President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned of ‘challenging’ weeks ahead as he urged unvaccinated Americans to seek out shots as the best way to protect themselves from the surging Omicron variant of COVID-19.
A day earlier, the country set a new record with almost a million new cases of COVID, many of them in vaccinated and boosted people, amid a surge in hospitalizations.
‘There’s no excuse, there’s no excuse for anyone being unvaccinated,’ he said before receiving an update from his COVID-19 team.
‘This continues to be a pandemic of the unvaccinated.’
Biden delivered his remarks – his first on COVID-19 since Dec. 28 – as the omicron variant gripped the nation, forcing businesses and schools to close, and airlines to cancel hundreds of flights.