Biden pledges 200 million vaccine doses in 100 days at first formal press conference


Raw Story: US President Joe Biden pledged to have 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered by the end of his first 100 days in office at his first formal news conference since his inauguration in January. Watch FRANCE 24’s live coverage here.

Biden’goal seems ambitious, but it actually amounts to a continuation of the country’s existing pace of vaccinations through the end of month. The US is now averaging about 2.5 million doses per day.

A higher vaccination rate seems achievable. Over the next month, two of the bottlenecks to getting Americans vaccinated are set to be lifted. The US supply of vaccines is on track to increase and states are lifting eligibility requirements for people to get the shots.

The “fundamental problem is giving people piece of mind” amid a Covid-19 pandemic that has caused more than 500,000 deaths, Biden said.

Biden is the first president in four decades to reach this point in his term without having conducted such a question-and-answer session. The president is set to meet with reporters for the nationally televised afternoon event in the East Room.

Biden has been on pace with his predecessors in taking questions from the press in other formats. But he tends to field just one or two informal inquiries at a time, usually in a hurried setting at the end of an event or in front of a whirring helicopter.

A pair of mass shootings, rising international tensions, signs of divisions within the Democratic Party, new North Korean missile tests and a large increase in numbers of migrants crossing the USA’s southern border are all confronting a West Wing known for its tight message discipline.  read more…



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