Biden Unveils COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy

Biden Unveils COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy

The Associated Press reported that Biden has called Trump's vaccine rollout "a dismal failure so far". "I'm convinced we can get it done", he says.

"A crisis of deep human suffering is in plain sight, and there's no time to waste", Mr Biden said in prime-time remarks from DE on Thursday (local time).

He has promised that in his first 100 days as president, 100 million vaccinations will be administered.

"This is a time to set big goals to pursue them with courage and conviction, because the health of the nation is literally at stake", Biden said.

Biden on Friday announced an ambitious goal of inoculating 100 million Americans with COVID-19 vaccines in the first 100 days of his administration.

Biden said he will use the Defense Production Act to work with private industry to accelerate the making of materials needed to supply and administer the vaccine from the tubes and syringe-and syringes to protective equipment.

His transition team has not provided a target number for federalized vaccination sites, except to say that "thousands" will be set up.

State governors would also have access to $5 billion to support educational programs in K-12, early childhood education, and colleges and universities that have been hit the hardest by COVID-19.

Biden said that in the first appearance before a Joint Session of Congress, he will lay out a Build Back Better Recovery Plan.

"We need to tackle the public health and economic crises we're facing head-on". Next in line are older adults, ages 75 and older, and "frontline essential workers", including first responders, the advisers recommended. It will include launching community vaccination centers around the USA and deploying mobile vaccination units to hard-to-reach areas.

His plan will make vaccines available in pharmacies and increase the capacity at chain and independent pharmacies across the nation.

Biden will aim to release almost every available dose of the coronavirus vaccine when he takes office, CNN previously reported. Biden said that "We have no time to waste when it comes to getting this virus under control and building our economy back better". "We encourage the incoming Biden Administration to listen to entrepreneurs as to how new costs and requirements will undermine economic recovery", the statement said. His plan calls for the federal government to fully reimburse states that mobilize their National Guard to help distribute vaccines.

"We'll use taxpayers' dollars to rebuild America".

Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan on Thursday that includes $20 billion for vaccine distribution as well as $50 billion for coronavirus testing, which experts and officials said should help speed the process up.

The American Rescue Plan calls for investing $20 billion in a national vaccination program, including launching community vaccination centers around the country and mobile units in difficult-to-reach areas. "But it's also developing medical innovations for treatment and ultimately vaccination".

The plan would include flexible grants to help small businesses survive the pandemic and low-priced capital to help entrepreneurs create and maintain jobs and to provide goods and services to their communities.

But he will be helped by his fellow Democrats controlling both the House and the Senate.

Biden also proposed $1,400 checks for most Americans, which on top of $600 provided in the most recent COVID-19 bill would bring the total to $2,000.

His transition team said he will reorganize the vaccine distribution team now called "Operation Warp Speed" and has asked former Food and Drug Administration chief David Kessler to work with manufacturers to boost vaccine availability.

He is proposing a public-health jobs program to shore up the underfunded and understaffed health departments of state and local governments.