“Please get vaccinated”: Biden delivers remarks on COVID-19 response and vaccination program

Washington – President Biden on Tuesday made remarks on his administration’s continued response to the coronavirus pandemic and personally appealed to Americans to get vaccinated after the country missed its goal of having 70% of American adults at least one dose of. receive COVID-19 Vaccination by July 4th.

“The best thing you can do to protect yourself, your family and the people you care about most is to get vaccinated,” said Biden. “Please get vaccinated.”

The president announced that more than 182 million Americans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He also said 160 million Americans will have received both doses by the end of the week.

The president urged Americans to get vaccinated, particularly because it works against the Delta variant of the virus, which he believes is “more easily transmitted” and “potentially more dangerous”.

“When you are vaccinated, you are protected. If you aren’t vaccinated, you are not, ”Biden said, repeating that getting vaccinated is a patriotic thing.

Mr Biden said his government will devote the rest of the summer to vaccinating the rest of Americans, with an emphasis on reaching people through their communities, working with local pharmacies and family doctors, urging more employers to offer vaccines in the workplace , and implementing more mobile clinics.

Mr Biden also said he will be remobilizing COVID-19 “surge response teams,” made up of officials from government agencies such as the Federal Emergency Response Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to help states respond to that Respond to spread the Delta variant, and investigate outbreaks.

The President received a briefing from the White House COVID-19 Response Team on Tuesday afternoon prior to his remarks.

In the United States, fewer than 400,000 first doses are given on average each day numbers issued by the CDC. When Mr Biden announced his goal of vaccinating 70% of adults on May 4, there were an average of more than 820,000 first doses a day in the country – close to what would have been needed to achieve the goal at the time.

in the Remarks on Sundaysaid Mr Biden the country is coming out of “the darkest years, a year of pandemic and isolation, a year of pain, fear and heartbreaking loss”. Mr Biden said COVID-19 “no longer controls our lives, no longer cripples our nation, and it is in our power to make sure this never happens again.”

“But the best defense against these variants is vaccination,” said Biden. “My compatriots in America, it’s the most patriotic thing you can do – so please, if you haven’t been vaccinated, do it now. Do it for yourself, for your loved ones, for your community, and for your country. “

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