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Biden gaffe: ‘Visit vaccines.gum’ to ‘make it easier than ever to get vaccinated’

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President Biden held a press conference to discuss the COVID-19 vaccination program in the State Dining room Wednesday, but stumbled when it came to reciting the website that’s meant to “make it easier than ever to get vaccinated.”

“Visit vaccines.gum .gov – vaccines.gum – or text to, text your zip code to 438829,” Biden said during his address.

RELATED: Biden slammed for mask hypocrisy over picture of visit with Jimmy Carter

In an effort to encourage more Americans to get vaccinated, Biden promised that things could get “back to normal” as soon as July 4th. “But we’re not there yet,” Biden said. He then went on to stumble over the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acronym. “That’s why I’m asking people to continue to follow the CCD guide- — CDC guidelines as we work to get more — more people vaccinated.”

“We’re also going to slip vaccines directly to pediatricians — ship them to pediatricians during the following weeks,” Biden stumbled for the third time.

Biden also announced that by July 4th, he plans to send 10% of the country’s vaccine doses to other countries in need.

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TN Republican introduces legislation to fight opioid shipments into U.S.

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Tennessee Republican Representative Diana Harshbarger is attempting to fight the opioid crisis and epidemic through new legislation. Introduced Friday, Harshbarger told the Daily Caller:

The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the legislation, which addresses what Harshbarger calls a “loophole.” The legislation amends the Controlled Substances Act to specifically require registrants to investigate reports of suspicious orders of controlled substances and halt them if necessary. Under the version of the act currently in force, drug manufacturers and distributors are only required to report suspicious orders of opioids and other controlled substances to the DEA.

“Breaking the opioid epidemic’s stranglehold on our nation is one of my foremost priorities. In an effort to do so, my colleagues and I have identified a loophole that allows distributors to continue order fulfillment, even under suspicious circumstances.”

“My bill closes that loophole with the requirements and guardrails needed to ensure these addictive and potentially dangerous drugs do not fall into the wrong hands while the DEA investigates. The future of our nation depends on us solving the addiction crisis, and this is a step towards that outcome” Harshbarger continued.

The Daily Caller reports:

According to a congressional report released in September, the opioid crisis cost the U.S. $1.5 trillion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CDC says 93,331 people died from overdoses in the U.S. in 2020, the highest in 50 years. Opioid-related deaths made up nearly three-quarters of the total.

Pharmaceutical companies have been blamed for contributing to the opioid epidemic. The Department of Justice is currently suing the pharmaceutical company AmerisourceBergen over allegations the company failed to report suspicious orders of opioids to federal law enforcement.

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