Biden: I am willing to vaccinate publicly like Clinton, Bush Jr. and Obama
Biden: I am willing to vaccinate publicly like Clinton, Bush Jr. and Obama. United States is currently in a deep “outbreak winter”. In order to enhance the American people’s confidence in their country’s COVID-19 vaccine, many former US presidents have successively expressed their willingness to broadcast the vaccine on TV. On Thursday (3rd) local time, Biden stated that he was willing to vaccinate publicly like Clinton, Bush Jr. and Obama to prove the safety of the vaccine.
“Capitol Hill”: Biden said he will vaccinate publicly with several former presidents
According to CNN and “Capitol Hill” reports, Biden and Harris accepted an interview with CNN reporter Jake Tapper on the 3rd. Tapper asked Biden whether he would be vaccinated before taking office as president, and whether he would vaccinate in public, as former Presidents Bush, Obama and Clinton said. Biden responded: “I would be happy to do this.”
Biden said that once Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert, confirms the safety of the vaccine, he will vaccinate in public.
Biden admitted in an interview that the American people still have doubts about vaccines. “People have lost confidence in vaccines, (in polls that support vaccines) this number has been alarmingly low.” Biden said that in this case, what the president and vice president did is very important.
“The important thing is to tell the American people that it is safe and that it is safe to do so.” Biden said, “I think the three former presidents have set a model for what should be done. Obviously, we plan to do the same. “
Prior to this, Biden also made a similar statement. On November 16, Biden said in a speech in Wilmington, Delaware, that if Fauci and the vaccine manufacturer tell him that the vaccine is safe, he will be vaccinated against the new coronavirus.
In the show, Harris expressed the same attitude as Biden. Harris said that once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves and provides the COVID-19 vaccine to the public, she will start vaccination.
Harris said that she “of course” will be vaccinated. She and Biden have been talking about this issue, but the people who need the vaccine the most will be the priority for vaccination.
In order to dispel the doubts of the American people about the vaccine, the Washington Post gave Biden and Harris a trick on the 2nd of this month: If the FDA allows a certain COVID-19 vaccine to be on the market, Biden and Harris should be vaccinated on “national television broadcast” , Demonstrating the “determination to fight the epidemic.”
Before Biden, three former presidents of the United States: Bush Jr., Obama and Clinton have expressed their willingness to broadcast the vaccination process on TV to prove the safety of the vaccine and encourage Americans to vaccinate.
CNN reported on Dec 03: To prove vaccine safety, Obama, Bush Jr. and Clinton will prescribe vaccinations
“If this helps to encourage Americans, Clinton will definitely get vaccinated as soon as possible, and he will do so in public.” Clinton’s press secretary Angel Urena (Angel Urena) said. George W. Bush’s chief of staff, Freddy Ford, revealed that Bush has contacted Fauci, stating that once the time is right, he will do everything he can to encourage everyone to get vaccinated, and he is happy to get vaccinated in front of the camera.
Obama also said that he trusts Fauci completely. Once Fauci says that the vaccine is safe and can prevent infection, he will definitely get it. Omaba added that he is willing to be vaccinated on live TV.
Entering the fall and winter, the United States continued to suffer from high fevers. The total number of confirmed cases has exceeded 14.29 million, and the number of daily increases has reached new highs. Robert R. Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Robert R. Redfield) issued a warning on the 2nd that the United States is facing a catastrophic winter. He pointed out that December, January and February next year will be “the most difficult period in the history of American public health.”
According to a CNN report on Friday (4th), Biden revealed at an event in Wilmington, Delaware that day, that although the Trump administration has shared information about the distribution of vaccines to states with its transition team, But his team hasn’t seen the “detailed plan” yet.
“We have not seen specific plans, such as how to take the vaccine out of the container and inject it into a person’s arm with a syringe.” Biden said that the job of distributing and vaccinating the vaccine is “costly and extremely difficult.” On the one hand, “there is still a lot of work to be done.”
Trend of Increasing COVID-19 Cases in the United States Source: Johns Hopkins University
According to US Johns Hopkins epidemic statistics, as of 5:25 am Pacific Time on the 5th, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 pneumonia in the United States has exceeded 14.29 million, reaching 14,297,251; the number of deaths exceeded 278,000, reaching 278,083. The United States is still the country with the worst epidemic in the world.