(RepublicanDaily.org) – President Joe Biden and his staffers have an unambiguous view on vaccination; they’re all for it. The administration’s goal for the July 4 weekend was to have 70% of adults vaccinated. At 67%, the eventual inoculation rate on that date wasn’t far off. However, it appears Biden’s not happy yet.
On Tuesday, July 6, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki spoke about the administration’s plans to encourage vaccine uptake in areas where it has been less popular. She noted that the idea of herd immunity was now considered “outdated.” She referred to “strike forces” that would go into communities and encourage as many people as possible to get the jab.
PSAKI: "Our work doesn't stop there and we are going to continue to press to get 12-18-year olds vaccinated… that's one of the reasons why we initiated these strike forces" pic.twitter.com/Hu625lXc5t
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 6, 2021
Psaki was forced to clarify what she meant by this on Wednesday, stressing that the federal government did not mandate vaccination. She revealed government representatives would be going door-to-door to share information about the vaccine.
Unfortunately for Psaki, conservatives aren’t buying it. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) tweeted that the government’s job is not to act as anyone’s parent. He admonished the Biden administration for not allowing people the freedom “to choose.”
The term “strike force” seems very ominous and will likely be very concerning to many people as they think twice about answering the door. When will this politicization of the COVID-19 vaccination program end?
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