The White House’s plan to send volunteers door-to-door to encourage vaccinations is raising concerns in Georgia and other states. Volunteers will knock on doors to encourage unvaccinated Americans to roll up their sleeves.
The White House will concentrate its effort on southern states where the vaccination rates are the lowest.
Nearly 150 million Americans have received at least one Covid-19 mRNA injection. States such as Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia have the lowest vaccination rates in the country.
Just 29% of Mississippi residents are fully vaccinated. While Alabama is a close second with 33% fully vaccinated. Georgia ranks third with 37% vaccinated against the virus that has a 99.7% survival rate.
The volunteers will focus their efforts on Georgia’s inner city and rural areas where the vaccination rates are lowest.
Georgia officials raised privacy concerns and fired off a letter to the White House to discourage volunteers from going door-to-door to push vaccine compliance.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene compared the Biden administration’s new “medical brown shirts” policy to Nazi-era practices.
“Biden pushing a vaccine that is NOT FDA approved shows covid is a political tool used to control people,” she tweeted.
“People have a choice, they don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations. You can’t force people to be part of the human experiment.”