Biden says the US must 'vaccinate the rest of the world' to beat COVID-19 pandemic

木曜日の記者会見で, Biden announced a series of new policies to be implemented that would hopefully curb pandemic-related infections within the United States. New policies included an expansion of testing sites, a mandate for at-home testing to be made free of charge for all, and adjustments to the nation’s already tightened travel restrictions.

But toward the end of his speech, the president focused globally, emphasizing that because infections continue to come fromelsewhere,” アメリカ. will have togo to where it came from.

President Joe Biden walks to Marine One before departing from the White House on Dec. 2, 2021 ワシントンで.

President Joe Biden walks to Marine One before departing from the White House on Dec. 2, 2021 ワシントンで. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

As we’ve seen with COVID-19 and the delta variant, and now with omicron variant, all that emerged elsewhere. It all came from somewhere else. In order to beat this pandemic, we need to go to where it came from in the rest of the world. We also need to vaccinate the rest of the world.

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America has – in my view – continues to lead in that effort,” Biden boasted. “We ship for free more vaccines around the world than all other countries of the world combined.

バイデン went on to claim that overseas vaccination efforts will not affect U.S. 市民, saying that people in the U.S. take precedence over infections abroad.

President Joe Biden speaks about the administration's response to COVID-19 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, メリーランド, 12月. 2, 2021.

President Joe Biden speaks about the administration’s response to COVID-19 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, メリーランド, 12月. 2, 2021. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images))

“はっきりさせておきます, not a single vaccine dose America ever sends to the rest of the world will ever come at the expense of any American. 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.

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バイデン also noted that the U.S. is currently supplying vaccine doses to “国 […] that aren’t particularly friendly to us.

President Joe Biden speaks at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, メリーランド, 我ら。, 木曜日に, 12月. 2, 2021.

President Joe Biden speaks at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, メリーランド, 我ら。, 木曜日に, 12月. 2, 2021. (Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

七月に 9, アメリカ. 与えた 3.3 ミリオンジョンソン & Johnson vaccine doses to Afghanistan, による the State Department.

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