President-elect Biden plans to beat the Trump administration on Tuesday in a “shortfall” in the pace of vaccinating Americans Covid, the person in charge of the transition said that previewed the remarks.
The official said: “Just like (Biden) has done since the beginning of the crisis, he will treat the American people honestly and candidly about the future situation and will address the current administration’s vaccinations.”
The Trump administration’s start to vaccine distribution was slower than officials expected after some unexpected failures, highlighting the logistical complexity of this difficult task.
Officials from the Trump Operation Distortion Speed Operation said this month that they plan to distribute 20 million doses of vaccine by the end of this year, which is lower than the 1
But even though the federal government said on Monday that it has sent 11.5 million doses of vaccine to states so far, only about 2 million people have received the first dose of vaccine, according to data compiled by federal and state agency NBC News.
The doctor said that at the current rate of about one million copies per week, the United States will be far below the Trump administration officials’ prediction that everyone who wants to shoot can get a shot before spring. Celine Gounder, member of the Biden Covid-19 Advisory Board, and Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. They said it would take several months to give millions of injections a day to restore some kind of normalcy to the country before spring.
Biden has vowed to manage 100 million photos in the first 100 days of his tenure.
Also on Tuesday, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will receive the vaccine, slightly more than a week later when Biden received his first shot of the vaccine live on TV.
The country’s largest infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has always advised Biden and Harris to get vaccinated as soon as possible for national security reasons.
Biden’s comments on the ongoing Covid crisis and vaccination plan will follow President Donald Trump’s decision on Sunday night to sign a $2.3 trillion government fund and coronavirus relief package, narrowly avoiding the government shutdown.
Biden criticized Trump for insisting on signing the bill over the weekend, calling it “a waiver of responsibility.”
Biden’s remarks about Covid on Tuesday come as Capitol Hill is also struggling to deal with whether to raise the coronavirus stimulus check to $2,000, as Trump has been pushing.
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill on Monday night to increase direct coronavirus relief, even though the measure faces an uphill battle in the Republican Senate.
Biden said on Monday that he supports increasing direct payments to $2,000.
At the same time, the Inauguration Committee of the United Nations Committee also announced on Tuesday that they cancelled the traditional Inaugural Day lunch meeting with the new president and vice president on January 20 for health reasons.
JCCIC spokesperson Paige Waltz said: “In view of the ongoing epidemic, JCCIC has negotiated with the Presidential Inaugural Committee and has decided not to continue to hold the traditional inaugural luncheon.” It was held at various inauguration ceremonies usually held in the US Capitol.