Thanks to the Biden administration, Americans who are still hesitant when it comes to getting the COVID-19 jab have become second-class citizens in some states. Through their outlandish mask mandates, trying to force the jab on America’s workforce, and now requiring proof of the shot to enjoy simple pleasures like going to a restaurant or sporting event, the Democrats have waged a silent war on those who believe the government shouldn’t overpower medical freedom. But Politico White House correspondent Daniel Lippman wanted to know why the Biden administration isn’t doing more.
During the usual press briefings, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked by Lippman, “French President Emmanuel Macron said this week that he plans to hassle the unvaccinated to try to get them to get the shot. Since there are millions of Americans who have not been persuaded by the various government campaigns to get vaccinated, why hasn’t the president focused more on scolding the unvaccinated to try to tell them, ‘hey, this is not working for society, you know we keep getting these shutdowns?’”
Although science has shown the COVID-19 jab doesn’t stop the spread of the virus or one contracting it, Psaki insisted, “I would say that if you look to just a little over a year ago, last December, only about a third of the American people were willing to get a shot. Today, over 85% of American adults have at least one shot. And more than 70% are fully vaccinated. So our objective has been to continue to convey to the American people the fact that getting vaccinated will help protect them from hospitalization, from death. It will protect their loved ones. It will help protect their neighbors and their community. We’ve had a great deal of success in that.”
It should be noted that the definition of “fully vaccinated” appears to be a flexible term, as it has changed multiple times since the onset of the pandemic.
On Wednesday French President Emmanuel Macron received backlash when he stated, “The unvaccinated, I really want to annoy them. They undermine the solidity of a nation. When my freedom threatens that of others, I become irresponsible. An irresponsible person is no longer a citizen.”
President Biden has taken a rather strong stance in the last couple of weeks, warning Americans about a winter of severe illness and death due to COVID-19. But he was sure to add, “But there’s good news: If you’re vaccinated and you have your booster shot, you’re protected from severe illness and death, period.”
This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on January 6, 2022. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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