Biden urges unvaccinated to get their shots: ‘Our patience is wearing thin’

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In a speech outlining the administration’s plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant, President Biden expressed the frustration of vaccinated Americans with people who refuse to get vaccinated for COVID-19, saying, “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin.”

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PRESIDENT BIDEN: My message to unvaccinated Americans is this. What more is there to wait for? What more do you need to see? We've made vaccinations free, safe, and convenient. The vaccine is FDA approval. Over 200 million Americans have gotten at least one shot.

We've been patient, but our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us. So please do the right thing. But just don't take it from me, listen to the voices of unvaccinated Americans who are lying in hospital beds, taking their final breath saying, if only I'd gotten vaccinated. If only. It's a tragedy. Please don't let it become yours.