Jens Spahn was already threatening people in Germany in November with a difficult and potentially fatal winter, they should still have refused the vaunted Covid vaccination by then. “Probably everyone will be vaccinated, recovered or died by the end of this winter,” it said at the time. Now US President Joe Biden is following his example and making a threat to the American people.
The Omicron variant served as a hook for his apocalyptic warnings. Evidence for their alleged dangerousness has been searched in vain, but as long as one orientates oneself on positive tests instead of actual illnesses, it is of course easy to stir up panic with growing numbers.
However, Biden goes one step further than Spahn. Because he doesn’t just target the unvaccinated: He also aggressively advertises the booster vaccinations. According to Biden, the only person who is really safe is those who dutifully picked up their booster shot.
So it said in his yesterday’s speech:
But I would like to send a direct message to the American people: Because of the measures we have taken, Omicron has not yet spread as quickly as it usually does in Europe. But it’s here now, and it’s spreading and going to increase.
For the unvaccinated, we look to one Winter of grave sickness and death – if you are not vaccinated – for yourself, their families and the hospitals that will soon overload you.
But there is good news: if you are vaccinated and got your booster vaccination, you are protected from serious illness and death – period.
He subsequently claimed:
Number two, booster shots work.
Third, boosters are free, safe, and convenient.
In view of the known side effects of the vaccination and unclear long-term consequences, the statement on safety can be interpreted as unfounded or incorrect. Notwithstanding this, the President emphasized again later:
So get your booster shot. It’s vital.
Incidentally, the White House did not even bother to hide Joe Biden’s constant twists and turns in the transcript of his speech.
By the way, Omicron preferentially affects people who have been vaccinated – and does not stop at people who have received a booster vaccination. However, the course of the disease has so far been described as being so mild that vaccinated and unvaccinated people have not been previously ill have little to fear.