President Joe Biden announced that the administration will launch a door-to-door campaign to promote vaccination on Tuesday.
After failing to meet his Fourth of July goal to get 70% of adults vaccinated by nearly 33%, he says they’re going to start knocking on doors to get Americans immunized.
“Now we need to go to community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and often times door to door— literally knocking on doors to get help to the remaining people, protected from the virus,” he said.
“Look, equity, equality, it remains at the heart of our responsibility of ensuring the communities that have been hardest hit by the virus, have the information and the access to get vaccinated,” he went on. “So, as we shift from these centralized mass vaccination sites, we’re doing thousands of people a day, we’re going to access close to your community, close to home, conveniently, and location you’re already familiar with.”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki outlined the administration’s five-point agenda to push past the mark of 160 million fully vaccinated adults.
“One: targeted, community-by-community, door-to-door outreach to get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring they have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is,” she said.
Point two involves getting vaccines directly to primary care physicians and three will push vaccines towards pediatricians so that children 12-18 can get inoculated during their back-to-school checkups.
Alarmingly, the fourth phase will move to set up vaccination clinics at workplaces and get employees time off to get their shots.
The final step is seemingly the most ominous and refers directly back to the first: “Expanding our mobile clinic efforts, meeting people where they are, and making sure we’re taking the vaccine to communities,” Psaki concluded.
“Meeting people where they are” sounds an awful lot like vaccinating people at their homes, and critics were quick to voice their dissatisfaction with the plan.
“Sending Joe Biden’s Gestapo door-to-door to check up on non-vaccinated Americans is really a recipe for disaster,” accused Lavern Spicer, a Florida Republican congressional candidate.
“Ummm… wait a minute… the federal government is keeping track of who is vaccinated and who is not (or will be via asking door to door)?” Said former Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli. ”I thought this was happening through healthcare facilities… you know, that keep medical history private?”
“FYI: To any of Biden’s missionaries who feel moved to knock on my door to push me to get the jab, I’ll kindly invite you in, tell you about Jesus and make you listen to Ronald Reagan speeches until dinner,” Fox News commentator and country star John Rich threatened. “If you’re still here, we’ll have a slow, full reading of the Constitution,”
“You’re not my parents. You’re the government. Make the vaccine available, and let people be free to choose,” Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw suggested.
How about don’t knock on my door.
You’re not my parents. You’re the government. Make the vaccine available, and let people be free to choose.
Why is that concept so hard for the left? https://t.co/Fkv3kzNh6S
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) July 6, 2021