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Biden aims to vaccinate 70% of American adults by July 4

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The only thing that has changed is the media corps, which has morphed from a group of rabid attack dogs to a flock of sycophantic sheep.

Can I ask for the umpteenth time where we should get our news?

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bass4funk

According to which source? Florida schools are open, most countries schools are open and these lazy teachers during a pandemic want to teach illegals, but not our kids? They can continue to stay at home. Biden and his wife really embarrassed themselves in front of those kids. I’ll get you he’ll never put himself in that position again. Kids are so honest. Home schooling doesn’t work, open the schools!

Your kids go to school in Japan.

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https://www.statesman.com/story/news/coronavirus/2021/03/02/texas-isnt-alone-these-states-no-mask-requirement/6894065002/

Unlike California and New York Texans don’t deal with incompetent leaders

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47% of texans voted for blue in 2020, 63% Californians voted blue in 2020, which state do you think will be flipped first

Yeah, if that were true by more liberal misinformation then

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/05/02/Susan-Wright-advances-runoff-Texas-House-special-election/6351619967688/

Wright was projected to win 19.2% of the vote, while GOP state Rep. Jake Ellzey with a projected 13.8% of the vote and Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez with a projected 13.4% of the vote are locked in a tight race for the second-place spot.

The total split of votes in the first round of voting saw 60% go to Republicans and 40% to Democrats as Democrats face the possibility of being shut out of the runoff, in the longtime GOP district covering portions of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Texas won’t turn blue. No Texan is going to roll over their rights on the 1st and 2nd amendment. They keep trying and keep failing.

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Biden aims to vaccinate 70% of American adults by July 4

He just continues Trumps policy here. The only thing that has changed is the media corps, which has morphed from a group of rabid attack dogs to a flock of sycophantic sheep. Suddenly, everything that comes out of the White House is just wonderful now.

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Of course the vaccines are the result of Operation Warp Speed.

Hmm, I thought the vaccines were the result of doctors and scientists laboring around the clock to halt the spread of the pandemic, but there's no disputing that Trump's prompt treatment for Covid and his sneaky valedictory vaccine were the result of "warp speed".

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That is why People are moving to Florida and Texas makes sense.

47% of texans voted for blue in 2020, 63% Californians voted blue in 2020, which state do you think will be flipped first

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Iowa. Overall 50% of the population has been vaccinated. it is very rural and has numerous small towns with limited healthcare facilities.

The governor is essentially incompetent and embraces a curious ideology which defies rational thought, in terms of science and health.

However. There has been a highly successful and well-run, efficient inoculation program in Iowa City & Johnson county, at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Almost 60% of Iowa City has been inoculated.

Iowa, however is incredibly rural and the majority of fully vaccinated individuals are in the urban areas. Des Moines is the largest city with a population of just over 200,000. There are only three cities with a population of 100,000 or larger. Iowa, has a total population of approximately 3 million.

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US average yearly suicide rate about 45000, covid19 deaths in 1 year about 500000

According to which source? Florida schools are open, most countries schools are open and these lazy teachers during a pandemic want to teach illegals, but not our kids? They can continue to stay at home. Biden and his wife really embarrassed themselves in front of those kids. I’ll get you he’ll never put himself in that position again. Kids are so honest. Home schooling doesn’t work, open the schools!

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nothing to do with being liberal everything to do with science. vaccines are 93% effective ,

So I just shouldn’t worry about the 7%? This is why science should be seriously scrutinized.

unvaccinated and develop serious long term health problems if you contract

But according to the science we don’t know that definitively if that’s true or to what extent.

got to love science leaves the deniers screaming at the sky again

No, it’s just liberals want people to follow and not challenge their one-sided scientific analysis

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Better get busy Joe.

averaging 1~2 million vaccines per day, 100million vaccinated in his first 100days, doing a great job so far

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Phizer was not part of Operation Warp Speed (seriously, this is the dumbest operation name ever).

Phizer was first to market with what seems to be the safest, most effective vaccine.

So much for the effect of the former guy, The man who oversaw more American deaths in 1 year than WWI&II COMBINED.

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So overlook suicides, not important and focus ONLY on COVID deaths I see. 

