JUST IN: President Biden says the United States will have enough doses for every adult American by the end of May. The timeline speeds up by two months the administration’s previous goal of having enough shots by the end of July.
President Joe Biden said Tuesday the United States would have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for every adult American by the end of May, dramatically accelerating his timeline but acknowledging the country must still be vigilant against the virus.
He also announced he would direct states to prioritize teachers in their vaccination plans, reemphasizing a commitment to returning students to classrooms amid a confusing administration stance on when and how classrooms can reopen.The new date does not mean all Americans would receive shots by May 31; issues with distribution and personnel mean it could take much longer for all doses to be administered.But the speedier estimate, helped along by a new partnership between major US drugmakers, makes for an optimistic target as millions of Americans wait to receive their first doses. The timeline speeds up by two months the administration's previous goal of having enough shots by the end of July."That's progress," Biden said in remarks from the White House, warning there could still be delays in getting shots in Americans' arms and suggesting the country would not return to full normalcy for much longer.Read More"There is light at the end of the tunnel, but we cannot let our guard down now to ensure victory is inevitable, we can't assume that. We must remain vigilant, act fast and aggressively and look out for one another. That's how we're going to get ahead of this virus, get our economy going again and get back to our loved ones," Biden said.Biden also announced he was directing states to prioritize teachers in their vaccine distribution plans in a bid to reopen schools."Let's treat in person learning like an essential service that it is," he said, adding his goal was for every teacher or school worker to receive at least the first dose of a vaccine by the end of March.In his remarks, Biden announced that Merck would help manufacture a recently authorized vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, which allowed for the new May goal. The arrangement is unusual and underscores the urgency in manufacturing and distributing enough vaccine doses to inoculate as many Americans as possible.Biden hailed the partnership as a way to quickly jumpstart the sluggish vaccine production, likening it to cooperation between corporations during World War II.The White House said it was utilizing the Defense Production Act to help equip two Merck facilities to manufacture the Johnson & Johnson product, including by bolstering"fill-finish" capacity when the doses are places in vials and by increasing availability of the components of the vaccines.The decision came about after it became clear to administration officials that Johnson & Johnson would fall short of their manufacturing goals."It simply wasn't coming fast enough," Biden said.The planned partnership was first reported by The Washington Post.Biden's First 100 DaysRead more: CNN »
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Who cares still not taking it... Depending on WHO you call American. Give the illegals a sandwich and a bottle of water and ship em out on the rail daily. Get the hell out of TEXAS! He tells alot of lies and you idiots keep spewing them as truth Could be true, however not due to anything Biden has done, that’s for sure.
👍 What president? Biden is not my president! Biden has no ida trump had already had thing set up.bidrn only delayed things.bide dont even know there is a vaccine. According to his recent interview, all 300 doses available.... The funny thing is, he is just doing his job. Trump set the bar so low that Biden ends up looking like a saint everytime he does something 😆
Come try and stick me with them gene modifiers, you’re heads gettin blown off idgaf white black brown yellow polka dot congressmen president I’ll blow Jesus Christs head clean off his shoulders idc! “President Biden read from the teleprompter”... Fixed it... Why is this news. This is the timeline Trump was stating as recently as the end of December.
Please slow down. This is how you run the government. Thank you Mr. President. BidenRules What happened to nobody wants to take a vaccine that Donald Trump produced Thanks to President Trump... You can thank J&J mostly Showing how it’s done Thanks to trump Thank you President Trump. You are a hero!! Can we exclude the states dropping the mask mandate or at least give them the vaccine last?
Now what about a mandate? What about the kids and we could be there now if you freeze exports of vaccine till allAmericans are vaccinated This is great news for uams all, now a President that actually cares and want the best for all Americans....Keep up the good work.... WOW The Village Idiots think Biden has really helped ! Reminds me of Milli Vanilli !
Recently my friend's baby was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia & needs a stem cell transplant. Jason & his wife are first-time parents caring for a sick baby & could use some help. If you are in a place to donate or share, it would be appreciated. Will they be distributed or will we just have them?
🙏 American needs anti Trump vaccine, because he is deadly virus than Corona 🙏🙏 No matter how many doses you got with state governments throwing away doses due to pisss poor planning.. Massachusetts Gov Baker.....whole vaccine turnout is not working...throwing doses away Please answer our Gov Cuomo poll question below 👇🏽
Way to go Joe lets fucking go !!! I think Joe is getting Doses and Dozes confused Masha'allah. Insha'allah. Thank you President Biden. VIP vaccine for the wealthy and well connected, J&J 60% shot for the unwashed masses? 🙏 President Biden has done more in regards to the pandemic (less than 2 months) than Trump’s knowing and lying for 12 months.
Biden will have enough drones for every American not wearing a mask in red states by the end of May