President Biden has this week announced his ambitious plan to vaccinate America against COVID-19.
But is he being a little too ambitious?
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Just a few months ago in November 2020, the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved.
After months of world-wide lockdowns and quarantines, this news was music to everyone’s ears.
The vaccine’s developers – Pfizer and BioNTech – described the milestone as a “great day for science and humanity.”
And, in December, the companies announced that they would be supplying the U.S with one-hundred million additional doses.
Spirits are high…
Because at least fifty-six million people have been vaccinated here in the States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And we aren’t the only ones receiving the vaccine!
Other countries such as the U.K have been administering the vaccines out to their residents at an incredible pace.
And, to combat the few vaccine skeptics, various celebrities and public figures had their jabs administered on live TV.
Former vice-president, Mike Pence, was the unlikely figure to lead the trend, with him being one of the first to receive the vaccine during a live White House broadcast.
And then our newly elected president, Joe Biden, quickly followed suit.
After receiving the second dose of the vaccine, he tweeted:
“Folks, I just received the second dose of my COVID-19 vaccine – and just like the first dose, it was safe, quick, and painless. I urge everyone to get vaccinated once it’s your turn. Because only together can we save lives and beat this virus.”
For many, the success of the vaccine has signalled an end to the dark days of the pandemic…
But for a scarily huge amount of others, the positive attitude isn’t shared.
The internet has been rife with extreme conspiracies about the vaccine and its safety…
Which, of course, has put a lot of people off from being vaccinated.
So many people sadly believe everything they read on the internet…
Instead of listening to the medical experts who have been guiding us through this pandemic since day 1.
For instance, many have been accusing Bill Gates of gaining financial profit from the vaccine after he donated $100 million towards research…
And some even went far enough to suggest he wanted to “microchip” us through the vaccine.
It’s all been very dramatic…
And many agree the theories have ran out of control.
But, despite the many rumors and conspiracies, plans to vaccinate our country have been going ahead full-steam…
And this week, President Biden has spoken out about his plan to vaccinate every adult in the United States.
Just weeks ago, the Biden administration said it expected to be able to vaccinate every American adult by the end of July.
But now, due to the collaboration between the 2 pharmaceutical giants Merck & Co. and Johnson & Johnson, officials have been able to revise that forecast.
Earlier on Tuesday, Merck & Co. agreed to help produce the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine…
A partnership Biden likened to efforts seen during World War II.
Yesterday, the White House then announced that the federal government increased weekly shipments of the vaccine from 14.5 million to 15.2 million doses.
Along with the 2.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was authorized for emergency use over the weekend, states are receiving a total of eighteen million doses this week alone, press secretary Jen Psaki said.
So, with all this considered, it is now predicted that every adult in the U.S will receive a vaccine by May.
Yes, in just 3 months time.
In a briefing, President Biden said:
“This country will have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May — by the end of May.”
“That’s progress. Important progress.”
The president also announced that he was directing states to prioritize K–12 teachers and staff and childcare providers in vaccinations, saying he wanted every educator to receive at least 1 dose by the end of March.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel, but we cannot let our guard down now or assure that victory is inevitable.”
While many have been rejoicing at the news, others are a little skeptical as to whether his ambitious plan is even possible at all.
You can listen to the president’s full speech below.
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