HHS Secretary Becerra: ‘Absolutely the government’s business’ to know which Americans haven’t been vaccinated

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Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Thursday it was “absolutely the government’s business” to know which Americans haven’t been vaccinated yet against the coronavirus.

Responding to GOP criticisms of the Biden administration’s planned “door-to-door” campaign to encourage unvaccinated Americans to inoculate themselves, Becerra told CNN the government has had to “spend trillions of dollars to try to keep Americans alive during this pandemic.” 

“So it is absolutely the government’s business, it is taxpayers’ business, if we have to continue to spend money to try to keep people from contracting COVID and helping re-open the economy,” he said.

Becerra said people didn’t have to answer the door but he hoped they would so officials could dispel rumors about the vaccine, which has proven to be highly effective in driving down cases, hospitalizations and deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 56 percent of the adult population has been “fully vaccinated” and 67 percent has gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

States that tend to vote Republican have reported lower vaccination rates, and polls show Republican voters are far more likely than Democrats to say they will not or likely will not get the vaccine. The issue has become part of a larger debate over public health measures colliding with Americans’ personal freedoms.

Citing concerns over the “Delta variant” of the virus, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said this week the door-to-door push is designed to inform people in less vaccinated pockets of the country about where to get the shot and address their concerns about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, she said, adding that it’s not up to the federal government to mandate vaccines.

Asked by anchor Brianna Keilar if the administration was considering more aggressive measures to get more people vaccinated, Becerra hedged, saying he wanted people to have “as much freedom and choice as possible.”

“We want to give people the sense that they have the freedom to choose. But we hope they choose to live,” Becerra said. “We hope people make the right choices. We want them to have the right information, but we are America. We try to give people as much freedom and choice as possible, but clearly when over 600,000 Americans have died, the best choice is to get vaccinated.”


5 thoughts on “HHS Secretary Becerra: ‘Absolutely the government’s business’ to know which Americans haven’t been vaccinated

  1. F*** this Communist Nonsense Network blonde bitch and the bastard she’s ‘interviewing’! I am sick of these damned lies and utter bullshit! We will likely see people who were stupid enough to take the death shots dropping like flies sprayed with insecticide by the Fall and Winter. That is why they are so damned adamant about getting everyone to take the death shots now, before the deadly results are undeniable (not that the VAERS doesn’t already hold plenty of evidence). “Quick! Get ‘vaccinated’ now before it’s too late!!! (our depopulation agenda is falling apart, so hurry!)”

  2. This communist government can shove it, That’s a VIOLATION of HIPAA laws for medical privacy. don’t forget the Nuremberg Code

  3. Absolutely the govt.’s business to abide by a law they passed many years ago–HIPAA! But the tyrants are gonna do what the tyrants are gonna do…and We the People are gonna do what We the People are gonna do!

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