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Video Shows President-Elect Biden Saying 10 Months Ago He Wouldn't Make Vaccines Mandatory

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10.09.2021

Video from late in 2020 shows President Joe Biden saying that he wouldn't make vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory, a position he reversed this week.

Footage shows Biden saying he would not impose a mandate in response to a reporter's question on 4 December, 2020. At the time Biden was President-elect.

"No — I don't think it should be mandatory. I wouldn't demand it to be mandatory," Biden said of the coronavirus vaccine.

"But I will do everything in my power as President of the United States to encourage people to do the right thing and when they do it, demonstrate that it matters," he said.

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He then switched to discussing mask-wearing instead, which he also said he would encourage but not require.

Ten months later, on Thursday, Biden said that vaccines would indeed be made........

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