(Washington) Will Joe Biden cry for victory too soon against the Govt-19 epidemic? The US president, who promised his countrymen a “summer of freedom”, had to take a series of steps on Thursday to restart the vaccine.
“We are not completely leaving the jungle,” the US president said in a speech at the White House, adding that the country is facing pollution as the delta variation spreads rapidly.
For the first time in months, Joe Biden entered the room where reporters were waiting for him with a black mask, which he removed before he could speak.
It follows new recommendations from U.S. health officials, according to which even vaccinated Americans should wear masks if the virus is in critical areas of circulation.
Henceforth, the White House announced that millions of federal employees would have to be vaccinated or comply with a series of restrictions.
Even areas with low COVID-19 circulation will require federal staff to wear the mask and undergo routine testing once or twice a week. They will be limited in their movements.
Without going up to the complete vaccine duty, it was a change for Biden administration that refused to associate the idea of any barrier with the vaccine.
“I know people are talking about freedom,” he said, adding that “freedom comes with responsibility.”
“It’s tiring to think we’re still fighting the epidemic,” he admitted.
The federal government employs 4 million people, including 2 million civilians.
As for the military, the US president is asking the military to think about “how and when” to add the vaccine against Kovit-19 to the list of mandatory vaccines for the military.
$ 100 per vaccine
Among other incentives, Joe Biden calls on local authorities to pay $ 100 to any new person who has been vaccinated, receiving this from an emergency fund released to deal with the epidemic.
The announcements appear to be far from over in June and early July, when the US president spoke of a “summer of independence” and promised to declare America “free” in the face of the virus soon – the national July 4 holiday.
The Biden administration then based on a vaccine campaign.
European officials now boast that the United States has surpassed the population in receiving at least one dose of the corona virus vaccine.
Many critics wonder if the Democrat leader did not announce victory very soon.
The White House defends itself by saying “follow the advice of scientists” and adapts almost day by day to the new health condition, which is a highly contagious delta variant.
It remains to be seen whether this variation will move the political lines around the vaccine, while according to opinion polls, reluctance to face the vaccine seems more prevalent among Republican voters.
“It’s not a question of red states (Republicans) or blue states (Democrats). It’s a matter of life and death,” Joe Biden said Thursday.
In fact, many Republican officials and elected officials recently joined the concert calling for vaccinations.
But there is no question that Camp Biden is asking former President Donald Trump to pacify more Americans.
“We ‘ve seen all past presidents issue public statements to make sure people understand that the vaccine is safe and effective. You do not need a signature invitation card to join the movement,” White House spokeswoman Jen Saki said recently.
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