President Joe Biden said anyone who wanted a Covid-19 vaccine should be able to get one by this spring, while saying he believed the United States might be able to get 150 million vaccines over the course of of his first 100 days in power.
“I think we can do it this spring,” Biden told reporters. “But it will be a logistical challenge that is beyond anything we have ever tried in this country, but I think we can do it.
He said he was confident that by this summer, “we will be on our way to collective immunity and improving access for people who are not first on the list and who are going down. ‘to children.
Biden wondered if the initial goal of his administration – of 100 vaccinations in the first 100 days – was too modest. Biden suggested that the United States could exceed one million shots per day in the near future.
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Biden’s appearance before reporters provided a glimpse of how he will interact with the media as president in relation to Trump. His predecessor did not miss many opportunities to denigrate the press and train with individual journalists, but he occasionally answered questions several times during the day.
Biden is expected to interact with the press much more sparingly, and while he has had issues with reporters, he has not treated them like the opposition party.
As aides tried to wrap up the event with Biden, the president answered a final question from Peter Doocy, Fox News’ new chief White House correspondent who covered his campaign.
“I know he always asks tough questions, and he always has an advantage, but I love him anyway,” Biden said, calling Doocy.
Doocy asked him, “Now that you are president, and you say there is nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic over the past few months. What happened two months ago when you said declaratively, “I will stop the virus”? “
“I’m going to stop the virus, but I never said I would in two months. I said you have to wait a long time to get here; it will take a long time to beat him, ”he said.