The Biden administration on Thursday said its door-to-door campaign to boost Attorney General Mark Brnovich asked Mr. employees won’t be using medical records to single out the unvaccinated and show up at their door.would hinge on doctors and trusted locals, not government agents, and scolded those pushing “misinformation” about the effort. announced the localized attempt on Tuesday, sparking conservative backlash. Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons said he would offer locations for people to get vaccinated but will not welcome “government employees or agents” going door to door to promote the shots, while Arizona
trying to mischaracterize this type of trusted messenger work, I believe you are doing a disservice to the country and the doctors, the faith leaders, community leaders, and others who are working on getting people vaccinated, save lives and help end this pandemic,” he said.coordinator Jeff Zients said the effort had been misunderstood. “The best people to talk about vaccinations with those who have questions are local trusted messengers — doctors, faith leaders, community leaders. As part of our efforts, trusted messengers may go door to door,” Mr. Zients said. “We’ve seen movement [in vaccination rates] by going person by person, community by community. “I would say for those individuals and organizations that are feeding misinformation and
On Thursday, White Housesaid the federal government does not maintain a database of who is vaccinated or not, “and we have no plans to.” The clarification comes amid a broader debate about how aggressive the government, employers, or schools should be in pushing or campaign stalls. Less than half of the U.S. population — 48% — is , and Mr. Zients said there is an emerging divide around who gets sick. “Virtually all individuals,” he said. “The bottom line is there is no reason this virus should severely impact anyone 12 and older. So our focus is reaching those who have still not chosen to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.” in Minneapolis says it won’t be a choice for its 1,100 workers. They of August as a condition of employment. Neel Kashkari, president and CEO of the Minneapolis Fed, said the policy made sense because the bank is pivoting from fully remote efforts to office-based collaboration and operations that interaction. “While we will enjoy more flexibility in where we , we will not be a fully remote institution. To fulfill our public-service mission, we need more face-to-face contact than , but we cannot bring a critical mass of our stuff back into our facilities and maintain social distancing. Hence, we need our employees to be vaccinated,” he wrote in a Wednesday memo. He said there would be reasons or “sincerely held” religious beliefs. The policy will apply to new hires.