pandemic.
In some places where vaccination rates lag, the consequences will be debilitating, administration officials fear. As President Biden said last Thursday regarding the Covid-19 Omicron variant,
"But it's here now and it's spreading and it's gonna increase!... We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated -- for themselves, their families and the hospitals they'll soon overwhelm.
"You have a Delta surge now that, even if we didn't have Omicron, would be a real challenge for the unvaccinated people. ... That's the ingredients of a perfect storm," a senior administration official said. "That's the reason why the message has to be, 'Get vaccinated -- and if you are vaccinated, get boosted.' "
"You have a Delta surge now that, even if we didn't have Omicron, would be a real challenge for the unvaccinated people.
originally posted by: Jeremyhuex
99.9% of people who get covid don't die. Seriously hoping Biden loses election in 2024. Can't stand this stupid man anymore.
originally posted by: SoundisVibration
a reply to: carewemust
🎶"You can shove your vaccine mandate up your ass,
You can shove your f------ vaccine up your ass,
If you really think you need it, thenwear your mask and bring it,
You can shove your vaccine mandate up your ass!"🎶
originally posted by: mikell
The local hospital is full and 90% are unvaccinated. The hospital has 6 beds. Talk about scare mongering and 2 are from auto accidents that got covid since admitted .