WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — U.S. President Joe Biden rolled up his sleeve for his fourth dose of the experimental Pfizer COVID-19 shot on Wednesday after insisting that “COVID-19 no longer controls our lives.”
The Democrat president, who has pushed for sweeping COVID jab mandates and last year raised eyebrows for telling unvaccinated Americans his “patience is wearing thin” with them, told reporters the fourth COVID jab felt “wonderful” though he said he was “not sure” why he was getting the shot “on stage.”
“I’ve always thought that it discourages people getting the vaccination when they watch people get a needle in their arm,” Biden said. “So I apologize for discouraging. But it didn’t hurt a bit.”
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Biden got the shot just after delivering remarks in which he again asserted that “we’re now in a new moment in this pandemic,” which “means that COVID-19 no longer controls our lives.”
The 79-year-old’s “second booster” jab comes just a day after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a fourth injection for immunocompromised people and those age 50 and up.
Biden was among the first to get the supplemental injection, and warned that not all eligible Americans may have the opportunity to get jabbed again unless Congress approves billions of dollars in pandemic relief.
“If Congress fails to act, we won’t have the supply we need this fall to ensure that shots are available free, easily accessible for all Americans,” the president said. “Even worse, if we need a different vaccine for the future to combat a new variant, we’re not gonna have enough money to purchase it. We cannot allow that to happen.”
Biden also took the opportunity to announce the launch of the new federal coronavirus website, COVID.gov.
The U.S. government website enables users to search for COVID information by U.S. county, track community virus transmission rates, and access resources on learning about and ordering tests, masks, vaccines, and treatment options.
Billed as a “one-stop shop” for COVID information, the site does not contain any links to the U.S. government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) or provide information regarding potential adverse reactions to the experimental jabs.
As of March 18, nearly 1.2 million adverse events connected to the COVID jabs have been reported to VAERS, including 26,059 deaths, 143,554 hospitalizations, and 37,133 cases of myocarditis (heart inflammation).
Meanwhile, pushes for continued booster jabs come as public health experts have widely acknowledged the jabs don’t stop the spread of the virus. Though advocates argue the injections lessen the symptoms of COVID-19, the efficacy of the shots has been shown to steadily weaken over time.