Biden Talks School Reopening, Vaccine Availability


The other problem is that "a lot of people don't know how to register" for a vaccine, Biden said. And that's- and they're, and we got them to move up the time because we used the National Defense Act to be able to help the manufacturing piece of it to get more equipment and so on.

Biden's comments came as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the administration will increase the vaccine supply to states to 13.5 million doses per week, up from 11 million last week.

Biden addressed the Trump administration's inept handling of the coronavirus vaccine rollout during Tuesday's town hall, where he said this administration "inherited a circumstance" in which "there weren't many vaccinators... We still have somewhere between 1,500 and 3,500 deaths per day", said Walensky on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. So we have significant number of vaccinators, people who'd actually be there.

"No, that's not true", he said.

President Joe Biden took questions on a plethora of issues, including the coronavirus pandemic, vaccine rollout, school reopenings, economic reboot and the minimum wage at CNN's town hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on 17 February - his first such event since his January inauguration as POTUS.

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Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said it is "absolutely" too soon for states to roll back mask mandates as President Biden extends his call for 100 days of masking, urging Americans to mask up "over the next year". "And we have to continue getting vaccinated as soon as that vaccine is available to us".

"Vaccinating teachers are a part of it but it's not something that you can't open a school unless all the teachers are vaccinated", Fauci said in an interview on ABC News' "This Week".

Cooper asked Biden when he thought things would be more back to normal.

The White House has been operating under strict social distancing rules, with most administration staffers working from home, mask wearing required throughout the White House complex and limits on the size and duration of in-person meetings in the West Wing. "And so the idea is, that I am not going to speak out against what he's doing in Hong Kong, what he's doing with the Uyghurs in the western mountains of China and Taiwan trying to end the one-China policy by making it forceful.he gets, it culturally there are different norms that each country and that leaders are expected to follow", Biden said.