Joe Biden accused of 'watching the country burn' after delaying COVID plan till TUESDAY

The number of new cases has increased in the US in recent days similar to the UK that recorded over 10,000 new cases on December 18

                            Joe Biden accused of 'watching the country burn' after delaying COVID plan till TUESDAY
President Joe Biden speaks during a Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden has been slammed for delaying his announcement plan to tackle the new Covid-19 Omicron variant till Tuesday, December 21, as the cases increase in the nation. The 79-year-old is currently in Delaware spending his weekend while critics called out his apparent laid-back attitude. The criticism came after Vice President Kamala Harris admitted on Friday, December 17, that the government was not ready for the new pandemic challenge as six states have confirmed cases along with the fear of lockdowns just like 2020.

Mark Knoller, a former CBS White House correspondent, tweeted, “If the Pres has something urgent to say about Covid, why wait until Tuesday?” Erin Sanders, a biologist who's worked on Covid research since the onset of the deadly virus, stated: “#Omicron doubles in 2 days. Time is everything. @POTUS @VP please we cannot wait. Do not sit in your ivory tower and watch the country burn.” Bree Newsome Bass, a North Carolina community leader, added, “Cases will have doubled by the time Biden makes his planned speech on COVID Tuesday. That’s how fast this thing is moving.”


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Alison Goldberg, a therapist and supporter of coronavirus protocols, mentioned: “Cant be that bad (sarcasm). Biden wants us to wait until Tuesday so he can tell us to get [vaccinated], that this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated, and to ensure that no school closures unvaccinated kids who are exposed to covid can stay in class as long as they test. No urgency.” The condition of the US is reportedly quite similar to the UK that has recorded over 10,000 new cases on Saturday, December 18 alone. 

US President Joe Biden speaks to the press after touring areas damaged by Friday's tornado on December 15, 2021 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


Reportedly, when the Covid-19 first hit the US in March last year, several criticized the then-president Donald Trump for being incompetent and saw Biden as the one who would combat it more efficiently. Then in October 2020, a month before his victory, Biden shared on Twitter, “I'm not going to shut down the country. I'm not going to shut down the economy. I'm going to shut down the virus.” He also went on to declare US a virus free nation on the Fourth of July.


However, soon after that, the Delta variant arrived, creating havoc in the country. Now, Omicron is also expected to do the same and people are unable to understand why the Democratic leader is not taking any immediate action. But press secretary Jen Psaki has said that Biden is “Building off his Winter Plan”.

She tweeted: “On Tuesday, the President will deliver remarks on the status of the country's fight against COVID-19, as the country sees rising cases amid the growing Omicron variant. Building off his Winter Plan, @POTUS will announce new steps the Administration is taking to help communities in need of assistance, while also issuing a stark warning of what the winter will look like for Americans that choose to remain unvaccinated,” before adding: “We are prepared for the rising case levels, and @POTUS will detail how we will respond to this challenge. He will remind Americans that they can protect themselves from severe illness from COVID-19 by getting vaccinated and getting their booster shot when they are eligible.”

President Joe Biden speaks to reporters as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House December 15, 2021 in Washington, DC (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)




Several people on Twitter also thrashed the president and his administration with one writing, “Thanks for leaving out the several million children under five, and the parents who would like to see them grow up, Jen. Thanks for leaving out those with compromised immune systems who, even when they get vaccinated, don’t make T cells. It’s not their choice. Do better.” Another one shared, “THIS IS NOT A PANDEMIC OF THE UNVACCINATED. MILLIONS OF VAXXED AMERICANS HAVE BEEN INFECTED. WE HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN INFORMATION ON LONG COVID SIDE EFFECTS, AS THE VIRUS CONTINUES TO MUTATE. HOSPITALS ARE OVERWHELMED AND DELAYING ELECTIVE PROCEDURES. STOP NORMALIZING MASS DEATH.” “Is he ever going to take an unscripted question?” the third one asked.




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