“I’ve seen more of Dr. Fauci than I have my wife, we kid each other,” Biden quipped. “看, who’s president? 福西!”
Biden announced at the conference that he would be issuing a series of new policies to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The United States has become increasingly defensive internationally after the discovery of the Omicron variant out of South Africa.
The Biden administration has rolled out a slew of travel bans over the past week aimed at curbing 旅行 from infected countries and their bordering neighbors. Biden announced that the three-day window for a negative test from incoming travelers would be cut down to just 24 小时, regardless of nationality.
Biden also noted that the US is currently supplying vaccine doses to “countries we’re helping that aren’t particularly friendly to us,” saying that his campaign to “vaccinate the world” would have a positive benefit to Americans.
“Let me be clear, not a single vaccine dose America ever sends to the rest of the world will ever come at the expense of any American,” 拜登说.
“I’ll always make sure that our people are protected first. But vaccinating the rest of the world is not just a moral tool – a moral obligation we have – in my view. It’s how we protect Americans.”