White House Admits It Won’t Reach Its July 4 Vaccine Goals

President Joe Biden talks to Veterans and VA staff members during a briefing on the vaccine process Monday, March 8, 2021, at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
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by Kendall Tietz

 

The Biden administration admitted it won’t reach its July 4 goal of vaccinating 70 percent of American adults with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Tuesday’s White House COVID-19 press briefing.

“Today I want to drill down on the numbers that show where we have made the most progress and where we have more work to do,” said Jeffrey Zients, President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 response coordinator. “We set 70% of adults as our aspirational target and we have met or exceeded it for most of the adult population.”

Zients said the U.S. would hit 70% for all adults 27 and older by July 4, but that the 18 to 26-year-old population is “where the country has more work to do.”

“The reality is many younger Americans have felt like COVID-19 is not something that impacts them and they’ve been less eager to get the shot,” Zients said. “However, with the delta variant now spreading across the country and infecting younger people worldwide, it’s more important than ever that they get vaccinated.”

He said the administration is working with state and local leaders to reach this portion of the population. They expect it will take a few extra weeks before 70% of all adults are inoculated with at least one shot.

Zients said the administration would meet Biden’s second July 4 goal of getting 160 million Americans fully vaccinated “no later than mid-July.”

In regard to Biden’s original statement, Zients said it was an “audacious goal” at the time. The president told everyone that if they did their part, “by July the 4th, there’s a good chance you, your families and friends will be able to get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout and celebrate Independence Day.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki commented at Tuesday’s daily briefing that the administration didn’t “see it exactly like something went wrong” in regard to not reaching the 70% goal. “But we also are honest about where we need to continue to redouble our efforts, and that’s among people who are 18 to 26.”

Zients said instead of a small gathering, Americans are getting ready for a historic Fourth of July with large celebrations planned across the U.S.

“At the White House we will be celebrating our independence from the virus with over a thousand people on the White House lawn,” Zients said. “A thousand of our nations military and front line workers celebrating how far we have come as a country in such a short period of time.”

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Kendall Tietz is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.
 

 


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6 Thoughts to “White House Admits It Won’t Reach Its July 4 Vaccine Goals”

  1. 83ragtop50

    Wish that there was a shot that could be given to Biden to inject some brains and integrity into him.

  2. CMinTN

    Mid-to-late 40’s. Haven’t had any jabs, nor do I plan on it.

  3. Craig

    More Tennesseans know enough to not commit suicide by lethal government injection. Proud of the low numbers in the state and surrounding.

    Look at how incredibly low the actual Covid cases are in the state and it has nothing to do with “vaccine” doses administered, since they are thankfully low.

  4. WAS THE FLOTUS TRIP A FUND RAISER?

    The taxpayers spent millions of dollars so the FLOTUS could come to a Nashville Bar to administer 30 vaccinations. What message did this send you need to take a few whiskey shots to take the Covid-19 vaccine or was this a Democratic Fundraiser paid for by the US Taxpayers.

  5. Ms Independent

    No thank you to the poison!

  6. LM

    Well Mr. Zients, if you and your comrades wish to celebrate a scamdemic instead of the true reason that we Patriots celebrate July 4th , you need to go – just like Biden and the rest. People who are not getting the jab know that it is useless , likely harmful , and just another piece of the scamdemic.

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