November 17th. Biden talked about the vaccine issue at a press conference on the 16th local time, expressing his willingness to set an example and vaccinate against Coronavirus “without hesitation”.
He also said that his transition team urgently needs to obtain the Trump administration’s plan for the distribution of future new coronavirus vaccines.
According to a report on the US CNBC website on the 16th, Biden said: “I will vaccinate without hesitation, and I want to set an example.” He also mentioned that the most important thing is to get the vaccine for the people who need it most. U.S. media noted that just earlier in the day, American pharmaceutical company Moderna said that according to the current preliminary research data, the effectiveness of Coronavirus vaccine it developed reached 94.5%.
The United States Pfizer has also announced that the effectiveness of its Coronavirus vaccine is over 90%.
In addition, Biden also mentioned that if the current US government continues to reject a smooth transfer of power, more Americans may die from Coronavirus pandemic.
He said: “If we don’t coordinate, there may be more (American) death.
How do we get more than 300 million Americans vaccinated? What is the plan? This is a very, very huge task. If we have to wait until The plan is only started on January 20, and it will be delayed for more than a month… so the important thing now is to coordinate.”
According to Worldometer’s real-time statistics, as of about 6:30 on November 17, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United States has exceeded 11.5 million, reaching 11,507,150, and a total of 252,462 deaths.