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“The plane is in a noose. And we’ve got to pull it up,” Beaconra told CNN. Dana BashDana Bashtapper fights GOP lawmakers over criticism of Afghan vet electoral college vote, CNN extends Jake Topper’s show by two hours, shortening Wolf Blitzer’s show fallacy: mutant coronovirus strain ‘too seriously’ can go. “And you’re not going to do it overnight. But we’re going to bring it up. We have to pull it up. Failure is not an option.”
Becerra said that leadership at the federal level was necessary to ensure that the vaccine rollout and state efforts to control the virus were effective and to operate smoothly.
“But first you have to save the people, you have to save the economy,” he said, “President Biden made it clear: It won’t happen overnight.”
“We just can’t tell the states, here are some PPE, some masks, some vaccines here, now do it,” said the HHS nominee.
In response to questions about his comments, Biden suggested that the US could do little to blunt the trajectory of the COVID-19 epidemic in the coming months.
Biden said there is nothing we can do to change the symptoms of the epidemic in the next few months.
Biden’s administration has promised a more hands-on approach to the fight for the spread of COVID-19, in contrast to the Trump administration’s largely state-centric approach to vaccine delivery.
During his first week in office, Biden signed several executive orders, including orders addressing the epidemic such as requiring passengers to wear masks at airports.