Biden unveils ‘bold’ vaccination plan to fix Trump’s ‘dismal failure’

Biden unveils ‘bold’ vaccination plan to fix Trump’s ‘dismal failure’

Verkose president Biden on Friday unveiled what he touted as aboldplan to meet his promised goal of 100 miljoen coronavirus vaccinations by the end of his first 100 dae in die Withuis.

Biden took aim at the lagging vaccination efforts deur President Trump’s administration, sê dit “the vaccine rollout in the United States has been a dismal failure so far.

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The Trump administration aimed to vaccinate 20 million Americans by the end of December, but according to new figures released Friday by the Sentrums vir Siektebeheer en -voorkoming, to date only 10.6 million people have received at least one of the two shots needed.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, VERENIGDE STATE - 2020/12/18: Zaira Hernandez, front line Healthcare worker is vaccinated with the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine by Amy Meek at IU Health Bloomington. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, VERENIGDE STATE – 2020/12/18: Zaira Hernandez, front line Healthcare worker is vaccinated with the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine by Amy Meek at IU Health Bloomington. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Biden vowed that his incoming administration will spareno effort to get Americans vaccinated.

Our plan is as clear as it is bold,” Biden declared. “Get more people vaccinated for free. Create more places for them to get vaccinated. Mobilize more medical teams to get the shots in people’s arms. Increase supply and get it out the door as soon as possible.

The president-elect’s speech – which he gave in his hometown of Wilmington, Van die., came as new cases of the virus continue to surge across the country. Byna 390,000 mense in die VS. have died of COVID since the pandemic swept the nation nearly a year ago. Meer as 23.4 million people in the U.S. have been infected with the virus since it first struck. And on Tuesday, meer as 4,300 deaths nationally were linked to the virus, a new one-day high.

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We remain in a very dark winter,” Biden warned. “Infection rates are up 34%. More people are being hospitalized because of COVID than ever before. We’re up to between three and four thousand deaths per day, as we approach the grim milestone of 400,000 deaths in America. That’s staggering to state the obvious.

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Vrydag, Jan.. 15, 2021, in Wilmington, Van die. (AP Foto / Matt Slocum)

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Vrydag, Jan.. 15, 2021, in Wilmington, Van die. (AP Foto / Matt Slocum)

Biden listed a handful of steps to reach his goal.

We will immediately work with states to open up vaccinations to more priority groups,” Biden gesê.

And he argued thatthe implementation has been too rigid and confusing.” Hy het gesê: “If you were to ask most people today, they couldn’t tell you who exactly is getting vaccinated. What they do know is there’s tens of millions of doses vaccine sitting unused in freezers around the country, while people who want and need the vaccine can’t get it.

He vowed tofix the problem by encouraging states to allow more people to get vaccinated beyond health care workers and move through those groups as quickly as they think we can. That includes anyone 65 years or older, a population that has accounted for over 80% of the deaths to date.

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Biden also pledged to establish thousands of community vaccination centers. “On my first day in office I’ll instruct the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, to begin setting up the first of these centers,” hy het gesê. The president-elect said they would set up 100 vaccination centers across the nation by the end of his first month in office, with many of them in school gymnasiums, sports stadiums, and community centers.

We’re going to make sure there are vaccination centers in communities hit hardest by the pandemic, in Black and Latino communities and rural communities as well,” hy het gesê.

President-elect Joe Biden receives his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital in Newark, Van die., Maandag, Jan.. 11, 2021. The vaccine is being administered by Chief Nurse Executive Ric Cuming. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

President-elect Joe Biden receives his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital in Newark, Van die., Maandag, Jan.. 11, 2021. The vaccine is being administered by Chief Nurse Executive Ric Cuming. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

We’ll provide resources to help states cover the costs of personneland protective equipment,” hy het gesê.

Biden said his COVID team would alsofully activatepharmacies to provide vaccinations.

Biden said he’ll usethe Defense Production Act to work with private industry to accelerate the making of materials needed to supply and administer the vaccine.

The president-elect pledged that his administration willmake sure state and local officials know how much supply they’ll be getting and when they can expect to get it so they can plan.

Pointing to the hesitancy of many in the Black, Latino, and Native American communities to trust the vaccine, Biden said hisadministration will launch a massive public education campaignto rebuild trust.

Equity is central to our COVID response,” hy het gesê.

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