President Biden is threatening Americans may have to cancel their Fourth of July plans if not enough people have gotten their Covid vaccine.
Back in March, Biden said in a speech Americans can expect to be able to hold “small” gatherings for Independence Day if Covid numbers had “significantly declined”
According to The Daily Wire:
On Tuesday, Biden, seeking a way to motivate Americans to get the jab, warned that families may have to cancel their July 4th plans if a large percentage of individuals continue to refuse the vaccine.
“More than 51 percent of American adults have received at least one vaccine dose, according to CDC data, indicating that herd immunity and the pandemic’s end are near,” the New York Post reported. “But Biden said at the White House that he’s not yet comfortable saying people can hold small outdoor gatherings on Independence Day.”
“Back on March 11, I outlined a vision of what America could look like by the Fourth of July — an America that was much closer to normal life that we left behind more than a year ago,” Biden said. “To celebrate our independence from this virus on July 4th with family and friends in small groups, we still have more to do in the months of May and June. We all need to mask up until the number of cases goes down, until everyone has a chance to get their shot.”
Biden’s statement drew widespread criticism on social media, with many users pointing out that threatening to cancel “Independence Day” over a voluntary vaccine was unlikely to motivate Americans — and that canceling America’s July 4th has not, historically, gone well for heads of state.