President-Elect Joe Biden on Tuesday planned to kill the Troff administration for “falling short” on the speed of vaccination against Kovid, a transition official said, previewing the comment.
“As (Biden) has done since the beginning of this crisis, he will be truthful and straightforward with the American people which lies ahead, and will address the current administration falling short of its momentum for vaccination,” the official said. said.
The speculation comes after a number of estimates have been made by the authorities, highlighting the logistical complexity of the Herculean effort, compared to the Trump administration’s vaccine delivery effort starting at a slower pace.
Officials working on Trump’s Operation War Speed said that this month they planned 20 million doses of the vaccine to be delivered by the end of the year, which Trump estimated in September to be below 100 million doses at the end of the year. Will be sent till
While the federal government said on Monday that 11.5 million people of the vaccine have been sent to the states so far, only 2 million have received their first dose, according to data compiled by NBC News from federal and state agencies.
At the current rate of one million shots around a week, the US will meet a lack of estimates by Trump administration officials that every person who wants a shot will be able to get one by spring, DRS said. Celine Gounder, a member of the Biden Kovid-19 advisory board, and Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University School of Public Health. He said the country would require millions of shots every month to return to normalcy in the spring.
Biden has vowed to manage 100 million shots in his first 100 days in office.
Also on Tuesday, Vice-President Kamala Harris will receive the vaccine, one week after Biden receives her first dose of the live vaccine on television.
The country’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci advised Biden and Harris to get vaccinated as soon as possible for national security reasons.
Biden’s remarks on the current Kovid crisis and vaccination program will come after President Donald Trump’s decision Sunday night to sign a $ 2.3 trillion government funding and coronavirus relief package, which is evading a government amendment.
Biden criticized Trump over the weekend for signing the bill, calling it “a sign of responsibility”.
Biden’s remarks on Kovid on Tuesday also surfaced as Capitol Hill asked whether the coronovirus incentive check could be increased to $ 2,000, as Trump is pushing for it.
The Democratic-controlled House passed a bill Monday evening to increase narrow coronovirus relief payments, though the measure faces a tough fight in the Republican-run Senate.
Biden said on Monday He supported Increase direct payments to $ 2,000.
Meanwhile, the Joint Congress Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies also announced on Tuesday that it has canceled the traditional inauguration day on January 20, with the newly sworn in president and vice-president citing health concerns.
JCCIC spokesman Paji Waltz said, “In view of the ongoing epidemic, in consultation with the Presidential Inauguration Committee, JCCIC has decided not to proceed with hosting the traditional inauguration ceremony.” Usually made at various opening ceremonies to be held in the US Capitol.