President Joe Biden on Wednesday repeatedly called for Americans to drop their resistance to being vaccinated against the CCP virus while announcing the administration’s five-part plan for the month of June to encourage 70 percent of U.S. adults to get at least one dose of vaccine by July 4.
The administration’s new effort, which includes reminding Americans of incentives being offered across the country such as free beer, free childcare, and free sports tickets, seeks to “pull all the stops” to reach the 70 percent figure “so we can declare our independence from COVID-19,” Biden said from Washington, D.C.
The 78-year-old president noted that 63 percent of U.S. adults have had at least one shot of a vaccine against COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. Of this figure, 73 percent over the age of 40 have had one shot. “We especially need people under 40 to step up,” the president said.
Currently, CCP virus vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States are the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
The first part of the Biden administration’s plan for June involves making it “easier than ever” to get the vaccine, with many vaccination sites having extended hours, including pharmacies to open 24 hours every Friday night during June.
Childcare companies—KinderCare, Learning Care Group, the Bright Horizons—and hundreds of YMCA locations will offer free drop-in childcare for parents while they get their vaccine, with Uber and Lyft offering free rides to and from vaccination sites, Biden said. “Free childcare, free rides, free shots,” he said of the federal plan.
The second part of Biden’s plan involves increasing outreach efforts, which includes launching a “We Can Do This” national vaccination tour to encourage Americans to take the vaccine. Vice President Kamala Harris will lead the tour headed across South and Midwest United States were there are still “millions of people to vaccinate,” Biden said.