Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said the idea of unvaccinated people contracting and dying from the Chinese coronavirus keeps her “awake at night” and urges people to “get vaccinated.”
“What keeps me awake at night? Knowing preliminary data from some US states suggests 99.5% of # COVID-19 deaths were in unvaccinated ppl. Unnecessary death, unnecessary suffering from being unvaccinated, “she said, claiming that these deaths are” preventable. ”
“Get vaccinated,” she added:
What keeps me awake at night? Knowing preliminary data from some US states suggests that 99.5% of # COVID19 deaths were in unvaccinated ppl. Unnecessary death, unnecessary suffering from being unvaccinated. These deaths, the pain, can be prevented. Get vaccinated: https://t.co/bfOV5VzBpq. https://t.co/jsYzosg6Jc
– Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH (@CDCDirector) July 8, 2021
Walensky effectively shamed unvaccinated Americans during Thursday’s briefing of the White House COVID-19 Response Team, warning of the rapid spread of the Delta variant and classifying it as a major threat to the unvaccinated population.
She warned when she talked about the delta variant, although she admitted that officials expected it to become the dominant variant in the United States:
Low vaccination rates in these counties combined with high cases and lax mitigation policies that do not protect those not vaccinated from the disease will certainly and unfortunately lead to more unnecessary suffering, hospitalizations and potentially death.
“Turning the corner on this pandemic, returning to normal and stopping the Delta variant requires that we all do our part and be vaccinated,” she continued:
Tune in now for tomorrow’s COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Fauci, Dr. Nunez-Smith, Dr. Walensky and Jeff Zients. https://t.co/BVuiVaNJit
The White House COVID-19 Response Team (@WHCOVIDResponse) July 8, 2021
Her plea coincides with the Biden administration floating the possibility of “vaccination after community, neighborhood after neighborhood and often times door to door – literally knocking on doors to get help for the remaining people” being vaccinated.
“So it’s definitely the government’s business,” Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Xavier Becerra said of the door-to-door government. “It is the taxpayers’ business if we are to continue to spend money on trying to prevent people from entering into contracts with Covid. [Chinese coronavirus] and help reopen the economy. ”
Becerra added that “knocking on a door has never been against the law” and said people “do not have to answer. But we hope you do.”
Nearly half of unvaccinated individuals cite lack of confidence in vaccine development and concern about safety as the primary reason for not getting jab.