(PresidentialInsider.com)- President Joe Biden’s plan to vaccinate 70% of the American public by July 4 failed, and now, the White House is reportedly preparing to send so-called “surge teams” to communities where the Delta variant of the virus is spreading and people are not receptive to the idea of taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
Have these people ever stopped to wonder why people don’t trust the vaccine?
Perhaps if they had been honest about this virus from the start then more people would have faith in the vaccine and response…
The “surge teams”, according to The Hill, will work with public health authorities in the area to perform contact tracing, which probably won’t go down well with people who are already concerned about overreach.
The federal government is increasingly relying on these new teams, as well as the support of the Department of Health and Human Services, to increase vaccination rates. Since Biden took office, the vaccine – which was developed under the Trump administration – has been viewed with great skepticism by those who never trusted the response n the first place.
And after the release of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails following a Freedom of Information Act request, there seems to be plenty of reason not to trust the government. Fauci’s emails revealed how the public health official told Obama-era government officials that masks don’t work to stop the spread of the virus.
Rochelle Walensky, the head of the Centers for Disease Control, warned recently that the Delta variant is a major risk to unvaccinated people and estimated that around one quarter of all new infections nationally are from this new variant.
It is also the dominant variant of the virus in the United Kingdom and originated in India.
The new surge teams will be focusing on the roughly 1,000 counties in the United States where vaccinated rates are at or below 30%.
Government officials continue to urge non-vaccinated people to continue socially distancing and wearing masks.