245 years ago, we declared our independence from a distant king. Today, we’re closer than ever to declaring our independence from a deadly virus. That’s not to say the battle against Covid-19 is over. We’ve got a lot more work to do. We all know powerful variants have emerged, like the Delta variant. But the best defense against these variants is to get vaccinated. My fellow Americans, it’s the most patriotic thing you can do. So please, if you haven’t gotten vaccinated, do it, do it now, for yourself, for your loved ones, for your community and for your country. We never again, want to be where we were a year ago today. So today, while the virus hasn’t been vanquished, we know this, it no longer controls our lives, it no longer paralyzes our nation, and it’s within our power to make sure it never does again.