Biden Lashes Out Over Vax Hesitancy as Florida Warns Against Booster
An angry President Biden slammed voters this week for growing increasingly skeptical of the federal government’s COVID vaccine recommendations. Biden has received at least six doses of the coronavirus vaccine as of last week–including a minimum of four booster shots. While presenting a short speech in San Francisco, he decried that more Americans must follow his example.
His comments come just as the Florida Health Department has been warning residents against taking the latest booster shot.
“I don’t know how we can be the safest, most secure, and healthiest nation in the world without significant investment in science and technology,” Biden said. The 80-year-old President lamented that the government paid “less and less attention to investments in science and technology. ”
He said the lack of investment in research “disturbed” him.
“And one of those areas — you saw what happened with regard to the crisis — health crisis that we had that cost us,” He shouted. “We lost well over a million people. And as time began to move on, you had more and more voices saying, ‘No, no, no. You don’t need to get that shot. You don’t need to be — get — you don’t need to.'”
Biden then warned about a new strain of COVID. “I just would urge those in public life and both political parties or no political party to be cautious about the ac- — the sometimes inflammatory things you say about this because people’s lives are at stake.”
Biden’s remarks come as more Americans are beginning to doubt the recommendations of America’s public health institutions. Governor Ron DeSantis has recently voiced some of those concerns and broached the subject in an interview with ABC last month.
“People have seen the elites, and all these institutions fail us so many times… deceive us… that there’s no trust in any of these institutions,” the governor said to host Linsey Davis. “I mean, what percentage of Americans, you know, trust the CDC?”
In a subsequent interview with Glenn Beck of BlazeTV, DeSantis referenced his appearance on ABC. “We’re the only state that has said, ‘We don’t recommend you take the booster. Because – not enough data, no evidence of benefit and obviously unclear about harm.”
“I said, look, they haven’t proven this as a benefit. And she [Davis] said, ‘well, CDC says it’s a benefit.’ And I’m like, what about CDC’s track record these last few years? Are we really just gonna cite them as an authority at this point?”
“No, you’d be better off doing the opposite,” he added.
Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has also raised concerns about “red flags” surrounding the latest booster. At a press conference in early September, he questioned whether it could lead to harmful side effects, saying there is “essentially no evidence” that it is effective.
“Once again, the federal government is failing Americans by refusing to be honest about the risks and not providing sufficient clinical evidence when it comes to these COVID-19 mRNA shots, especially with how widespread immunity is now,”
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