President Biden seemingly threatened American citizens on Monday, saying unvaccinated Americans will end up paying the price.
The president highlighted on Monday that for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation early last year, cases of COVID-19 “are down in all 50 states,” before going on to state, in an attempt to frighten Americans into getting the vaccine, that “those who are not vaccinated will end up paying the price.”
The Democrat also announced in his remarks from the White House that the United States will share millions more doses of coronavirus vaccines with other countries around the world.
The president highlighted that “deaths are down from COVID by 81%,” which he said was “their lowest level since April of 2020.”
But he cautioned that “I can’t promise that will continue this way. We know there will be advances and setbacks and we know that may flareups could occur. But if the unvaccinated get vaccinated, they’ll protect themselves and other unvaccinated people around them.”
And the president warned that “if they do not, states with low vaccination rates may see those rates, may see this progress, reversed. Ultimately, those who are not vaccinated will end up paying the price. The vaccinated will continue to be protected against severe illnesses, but others may not be if you’re not vaccinated.”
Biden then stressed that “we’re not done fighting this virus. We still have tens of millions left to vaccinate. But we are making significant progress. In fact, when tomorrow’s vaccination numbers come out, they’ll show that 60% of Americans have received at least one shot.”
Biden also repeated his target date of having 70% of Americans receiving at least one COVID vaccine shot by July 4.
The president also announced that in addition to the 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine – which has not yet been approved for use in the U.S. – that he’s already committed to sharing with other nations, the country will also begin sending overseas doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines when they become available.
Biden announced that his administration will send an additional 20 million Covid-19 vaccines abroad by the end of June. It is unclear which countries will receive the doses. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the administration will announce more in the coming days about how they are deciding where to send vaccines.
Biden emphasized that “we need to help fight the disease around the world to keep us safe here at home and to do the right thing and help the other people. It’s the right thing to do. It’s the smart thing to do. It’s the strong thing to do.”
Biden will happily focus on the COVID-19 virus – which the Trump administration delivered vaccines for – as the current administration looks to take credit for vaccinating Americans nationwide in an attempt to distract from the nightmare that has been Joe Biden’s presidency.
The Democrat’s presidency has been marred by crisis after crisis – ranging from an overflowing southern border to skyrocketing gas prices and massive lines at the pumps.
Author: Wayne Reynolds