Joe Biden Says 98% Of Americans Must Be Vaccinated Before Country Can Get Back To Normal

On Monday, President Joe Biden proclaimed that 98% of Americans would have to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in order for the country to “return to normal.”

While publicly receiving his own booster shot, reporters asked, “How many Americans need to be vaccinated for us to get back to normal?”

Biden answered, “97%, 98%. I think we’ll get awful close. But I’m not the scientist. I think one thing is for certain. A quarter of the country can’t go unvaccinated and us not continue to have a problem.”

RELATED: NYT’s Corrects Story That Claimed That Border Patrol Whipped Haitian Migrants

Magic Numbers

The numbers of a 97% to 98% vaccination rate among Americans strayed dramatically from numbers that Dr. Anthony Fauci has quoted. Fauci predicted back in March that herd immunity could be achieved with a vaccination rate of 70% to 85%.

There was no source given by the White House where Biden might have gotten those numbers.

According to a report from The Daily Caller, around 55% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated as of mid-September.

With the CDC recommending booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine for those over 65, Americans in high-risk groups, and front line workers on Friday, the Biden administration is pushing more Americans to get vaccinated, especially if they received the first dose six months ago.

RELATED: Psaki Says Border Crisis Won’t End ‘Until We Fix The System’ – Blames Republicans For Not Doing Anything

Could COVID Become Like The Flu?

While the lockdowns of 2020 have not returned in most places, mask and vaccine mandates are still in effect in various places nationwide. The use of booster shots is also being debated. How long boosters might be needed, and how many will be needed, is still unclear. 

Dr. Fauci has also speculated that COVID could become a seasonal concern, much like the flu.

Back in May he stated:

“So it is conceivable that as we go on, a year or two or more from now, that during certain seasonal periods when you have respiratory-borne viruses like the flu, people might actually elect to wear masks to diminish the likelihood that you’ll spread these respiratory-borne diseases,” 

On Monday, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, during an appearance on ABC News said, “within a year, I think we will be able to come back to normal life.” He added that, “annual vaccinations may be necessary.”


Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
The Political Insider ranks #15 on Feedspot’s “Top 70 Conservative Political Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021.”

Becky Noble

Becky Noble, a political blogger and writer for over 10 years, lives by the motto, “Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.” Her work has appeared on PolitiChicks, TheBlackSphere, NewsNinja2012.com, Examiner.com, and more. Becky is currently a Journalism student in her senior year at Regent University.

Recent Posts

Biden Job Approval Tanks To New Low, Only 26% Of Hispanics Approve

As Americans are forced to deal daily with crisis after crisis brought on by his…

20 hours ago

McConnell Attacks Rand Paul As ‘Isolationist’ For Putting America First Before Ukraine

When he wasn't busy ramming massive aid packages for foreign countries through the Senate, Senate…

20 hours ago

Paying Attention Yet? Senate Blocks Aid For Small Businesses On Same Day They Passed $40 Billion For Ukraine

The Senate on Thursday blocked a $48 billion pandemic relief package for small businesses on…

20 hours ago

First Public Congressional UFO Hearing In 50 years Reveals Pentagon Not Interested In Transparency

Earlier this week, Congress held the first open UFO hearing in 50 years. Among those…

23 hours ago

Biden Needs To Take The Blame For Inflation

By Adam Brandon for RealClearPolitics Last week, President Biden gave a speech listing everyone and…

1 day ago

A New Era of News: Check Out Twitreport.com

By Rob Torn, creator of Twitreport.com Reading your local newspaper was once the only way…

1 day ago