White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients on Monday said it’s time to impose requirements to get more people vaccinated.
Zients said incentives are good but in addition to incentives, it’s time to drop the iron fist and make life hell for unvaccinated people.
“Last week the president called on states and local governments to use funding they have received, including from the American Rescue Plan, to give $100 to anyone who gets fully vaccinated,” Zientz said. “If financial incentives like these help us get more shots in arms, we should use them.”
Zients added, “But in addition to incentives, it’s time to impose some requirements based on the realities of different risks unvaccinated individuals pose versus those who have been vaccinated.”
Zients said any federal worker who refuses to get the vaccine will be forced to mask and get tested twice weekly.
“It’s simple, if you want to work with the federal government, get your workers vaccinated,” he said.