There is no doubt whatsoever that Joe Biden is attempting to quickly distance his administration’s response to the coronavirus from that of his predecessor, but some are now wondering if No. 46 has gone too far.
Biden has constantly complained about the situation left for him by Trump, which is no more of a strategy than the Democrats deciding that they are going t be known as “the resistance”.
Thusly, when Biden spits out numbers during this pandemic, there are many left wondering whether or not these claims are anything more than mere lip service.
President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. will have enough supply of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the summer to inoculate 300 million Americans.
Biden made the announcement at the sprawling National Institutes of Health complex just outside Washington as he visited some of the nation’s leading scientists on the frontlines of the fight against the disease. He toured the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory that created the COVID-19 vaccine now manufactured by Moderna and being rolled out in the U.S. and other countries.
The U.S. is on pace to exceed Biden’s goal of administering 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office, with more than 26 million shots delivered in his first three weeks.
“That’s just the floor,” Biden said. “Our end goal is beating COVID-19.”
Then came the exorbitant claims.
Biden announced on Thursday that the U.S. had secured contractual commitments from Moderna and Pfizer to deliver the 600 million doses of vaccine by the end of July — more than a month earlier than initially anticipated.
“We’re now on track to have enough supply for 300 million Americans by the end of July,” he announced.
These numbers would be an incredible feat, but there is no telling whether or not they’re realistic in the slightest.