US average yearly suicide rate about 45000, covid19 deaths in 1 year about 500000

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bass4funk

So overlook suicides, not important and focus ONLY on COVID deaths I see. Yeah, please continue to help the GOP

i posted the suicide figures showing a decease last year during the lockdowns. Suicides happened before the pandemic and will continue when the pandemic is defeated. The figures show no increases of suicides during lockdowns, which you claimed.

Covid has become the biggest killer.

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Well, unlike liberals we just don’t follow and believe the liberals holy grail.

nothing to do with being liberal everything to do with science. vaccines are 93% effective , deaths from the vaccine are so small that its almost zero. science shows that your far more likely to die from being

unvaccinated and develop serious long term health problems if you contract covid19

got to love science leaves the deniers screaming at the sky again

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That's a lofty goal! Of course the vaccines are the result of Operation Warp Speed.

Joe's messaging was a bit garbled, though.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/old-joe-tells-nation-visit-vaccines-gum-info-covid-vaccines-public-event-today-video/

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Lockdown death doesn't even come anywhere near that figure.

So overlook suicides, not important and focus ONLY on COVID deaths I see. Yeah, please continue to help the GOP

Due to the vaccine and safety measures?

The fresh air.

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Better get busy Joe.

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Bass: As well as less people are dying less from this virus, herd immunity seems to be working

Due to the vaccine and safety measures?

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578,000 covid deaths.

Lockdown death doesn't even come anywhere near that figure. At the moment covid is the biggest killer.

Suicides are up

The number of suicides dropped by 5 per cent, to 44,834 deaths in 2020 from 47,511 in 2019. It is the second year in a row that the number has fallen, after cresting in 2018.

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Thanks for the article from 7 months ago saying the lockdown "could" kill as many people as COVID by disputing the COVID numbers overall,

Suicides are up

then guessing excess deaths are from the lockdown with no evidence of that whatsoever.

Just like there’s no evidence that kids are at risk of getting this virus.

https://fee.org/articles/youth-depression-suicide-increasing-during-pandemic-response/

That information held up really well given the massive number of deaths during the holiday season that soon followed.

As well as less people are dying less from this virus, herd immunity seems to be working, open the schools, Dems got what they wanted, no need for this.

Someone has to keep the hope alive

That is why People are moving to Florida and Texas makes sense.

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Biden shifts strategy as national vaccination rate continues to slow

(News source)

Thanks Trump and Tucker. Even though Biden is doing the right thing the stupidity of the Trump/Tuckers are going to destroy the human race. Come on Deplorables...let the smart people decide for you. You had your chance with Trump (and his Mr. Clean injection treatment) but that is over now.

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Joe gets things done. The former guy, not so much.

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I will give credit where it's due to this Administration for continuing Trumps vaccine rollout but their messaging and optics are where they keep botching things. Instead of guilting or strong-arming people into getting the vaccine...why not change the message to "get the vaccine - get your life back"?

It also isn't helping when the man (and woman) who are supposed to be in charge are still acting as if they are in mortal danger of getting COVID - even though they (and probably everyone around them) are fully vaccinated.

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I just hope I am not forced to put chimpanzee DNA in my cells just to visit my parents.

Who wants to tell him he already shares 90+% of his DNA with chimpanzees?

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Population reduction move by 70% certainly resolves a lot of problems.

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@BB

And btw, I avoid chemical food like soymeat whenever possible and stick to natural food like fruit, meat and vegetables.

A. Chemicals sprayed on fruit goes through the skin and into the flesh of the fruit.

B. Meat, yup, no hormones injected at all. Get the hormones straight from the feed.

C. Those filters on the roots of the b

veggies are miracle workers for stopping the absorption of fertilizers.

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very detailed answer

Trump and Trump influencers give lots of interesting detains about why the vaccine is dangerous which is good for better seating on the airplane. I'm happy that Tucker is on air to push against taking the vaccine...it will make travel more comfortable since Trump/Tucker people refuse vaccines and of course vaccine passports. Keep up the good work Tucker

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That requires a little more explanation..

scroll up, take your time and read my clear explanation and very detailed answer.

Other people don't follow the safety guidelines which kills people and prolongs the shutdowns.

