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President Biden Has This Message for 90 Million Americans

“Get vaccinated today,” said Biden, announcing the full FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine.
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Today, the FDA gave their "full approval" to the current Pfizer vaccine, leading experts to hope that if you've been on the fence, you'll now get yours. They aren't the only ones promoting them. "I recommend, take the vaccines. I did it. It's good. Take the vaccines," said Donald Trump at an Alabama rally over the weekend. He said the crowd had their freedoms but "I happened to take the vaccine. If it doesn't work, you'll be the first to know. OK?" "The vaccine is safe and effective," said President Joe Biden today. Read on for what he said today to unvaccinated people and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It.

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Biden Said If You've Been Waiting for Full Vaccine Approval, It's Here; Go Get Vaccinated

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Biden said "we've hit another key milestone in our nation's fight against COVID. The FDA announced that is fully concluded" its "thorough, independent, scientific review. After a strict process, the FDA has reaffirmed its findings that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, and the FDA has given us full and final approval. So let me say this loudly and clearly: If you're one of the millions of Americans who said that they will not get the shot when it's had full and final approval of the FDA, it has now happened. The moment you've been waiting for is here. It's time for you to go get your vaccination and get it today. Today. It's an important moment in our fight against the pandemic. And I want to thank the acting commissioner, Janet Woodcock, and the entire team at the FDA for their hard work."

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Biden Said the Delta Variant is "Dangerous and Spreading"

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"So please get your shot today. There is no time to waste," said Biden. "The Delta variant is dangerous and spreading, causing a pandemic of the unvaccinated. And while we're starting to see initial signs that cases may be declining in a few places, nationwide, cases are still rising, especially among the unvaccinated across the country. Virtually all the COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths continue to be among the unvaccinated….Even in states where many people are vaccinated, the unvaccinated are still a risk. There are cases where vaccinated people do get COVID-19, but they are far less common than unvaccinated people getting COVID-19. And most importantly, their conditions are far less severe. The overwhelming majority of people in the hospital of COVID-19 are almost all of those dying from COVID-19 are not vaccinated, not vaccinated."

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Biden Said Science Has Proven the Vaccine "Safe and Effective"

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"Woodcock is a true professional," said Biden. "She's a career scientist who served under Republican presidents and Democratic Presidents. She's ensured that the team follow the science above all. They looked at the mountains of clinical data, clinical trial data and the safety and efficiency data and concluded without question, the vaccine was safe and effective for emergency use in December." And now it has full approval. "The FDA approval is the gold standard. And as I just said, now, it has been granted, those have been waiting for full approval, should go get your shot. Now the vaccination is free. It's easy, it's safe and it's effective. And it's convenient. For 90% of Americans, there's a vaccination site less than five miles from your home, and you can get the shot without an appointment."

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Biden Made This Appeal to Parents

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"If you're fully vaccinated, both shots, plus two weeks, your risk of severe illness COVID-19 is very, very, very low," said Biden. "I know that parents are concerned about COVID-19 cases among their children….Cases among children are still rare and severe cases among children are very, very rare, but I know that parents are thinking about their own kids. It's not as reassuring as anyone would like it to be. So let me say this to the parents: you have the tools, you have the tools to keep your child safer and to have those tools above all are available to you. One, make sure that everyone around your child who can be vaccinated is vaccinated—parents, adults, teens—and to make sure your child is masked when they leave home. That's how we can best keep our kids safe."

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Biden Said "People Will Die Who Don't Have To"

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"As I've said before, the pandemic of the unvaccinated is a tragedy that is preventable. People are dying and will die who don't have to. So please, please, if you haven't gotten your vaccination, if you haven't gotten vaccinated, do it. Now, it could save your life and the lives of those you love. Now, the good news is that people are getting vaccinated for the past several weeks. My administration's imposed new vaccine requirements on federal workers. The armed forces, people who work in federal medical facilities, and nursing home workers, governors, mayors, and private sector leaders have done the same. We've also encouraged new incentives. For example, in some states you get a hundred dollar if you get vaccinated. These new requirements and incentives are accelerating vaccinations. Once again, giving us the hope that we can put this Delta variant behind us in the weeks ahead."

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Biden Called on Businesses to Mandate the Vaccine

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"If you're a business leader, a nonprofit leader, the state or local labor who has been waiting for full FDA approval to require vaccinations, I call on you now to do that, require it, do what I did last month require your employees to get vaccinated or face strict requirements," said Biden. "And as I said, last week, vaccination requirements have been around for decades. Students, health care professionals, are typically required to receive vaccination for everything from polio, small pox, measles, mumps, rubella. In fact, the reason most people American don't worry about polio, smallpox, measles, mumps, and rubella today is because of vaccines and only makes sense to require a vaccine to stop the spread of COVID-19 with today's FDA full approval. There is another good reason to get vaccinated."

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Biden Said Here's How to Get Vaccinated

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Text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 or go to vaccines.gov to find vaccine locations near you in the United States. "You can find a number of vaccine sites near you, just minutes away, where you can get your shot without an appointment all around the world. People want these vaccines; here in America are free, convenient, and waiting for you. So please go today for yourself, for your loved ones, for your neighbors, for your country. We're in the midst of a wartime effort to beat this pandemic. It's one of the biggest, the most complicated challenges in our history and is based on an unparalleled vaccination program, saving lives and beating this virus. It's a vaccination program that's getting us back to our loved ones in a way of life where we're used to. Its happening and it's going to keep happening. If you help, it helps our economy. It gets everything moving. It keeps us growing together. We've made significant progress in just seven months. We just have to finish the job with science, facts and confidence together—together as the United States of America. So please get vaccinated today." And to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.

Alek Korab
Alek Korab is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor of the ETNT Health channel on Eat This, Not That! Read more