President Biden Shortens Vaccine Eligibility Timeline

Syringes wand vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be administered to front-line health care workers under an emergency use authorization at a drive up vaccination site from Renown Health in Reno Nevada

Biden has now set the goal of getting 200 million vaccines to his fellow countrymen in the first 100 days of his administration.

Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, has warned that the country is in a "critical time" because "we could just as easily swing up into a surge".

He also issued a warning: "We aren't at the finish line".

"As I said before, we can have a safe, happy 4th of July with your family and your friends and small groups in your backyard", Biden said.

Since the announcement, the majority of the states have already assured that they will be able to meet the timeline, which states the goal to be achieved two weeks prior to the initial May 1 deadline.

At least a dozen states opened eligibility to anyone 16 and older on Monday alone, while New Jersey and OR announced this week that all residents 16 and older will become eligible on April 19.

"No more confusing rules, no more confusing restrictions", he said from the White House, bumping up the original promised date of May 1 by nearly two weeks.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House Tuesday
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke during a press briefing at the White House Tuesday

He has urged everyone to get registered and get a vaccine shot against the deadly coronavirus as soon as possible.

"You know up until we get a substantial proportion, a majority at least of people vaccinated, and the level of infection goes very, very low", Fauci said. "The real question is how much death, disease, and misery are we going to see between now and then".

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that the government will not support a "system that requires Americans to carry a credential".

Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, also spent the day Tuesday focused on promoting the COVID-19 vaccine, each touring a vaccination center, Harris in Chicago and Emhoff in Yakima, Washington.

"The government is not now nor will we be supporting a system that requires Americans to carry a credential", Psaki told reporters during a news conference.

"By April every single American who wants to be vaccinated will have the ability to be vaccinated", Atlas said.

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