I want to report the first formal speech that President Joe Biden gave on the coronavirus pandemic today (18 minutes), from NBCNews.
“We will get through this” he promised, “help is on the way.”
But Trump’s vaccination delivery program was in disarray, and we don’t know how long it will take to get the train moving.
It would help if AstraZeneca and Johnson-Johnson could get out there quickly.
This didn’t happen over night. It will get worse before it gets better.
Biden did sign an order requiring masks on federal property and in interstate travel. People returning from any international flights must have negative tests to board (rapid antigen tests?) and quarantine on arrival (I think its 10 days).
There was no mention of lockdowns.
Julia Beluz and Umair Irfan discuss vaccines and treatments and the South African E484K protein issue on Vox.