Democrat legislators have warned that another round of federal coronavirus stimulative aid might be needed in the wake of the emergence of the omicron version of the virus. Biden had promised in 2020 that he would stop the virus, but he announced in July that the United States was closer than ever to declaring independence from a deadly virus. The appearance of the omicron virus has caused Democrats to question whether additional coronavirus assistance is needed.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), stated to the Washington Post that “the omicron variant already affects restaurants.” Independent restaurants can close their doors even if there is a slight drop in business. This was evident at the start of covid last spring. I believe omicron complicates it.
Rep. Jamaal (D-NY), noted that New York State is suffering from coronavirus so much, he will introduce an aid package even though inflation has reached a forty-year high. Bowman stated, “I’m going push to get another bundle through Congress,”
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D, WA) stated to the Post that more coronavirus assistance would not be needed if President Biden’s huge tax and spending agenda was passed. When Sen. Joe Manchin announced that he would not vote to support Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Build Back Better package, he criticized it.
Jayapal stated, “I believe that covid exposed the biggest thing in our health-care and child-care systems, as well as in our paid-leave systems. That’s why [Build Back Better] was created… so that we don’t have these huge gaps when these problems hit.” Biden’s administration faces another round of coronavirus assistance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued a warning last week about the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and blood clots. The CDC stated that TTS [Thrombosis With Thrombocytopenia Syndrome] is a serious but rare adverse event that can cause blood clots with low platelets.
As the supply chain crisis persists, more health-related problems arise. The Health Industry Distributors Association announced Monday that up to 12,000 containers containing medical supplies were delayed by President Biden’s supply crisis.
Axios reported that medical supplies expected to arrive at U.S. ports on Christmas Day will not be delivered to hospitals or other care settings until February 2022, according to their projections. This could delay crucial supplies at a time where they are most needed by health care due to Omicron and Delta surges.”