Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, accused President Biden of “moving the goalposts” on Monday after the president hinted to reporters that up to 98% of Americans may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before we return to normal.
Biden received his booster shot at the White House on Monday when he was asked by a reporter how many Americans will need to be vaccinated before the country returns to normal.
Biden told the reporter that he is no scientist but thinks we’ll need to “get the vast majority” like what is going on in some industries and schools that are getting 96%, 97% or 98% compliance.
“I think we’re getting awful close,” he said. He said he knows that a quarter of the country cannot go unvaccinated “and us not continue to have a problem.”
Biden further pledged the United States will continue funding efforts to get other parts of the world COVID-19 vaccines as the U.S. is now rolling out booster shots.
“We are helping. We’re doing more than every other nation in the world combined. We’re going to have well over billion, one million shots. We’ll continue going. We’ll do our part. We’ve also given a great deal of funding to COVAX, which is the vehicle that does this, so we have plenty, plenty of opportunities to make sure we get everyone in the world. We played our part, the largest part in the world, of getting everyone vaccinated.”
This is an excerpt from Fox News.
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