President Biden, speaking from the White House about the Covid-19 pandemic and booster vaccines, said the US has made incredible progress in vaccinating millions of Americans — but 25% of eligible people have still failed to get a single dose of the vaccine.
"This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated, and it's caused by the fact that despite Americans having an unprecedented and successful vaccination program, despite the fact that for almost five months, free vaccines have been available in 80,000 locations, we still have over 70 million Americans who have failed to get a single shot," Biden said.
He continued: "And to make matters worse, there are elected officials actively working to undermine with false information the fight against Covid-19. This is totally unacceptable."
Biden said that while "the vast majority of Americans are doing the right thing," one in four eligible Americans have still not gotten their first vaccine dose.
"In a country as large as ours, that 25% minority can cause an awful lot of damage. They are causing a lot of damage," he said, adding that unvaccinated people "overcrowd our hospitals" and put stress on the health care system.