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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has revealed a terrifying prospect for the administration to handle those people who have not gotten their COVID-19 vaccinations and that is door-to-door visits.
Psaki announced on Tuesday that the administration has a plan to go “door-to-door” to convince people to get their vaccines.
“After the president is briefed by his Covid-19 response team this afternoon, he will speak to the American people about the strong progress the country has made in recovery, because of its robust vaccination campaign,” she said.
“As well as the importance of every eligible American getting vaccinated, especially as the delta variant continues to grow among unvaccinated people across the country. By the end of the week, the U.S. will be nearing 160 million people fully vaccinated. Which is critically important, that fully vaccinated people are protected against the delta variant,” Psaki said.
“He stressed how the administration shall continue its efforts to get Americans vaccinated and to make vaccines available and respond to hotspots. The president will outline five areas his team is focused on to get more Americans vaccinated,” she said before dropping the bomb.
“One, targeted by community door-to-door outreach to get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring they have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is,” she said.
Wow. Can you imagine that. A brigade of government workers coming to your door like religious zealots looking to convert you?
Imagine answering that knock on the door and having someone ask you if you have a minute to talk about vaccines. This is government overreach on steroids.
But that was not all Psaki has to say about vaccines.
Another reporter asked Psaki if the White House was frustrated by having the vaccine and still having some people not want to take them.
“We don’t have the luxury of feeling frustrated or feeling upset about individuals not getting the vaccine. What our responsibility is, it’s to ensure we are applying best practices, whether that’s working with doctors and pediatricians or — or addressing access, mobile vaccine clinics or ensuring that people know that they could take time off of work and even working with employers to make the vaccine accessible,” she said.
“It is ultimately up to individuals, and we certainly recognize that as well. But we’re going to continue to press as hard as we can to use the best practices to continue to increase the vaccination rates around the country,” she said.
She also said that people can go back to “versions of normal” if they get the vaccine, but would not say total normal.
“I think our health and medical experts, including Dr. Fauci, have made pretty clear that we’re going to be continuing to battle the virus for some time. Now, when you’re vaccinated, you can return to many versions of normal, going to the park, going to restaurants, going to concerts. That is one of the many reasons to get vaccinated, including to protect yourself from the virus. But we’re going to take it week by week, month by month. Right now, we are continuing to press to get more people vaccinated. We know that the rates of young people under the age of 27 are not where they need to be or we want them to be. So we’ll continue to utilize the best practices and work in partnership with health and medical experts and meet people where they are to get the vaccine out to more communities,” she said.
That is a comforting thought. They are going to meet you where you are. And who does not want the government coming to their house to tell them what is best for them?