President Joe Biden announced the next steps planned for the coronavirus pandemic in a primetime town hall.
During the town hall, Biden pledged to make 600m doses of the Covid-19 vaccine available by the end of July. He also stated that teachers should move up in the hierarchy to get the vaccine, as he predicts most elementary schools will open within his first 100 days in office. When host Anderson Cooper asked Biden when he predicts things will get back to “normal,” he stated, “By next Christmas, we’ll be in a very different circumstance, God willing, than we are today.” Before adding that he didn’t want to overpromise, Biden stated that he thinks circumstances will be different a year from now. This comes as Biden is working to get a $1.9tn coronavirus aid package through Congress, which the House of Representatives is expected to vote on next week.
President Biden affirmed that Covid-19 vaccines will be widely available to the general public by the end of July.
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