Biden admin promises to go ‘door to door’ in effort to promote COVID vaccines

President Joe Biden set a goal earlier this year to see 70% of all American adults at least partially vaccinated for COVID-19 by July 4. But he fell just short of that mark, as NPR reported — and now, it looks like he’s willing to go to any length to finally make his ambitions a reality.

According to Fox News, both President Biden and his top spokesperson have publicly floated the idea of going “door to door” in an effort to encourage Americans to get vaccinated. 

“Literally knocking on doors”

Biden, for his part, delivered a speech Tuesday about his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and its efforts to get every single American vaccinated against the disease, a goal that has taken on more urgency now as new variants of the virus spread around the globe.

In those remarks, the president outlined a five-step program that he said his administration would embrace over the coming months to reach every remaining American.

“Now we need to go to community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oftentimes, door to door — literally knocking on doors — to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus,” Biden said, according to Fox.

“Door to door outreach”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had made a similar promise during a press briefing earlier in the day.

Psaki explained that among the steps the White House is taking to combat further spread of COVID-19 is “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.”

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Needless to say, there was swift backlash to the Biden administration’s “door to door” proposal, with Republican pundits and lawmakers alike crying foul over it, according to Fox.

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