July 9, 2021
White House says government agents will go ‘door to door’ to get ‘remaining’ Americans vaccinated. Announcement of the door-knocking plan sparked an enormous backlash, with many critics comparing the new White House initiative to Gestapo-style tactics.
Article by LifeSiteNews
White House officials announced that the federal government will be “knocking on doors” in order to push more people to accept the covid-19 vaccine. “We need to go to community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oftentimes, door to door – literally knocking on doors – to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus”.
Because “millions of Americans are still unvaccinated and unprotected,” they claimed that “their communities are at risk. Their friends are at risk. The people they care about are at risk.” They also targeted unvaccinated young people “who may have thought that they didn’t have to be vaccinated, didn’t have to worry about it, didn’t have to do anything about it up to now.”
Earlier, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that a top priority for the administration is “targeted, community-by-community, door-to-door outreach to get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring they have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is.”
It’s unclear whether the government door-knocking initiative will merely target communities with low vaccination rates, or consist of government workers only going to the houses of the unvaccinated.
Announcement of the door-to-door plan immediately sparked an enormous backlash, with many critics comparing the new White House initiative to Gestapo-style tactics.
“That’s Nazi Germany,” declared Mike Lindell, founder of MyPillow, in an online discussion with Steve Bannon, War Room host and former advisor to President Donald Trump. “That’s the most disgusting thing I think I’ve ever heard.” “This is communism,” he added.
Others made known their outright rejection of the door-to-door plan. “Not on my watch!” proclaimed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
“Now the ‘overlords’ are going door to door pushing vaccines – Pres. Reagan was right. The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help” – Tricia Flanagan (R-NJ) twitted.
(White House Press Secretary Jen) Psaki also described four other efforts meant to get people to take the covid-19 shot:
1) “A renewed emphasis on getting the vaccines to more primary care doctors and physicians – something that we’ve seen as a very successful tactic with reaching groups with lower vaccination rates in the past few months.”
2) “Stepped-up efforts to get vaccines to pediatricians and other providers who serve younger people so that adolescents aged 12 to 18 can get vaccinated as they go for back-to-school checkups or get ready for fall sports.”
3) “Continue expanding efforts to make the vaccine accessible for workers. Access is an area where we’ve seen as a challenge and one where, as we’ve worked to address it, we’ve seen increasing rates. So that includes setting up vaccination clinics at workplaces and PTO or time – leave that employees can take off to get vaccinated.”
4) “And finally: expanding our mobile clinic efforts, meeting people where they are, and making sure we’re taking the vaccine to communities.”