Joe Biden: Covid Plan


President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have laid out a seven-point plan to beat COVID-19. The plan, announced as he introduced the team he has designed to get the pandemic under control, would aim to get at least 100 million Americans vaccinated in his first 100 days in office. He also pledged to sign a face mask mandate on his first day in office and efforts to get kids back to school safely. Biden’s plan came the same day that Trump signed an executive order aimed at prioritizing the shipment of the coronavirus vaccine to Americans before other nations.
On Tuesday, Biden said his administration would prioritize vaccinating health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities, and educators first and as fast as possible. This was recommended by vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Regarding the mask mandate, the president can’t require every American to wear a mask, under the law Biden said he could only require masks in places like federal buildings and on planes, trains, and buses for interstate travel. The president stated the third national priority of the health team is to get kids back in school safely. He said if Congress provides the necessary funding to protect students, educators, and staff, and cities put strong public health measures in place that Americans follow, then there is a possibility. Biden has pledged to listen to the advice of scientists and public health experts about the pandemic. He has worn a mask at public events and stressed the importance of sticking to public health guidelines.