Left-wing community organizers and political activists began door-to-door vaccination checks this week in Charlotte, NC as a part of President Joe Biden’s pledge to get people inoculated against COVID-19.
Social justice community organizers under the umbrella of ActionNC are leading the effort, armed with vaccination data of their neighbors and $25 gift cards for everyone who gets the vaccine.
Previously ActionNC went to 30,000 houses, simply signing people up for shots, but this time they’ll have health care workers and vaccines with them.
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“Monday will be the first day for Mecklenburg County (NC) doing what they’re calling doses to the door,” said Robert Dawkins of Action NC. “So the only change from what we’ve been doing over the past few weeks, as there will actually be public health professionals on-site for people that want to get vaccinated.”
The governor of neighboring South Carolina, Republican Henry McMaster, says that such efforts aren’t welcome in his state.
“A South Carolinian’s decision to get vaccinated is a personal one for them to make and not the government’s,” said McMaster in a letter to the state’s health department. “Enticing, coercing, intimidating, mandating, or pressuring anyone to take the vaccine is a bad policy which will deteriorate the public’s trust and confidence in the State’s vaccination efforts.”
Critics of the effort have accused the administration of developing databases that can be used to track the activities of citizens such as gun ownership.
The Biden administration tended to lend credence to the idea when Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra told CNN that “absolutely the government’s business” to know who had been vaccinated and who hadn’t been vaccinated.
Bacerra later was forced to clarify that the federal government wasn’t keeping a database of vaccinations in the U.S.
Privacy experts remain worried about a program that shares official vaccination data with what Biden administration spokesperson Jen Psaki called “volunteers”, “clergy” and “trusted voices in the community.”
A poll by Rasmussen Reports published this week found that 53 percent of voters oppose the door-to-door program, while only 37 percent approve.