The lockdowns have been killing people as well.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/04/cdc-data-suggest-lockdowns-could-kill-as-many-people-as-covid/

Not much more to say than that.

Pretty much.

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If 70% of Americans were vaccinated, 30% would not easily get coronavirus among crowd because herd immunity works and prevents infection. Biden is probably thinking about it. I'm not sure if herd immunity works against new variant.

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Some people follow the safety guidelines and those people are helping to keep themselves and others alive and open up the economy.

Other people don't follow the safety guidelines which kills people and prolongs the shutdowns.

Not much more to say than that.

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And who is right - Trump (who has taken the vaccine) or Carlson?

Both

That requires a little more explanation... Is Trump correct in saying it works or Carlson for saying it doesn't?

Who do you agree with?

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I personally won’t take it

That's fine because it means I get more seating on the airplane since they won't allow anti vax Trump/Tucker people. I'm really glad Tucker is on the air to brainwash his viewers to refuse the "microchipped vaccine" that will make travel better for me.

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Uh-huh. Trump's supporters praise him saying he is responsible for the vaccines - yet Carlson says they don't work and half of Repub men refuse to take them.... 

That’s not on Trump, that’s on the scientists that put this vaccine together and given the severity of the situation and the Dems going “bleep” crazy because they wanted him to do something, he did, just don’t expect me to jump in an blindly inject without knowing for sure of the safety of this product, there you go.

And who is right - Trump (who has taken the vaccine) or Carlson?

Both

Cooked and prepared by Trump

Impossible

Evidently you don't believe Trump either since you say his vaccine doesn't work and refuse to take it...

I never said that, I said I’m cautious and believe we can debate the pros and cons and side effects of this drug. We get it you hate Trump, I hate Biden and the idiot Democrats but you can still have a decent conversation on the downsides of this vaccine. You have to be an idiot to just listen to the lefts side ONLY on this issue.

Trump and Melania have taken theirs - why do half of Repub men, including you, refuse it?

Go back and scroll up. Stop asking me a dozen times when I already explained to you as to why I personally won’t take it, at least for now.

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Because he isn’t constantly lying on Twitter? I sure do miss the good old days of a president that spent 90% of his day lying on Twitter.

Well congratulations, you can now get those lies in real time if his handlers let him and/or the times he can put two words together.

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Trump supporters praise his vaccines but at the same time say they don't work and won't take them...

Actually, it was liberals that were freaking out about this pandemic and browbeat Trump for not coming up with something to try and stop the spread of the virus.

Uh-huh. Trump's supporters praise him saying he is responsible for the vaccines - yet Carlson says they don't work and half of Repub men refuse to take them....

So you give Trump credit for making something that doesn't work and his own supporters refuse to take because they think its dangerous? Explain that...

And who is right - Trump (who has taken the vaccine) or Carlson?

That's like saying I like Trump but won't vote for him....

More like, go for it and eat the raw fish just don’t ask to try it

Cooked and prepared by Trump...but you refuse to take it...

MAGA-world sure is strange...

Well, unlike liberals we just don’t follow and believe the liberals holy grail.

Evidently you don't believe Trump either since you say his vaccine doesn't work and refuse to take it...

Trump and Melania have taken theirs - why do half of Repub men, including you, refuse it?

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I just hope I am not forced to put chimpanzee DNA in my cells just to visit my parents.

Oh but you are goodluck, you are!

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Correction:

if someone has medical complications which prevent vaccination, then they should NOT get it.

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you might want to actually look at some data. The narrative now is actually that white people are taking all the vaccines, leaving none for people of color. sorry to ruin your "story".

https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/latest-data-on-covid-19-vaccinations-race-ethnicity/

As observed in prior weeks, Black and Hispanic people have received smaller shares of vaccinations compared to their shares of cases and deaths and compared to their shares of the total population in most states.

White people received a higher share of vaccinations compared to their share of cases and deaths and their share of the total population in most states reporting data.

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Trump supporters praise his vaccines but at the same time say they don't work and won't take them...

Actually, it was liberals that were freaking out about this pandemic and browbeat Trump for not coming up with something to try and stop the spread of the virus. Well, he did that with operation warp speed, when you rush something bad things can happen. So while many conservatives supported what Trump was tasked to do, a lot of us worried about the effects of something that was rushed, now liberals are complaining about a drug we are skeptical about, a drug that Dems pushed for?

