“God gave us two arms” to get double shots

President Biden’s coronavirus response coordinator said Americans should all get an annual COVID-19 vaccine along with a flu shot – flippantly saying it’s “why God gave us two arms.”

dr Ashish Jha told a White House news briefing on Tuesday that the government’s focus is on making “vaccines a more routine part of our lives” with “annual protection.”

“The good news is you can get your flu shot and your COVID shot at the same time. It’s actually a good idea,” said Jha, who is also the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health.

“I really believe that’s why God gave us two arms — one for the flu shot and the other for the COVID shot.”

Jha also reiterated the message from earlier in the pandemic that people should get vaccinated to help grandparents and vulnerable members of the community.

“So today we’re calling on all Americans to roll up your sleeves and inject your COVID-19 vaccine,” he said.

Ashish Jha addresses a press conference on Tuesday.
Jha insisted that being able to get two vaccines at the same time every year was “an important milestone”.
YouTube / The White House

Jha insisted the US had reached “an important milestone” with the vaccines that had long divided the nation and led to mass layoffs among many who refused to get them.

“For a large majority of Americans, we’re moving to a point where a single annual COVID shot should provide a high level of protection against major illnesses year-round,” he said, compared to needing one shot every few Months.

Still, “those at highest risk… may need more than just annual protection,” he said, highlighting those over 80.

Healthcare worker administering a Pfizer COVID vaccine.
Jha again urged Americans to “roll up their sleeves to inject themselves with the COVID-19 vaccine.”
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“The pandemic isn’t over yet,” he claimed, despite his earlier message that it would mostly be contained with an annual injection.

“We will remain vigilant and of course continue to look out for and prepare for any unforeseen twists and turns.”

https://nypost.com/2022/09/07/wh-covid-head-god-gave-us-two-arms-to-get-double-shots/ “God gave us two arms” to get double shots

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