On Friday (June 18), President Joe Biden said that a new mutant strain of COVID-19 (Chinese Communist virus) is beginning to spread, but that it may not prompt a return to an outbreak lockdown in the United States.
When asked at the White House if that was a possibility, he replied, “I don’t think so, because a lot of people have been vaccinated.”
He added, “But Delta virus variants can cause more deaths in areas that are not vaccinated.” “So, no, it won’t be a lockdown, but some areas will be severely harmed.”
In the spring of 2020, the U.S. went into a near nationwide lockdown as a result of the outbreak of the CCP virus. Recently, every state, including the federal government, has begun to lift restrictions on the outbreak. Some states, however, have retained some restrictions, although indicators such as the average daily number of confirmed infections and hospitalizations have dropped sharply.
Health officials say the lockdown measures help keep people safe from the virus spreading to infect more people over time and avoid overloading hospitals, with the exception of New York City. But some experts argue that the strategy had unintended consequences, with many noting that the draconian lockdown measures led to soaring unemployment, massive business closures and an increase in mental health problems.
During this raging epidemic, several variants of the CCP virus have emerged. The Delta variant, first identified in India, is considered a “variant of concern” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Authorities claim that this variant may lead to an increased ability to transmit the virus and may reduce the effectiveness of monoclonal antibody therapy and vaccination.
In an interview on ABC News’ Good Morning America, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, “This virus is more infectious than the Alpha variant we have here or the British variant.” “We’ve seen this (Alpha) strain quickly become the primary mutant virulent over a period of a month or two. I expect that to happen with the Delta variant virulent strains as well.”
The existing COVID-19 vaccine does not provide significantly less protection against the virus, and authorities are still encouraging people to get vaccinated.
Valensky said, “Our vaccines worked, and they are working now.” She added that full vaccination would protect people from the new variant of the virus.
The best way to prevent this variant from becoming a major strain of the virus is to get more people vaccinated, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a senior U.S. health official, told reporters at a recent briefing.
Biden announced in Washington that 300 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the United States in the past 150 days.
This is an important milestone, but it didn’t happen automatically or by accident,” Biden said. It took the ingenuity of American scientists, the full capacity of American companies, and the response of the entire government across federal, state, tribal and local levels.”
He added that the “wartime response” (wartime response) resulted in significant achievements, including the fact that 65 percent of U.S. adults received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Two of the three vaccines approved by the U.S. health department for emergency use require two doses.
Former President Donald Trump (R-Texas) joined the conversation on Friday, noting that the administration under his administration invested a lot of energy and money in vaccines and outbreak treatment.
Trump said, “When Biden tries to use the vaccine distribution system set up by the Trump administration to get credit for himself, he should remember that if I hadn’t bought billions of dollars worth of vaccines, bottles, needles, and everything that goes with them very early on, he and his administration wouldn’t have started vaccinating until October or November of this year.” He added, “Without the Trump administration’s ‘Operation Warp Speed,’ millions of people around the world would have died, and now those people are saved.”
Biden also called on people to get vaccinated. He and other federal officials claim it is the best way to fight the Communist virus, although a growing body of research supports the theory that people gain natural immunity when they recover from illness.
The data is clear: If you’re not vaccinated, you’re at risk of contracting a serious illness, dying or spreading the virus,” Biden said. Those who get sick from COVID-19 (the Chinese communist virus) are the ones who are not fully vaccinated. The new variant of the virus will make people who are not vaccinated, more vulnerable than they were a month ago.”
He said, “This is a serious problem, especially because of the variant that experts are calling ‘Delta.’ It’s a variant that spreads more easily, can be more deadly and is especially dangerous for young people. But the good news is that we have found a solution. The science and data are clear: The best way to protect yourself from these mutations is to be fully vaccinated.”