The Biden administration has come out and clarified that they are going to avoid playing any sort of role in determining how the private sector decides to deal with unvaccinated customers and employees as it attempts to jump start a slowing vaccination rate.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki once again stated on Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with other federal agencies, are not likely going to issue any recommendations when it comes to whether or not business ought to exclude folks for not being vaccinated.
“Obviously, private-sector businesses and entities are going to set their own standards,” Psaki said to the media.
Psaki repeated Biden’s position against the federal government being involved with “vaccine passports” or similar documentation ideas.
“That’s not something that is going to be conducted, reviewed, or overseen by the federal government,” she said.
States this week helped Biden reach his benchmark of nationwide vaccine eligibility for all members of the public age 16 and older.
“Over 80% of seniors have had at least their first shot, up from 8%. And now, 50% of adults in the U.S. have had at least one shot, up from 5%,” said Andy Slavitt, a Biden COVID-19 response team senior adviser, on Monday.
As of right now, only 25 percent of the United States population has taken the vaccine, which is pretty far short of the goal of 70 to 80 percent which experts say is necessary to achieve herd immunity.
Well, the reason for the slow down is simple. Most of us don’t want to be involved with a large scale trial of an experimental treatment. And since the FDA has yet to officially sign off on any of these vaccines, that’s exactly what they are.
We don’t know what, if any, long-term side effects might pop up because of this vaccine. That’s why Christians and so many conservatives are not on board with taking it right now. It’s just a bit of common sense.