On Tuesday (January 26), President Biden pledged during a briefing at the White House, to hasten vaccination programs such that by early fall, the majority of the US population will be vaccinated and safe.
The new Biden administration will increase the number of vaccines being distributed to states by 1.4 million per day to meet their ‘100 million vaccinated people within 100 days’ plan. Although it is, as quoted by the President, “one of the most difficult operational challenges” they have undertaken, there is hope for Americans as vaccines will reach them faster. Chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci has stated that this plan “is a floor, not a ceiling.” The country’s new purchase from Pfizer and Moderna will aid in vaccinating 300 million citizens as soon as possible.
Even though this is good news, we must not forget about the possible COVID-19 deaths that may occur before a vast majority of Americans are vaccinated. According to The Guardian, President Biden said on Monday (January 25) that the United States would have around 660,000 deaths before the pandemic is brought under control. The current death toll stands at 425,000 as of today (January 27).
Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff received their second COVID vaccine dose on Tuesday (January 26). Until you get access to a COVID-19 vaccine, please continue wearing masks and social distance to keep you and the people around you safe and healthy. The steps to flatten the curve starts with you, and everyone’s individual responsibility.
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