Late at night local time on the 21st, the two houses of the U.S. Congress passed a spending package totaling about $2.3 trillion to deal with the COVID-19 epidemic.
At a time when the long-partisan and popularly awaited bill was introduced, the cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths in the United States exceeded 18 million. In order to encourage people to be vaccinated, President-elect Biden publicly vaccinated him on Monday.
According to the Washington Post and other media reports, the U.S. Senate passed the more than 5,000-page bill at about 11:42 p.m. local time on Monday.
Two hours ago, the House of Representatives passed the bill easily. The bill is one of the largest bills passed in the history of the United States Congress, including a total of about $900 billion pandemic economic relief bill and a $1.4 trillion budget bill for fiscal year 2021 (finally September 30 next year).
The spending package will be submitted to President Trump for signature and later become law. Biden posted on social media praising Congress for passing the bill and hoping that Congress would support the new government’s epidemic response plan. He was vaccinated against Pfizer against COVID-19 at a Delaware hospital Monday afternoon.
Biden affirmed the Trump administration’s achievements in vaccine development and advancement when he was vaccinated, saying he was openly vaccinated to tell the public: “When the coronavirus vaccine is available, people should be prepared.”
The U.S. president-elect stressed that it will take some time to defeat the virus, encouraging people to wear masks, maintain social distancing and avoid unnecessary travel. Vice President-elect Harris plans to be vaccinated next week. Vice President Pence, House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader McConnell have all been vaccinated before.
According to CNN on the 22nd, according to the data of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of Monday morning local time, more than 614,000 Americans have been vaccinated. Most Americans will have to wait months to get vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the number of new infections, hospitalizations and deaths in the United States is soaring, prompting health experts to urge the public to stay home during Christmas.