President-elect Joe Biden put forth his impressive three-point agenda on Tuesday, 8, November to effectively combat the COVID-19 in the United States. He declared the “masking, vaccination and opening schools” his key objectives in the first three months of the presidency.
The details of Biden’s strategy to combat COVID-19 in the United States
Biden assured Americans to lead the most effective mass vaccination plan in United States history. He called it a national priority to reopen the majority of schools across America by efficiently controlling the pandemic in the first 100 days of the presidency.
He promised the Americans that he would direct at least 100 million vaccination shots in the same period after assuming the seat. Considering the severity of the pandemic in the US, Biden also pledged to authorize a face mask mandate on his first official day.
President-elect ensured that he would declare the mask-wearing a requirement in federal buildings, planes, and transportation. Speaking to an event in Wilmington, Joe said that he could not promise, but he would make every effort to change the disease and American life in his first 100 days.
Who’s on Biden’s Presidential Health team
While attending the ceremony, he did not forget to introduce the top members of his health team. Xavier Becerra, a former congressman who also attended the event, was announced by Biden as a nominee for his health and human services secretary.
According to Biden, Becerra, the current California attorney general, will take emergency actions to curtail the Corona pandemic that has engulfed over 285,000 Americans by this time.
At the event, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who will serve as a chief medical advisor in Biden’s administration, appeared virtually. According to Joe and the medical advisor, Dr. Fauci will continue his services as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ director.
Meanwhile, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, will be given the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It will be the first time for Dr. Rochelle to serve American as a member of the government.
While introducing top members of his health team at Wilmington, Joe vowed to prioritize educators, health workers, and residents for the first round of vaccination. He applauded his team members and referred to them as a group of “world-class experts.” He assured the Americans that his team would formulate the best strategy to curtail Coronavirus under Dr. Anthony’s supervision.
President-elect Joe Biden proposed an “American rescue plan” to recover the country’s economy
Joe Biden, to be sworn in as 46th American president on Jan 20, unveiled a $1.9 trillion plan on Thursday evening. The proposal named “American rescue plan” would help President-elect Biden meet his 100-day vaccine administration and economic recovery plan.
Biden was optimistic while announcing the rescue plan and tributed those who lost their lives fighting against the COVID-19. He ensured that his package would recover people out of deprivation by paying rents and overcoming basic needs.
The plan would help stabilize the country’s dwindling economy by financially assisting small businesses and local and state governments. According to Biden, economic revival is strongly associated with combating the Coronavirus. So, the plan would allocate $416 billion for launching a national vaccination program and mobile units to provide health facilities in remote areas.
These funds will help the researchers to investigate new types of viruses by genome sequencing as in other developed countries. Funding will employ 100,000 health workers to trace and motivate the infected people to get vaccinated. The program will help to immunize 50 million Americans in the first 100 days of Biden’s administration.
The rescue plan calls for providing $1400 per person in addition to $600, already approved by Congress, giving each eligible person a total of $2000.
According to President-elect, the plan would help low and moderate-income families lift by providing them financial support. The package will provide $25 billion in rental aid, besides already fixed $25 billion to help such families who suffered the most during the pandemic. Mr. Biden’s rescue plan also included $5 billion to help renters who are on the verge of facing homelessness to pay their utility bills.
Biden is also projected to increase the minimum wage up to $15 an hour after assuming office as a President of the US. He is expected to increase paid leaves and tax credits for families, helping them recover after the pandemic.
President-elect Joe Biden’s rescue package received appreciation from senators and politicians. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer commended Biden’s plan to compensate the economic losses and assist the desperate families. They said they are anxiously waiting for Mr. Biden to take office so that they help ratify the proposal.
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