Biden says government will now be going door-to-door to Americans who have not been vaccinated and get them vaccinated through “targeted community outreach”
As part of the effort to boost the vaccination rate in the country, President Bident announced Tuesday that the US government will now be conducting a “targeted community door-to-door outreach” to get unvaccinated Americans vaccinated.
Unless government health officials knock on every door or keep a database of every vaccinated American, this would potentially require an illegal release of private medical information, which is a violation of HIPAA Privacy Rule.
In a news conference Tuesday, the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the Biden administration has identified five areas that his team has focused on to get more Americans vaccinated. Psaki said that “one is targeted community by community door-to-door outreach to get remaining Americans vaccinated.”
Psaki also added that other strategies will include convincing more Americans to become vaccinated against the coronavirus and stepped-up efforts to get vaccines to primary care doctors and pediatricians to get more younger people vaccinated.
Below is Psaki in her own words.
Jen Psaki: We will be going door-to-door to Americans who have not been vaccinated pic.twitter.com/S70VjPojfj
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 6, 2021
Biden also echoed Psaki’s statement saying, “We need to go community-by-community, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, and oft-times door-to-door, literally knocking on doors” to get people vaccinated.
BIDEN: "We need to go community-by-community, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, and oft times door-to-door, literally knocking on doors" to get people vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/oJ2lG9bqaw
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 6, 2021
In what some called “a new low for the country of the free,” some political activists, including Rep. Madison Cawthorn and former US ambassador to Germany compared the ongoing vaccine debacles to Nazi Germany during the Hitler era.
For example, in the months after Adolf Hitler took power as Führer of Germany, the Storm Troopers (SA) and Gestapo agents went from door to door looking for Hitler’s enemies. Socialists, Communists, trade union leaders, and those who had spoken against Hitler and the Nazi Party were arrested. Some were jailed and some were killed.
Meanwhile, Psaki also told reporters that by the end of the week, nearly 160 million people in the United States will be fully vaccinated.