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Pres. Biden: 97-98% of Americans Must Be Vaccinated Before the Nation Can Go ‘Back to Normal’

By Craig Bannister | September 27, 2021 | 5:26pm EDT
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Asked “How many Americans need to be vaccinated for us to go back to normal?” by a reporter on Monday, President Joe Biden answered “97, 98 percent.”

Pres. Biden made the claim at a White House press event where he received a COVID-19 booster shot:

Reporter: "How many Americans need to be vaccinated for us to go back to normal? Like, what is the percent of total vaccinations that have to be deployed?"

Pres. Biden: “Well, I think — look, I think we get the vast majority — like is going on in so many — some industries and some schools — 97, 98 percent.  I think we’ll get awful close.  But, I’m not the scientist. 

“I think — but one thing for certain: A quarter of the country can’t go unvaccinated and us not continue to have a problem.”

 

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