US President Biden wants 70 percent of Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 to get a “summer of freedom”.
The President of the United States, Biden, announced a one-month effort to achieve this 70 percent Vaccination of Americans until July 4, the nation’s Independence Day.
Speaking of: press conference At the White House on Wednesday, Biden said his administration would work with local governments, the private sector, and the American people to “get all the stops” done.
“America is heading for a summer that is very different from last summer,” Biden said.
“Summer of freedom, summer of joy, summer of meetings and celebrations. All the American summer this country deserves after a long, long, dark winter that we have all endured. ”
While nearly 52 percent of the adult population in the United States is already fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the president urged more vaccines for adults under 40.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 59,000 people have died from the coronavirus in the United States.
To encourage more people to be vaccinated, Biden said that in June, vaccine sites such as pharmacies will provide long hours of vaccinations, parents will provide childcare services, և Uber և Lyft would provide free tours to meetings և hours.
“Getting vaccinated is easier than ever,” he said, adding that the government works with hairdressers to reach colored communities.
“Local hairdressers, stylists. “They are becoming major advocates for vaccines in their communities, offering information to clients, making appointments for them, and even using their own businesses as vaccination sites.”
Biden noted that COVID-19 cases, such as coronavirus-related hospitalizations and deaths, were significantly reduced by vaccination. He added that twelve US states have already reached the 70 percent mark, and that several other countries are expected to reach this mark by the end of this week.
The United States has declared a state of emergency permission: for three vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna և single shot Johnson & Johnson jabs և etc. Americans Over 12 years old They also have the right to vaccinations.
Biden took office in January, promising to do more to end the COVID-19 epidemic than his predecessor, Donald Trump, who was criticized for underestimating the disease threat and failing to do so.
On Wednesday, Biden said Vice President Kamala Harris, her husband Doug Emhoff, as well as First Lady Il Biden, would travel across the country on a “national vaccine tour.”
“We need everyone around the country to put an end to us,” he said. “I promise you we can do it.”