“The young people out there are the ones that are dragging their feet,” the governor said. “The sun is shining, they’re out of school, all is good in the world and everything, yet they don’t really realize that they could be the transmitters that could be passing this on to someone that’s going to die.”
He added: “Well, you’ve got another lottery going on. And it’s the death lottery.”
“The best information we have tells us just this: that we’re in our infancy in West Virginia with a Delta variant,” Justice said Tuesday. “The odds are astronomical that that variant is going to go substantially greater than it is today.”
“The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family and the people you care about the most is get vaccinated,” said Biden, whose administration missed its goal to have 70% of Americans with at least one shot and 160 million Americans fully vaccinated by the Fourth of July. “The best things a community can do to protect themselves is to increase vaccination rates. You can do this.”
The President said the United States is projected to reach the mark of 160 million fully vaccinated Americans by the end of this week.