Democrat lawmakers have warned another round of federal coronavirus stimulus aid may be necessary in the wake of the emergence of the omicron variant of the virus.
Despite Biden’s 2020 promise he would shut down the virus before announcing in July the United States was closer to “declaring our independence from a deadly virus,” the appearance of the omicron variant has caused Democrats to wonder if additional coronavirus aid is necessary.
“The omicron variant is already affecting restaurants,” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) told the Washington Post. “Even a small decrease in business can cause independent restaurants to close their doors. We saw this starkly at the beginning of covid last spring … I think omicron certainly complicates that.”