The current president has been a failure on all fronts. He’s lied straight to the American people on a multitude of issues, but this self-imposed July 4th vaccination goal has got to be the most damning.
With false claims that he inherited a crumbling vaccination plan, even going as far as to say “we didn’t have a vaccine” when entering the White House. These charges have been categorically disproven, and with the trajectory laid forth by the Trump administration, all of Biden’s self-imposed vaccination goals were on par to be met if Trump were reelected.
Biden set a goal for at least 70% of adults to receive at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4 — he will likely fall short of this goal as he has many others.
His failure to execute a proper vaccine rollout gives Republicans the much-needed ammo needed to criticize the White House and it’s constant misallocation and representation of their vaccine efforts. The Biden administration has not properly addressed the hesitancy many Americans experience with such a rushed vaccine, and as the deadly Delta variant of the virus spreads, Biden will soon face another major set of problems.
The White House was forced to acknowledge their failure to meet the goal of 70% of adults having at least one shot of the vaccine. However, Jeff Zients and others on Biden’s coronavirus task force will work tireless to laud the positive impact the vaccine has had so far, diverting the attention away from their failed goal.
This means the WH believes it will not hit President Biden’s goal of vaccinating 70% of adults by July 4th. A WH official defended not hitting the goal by saying this is about “getting the country back to normal” and by saying COVID cases and deaths have substantially dropped.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) June 22, 2021
Roughly 370,000 adults are being vaccinated daily, but that needs to increase to an average of 848,000 for Biden to achieve his goal — an unlikely venture given the hesitancy many Americans face in getting the shot.
The Biden administration has even put pressure on Republicans to convince their supporters to ease the tensions they have with getting such a rushed medical treatment , effectively blaming conservative Americans for not meeting the July 4th goal.
“As the economy opens up and the masks come off, people feel less social and psychological pressure to get the shot. And a substantial number of Republicans regard vaccine avoidance as their own declaration of independence.”
During a COVID-19 update on Friday, Biden said only 15 states and Washington, D.C., had reported 70% of adults receiving at least one shot, though 26 states and Washington had fully immunized 50% or more.
Biden on Friday did not mention his July 4 goal. He instead talked up how 300 million doses had been administered 150 days into his presidency.
“Sixty-five percent … of American adults have gotten at least one shot, including 87% of our seniors,” Biden said. “Just five months ago, we were at only 5% of adult Americans.
“We’re heading into, God willing, the summer of joy, a summer of freedom. On July 4, we’re going to celebrate our independence from the virus as we celebrate our independence of our nation,” he said. “We want everyone — everyone to be able to do that.”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki had the unfortunate task of admitting to reporters that the Biden administration failed to meet their July 4th goal, saying the coronavirus task force “struggled to connect with 18-25-year-olds.”
More than 70% of Americans age 30 or older have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, Psaki says, just short of Biden’s goal of 70% of all adults by July 4.
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) June 22, 2021
During his own briefing last week, COVID-19 coordinator Jeffrey Zients said he was confident Biden would achieve his July 4 goal, according to the Examiner.
“We’ve made tremendous progress,” he said. “And we’re now nearly 2 in 3 adult Americans — hundreds of thousands of people — are continuing to get their first shot each day.”
Author: Asa McCue