White House administration officials are avoiding confirming if the United States will meet President Biden’s goal to have 70% of adults vaccinated by the Fourth of July. In May, Biden set the goal “for 70% of the U.S. adult population to have one vaccine shot and 160 million U.S. adults to be fully vaccinated by July 4 so that life can start to look closer to normal,” per a White House fact sheet.
The Daily Wire reports:
“We’ve made tremendous progress. Today more than 175 million Americans have gotten at least one shot … hundreds of thousands of people are continuing to get their first shot each day, and we are going to get to 70 percent, and we’re going to continue across the summer months to push beyond 70 percent,” Zients said, per The Hill.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki addressed the situation Sunday, as well, saying, “Look, at the end of the day, it is — at this point, what the government can do is we can provide the resources, we can incentivize, we can provide the funding, the vaccine supply, and work with states and localities to do everything we can — and in the private sector — to incentivize people to get shots in their arms. It is ultimately up to individuals to do that.”
“What you’ve seen is that a number of states have met and surpassed that goal, right? Many have not yet. But we’ve started — kicked off this one-month campaign to do everything we can to reach it. And we’ll see where we get. We’ve got some time,” she added.
After setting the goal Biden said that if adults fail to get the jab then having Fourth of July celebrations shouldn’t happen, and naturally, red-blooded American patriots were up in arms over Biden’s remark saying with our without the shot they will be celebrating Independence Day.