According to CNN, President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he is ordering US states to open coronavirus vaccine eligibility to all adults by May 1, 2021, as part of a campaign to get the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even as he regretted the untold losses suffered by Americans over the past year, he affirmed that the war against the virus is a concerted and patriotic effort, CNN said.
“Finding light in the midst of darkness is a uniquely American trait. “It may be the most American thing we do,” he said.
Biden said, “We know what we need to do to defeat this virus.” “Say what is on your mind.”
As he told Americans, “This fight is far from over,” the President struck a careful balance of optimism and reality. He also gave a rallying cry for “national unity,” urging Americans to put their differences over masks and restrictions aside.
“I will not relent until I have met this virus,” Biden said, “but the American people: I need you.” “Every American must do their part,” says the president.
The announcement in Biden’s speech comes as the number of COVID-19 cases declines, but thousands of Americans continue to die each week from the virus.
His remarks commented on the worst year in recent memory (the Coronavirus pandemic) while voicing optimism for the coming year.
Following nearly 530,000 US deaths, an economic meltdown, and a drastic alteration in daily life, he assured Americans that the chance of the virus was “very, very low.”
He had falling case counts, millions of vaccinated Americans, and a USD 1.9 trillion stimulus package on his side, which he signed into law Thursday afternoon, to make his case. According to CNN, the confluence of promising signs has produced an ambitious moment that Biden is eager to grab.
He’ll talk about a new national website that goes live in May and provides information on where to find vaccines.
Biden also mentioned school reopening efforts in his speech, announcing a Department of Education summit and increased testing capacity for K-8 facilities.
In his prime-time address, Biden also addressed the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. Biden said, “Vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans who have been targeted, harassed, blamed, and scapegoated.”
“Right now, so many of our fellow Americans are fighting the pandemic on the front lines, trying to save lives. And they are now forced to live in fear for their life just walking down American streets. It’s incorrect. It’s unpatriotic. And it has to come to an end,” he said.