- July 9, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Knowing which Americans have been vaccinated is “absolutely the government’s business,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Thursday.
Speaking to CNN, the HHS secretary was responding to criticism of President Biden’s comments Tuesday about going “door to door, literally knocking on doors” to get wary Americans vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“It is absolutely the government’s business, it is taxpayers’ business, if we have to continue to spend money to try to keep people from contracting COVID and helping reopen the economy,” Becerra told the network, noting the government has had to “spend trillions of dollars to try to keep Americans alive during this pandemic.”
On Tuesday, Biden announced that his administration would step up efforts to get Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 with a new program “literally knocking on doors,” urging people to get the shots.