January 22 On the afternoon of the 21st local time, the new President Biden of the United States delivered a speech on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and signed a number of relevant executive orders.
He said that the U.S. pandemic response is a “wartime task” and that it is likely to enter the most difficult period next.
According to CNN, Associated Press and other American media, Biden’s plans announced include strengthening vaccine distribution and testing, preparing for the reopening of schools and business activities, and popularizing the use of masks.
He said that the previous administration failed to pay enough attention to the response to the pandemic.
The current vaccine distribution plan is a “complete failure”.
The death toll of the novel coronavirus in the United States may exceed 500,000 in February, and the number of confirmed cases will continue to rise.
Biden said that one of the top priorities of his government is to “restore public trust.” We will ensure that scientists and public health experts are directly facing the people.” He said, “So people will hear more Anthony Fauci’s voice, not the president, but the words of real scientists and experts.”
Biden also said in his speech: “400,000 Americans have died [because of COVID-19], more than the number of deaths in the United States during World War II.
This is a wartime task.” Biden reportedly signed 10 executive orders on the pandemic response, which will use the U.S. Defense Production Act to mobilize all federal agencies and private enterprises to produce pandemic prevention supplies.
We are likely to enter the most difficult and deadly pandemic phases.” He said