Instead of tacking the Afghanistan debacle with full force, full attention, and full bravado, Joe Biden has instead concerned himself with the private medical treatment of American citizens.
“President” Joe Biden said full approval of the Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine should clear the way for companies to impose vaccine requirements for employees.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 23, 2021
Biden spoke after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for the vaccine among those 16 and up after earlier allowing the shots to be given under emergency authorization. It’s the first vaccine to be fully cleared by U.S. regulators.
Biden had publicly been expressing hope for an approval, which he believes will ease vaccine hesitancy while also giving stronger footing for businesses, schools and government agencies to require the shot. Already on Monday, the Pentagon said it would soon require all service members to be vaccinated.
Biden said Monday that Americans who have been holding out should now get shots.
Watch: President Joe Biden said that for those who hesitated to get the vaccine until it received what he dubbed the “gold standard” of FDA approval, “the moment you’ve been waiting for is here.” https://t.co/Wo72vEct8T pic.twitter.com/cSdb15wtr2
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) August 24, 2021
He said the best way to protect children from the virus — those who are too young to get the vaccine — is for adults around them to get vaccinated and for kids to wear masks when they leave home.
“I know that parents are concerned about COVID-19 cases among their children,” Biden said.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be marketed as Comirnaty. The two-dose regimen was initially made available in the U.S. through an emergency authorization in December. It has since become the most widely used of three available vaccines, which also include those made by Moderna Inc. and Johnson & Johnson.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine continues to be available to people age 12 to 15, as does a third dose for certain people with compromised immune systems, under an emergency authorization.
Biden has announced a plan to begin giving booster shots next month to people who had their final dose of the vaccine at least eight months earlier, out of concern that vaccine efficacy is waning over time, particularly against delta.
The COVID tyranny continues!
Author: Sebastian Hayworth