Biden looking at ‘strong-arming’ a tougher vaccine approach, report

With President Joe Biden and his administration having done all they can, with a hearty assist from their friends in the media, to scare the bejeezus out of Americans in the quest to get more people vaccinated, Biden is now “testing a tougher approach.”

That’s according to the Associated Press, which reported on Thursday that Biden has discussed requiring vaccines for interstate travel “as public opinion continues to shift toward requiring vaccinations as a means to restore normalcy.”

The White House has backed cash incentives for people to get poked, forced millions of federal workers to either prove that they’ve been vaccinated or “face onerous new requirements,” as the news agency described the alternative of getting tested weekly and wearing masks. The Defense Department is also moving to make Covid vaccines mandatory in the U.S. military, and the administration is leaning on businesses to force employees to take the shot.

If you haven’t gotten the hint yet, those of you who’ve yet to get vaccinated, you will comply. One way or another.

The administration has already taken steps toward mandating vaccines for people traveling into the U.S. from overseas, the AP noted, adding that the White House “is weighing options to be more assertive at the state and local level, including potential support for school districts imposing rules to prevent spread of the virus over the objection of Republican leaders.”

See Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who took a stand on the side of parents’ rights to ban mask mandates in schools — a number of Democrat-controlled school districts have bucked the governor’s order.

“To the mayors, school superintendents, educators, local leaders, who are standing up to the governors politicizing mask protection for our kids: thank you,” President Biden said Thursday. “Thank God that we have heroes like you, and I stand with you all, and America should as well.”

It could be argued that the last card in the deck for the left is scaring parents about the well-being of their children, and they are playing that card for all it’s worth.

That and vaccines, as Georgetown University health law professor Lawrence Gostin was quoted in the article saying, “The country is completely fatigued with lockdowns, business closures and masking, and vaccines are literally our only tool.

Well, there’s always the option of closing the southern border with Mexico and stop importing thousands of cases of COVID-19 and farming them out across the nation.

Nearly 90 million eligible Americans are still not vaccinated and Dr. Anthony Fauci is  insisting that’s “the only path” to contain the delta variant, according to the AP, which further reported that the president has thus far “refrained from using all his powers to pressure Americans to get vaccinated,” adding that he “wanted to initially operate with restraint to ensure that Americans were ready for the strong-arming from the federal government.”

That assessment may be scarier than the virus itself.

The frantic vaccine campaign has reportedly resulted in the vaccination rate doubling in the last month to about 450,000 per day.

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter, with a common theme centering on the wide-open border were more than a million illegal immigrants have been apprehended this year, with the COVID-19 positivity rate being as high as 40% in some areas:

Tom Tillison

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