White House faces pushback following latest push for vaccines

A new but unproven report claims a woman who served as a nurse at a Massachusetts hospital “mocked” a patient who later died of COVID-19 for failing to get vaccinated against the disease.

The report, which hasn’t been corroborated by any outside sources, claims the emergency room nurse made mocking statements on social media as she described the death of a 45-year-old man from the coronavirus. He had apparently been unvaccinated, and according to the report, the alleged nurse suggested his death was “poetic justice.”

White House fearmongering

It’s just one of many reports that highlight the lengths that many, mostly on the left, will go to push vaccines for COVID-19 on the American public. According to Reuters, in a televised speech this week, President Joe Biden warned that as cases of the omicron variant of the disease pick up in the U.S., “Your choice can be the difference between life and death.”

Days earlier, Jeff Zients, who coordinates the White House’s coronavirus response team, had a similar message: “Get vaccinated,” he said at a press conference.

“As we’ve explained in prior briefings, the omicron variant is more transmissible and our medical experts anticipate it will lead to a rise in cases. But unlike last winter, we now have the power to protect ourselves,” he said, according to a White House transcript. “If you are vaccinated, you could test positive. But if you do get COVID, your case will likely be asymptomatic or mild,” he added.

Zients also stressed that Americans who have been vaccinated have “done the right thing.”

“For the unvaccinated,” he warned, “you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.”

“Who is this for?”

Zients’ comments have earned the ire of those on both the right and left, including New York Magazine‘s Olivia Nuzzi, who opined, “Who is this for? Unvaccinated Americans are not going to be persuaded by messaging like this.”

Others noted that vaccination isn’t an option for every American.

At the very least, it doesn’t look like the White House’s current strategy of fearmongering is working to convince any more Americans to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated against COVID-19. But will Biden and company be changing their tune at all in the coming weeks and months? I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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