UPDATED 9:18 AM PT – Tuesday, July 12, 2022
The Biden administration’s Health and Human Services Secretary has raised concerns about a possible resurgence of COVID-19. In a recent interview, Xavier Beccera claimed there was a strong chance positive cases would increase during this year’s midterm elections.
His statement comes after Joe Biden urged preparations for a second pandemic during a recent press conference despite his campaign promise of “shutting down the virus.” The secretary’s claims about a resurgence has sparked criticism online with many poking fun at his concerns about a “midterm variant.”
Recent polls show only 21 percent of Americans are concerned about a new variant. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported that scientists have suggested a new strain of the virus could potentially stand against vaccination status and immunity.