While the creation and distribution of vaccines that protect against COVID-19 is an enormous step in the direction of return to normalcy, a vaccine is only as good as its coverage. If too many folks remain unvaccinated, all that work will be for naught.
A slow or cautious reception to these inoculations remains a fear at high levels in the federal government this week, as the nation looks to get back on its economic feet…and swiftly.
Now, in order to reach a significant number of anti-vaccine individuals who exist on the far right side of the aisle, Joe Biden is asking religious leaders to get involved to help with these “MAGA folks”.
During a White House event on coronavirus relief, Biden was asked by a reporter how to get more Republicans and supporters of President Trump to get vaccinated.take our poll - story continues below
“I urge all local docs, and ministers and priests to talk about why, why it’s important to get that vaccine, and even after that until everyone is in fact vaccinated to wear this mask,” Biden said.
Biden said he discussed the issue of Republicans remaining unwilling to get the coronavirus vaccines with his staff.
“They say the thing that has even more impact than anything Trump would say to the MAGA folks is what the local doctor, what the local preachers, what the local people in the community say,” he said.
Biden’s use of the term “MAGA folks” isn’t exactly in line with his previous assertions about being a President “for all Americans”, and that this was a time for “healing”.
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