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Wed Sep 8 22:15:30 PDT 2021

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White House Signals New COVID-19 Measures Coming For People Who Are Unvaccinated

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s announcement Thursday about new
COVID-19 measures, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that
there may be new measures that will be imposed on unvaccinated people.

    “There are six steps the president’s announcing, there will be new
components,” Psaki told reporters on Wednesday.

    “Some of that will be related to access to testing, some will be
related to mandates, some will be related to how we ensure kids will
be protected in schools.”

When asked about how the new steps would impact Americans’ lives,
Psaki said that “it depends on if you’re vaccinated or not.”

Psaki provided few details on what mandates could be imposed on
unvaccinated Americans.

On Tuesday, she told reporters on Air Force One that the federal
government lacks the authority to mandate vaccines for everyone.

    “There will be new components that sure, will of course impact
people across the country, but we’re also all working together to get
the virus under control, to return to our normal lives,” Psaki also
said, without elaborating, on Wednesday.

Biden, who was scheduled to meet with his COVID-19 advisers on
Wednesday, delivered a speech about six months ago saying the United
States has “made real progress” against the virus.

Since that date, about 142 million Americans have received COVID-19
vaccines and about 950,000 people are getting vaccinated each day,
according to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC).

Data released daily by the CDC’s COVID-19 tracker suggests that the
United States’ new cases and deaths may have hit a plateau or is on
the decline. The seven day-average for cases as of Tuesday was 140,000
and deaths were 1,022, respectively, while as of Sept. 1, the
seven-day average for cases was 156,000 and deaths were 1,141,

The president’s speech on Thursday could make reference to a recent
announcement from the heads of several federal health agencies that
third doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, or booster shots,
would be provided around Sept. 20. However, the Food and Drug
Administration has yet to approve the booster doses.

Already, Biden required all federal employees and contractors to get
the COVID-19 vaccine or adhere to strict testing and social distancing
protocols. He also ordered nursing homes to require their staff to get
the vaccine to continue getting Medicare and Medicaid funding.

One of Biden’s top confidants, White House chief of staff Ron Klain,
during a CNN interview over the weekend, was reluctant to provide a
specific date when the boosters would be made available to the public.

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