President Biden is wasting no time executing his COVID-19 plan. As soon as early February, there will be COVID-19 vaccines available at your local pharmacies. Under the Biden Administration, there will be 100 vaccination centers across the country added within the month and an additional pool of medical professionals available to administer said shots.
President Biden’s national COVID strategy is as follows:
- Activate the Defense Production Act to aid and direct all federal agencies and private industry to accelerate the manufacturing of vaccines and testing. This includes equipping all healthcare personnel with protective equipment, supplies needed to vaccinate people, and supplies for testing.
- Use the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to set up 100 mass vaccination centers across the country, with special attention to areas and communities hit hardest by the pandemic.
- By the beginning of February, have a federal pharmacy program to make vaccines available to local drug stores.
- Enhance the number of Medical professionals who can administer the vaccine. This will include urging states to expand the number of health care workers eligible to administer vaccines, including waiving some licensing requirements. It is projected that 100,000 more public health workers will be added to help administer the vaccine program.
The president has assured America that “help is on the way,” but continues to remind us that the pandemic is going to get worse before it gets better.
“Unfortunately,” Biden said at a White House briefing, “the death toll will likely top 500,000 next month. It’s going to take months for us to turn things around.” As of Wednesday, January 27, more than 427,000 Americans have died from coronavirus.