U.S. President Joe Biden answers questions from the media in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2021.

Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters

President Joe Biden on Friday blamed unvaccinated Americans for slowing down the U.S. economic recovery, accusing some elected officials of actively trying to undermine the administration’s efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Biden’s comments came hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved distributing Pfizer and BioNTech’s booster shots to roughly 60 million Americans.

“The vast majority of Americans are doing the right thing,” Biden said in addressing the nation, noting that three-fourths of those eligible have have gotten at least one shot. He criticized the more than 70 million people who…

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