President Joe Biden will admit Tuesday missing his adult vaccination goal of 70 percent before July 4, falling short of his predicted total by roughly 15 percent.
Only around 45 percent of the American population is vaccinated, which includes 55 percent of adults and 77 percent of adults over age 65.
NEW: The Biden admin will acknowledge today it expects to fall short on 4th of July vaccination goal, by the numbers. But officials are touting a nation largely back to pre-pandemic normal far sooner than expected
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) June 22, 2021
The Washington Post warned the Biden administration June 6 in which they noted the rate of decline by “more than two-thirds from the peak of 3.4 million in April.”
The Post reported the dropping rate began in April with the “low-hanging fruit — those people who absolutely want to get vaccinated without you telling them anything,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said. “You’re left with a group that you may need … trusted messengers who go out there and explain to them why it’s critical for themselves, for their family.”
Breitbart News reported June 5 “nearly one-third of Americans are ‘uncertain’ or ‘unwilling’ to get a vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus, a Morning Consult survey released this week revealed.”
The failure to attain the goal comes as Biden has done everything he can to get Americans vaccinated. The efforts include beer for vaccinations and other incentives, such as “cash giveaways, sports tickets and paid leave, to keep up the pace of vaccinations.”
“The more people we get vaccinated, the more success we’re going to have in the fight against this virus,” Biden explained at the White House June 2.