President Biden delivers remarks on his administration's Covid-19 response strategy and signs more executive orders aimed at curbing the pandemic. Follow live updates:
President Joe Biden forges ahead with his new administration. Follow here for the latest.
From CNN's Betsy Klein and Veronica StracqualursiPresident Joe Biden speaks about the Covid-19 response in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 21. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident Biden unveiled his national strategy on Covid-19 to tackle the coronavirus pandemic during remarks today at the White House.
Biden said his strategy was created in response to address the past administration's failure to act with"the urgency and focus and coordination we needed.""Things are going to continue to get worse before they get better. The memorial we held two nights ago will not be our last one, unfortunately. The
death toll will likely top 500,000next month. And the cases will continue to mount. We didn't get into this mess overnight, and it's going to take months for us to turn things around. But let me be equally clear. We will get through this. We will defeat this pandemic. And to a nation waiting for action, let me be the clearest on this point: help is on the way," he said. headtopics.com
The President plans tosign at least 10 executive orders, memorandums and directives focused on addressing the pandemic.Biden's press secretary and Dr. Anthony Fauci will answer questions at a White House press briefing at 4 p.m. ET.What we know about the executive orders:
Biden will sign an order ramping up supplies for vaccination, testing and personal protective equipment and another boosting development of therapeutics to treat Covid-19.Following through on his campaign proposals, Biden will sign two executive orders creating a National Pandemic Testing Board to improve US coronavirus testing capacity and a Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force to ensure an"equitable" pandemic response and recovery.
Another executive order will enhance the nation's collection, production, sharing and analysis of data about the virus.He will issue an executive order calling on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to release clear guidance on Covid-19, decide whether to establish emergency temporary standards, and directs OSHA to enforce worker health and safety requirements.
Building on theorder he signed Wednesdaymaking masks mandatory on federal property, Biden will also take action to require facial coverings in airports and on certain modes of transportation, including many trains, planes, maritime vessels and intercity buses. Thursday's executive order will also require international travelers to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test prior to traveling to the US. headtopics.com
Here are some of the other Covid-19-related items on Biden's agenda:He will direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to offer full reimbursement to states for the cost of National Guard personnel and emergency supplies such asPPE for schools
.Biden will direct the Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services to provide guidance for safe reopening and operating of schools, childcare providers, and institutions of higher education.Biden also plans to issue a presidential directive to restore America's leadership, support the international pandemic response effort, promote resilience for future threats, and advance global health security and the Global Health Security Agenda.
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will also receive a briefing from members of their Covid-19 team on the state of the pandemic and vaccinations. Read more: CNN Breaking News »
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Hi Just wear the damn mask. N95s are on the way. CNN mentioned now-debunked report that Biden inherited no vaccine distribution plan whopping 47 times: report Explore the Fox News apps that are right for you at I am more than certain he does NOT know what documents were put in front of him to sign! There was a note HANDED to him of what to say! Do you people REALLY believe this kind of (non) action by the media is right? You used to be trustworthy!
Where is your Covid death counter? A plan that will do ZERO to curb it. The people that refused to mask up under Trump will continue to do so. Interstate travel already requires this. Requiring those on Federal Property does nothing to move the needle and you guys know it. It’s about showing “leadership” 🙄
can we please have Doc Fauci not use massive words. i understand them but we need to make sure most do. Keep it simple doc. we love you. 52,100 jobs signed lost yesterday by a stroke of a pen. Good Speech though. Hey CNN why’d you take your covid death tracker off screen? Where are the vaccines. Stop the bull shit
Biden Has Done More To Help America In His First 24 Hours, Than Trump Did In 4 Whole Years ! But Then Again Trump Never Did Much Of Anything If It Wasn't In His Own Self Interest! And the Republicans seem to have issues with Biden’s changes. They DARE to criticize after the language & actions that have come out of them? Really? They have an issue with someone ACTUALLY DRAINING THE SWAMP? The swamp they all helped create? Hypocrites.
Biden at Lincoln Memorial without mask on Federal Property shortly after signing Executive order requiring masks on Federal Property TIED TOGETHER. ( you and I. Me and you ) . every color every shape. A pattern we see in each other. HUMAN. George Draney photo 📷 Nutley NJ I hated trump. But you posted a story that said there was no distribution plan and that Biden was starting from scratch. That is an outright lie. You need to post a retraction now.
We will use all available weapons to wipe out Chinese communist party from this planet. We will unite together to control virus and we will destroy Chinese communist party who did this biological weapons war on Americans. Son of bitch Xi JinPing will be punished according to international law. Give me a break man lol
Sure! It’ll all go away now! Watch and see Go Joe🇺🇸 A Real President Joe Biden doing good things on the job today. I don’t worship any president and I’m sure I’ll disagree with him on some things as we go, but DAMN it’s good to wake up and know this is our leader! ❤️ grateful Congratulation President Biden, We wish you a very successful and empowering tenure, as The President of United States of America. Good luck once !
A better response my ass! We expect deaths to pass 500k next month.... So 100k+ deaths in his 1st week, thats some record! Wait, a national response to a national problem? Biden won’t do anything unless the murder xi jinping rubber stamps it Sieg Heil! Ju vill vear your masks, or ju vill go zu jail and/or pay hefty fines! - Joe' Hitler' Biden.
He is already lying. He said he would not ban fracking and he would give Americans $2000. Now he banned fracking and he is only giving $1400. I'm currently listening. No new information that I haven't heard before. Who is going to pay for the quarantine stays placed on visitors or arrivals to the United States? Just rhetoric.
Opening up borders and encouraging immigration is disastrous during a pandemic as well as millions out of work need the jobs! Hopefully Biden will relocate the 60,000 plus jobs both indirect and direct between the US and Canada, effected by the shut down of Keystone Pipeline, all tradesmen and families are scrambling now?
Oh, the US has now a COVID responds? Welcome in this issue. What Trump should have done on his first full day in office!!! We Ugandans demand foreign military machine ties hired by general museveni to get out of Uganda 🇺🇬,these machine ties are from Rwanda,Burundi,south Sudan,Somalia,congo,Angola and Equatorial guineau. ForeignMerchineriesGetOutOfUganda🇺🇬 ForeignMachineriesStopKillingUgandans🇺🇬
good luck Biden killed so many People yesterday and he was supposed to be better than orange man... If someone told Biden that COVID was just the newest Abortion drug on the market, he would fund it and ensure it's availability for the whole world. He's already killed so many people in the past 24hrs smh my head
A real Covid-19 response. Finally. Salaat First: Popular Muslim app tracks users, sells data. ThisIsAmerica StopIslamophobia Tear down the border wall so the illegals can freely come in and spread covid. Very unfortunate 400k people didn't survive Trump, luckily, America survived him. Tragedy of a nation
How to Reunite Separated Children: 1 - Run ads in Latin Amer. saying 'go to DNA collection ctr if child missing' (we can set those up there). 2 - Same time, collect DNA of sep'd children (in U.S). 3 - Return match children to parents. 4 - Trump to prison for this. Thanks.