Biden Asks Residents of Covid-19 Vaccines to Fight the Delta Variant

Biden Asks Residents of Covid-19 Vaccines to Fight the Delta Variant

President of the United States (US) Joe Biden encourages people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 to get a shot. Vaccination to protect against the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. He predicts the US will reach 160 million people fully vaccinated by the end of this week.

"Millions of Americans are still unvaccinated and unprotected. And because of that, their communities are at risk, their friends are at risk, their loved ones are at risk," Biden said.

Biden warned against complacency as the Delta variant is spreading among those who have not received the shot. The Delta variant is already responsible for half of all cases in many parts of the country.

"This is of greater concern because of the Delta variant," the US president said.

The Delta variant is more easily transmitted than previous coronavirus variants and can cause more severe illness, especially among young people. According to reports by US officials, this variant has been found in every state.

Biden noted that research has shown that since early May nearly every Covid-19 hospitalization or death in the US has occurred among people who were not vaccinated. "Please get vaccinated now. It works. It's free. It has never been easier, and has never been more important," he said.

Biden said his government would devote the remainder of the summer to getting more people vaccinated. One of the ways is by visiting people's homes directly to provide assistance to more people who are not protected from the virus.

A total of 42,000 local pharmacies will serve as vaccine sites. New emphasis will be placed on administering the vaccine to family doctors and medical providers as well, including those who serve younger people. Vaccines will also be available in the workplace, where possible, and more mobile clinics will be used to support summer festivals, sporting events and houses of worship.