The Biden administration is planning to accost Americans on their front porches to make sure they know to get The Jab – just in case months of TV ads, celebrity lectures, bribes, rallies, threats and near-harassment haven’t been enough.
Speaking at a White House press briefing Tuesday, Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki listed “targeted door-to-door outreach” as one of the new ways the administration plans to make sure Americans get vaccinated, having already fallen short of Biden’s goal to get 70 percent of Americans inoculated against COVID-19 by July 4.
To push so-far unwilling Americans into sticking out their arm and accepting a vaccine they haven’t wanted for the past six months, Psaki said the feds will now try “targeted community-by-community door-to-door outreach to get remaining Americans vaccinated by making ensuring have the information they need on both how safe and accessible the vaccine is.”
Jen Psaki: We will be going door-to-door to Americans who have not been vaccinated pic.twitter.com/S70VjPojfj— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 6, 2021
The new plan comes after millions of Americans have continued to delay or outright refuse vaccination despite multiple attempts at the federal, state and local levels to coerce people into getting The Jab - efforts that have included everything from million dollar lotteries, gun raffles and pick-up truck giveaways to free food and beer. Government-backed groups of volunteers have already launched door-to-door campaigns across multiple states trying to convince holdouts to get inoculated.
According to federal data, only 67 percent of American adults have received either the first dose of the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, leaving nearly a third of Americans either partly unvaccinated or not vaccinated at all.