That's like saying I like Trump but won't vote for him....

More like, go for it and eat the raw fish just don’t ask to try it

MAGA-world sure is strange...

Well, unlike liberals we just don’t follow and believe the liberals holy grail.

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I guess the other 30% are the white conservative anti-vaxxers?

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Yes, good on conservatives that act out ignorance-driven fear. 

Being cautious and scrutinizing a questionable vaccine is equivalent to being ignorant, I take that comment with the heaviest pride, kudos

Given the vast majority of states have banned “late-term” abortion, your outrage is wholly manufactured

But they’re still performed in 5 clinics across the country and that shouldn’t happen.

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This week, Iowa turned down nearly three quarters of the vaccine doses available to the state for next week from the federal government because demand for the shots remains weak. Louisiana, meanwhile, hasn’t drawn down its full vaccine allocation from the federal government for the last few weeks.

Hmmmm.....

Pro-Trump Tucker Carlson says Trump's vaccine doesn't work, and almost half of pro-Trump Repub men refuse to get Trump's vaccine....

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-03-21/half-of-republican-men-say-they-dont-want-the-vaccine-theyre-mooching-off-the-rest-of-us

Trump supporters praise his vaccines but at the same time say they don't work and won't take them...

That's like saying I like Trump but won't vote for him....

MAGA-world sure is strange...

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I just hope I am not forced to put chimpanzee DNA in my cells just to visit my parents.

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Some and not just Trump voters. You have Trump haters as well that question this vaccine and good on them.

Yes, good on conservatives that act out ignorance-driven fear.

No, it’s different, trying to end a life of a child in its final trimester 

Given the vast majority of states have banned “late-term” abortion, your outrage is wholly manufactured.

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It’s funny how Trump supporters want to hold up the vaccines as a Trump “accomplishment,” but refuse to get vaccinated.

Some and not just Trump voters. You have Trump haters as well that question this vaccine and good on them.

It’s even funnier how they go on and on about how “it’s my body, it’s my choice.” Of course, that ends when it’s not their body and they want their religious zealotry to interfere with others making choices.

No, it’s different, trying to end a life of a child in its final trimester for the worst reasons and injecting someone with a vaccine that has caused death and health problems are very different scenarios and should be scrutinized to make sure the product is safe before putting the vaccine in a persons body.

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Herd immunity for Covid won't require 100% take-up.

If take-up is high for the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions that are known to be a concern, then that should be enough to lower the mortality to sub-flu levels. At that point, Covid will rejoin the ranks of other diseases that we simply live with.

Anyone who doesn't want to be vaccinated and then gets Covid, without serious health implications, is effectively vaccinated.

Offering cash or lottery tickets may be a simple solution. It may be cheaper and more effective than PR campaigns.

Air travel for holidays will require vaccine passports, which should persuade enough people to get jabbed. The threat of further lockdowns will also help.

Covid may just peter out in largely vaccinated communities, for want of hosts. It's a virus and should behave like one. It's likely that we will all need a booster in the winter, alongside a flu jab, to nail down any variants. By that time, the production bottlenecks should be reducing and the logistics of mass vaccination should be built into national health care systems.

The UK government is toying with the idea of replacing quarantine with a week of daily testing, which would make sense.

An easily transmissable strain that causes minimal health problems may become dominant. That could see the end of it. However, anyone thinking of artificially manufacturing such a strain should consider that a mutation of it could be the end of all of us.

For now, the vaccines are working where they are being rolled out. Japan needs to get a move on. If it vaccinates quickly it could emulate Israel, the UK and the US. If it takes much longer, it could emulate India.

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@ Burning Bush:

”I will follow Nature’s path.”

Fine, no medical intervention of any kind for you, then. I was going to say “Enjoy your old age” but if you’re going to leave it up to Nature, you won’t have one.

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It’s funny how Trump supporters want to hold up the vaccines as a Trump “accomplishment,” but refuse to get vaccinated. It’s even funnier how they go on and on about how “it’s my body, it’s my choice.” Of course, that ends when it’s not their body and they want their religious zealotry to interfere with others making choices.

