President Biden Authorizes 4,000 Active Duty Troops to Mobilize Across United States to Push Vaccination Effort

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    President Biden issued a statement on Thursday that declares the White House will authorize 4,000 active duty U.S. military troops to push the administration’s vaccination efforts.

    The executive statement declared that all Americans will be eligible for vaccinations by May 1st, purportedly putting the nation on a track ‘closer to normal’ by July 4th.

    “Today, President Biden will announce the deployment of more than 4,000 active duty troops to support vaccination efforts, bringing the total to over 6,000 in all,” the statement read.

    The administration also seeks to “expand the pool of qualified professionals able to administer shots to include: Dentists, advanced and intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians, Midwives, Optometrists, Paramedics, Physician Assistants, Podiatrists, Respiratory Therapists, and Veterinarians, as well as medical students, nursing students, and other healthcare students in the previously listed professions under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services will launch a new website to help individuals determine whether they are eligible to sign up to volunteer to administer shots.”

    The White House explains that the troops will support “Community Vaccination Centers.”

    “The Administration will more than double the number of federally-run mass vaccination centers, run by FEMA, the U.S. military, and other federal agencies in partnership with states, to ensure that we reach the hardest-hit communities in this historic effort,” the announcement continued. “{Many of these sites will be the home base for mobile units that will travel into local communities to provide vaccines directly in underserved populations.”

    “With these mobile clinics, we’ll work with states to make up to one-third of each site’s daily vaccinations available directly in the hardest-hit neighborhoods,” the statement went on. “Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the Administration will also increase support for state and local-run community vaccination centers. As a result of these added investments community vaccination centers will be capable of administering hundreds of thousands of shots a day, building on the nearly 600 centers across the country already operating with federal support.”

    “CDC guidance and other CDC messaging will make the benefits of vaccination clear to encourage more Americans to get vaccinated,” the statement added.

    It is unclear if all states will utilize the U.S. military assistance to achieve vaccination goals.

    On Wednesday, President Biden held a joint announcement with vaccine makers to tout the progress made under his administration towards vaccination development and distribution. Even FactCheck.org has disputed the many claims that Biden has made about vaccines.

    Former President Trump responded by blasting Biden’s attempt to claim credit for the progress his administration made under Operation Warp Speed.

    “I hope everyone remembers when they’re getting the COVID-19 (often referred to as the China Virus) Vaccine, that if I wasn’t President, you wouldn’t be getting that beautiful ‘shot’ for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn’t be getting it at all,” read a statement from the former president. “I hope everyone remembers!”