MSNBC host Joy Reid has demanded that unvaccinated Americans be taxed higher for not committing.
The commentator, 52, made the comment on her show The ReidOut on Wednesday afternoon.
Reid told viewers: “At some point, I felt like people who intentionally didn’t vaccinate were, well, not vaccinated.
“But they need to start paying a little more for what this is doing to our system.”
The presenter was heavily criticized and beaten Twitter for her comment.
One said: “Ohhh, Joy, you might want to think this through (for once).”
While another quipped: “You know what… come to my house and try to TAX my freedom.”
However, some social media users said they agree with the presenter, DailyMail.com report.
As it stands, the federal government has not implemented Covid-19 The United States public is required to be vaccinated.
About 3.5 million federal workers are required to be fully vaccinated by November 22 as part of a mandate imposed by the president.
Unvaccinated federal workers have been warned that they could face disciplinary action if they refuse to plead guilty.
Last month, data revealed that about 92% of employees had received at least one dose of the vaccine.
The mandate does not apply to employees in the judicial, legislative or U.S. Postal Service.
‘IN BETWEEN A SURGE’
Biden is set to reveal that the federal government is ordering another 500 million worth of Covid home tests.
It will bring the number to a billion but it is not yet known when Americans will receive testing kits.
She added: “I think it will be next week but soon, absolutely soon, and it is a matter of urgency for us.
“Every day, it’s time for us to agree that there are things and tools available to us to slow this process down. We’re in the midst of an acceleration.”
The White House is ramping up efforts to “surge” military medical personnel to help overwhelmed medical facilities mitigate the impact of Omicron.
Hospitals across the country are struggling because of staff shortages as workers are forced to isolate due to the virus.
Janet Woodcock, of the Food and Drug Administration, has warned lawmakers in Congress that Omicron will infect “most people,” Related press report.
She said: “I think it’s hard to process what’s really happening right now, which is: Most people will get COVID, okay?
‘SIGN UP UP’
“What we need to do is make sure hospitals can still function – transportation, other essential services are not disrupted while this happens.”
“People who have been vaccinated and boosted will be exposed,” he told J. Stephen Morrison, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
“Some, possibly a lot of them, will get infected but it will very likely happen, with some exemptions consistent with the no-hospital and mortality implications.”
Reportedly, more than 145,000 people were hospitalized with Covid across the country on Tuesday.
That’s a statistic higher than the previous peak of 142,246 reported last January, according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
More than 754,000 daily Covid-19 cases have been reported on average over the past week, Johns Hopkins University data reveals.
Omicron accounts for 98.3% of new infections, according to estimates published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
However, only 23 percent of Americans received both the vaccine and booster doses.
Vaccine efficacy & Omicron
Expert studies have shown that the risk of severe illness from Covid-19 is reduced by 90% or more in fully vaccinated people.
While there have been breakthrough cases of Covid in vaccinated people, they are rare.
In the event of a breakthrough case, it is highly unlikely that the victim will be hospitalized with severe symptoms or die from the virus.
Health officials have recommended that the Omicron variant is more infectious and could lead to further breakout cases.
However, the spread could be offset by all vaccinated Americans getting a booster shot.
Current vaccines are expected to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death from infection with the Omicron variant.
With other variants, like Delta, the vaccine is still effective in preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death.
Studies have also shown that side effects from vaccines are extremely rare.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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