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It seems 30% of people stubbornly refuse vaccine.

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He doesn't just have a plan, he fulfills his promises and does his best to complete them.

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His 70% plan may sound great in politics, but 40% don’t want it or want to wait a few years.

He’s going to send in the National Guard?

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For the people that want to get it, and trust it, great news.

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Truckers, teachers and school staff from the Canadian state of Manitoba cannot access vaccines at home but luckily the state of North Dakota is vaccinating them at the border.

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Biden lacks credibility. When you lack credibility, no one listens.

Because he isn’t constantly lying on Twitter? I sure do miss the good old days of a president that spent 90% of his day lying on Twitter.

Instead, he and the CDC have ever-changing mask guidelines that are not based on science.

Right? Why can’t science and Biden have a binary worldview like conservatives? It would make things so much easier for the right.

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Biden lacks credibility. When you lack credibility, no one listens.

He needs to be clear and simple, not political.

Tell people that if they are vaccinated, the mask comes off. Instead, he and the CDC have ever-changing mask guidelines that are not based on science.

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You realize just about everything you ingest is a chemical right? Care for some dihydrogen monoxide?

Ingest is through the mouth, where it gets processed and ejected out the other end as nature intended.

Inject is via a needle past the skin, something nature never intended to happen.

I will follow nature's path.

And btw, I avoid chemical food like soymeat whenever possible and stick to natural food like fruit, meat and vegetables.

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US TOTAL CASES: 32,267,958 (+32,460 New Cases)

US TOTAL DEATHS: 574,679 (+404 New Deaths)

US CASES IN LAST 7 DAYS: 339,455

Ref: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesinlast7days

Zichi, the US CDC numbers say 404 new deaths. Where's the 1000/day coming from? Is that world-wide?

I come from a large family with many kids. One of my siblings has refused to be vaccinated, yet. Everyone else and all their kids have already been vaccinated - so 22 people have and 2 have not.

The 2 who haven't just aren't too concerned. Because the shots have to be thawed, I don't see how they will have walk-up injections. I'm thinking that the US needs to stop paying for the doses in 30 days - announce that so everyone who doesn't want to spend $40 out of pocket (2x $20), will get their shots sooner.

In the family, everyone had a reaction after the 2nd shot except me. I had zero discomfort. One of my other sisters was in bed for 3 days. Most just felt a little tired and "off" for 1 day after the 2nd shot.

Of course, if someone has medical complications which prevent vaccination, then they should get it. I have no problem mandating any of the approved vaccines as required for employment locations with over 10 people or entering any public venue with over 10 people - with the medical exception, of course. Seems like common sense. Not being vaccinated is selfish.

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Hats off to the fine people of Iowa and Louisiana that are careful and prudent when it comes to injecting chemicals into their bodies.

You realize just about everything you ingest is a chemical right? Care for some dihydrogen monoxide?

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Japan aims for 4%

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This week, Iowa turned down nearly three quarters of the vaccine doses available to the state for next week from the federal government because demand for the shots remains weak. Louisiana, meanwhile, hasn’t drawn down its full vaccine allocation from the federal government for the last few weeks.

Hats off to the fine people of Iowa and Louisiana that are careful and prudent when it comes to injecting chemicals into their bodies.

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So what, he's just doing what he should be doing.

Unlike trump, who was talking the talk, Biden is walking the walk.

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When it comes to COVID, Biden is standing on Trump's shoulders.

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About 1,000 people a day are still dying from covid.

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one shot to 70% of adult Americans by July Fourth as he tackles the vexing problem of winning over the “doubters” and those unmotivated to get inoculated.

In Japan last week only 1.6%

https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan-business-leaders-suggest-ways-for-govt-to-speed-up-vaccination-rate

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Biden aims to vaccinate 70% of American adults by July 4

The U.S. is currently administering first doses at a rate of about 965,000 per day — half the rate of three weeks ago, but almost twice as fast as needed to meet Biden's target.

The headline says it all. Hats off to President Biden for making this his number one priority since his first day in office.

Hey J-Gov, you think you can take a page out of the US playbook so we can get our shots before this year ends?

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So what, he's just doing what he should be doing.

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Go for it, Joe!

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