President-elect Biden announced on Thursday a cleanup plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, expanding testing on a large scale to support the reopening of schools, creating more healthcare jobs, and investing billions in Covid-19 vaccine activities nationwide Dollar.
Biden is expected to discuss the plan in detail from his transitional headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday night. The plan will work with states, localities, tribes, and regions to invest $20 billion in national vaccination. plan. The pace of vaccination was much slower than US officials had hoped, and the states blamed the lack of funds and inconsistent communication with the federal government for the slow rollout.
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Take a quick look at what else can be done with Biden’s proposal:
- Invest 50 billion US dollars to expand the scope of testing
- Funding 100,000 new public health worker positions
- Identify and resolve emerging Covid strains and invest in new treatments
- Protect vulnerable groups, health workers and increase the supply of gloves, masks and other supplies
- Rejoin international cooperation to stop Covid
- Provide 170 billion U.S. dollars to reopen schools and universities
Biden will also expand the scope of testing to support the safe reopening of schools and protect high-risk groups, such as the elderly and those with premature illness. His government stated that testing is a “key” strategy to control the spread of the virus, but the added tests are still not widely available, and the United States has not yet effectively used existing tests.
The president-elect’s plan invests $50 billion in testing to fund rapid testing, invest in expanding laboratory capacity, and help countries implement regular inspection procedures.
It is worth noting that the plan includes investing in new treatments for Covid-19. Earlier in the day, Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of Biden’s Covid-19 Advisory Board, said that public health officials have been focusing too much on monoclonal antibodies and Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug Rim On the treatment of Xiwei. According to U.S. officials, monoclonal antibodies in particular have received a cold response from healthcare providers and are often not used.
Gund told the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in a webcast that: “We need to consider other therapies” and added that “monoclonal antibodies may not be the solution here.”
The plan also calls for the establishment of a fund to support 100,000 new healthcare jobs and the use of the National Guard to increase the country’s potion bottles and gloves and masks for frontline medical workers.
The Biden government plans to invest 30 billion US dollars in the disaster relief fund to ensure that adequate protective equipment is provided. According to the outline of the plan, it will also provide 100% reimbursement of federal emergency critical supplies to states, local governments and tribes, including the deployment of the National Guard. Biden plans to apply for another $10 billion to produce pandemic products.
Biden will “restore America’s global leadership” and provide support for international health and humanitarian response efforts. It is not clear whether this means that the United States will rejoin the World Health Organization after President Donald Trump withdrew the country from international institutions last year. However, Biden has said in the past that he intends to send the United States back to the World Health Organization.
From the occasion of the president-elect’s new plan, the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in the United States and deaths are rapidly rising. According to the 7-day average calculated by CNBC based on data from Johns Hopkins University, the country currently records at least 245,300 new Covid-19 cases and at least 3,360 virus-related deaths every day. The United States reported a record 4,327 deaths from the coronavirus on Tuesday. This is the second time the country’s daily death toll has exceeded 4,000 in just one week.
Trump’s response to the pandemic has been criticized, including his handling of the spread of Pfizer and Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine.
According to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, more than 30.6 million vaccine doses have been distributed across the United States, but more than 11.1 million injections have been injected. This figure is a far cry from the federal government’s goal of vaccinating 20 million Americans by the end of 2020 and 50 million Americans by the end of this month.
The Trump administration adopted Biden’s plan on Tuesday, which released most of the dose it reserved for the second round of the two-dose vaccine for Pfizer and Moderna.
In order to speed up vaccination, the Trump administration has also changed the way in which vaccine doses are distributed to states. The CDC has expanded the scope of vaccines to all people aged 65 and over, as well as complications such as diabetes and heart disease Patient’s disease.