White House Now Supports Bringing Back Lockdowns

White House Now Supports Bringing Back Lockdowns

(TheIndependentStar.com) – The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our way of life for over a year. In the US, things are starting to get back to normal as cities across the country open up and release people from lockdowns and restrictions.

There are concerns restrictions might be necessary once again, however, as the delta variant is starting to spread more quickly in the US. In Spain, the government has already put orders back in place due to a rise in infection rates.

The worries over what may happen in the US were heightened when, during a July 6 press conference, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration would fully support local governments reinstating lockdowns, especially in areas without high vaccination rates.

At the beginning of the conference, the press secretary talked about the country’s “robust vaccination campaign” and how the delta variant is spreading among unvaccinated populations. She said vaccines fully protect against this emerging mutation, which is exaggerating the real protection they provide. WHO explains vaccines do not provide full immunity but rather can help to reduce the likelihood of severe infection.

It doesn’t seem like the White House is pushing for lockdowns. Psaki suggested that local areas should make assessments and act depending on what is happening in their own individual areas, adding that the administration does not foresee a need to impose restrictions at the national level. However, it does seem she is pushing an agenda.

The comments all seem to go back to vaccinations and the Biden administration’s constant prodding for more people to get the jab. After all, President Joe Biden didn’t meet his July 4 vaccination goal. He wanted 70% of people to be vaccinated, but the country is at 67%. Could this lockdown comment be an underhanded motivator for people to get vaccinated?

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