Morning Greatness: Biden Encourages Vax Mandates After FDA Pfizer Approval

Good Tuesday morning.

Here’s what’s on the 46 agenda today:

  • 8am: The President receives the President’s Daily Brief
  • 8:30am: The President meets with his national security team to hear intelligence, security, and diplomatic updates on the evolving situation in Afghanistan
  • 9:30am: The President meets virtually with G7 leaders to discuss continuing our close coordination on Afghanistan policy, humanitarian assistance, and evacuating our citizens, the brave Afghans who stood with us over the last two decades, and other vulnerable Afghans
  • 12pm: The President delivers remarks on our ongoing efforts in Afghanistan to evacuate American citizens, SIV applicants and their families, and other vulnerable Afghans, and his meeting with fellow G7 leaders on how our nations can come together in support of the Afghan people
  • 1pm: Jen Psaki Press briefing
  • 2pm: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials

Two minutes of Hate:

On Monday, the FDA announced that it had fully-approved Pfizer’s two-shot Covid vaccine. Of course full approval was coming, millions of people have already been dosed with the vaccine. How could the government really come out and announce they aren’t going to give it full approval at this point? Biden made an announcement following news of the approval urging businesses and public leaders to enact vaccine mandates.

“I’m calling on more companies in the private sector to step up with vaccine requirements that will reach millions more people,” Biden said in remarks at the White House. “If you’re a business leader, a nonprofit leader, a state or local leader, who has been waiting for full FDA approval to require vaccinations, I call on you now to do that — require it. It only makes sense to require a vaccine to stop the spread of Covid-19.”

We know the vaccine does not stop the virus from spreading so Biden is lying. The headlines are filled with celebrities, elected officials and sports stars who have gotten Covid despite being vaccinated. Why is the administration constantly lying? The lying and the flip-flopping are why people do not trust what the government says about this vaccine. Biden could have told Americans to get the vaccine because it reduces your risk for hospitalization and death from the virus but instead we get another lie.

I am not against people getting the vaccine, you do what’s best for your circumstances. I am vaccinated, those are my circumstances. But threatening people to get vaccinated is outrageous. Why would someone who had the Covid virus and has some degree of immunity get a vaccine? If that immunity fades away, and I’ve seen no studies suggesting it does especially since the virus hasn’t been around for more than 1.5 years, why should they get a shot? Do we know how many people get reinfected with the virus and what those outcomes are? So many unanswered questions here and the answers we get are “shut up.” In the meantime, lose weight, take vitamin D, go outside, take zinc, and exercise. Boost your own immune system, there are many things we can all do to get stronger. The government should be spreading that message too.

Moving along to the humiliating dumpster fire that is Afghanistan, our allies in Europe are pressuring Biden to extend the August 31 deadline to leave the country. The Taliban have said extending the deadline is a “red line” and it seems the administration is respecting the Taliban’s position.

“It’s a red line. President Biden announced that on ​Aug. 31 they would withdraw all their military forces. So if they extend it, that means they are extending occupation while there is no need for that,” Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told Sky News.

Since the U.S. disappeared in the middle of the night and left the Afghans and our allies completely f*cked as well after abandoning our secure military base and billions in advanced military equipment, getting people out of the country before the monstrous barbarians start killing their occupiers has been complicated. The Pentagon dismissed the idea that the U.S. take back the Bagram Airfield to help with evacuations so it looks like this fiasco will continue.

France, the UK and Germany have all mentioned extending the deadline in order to carry out an orderly exit, the BBC reported.

“We are concerned about the deadline set by the United States on August 31,” Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s foreign minister, told the network. “Additional time is needed to complete ongoing operations.”

But Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said “Thus far, and going forward, it does require constant coordination and deconfliction with the Taliban. What we’ve seen is, this deconfliction has worked well in terms of allowing access and flow as well as reducing the overall size of the crowds just outside the airport.”

Stay tuned.

Biden urges employers to require Covid vaccination
Biden to decide on Afghanistan troop withdrawal extension in next 24 hours: report
Team Organizing Private Flights Out Of Afghanistan Says The Biden Administration Has Been An ‘Impediment’ To Their Evacuations
Jake Sullivan Falsely Claims Trump Didn’t Process Any Special Visas For Afghan Allies Since March 2020
House Republicans seek answers on US weapons seized by Taliban
Taliban Confiscates Civilian Firearms On Day One
‘I am alone here’: The frightened voices of American allies left behind in Kabul
Afghan refugee families step foot on U.S. soil, escaping Taliban-led homeland
Psaki claims no Americans ‘stranded’ in Afghanistan in heated exchange
Biden faces pressure from allies on Afghanistan deadline prior to G7 meeting, Taliban issues warning
House Democrats confront standoff with moderates and an agenda in jeopardy

Civil unrest:
Proud Boys leader who burned BLM flag gets 5 months in jail
Philadelphia police officer shot during carjacking call, authorities say

Coronavirus update:
Dr. Fauci corrects prediction on when US may have control over Covid-19
South Florida doctors stage walkout amid surge in unvaccinated COVID-19 patients
‘Get vaccinated’: Florida mom loses two sons to COVID in 12 hours
Military Threatens to Revoke Benefits From Marines Who Decline COVID Vaccine
Arnold Schwarzenegger loses bodybuilding sponsor after anti-maskers rant
California school district removes COVID-19 test blood drawn language after parents pressure

Other morsels:
DeSantis slams AP ‘smear’ after wire service criticizes spokeswoman
Outgoing Gov. Cuomo grants clemency to convicted murderers during last hours in office
Iran holding joint naval drills with Russia, China in coming months
Civil rights groups: North Carolina ruling will allow 56K felony offenders to vote
Twitter blocked and labeled Donald Trump’s tweets on election fraud. They spread anyway.

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccines in the South Court Auditorium at the White House complex on August 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. On Monday morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older, making it the first vaccine to move beyond emergency use status in the U.S. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)