In a stunningly emotional outburst during this morning's COVID-19 Response press conference, new CDC Director Rochelle Walensky went "off-script" (though if one watches here eyes it appears she is very much reading a script) to warn the public about her "impending doom" following a rise in COVID cases and hospitalizations.
The seven-day average of hospital admissions with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 increased in 25 states plus the nation’s capital and Puerto Rico last week, compared with same period a week earlier, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services data through Saturday.
The most dramatic surge has come in Michigan, with admissions up 50%, to an average of 379 a day. The next-worst momentum was in South Dakota, where daily admissions rose by 40% to an average of 28.
“I'm going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom," Walensky said, appearing to hold back tears.
"We do not have the luxury of inaction. For the health of our country, we must work together now to prevent a fourth surge."
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky goes off script with an emotional plea to the public about an “impending doom” following rise in COVID cases:— The Recount (@therecount) March 29, 2021
“Right now, I’m scared.” pic.twitter.com/UKjrRhr7He
"Right now, I'm scared," Walesky exclaimed.
Here is what Walensky is freaking out about... (could that simply be a rise in testing around Spring Break as responsible Americans check their health before traveling? Or is it remnants of the vaccines being picked up by the RT-PCR tests being run at 35 Ct?)
Of course, Fauci knows why:
"I think the reason we’re seeing this plateauing and the increase that I hope doesn’t turn into a surge is because we are really doing things prematurely right now with regard to opening up."
Walesky implored Americans to mask up, socially distance, etc., etc. as she is worried about a new wave "if rules are lifted" too soon...
“I’m speaking today not necessarily as your CDC director, but as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter to ask you to just please hold on a little while longer,"
Dr. Rochelle Walensky: “I’m speaking today not necessarily as your CDC director, but as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter to ask you to just please hold on a little while longer.”pic.twitter.com/fgFC4Yrl6z— The Recount (@therecount) March 29, 2021
Finally, just in case you were wondering, here's what is happening in Texas since all those federally-mandated restrictions were lifted...
This level of fearmongering is disgusting and disingenuous and the American people are growing more and more insensitive to such evocations.
Walensky said she is speaking with governors tomorrow to address the rise in cases.
"We’re essentially pleading with people even though we have an urge particularly with the warm weather to just cut loose," NIAID director Anthony Fauci said.
Does the Biden administration really need to fearmonger about COVID to such a degree to distract from the border crisis?