COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Expand by May 2021

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At this time, the COVID-19 vaccine is still being rapidly distributed. Eligibility is limited, however; currently, most eligible individuals are healthcare workers, individuals over 65, individuals with chronic health conditions, first responders, etc.

Many Americans have recieved the coronavirus vaccine with no complaints; sadly, though, there are others who haven’t been as fortunate. Reports of people suffering allergic reactions, going into shock, and even dying after the vaccine have arisen. Therefore, some people are thinking twice about whether or not they want or trust this vaccine.

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The White House, meanwhile, is strongly pushing for Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In fact, yesterday, the current administration confirmed that states will be told soon to fully expand eligibility for the controversial injection, reports Breitbart News.

The White House on the COVID-19 Vaccine

On Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki sat down with MSNBC for an interview. While speaking with the news network, she explained that May 1, 2021 is the deadline by which President Biden will instruct states to make all adults eligible for the coronavirus vaccine.

The press secretary then stated that the White House wants U.S. adults to be “hopeful” and recieve their vaccine when the time comes. Psaki also declared that a return to normal will “hopefully” follow soon thereafter.

Biden echoed the remarks of his press secretary during his primetime address yesterday. The 46th president confirmed that ensuring all adults can recieve the vaccine by May 1 is something his administration will do. He also urged the American public to keep following mitigation strategies such as social distancing and mask-wearing.

Getting Back to Normal

The White House and other entitites are hard at work to control what they deem as a proper return to normal. However, polls and simple observations show that the American people are returning to normal by their own volition.

Americans are traveling more frequently, dining out, and going places. There is growing support for GOP governors who are doing away with coronavirus restrictions altogether. Furthermore, people are deciding what they feel comfortable with doing, with more than a year past since this virus become a serious issue.

Feedback from the public regarding the COVID-19 vaccine also remains a mixed bag, at best.

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