Biden turns screws on unvaccinated, warns they'll spawn winter of 'death,' trolls Rogers to get shot

Mayo Clinic vaccine tracker shows 72.6% of US population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, 61.5% fully vaccinated

Updated: December 17, 2021 - 10:34am

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President Biden this week appeared to tighten the screws on unvaccinated Americans suggesting they’ll spawn a "winter of severe illness and death" and taking a dig at unvaccinated NFL quarterback Aaron Rogers while touring tornado disaster in Kentucky.

"It's here now and it’s spreading and it’s going to increase," Biden said Thursday from the White House about the COVID-19 variant omicron spreading around the globe. "We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated – for themselves, their families and the hospitals they'll soon overwhelm." 

The most recent information on the Mayo Clinic vaccine tracker shows 72.6% of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of the vaccine and 61.5% is fully vaccinated. 

Biden on Thursday also urged people in the United States to get a COVID booster shot.

On Wednesday, while in Kentucky, in which tornadoes this past weekend caused widespread destruction and killed at least 76 people, Biden appeared to criticize Green Bay Packer star quarterback Aaron Rogers, who contracted the virus and has returned to playing.    

"Tell your quarterback he’s got to get the vaccine," Biden told a storm survivor wearing a Packers winter hat, according to CBS News reporter Ed O’Keefe.

Rogers said after testing positive in early November for the virus that he has not been vaccinated but has followed his own protocol. 

According to the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published Dec. 10: "People with COVID-19 who have symptoms should wait to be vaccinated until they have recovered from their illness and have met the criteria for discontinuing isolation; those without symptoms should also wait until they meet the criteria before getting vaccinated. This guidance also applies to people who get COVID-19 before getting their second dose of vaccine."

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