The plan that had been announced by Biden earlier this year is going to fail without a doubt. Why? Because the statistics don’t add up at all. It was fixed that according to the plan, 70% of the American citizens should be getting at least one of the shots for the coronavirus vaccine.
But now, it seems almost impossible to achieve that goal because according to the rate at which the vaccination procedure is going, the only possibility is that 67% of the people will be getting the vaccine.
The US government did do a good job with the mass vaccination, but it is still falling short. 3% difference might not seem so much, but in a nation, with so many people, that’s a huge number. The President had said that he wanted the independence day to mark a new turning point in the fight against Covid, but apparently, that is not coming true this year.
All the free beer, doughnuts, and baseball tickets won’t be enough to keep up the pace of vaccinations. “These incentives are a great idea, and they are very appealing, but the evidence is just not there that these incentives are addressing the barriers,” Barankay said.
“We are getting into a population of people who are vehemently opposed or have too complicated a living situation,” he said. “In some cases, there is no amount of incentive you can offer people,” Barankay said.
“People are influenced by others around them,” Barankay said. “If you can change the behavior of one person in a community, it has a multiplier effect, but this is much more difficult work.”
More Than 600,000 Lives Lost
After 16 months of interruption from the coronavirus pandemic and more than 600,000 lives lost, Vice President Joe Biden wants to give Independence Day fresh significance this year by promoting statewide celebrations to recognise the effective return to normalcy.
In spite of the fact that the United States is not likely to meet its goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated by the holiday, the White House is expressing increased certainty that July Fourth will serve as a breakthrough moment in the nation’s recovery. Nonetheless, the rate at which the country recovers will stand in stark contrast to the worldwide effort to eradicate the virus.
As the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths decrease to levels not seen since the outbreak’s earliest days, a massive celebration is being organised to commemorate the nation’s victory over the virus. As schools, companies, and restaurants across the United States quickly reopen, the country is seeing its greatest rate of air travel since the pandemic began.
Biden Plans to Commemorate the Fourth of July as “a Summer of Freedom” to Mark the Return to Normalcy Following the Pandemic.
On the South Lawn of the White House, he will host a barbeque and fireworks viewing for first responders, essential employees, and military service members and their families as they celebrate Independence Day. Officials have stated that they anticipate over a thousand attendees.
The plan demonstrates the drastic change in outlook from three months ago, when Biden tentatively hoped that folks might be able to host small cookouts by the Fourth of July.
By last month’s Memorial Day weekend, most businesses in the United States had reopened as the CDC lowered its mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people and state and municipal virus restrictions were relaxed.
Officials have declared that Independence Day, July 4, will mark the unofficial beginning of a new chapter in the United States’ pandemic response. The federal administration is trying to put the domestic public health catastrophe in the past by shifting its attention to the domestic economic and civic revival and international immunisation efforts.
A year after the virus caused widespread postponement of Independence Day celebrations, the White House is hoping that comparable events will take place across the country this year.
In an email sent to state and local authorities on Tuesday, the White House encouraged them to “join us by staging your own activities to respect our freedom, salute those who have been serving on the frontlines, and celebrate our progress in battling this pandemic.” It solicited their ideas, which the government intended to use as examples.
The administration warned officials that “America is headed toward a summer significantly different from last year.” “A liberating summer. Joyful summertime. This summer will be filled with reunions and parties.
The optimistic news stands in stark contrast to the sombre reality in Europe, where Biden is currently spending eight days of his tour, and elsewhere in the world, where vaccines continue to be in short supply.