President Joe Biden said Monday that Americans who do not receive the COVID-19 vaccine will “end up paying the price” for their choice.
Biden announced deaths from COVID-19 were down 81 percent, the lowest level since April 2020. He also warned this change could be reversed if more people do not receive a vaccination. The president said that coronavirus deaths were down 81% to the lowest level since April of 2020, but warned that the progress could be “reversed” if people don’t get vaccinated.
“I can’t promise that it will continue this way,” Biden said, according to Fox News. “We know there will be advances and setbacks and we know that many flareups could occur. But if the unvaccinated get vaccinated, they’ll protect themselves and other unvaccinated people around them.”
Biden announces COVID cases are now down in all 50 states for the first time since the pandemic began. But he warns states with low vaccination rates may see cases go up
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Biden added, “Ultimately, those who are not vaccinated will end up paying the price.”
The president said, “The vaccinated will continue to be protected against serve illnesses, but others may not be if you’re not vaccinated.”
Biden’s remarks noted 60 percent of Americans have received at least one vaccine dose. The president emphasized his goal of 70 percent of Americans with at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4.
“We need to help fight the disease around the world to keep us safe here at home and to do the right thing and help the other people,” Biden said. Millions of doses of vaccinations are also being shared with other nations worldwide.
“It’s the right thing to do. It’s the smart thing to do. It’s the strong thing to do.”