White House counselor Jeffrey Zients warned of a “a winter of severe illness and death” for Americans who are unvaccinated against the coronavirus.
Zients made the remarks during a Friday press briefing by the White House COVID-19 Response Team, which he leads.
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) December 20, 2021
Newt Gingrich and other Twitter users criticized the depressing messaging.
President Biden’s warning of a “winter of severe illness and death” makes President Jimmy Carter’s “malaise” speech urging Americans to lower expectations seem a cheerful upper by contrast. How do Democrats run as the party of “severe illness and death”? This is madness.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) December 18, 2021
“Winter of severe illness and death” has become a favorite phrase in White House press materials.
Joe Biden: “For unvaccinated, we are looking at a winter of SEVERE ILLNESS and DEATH, if you’re unvaccinated. For themselves, their families and the hospitals they’ll soon overwhelm.” pic.twitter.com/JA9AFdo3fH
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 20, 2021