In a regular press briefing on Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki reported that the Biden administration is developing alternative methods to encourage Americans who do not wish to get vaccinated against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus for various reasons. The reasons for refusing vaccination range from ideological, religious, or simple distrust of receiving an experimental drug that is politically and economically charged.
Psaki’s message is aimed primarily at “white conservatives,” the press secretary said.
“We’ve run PSAs on The Deadliest Catch. We’re engaged with NASCAR and Country Music TV. We’re looking for a range of creative ways to get directly connected to white conservative communities.”
The Deadliest Catch is an award-winning reality series on Discovery Channel. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest stock car racing organization in the United States and the world. Both reach millions of viewers.
“There are a number of steps we’ve taken in recent weeks, including the launch of Community Corps, which is our program to provide fact-based messaging in the hands of local messengers. So we’re now working with more than 4,000 organizations that have signed up so far across the country,” Psaki said.
The White House’s motivation for developing the controversial initiative stems from surveys such as the one recently conducted by Kaiser Health News, which found that Republicans and evangelical Christians are most reluctant to receive the vaccines. According to the results, nearly 30% of each group said they “definitely would not get a vaccine.”
The poll found that some arguments were persuasive to those who had yet to make up their minds. Forty-one percent ( 41%) said they were more likely to get the vaccine after hearing that the vaccines are nearly 100% effective at preventing hospitalization and death from the CCP Virus—the most effective message KFF tested.
Another national survey released last month indicated that 43 percent of Americans definitely or probably do not want to receive a vaccine. The poll was conducted by the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
“We’re also investing $3 billion to states and community-based organizations to strengthen vaccine confidence in the highest-risk and hardest-hit communities,” Psaki added, explaining that those are not just black and brown communities, but including “conservative communities” and “white evangelicals.”
Psaki also admitted that Dr. Anthony Fauci and other White House CCP Virus team members are tasked with participating in media interviews and other activities to encourage people to get vaccinated.
Reality shows, whether white, black, conservative, or liberal, fearing getting any of the vaccines in circulation are not unfounded.
Without going any further, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday recommended halting the use of Johnson & Johnson’s CCV vaccine because of cases of blood clots following vaccination.
The Department of Defense has just suspended its administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the military nationwide, precisely because of the FDA recommendations.
Another vaccine, AstraZeneca, has been suspended in most European countries after many cases of thrombus formation associated with the vaccine were identified, resulting in the death of those vaccinated.
Despite this, the Biden administration insists on a mass vaccination plan in the United States, and that is why it’s decided to invest millions of dollars in trying to persuade and convince those who still resist.