Joe Biden vows 100m vaccinations for US in first 100 days

Biden vows 100m vaccinations for US in first 100 days
Source: REUTERS
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Daily US Times: Joe Biden has set a goal of 100 million coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office.

The US President-elect said his first months in office would not end the outbreak and gave few details on rollout strategy, but he said he would change the course of the pandemic.

Introducing his health team for his administration, he urged Americans to “mask up for 100 days”.

Mr Biden was attending a press conference in his home state Delaware during which he introduced his choice of Rochelle Walensky as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as his nomination for health secretary.

“My first 100 days won’t end the Covid-19 virus. I can’t promise that. But we did not get into this mess quickly. We’re not going to get out of it quickly,” he said.

On Tuesday, a report paved the way for a Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be approved and rolled out for Americans.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump attended a summit at the White House of his Covid-19 vaccinations programme called Operation Warp Speed and hailed the expected approval of vaccines.

The United States has recorded more than 15 million cases so far and 285,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University digit.

Many parts of the US are seeing peak in cases, with record numbers of people in hospital, with some health experts blaming travel by millions over the recent Thanksgiving holiday.

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