Biden backs BA.5 protocols but faces some backlash from US public

Biden backs BA.5 protocols but faces some backlash from US public

Biden backs BA.5 protocols but faces some backlash from US public. Image: lev radin/

FOLLOWING warnings from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that Covid is running rampant around the world again, US President Joe Biden has backed protocols to ‘stop the spread’ of the new BA.5 variant.

Many countries across Europe and the world have listened to WHO and are now advising residents to ‘mask up’ and ‘get your booster’ in the face of the new BA.5 Covid variant, Joe Biden included.

The President, whose wife got into some hot water over her recent ‘breakfast tacos’ comment, tweeted the following advice to the American public.

“My team and I have been monitoring the BA.5 variant of COVID-19 for months. We’re prepared, and we know how to manage this moment with the vaccines, treatments, and other tools we have made widely available.”

However, the 79-year-old faced some backlash for his well-intended advice.

“Why does it feel like the media, is trying to push us back into restrictions/lockdowns?” one person said.

Another wrote: “My strategy is to ignore you because 95% of Americans already have Covid protection due mostly to natural immunity.”

“Joe smells the midterms approaching. Cue the next Covid scare pushed by Dr. Fauci and the MSM. So over it,” another said.

While another person wrote: “Impressive list and the right salesman.”

Another said: “The useless and reckless Biden administration is raising COVID fears once again. It’s simple:

No more lockdowns.

No more mask mandates.

No more business closures.

And keep our kids in school!”

Not everyone was against the advice, in fact, the President enjoyed a lot of support from the country’s citizens who called for the return of mandates and restrictions.

“Put the mask mandate back on airplanes! It’s just making the surge last longer!” one person wrote.

Another wrote: “‘Providing clear information around masking’ is a great idea. Stop mumbling. Be blunt. “The CDC recommends that everyone mask in public indoors when their county has a high community level.” Tell us early. Tell us often. Tell us so we can’t possibly miss it.”

“Where is a mask mandate? Where is the funding and mandate for indoor air filtration and ventilation? Vaccines alone is not the way to end the pandemic. Where is Medicare for All? Where is paid medical leave?” one person wrote.

“Require mandatory vaccinations!” a Twitter user wrote.

Another added: “Just tested positive yesterday! Thankfully, fully vaccinated and boosted. Feeling really crappy but I know I’ll be ok thanks to this administration’s efforts. TY @POTUS!”

With a new wave of Covid is sweeping across Europe, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently advised citizens across the world to “wear a mask” in the face of Omicron 5.

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Matthew Roscoe

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    • CCW60

      13 July 2022 • 18:32

      More like the bS.5 and just in time for the mid-term election in America? How convenient!

    • John

      14 July 2022 • 00:18

      What is wrong with these people who are so desperate for us all the be muzzled again? WHEN will they look at the evidence from many countries that clearly shows that masks do nothing to stop the spread of covid? They don’t look at that evidence because they don’t want to, because instead they want to believe that masks are the answer, so that’s what they push. I am sick of these uneducated, holier-than-thou people. If you think you’ve got covid, wear a mask if it makes you feel happy. For the rest of us, leave us alone. We all know that covid is like a bad cold now and almost everyone has either caught it already or is vaccinated. This hyper-panic was proven to be just stupid last time, yet these people are doing it again, led by Biden. It defies belief.

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