Wednesday, December 22, 2021

'It's immoral. Stop it!': Biden scolds 'purveyors of lies' about pandemic

 A day after warning the unvaccinated that they and their families face a winter of death and doom, President Biden addressed the nation, presenting a strategy to fight the new omicron variant through free test kits, "emergency testing sites," increased support for hospitals and expanded capacity to get Americans vaccinated.

"All these people who have not been vaccinated: you have an obligation to yourselves, to your families, and quite frankly – and I know I'll get criticized for this – to your country," Biden said Tuesday from the White House.

Later in his address, the president said the "resistance" to getting vaccinated, estimating 40 million Americans remain unvaccinated, has been "fueled by dangerous misinformation on cable TV and social media" that he contended is motivated by financial profit.