President Biden on Thursday stated the number of unvaccinated Americans nonetheless stays “unacceptably high,” however insisted that his administration’s vaccine necessities for the federal workforce and personal employers are “working” to make sure extra people obtain pictures to guard towards COVID-19. 

During remarks from the White House Thursday, the president touted his administration’s “progress” within the “fight against the virus.” 

BIDEN TO PUSH COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES FOR BUSINESSES IN ILLINOIS VISIT

“We’re making progress nationally. Daily cases are down 47%, hospitalizations are down 38% over the past six weeks,” Biden stated. “Over the past two weeks, most of the country has improved as well. Case rates are declining in 39 states and hospital rates declining in 38 states.”

The president, although, stated there “is still an unacceptably high number of unvaccinated people.” 

“Now’s not the time to let up. We have a lot more to do,” the president stated, including that the U.S. is “in a very critical period as we work to turn the corner on COVID-19.” 

President Joe Biden delivers an replace on the COVID-19 response and vaccination program, within the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

“First, we have to do more to vaccinate 66 million unvaccinated people in America,” he stated. “It’s essential.” 

The president went on to tout the vaccine necessities he rolled out over the summer time. Biden signed an govt order final month requiring that each one employees within the Executive Branch be vaccinated towards COVID-19. Biden additionally signed an order to require companies with greater than 100 employees to mandate coronavirus vaccinations. 

“They’re working,” he stated. “The Labor Department is going to soon be issuing an emergency rule for companies with 100 or more employees to implement vaccination requirements.” 

He added: “Every day we see more businesses implementing vaccination requirements and the mounting data shows that they work.” 

Biden stated that companies and organizations implementing necessities are seeing vaccination charges “rise by an average of 20% or more, to well over 90% of the number of employees vaccinated.” 

“Let’s be clear, vaccination requirements should not be another issue that divides us,” the president stated. “That’s why we proceed to battle the misinformation that is on the market, and corporations and communities are establishing. They’re stepping up as properly to fight these misinformation.