Joe Biden has pronounced June to be a “month of action” as he looks to meet his stated goal of having 70 percent of the nation fully vaccinated by the Fourth Of July.
On Wednesday, Biden sought to overcome hesitancy to get “the jab” by promising a ‘summer of freedom’. This is a marked change in his rhetoric from his prior threats to cancel Independence Day if a sufficient number of Americans didn’t get in line and roll up their sleeves.
The COVID spell of the last 14 months beginning to wear off and his top medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci is in the center of a rapidly intensifying firestorm. A trove of the doctor’s emails obtained through a FOIA request were released and aren’t looking good. Now the pressure is on Biden to meet his metrics and declare victory over the coronavirus.
Biden ran on the pretense that he was better suited to handle the COVID crisis than former President Donald J. Trump. He has staked a boatload of political capital on being able to deliver but it is going to take a major push over the next month to nudge him across the finish line.
The nations’ 46th president pleaded with Americans to do their part: “All over the world, people are desperate to get a shot that every American can get at their neighborhood drug store at no cost with no wait,” he said.
Drug store giants CVS and Walgreens will both be offering vaccines at extended hours with some stores staying open around the clock on Fridays to help Biden to meet his goal.
Pres. Biden is ‘pulling all the stops’ to get Americans vaccinated, including free child care, free beer, and the chance to win $1 million at Kroger pic.twitter.com/MdTC8oJwNk
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 3, 2021
With president-in-waiting Kamala Harris looming over his shoulder like a vulture, Biden sought to entice vaccine holdouts with an optimistic message. It must have been a better sell with focus groups than his previous authoritarian stance: “America is heading into a summer dramatically different from last year’s summer. A summer of freedom. A summer of joy. A summer of get-togethers and celebrations. An all-American summer that this country deserves after a long, long dark winter that we have all endured.”
There were also incentives offered up by the vaccine-pusher-in-chief. These include free childcare, free rides to and from inoculation sites from Uber and Lyft, and even free beer. Budweiser manufacturer Anheuser-Busch has teamed up with the White House and will offer $5 debit cards that can be redeemed for its products.
@POTUS @JoeBiden: “@AnheuserBusch announced that beer is on them on July the 4th. That’s right; get a shot and have a beer. Free beer for everyone 21 years or over to celebrate the independence from the virus.”
Sounds good to me! 🍻 💉 pic.twitter.com/1fQR3eo61C
— Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) June 2, 2021
“That’s right: Get a shot, have a beer,” said Biden. “We need everyone across the country to pull together to get us over the finish line.”
There will also be what Biden called a “national vaccination tour” to propagandize holdouts. Kamala Harris (a woman whose popularity ratings are underwater) joined by Biden’s wife Dr. Jill will lead that debacle. He also announced a new initiative called “Shots At The Shop” where local barbers and stylists in “black and brown” areas will be enlisted by the administration to push “the jab” on their customers.
Biden announced that this weekend will be “national canvassing weekend” where thousands of de facto agents of the regime will be going door-to-door to harass people into obeying dear leader. Additionally, there will be the “city vaccination challenge” although Biden did not mention what the prize would be other than a chance to engage in virtue signaling.
Biden also mixed in a healthy dollop of fear, “if you’re unvaccinated, you are still at risk of getting seriously ill or dying or spreading disease to others. That’s why today we’re announcing a month-long effort to pull all the stops, all the stops to free ourselves from this virus and get to 70% of adult Americans vaccinated.” he said.
How desperate is Biden? He actually gave Trump some credit: “Getting the vaccine is not a partisan act. The science was done under Democratic and Republican administrations. As a matter of fact, the first vaccines were authorized under a Republican president and widely developed by a Democratic president… deployed by Democratic president,” he said.
Whether any of it moves the needle over that elusive 70 percent has yet to be determined.
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