President-elect Joe Biden received his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, three weeks after getting his first one with TV cameras rolling in an attempt to reassure the American public that the shots are safe.
President-elect Joe Biden pledged to use the Defense Production Act to maximize the available supply of vaccines, while governors accused the Trump administration of deceiving states about what was available.
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 400,000 on Tuesday in the waning hours in office for President Donald Trump, whose handling of the crisis has been judged by public health experts a singular failure.
Public health experts Thursday blamed vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives without ordering enough shots.
Nearly a year to the day after the Chinese city of Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus that had already escaped, President Joe Biden began putting into effect a new war plan for fighting the outbreak in the U.S.