Healthcare workers administered the Pfizer-Bayonet Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, February 5, 2021 at a vaccination site inside a church in the Bronx Borough of New York.
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President Joe Biden would not commit to obtaining herd immunity for coronovirus until the end of summer in the US, suggesting a long road to defeat the deadly virus.
In an interview held on Sunday ahead of the Super Bowl, the Democrats said, “The idea that this can be done and before the end of this summer we can be very difficult for herd immunity,”.
The comment came in response to criticism by journalist Nora O’Donnell, who said that at the current rate of about 1.3 million doses per day, it would take nearly a year to vaccinate enough Americans to regain herd immunity.
The White House has set a target of 100 million doses of Biden as a minimum in the first 100 days, although currently the vaccination speed is higher. Biden reached his goal at the end of last month, stating that he believed the US could manage 1.5 million doses per day.
Biden’s cautious remarks are consistent with warnings from scientists and public health officials, as well as his previous statements. He makes a rebuttal to the approach of Biden’s predecessor, former President Donald Trump, who often claimed that the end of the epidemic was around the corner.
Dr., the nation’s leading epidemiologist. Anthony Fauci has stated that a minimum of 75% of the public will be required against Kovid-19 to achieve herd resistance. He is predicted to be normal next time.
Biden also said during the interview that he was looking for new ways to get more Americans vaccinated more quickly.
He said he supported a proposal by the National Football League to use its 30 stadiums as mass vaccination centers, but stopped the plan from completing.
“I am telling my team that they are available, and I believe we will use them,” Biden said.
The virus has killed more than 460,000 people in the US and infected about 27 million people.
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