President Biden begged Americans to stay vigilant against the coronavirus on Thursday, rallying state and private companies to support vaccination obligations to avoid a surge in incidents.
“We’re heading in the right direction.” Biden said in a speech at the White House, “I have important work to do and I can’t give up now.” “I’m calling for more businesses to step up. I’m calling for more parents to vaccinate their children when they qualify.”
Biden is optimistic as new incidents diminish compared to the devastating summer wave that has undermined the president’s commitment to overcoming the pandemic and curbing the harm done to the economy and schools. Indicated.
The United States currently records about 90,000 new infections per day, a decrease of more than 40% since August. Hospitalizations and deaths are also decreasing. About 70% of adults are fully vaccinated, and many children under the age of 12 may be eligible for injections within a few weeks.
But the president also used that moment to warn that the pandemic wasn’t over yet. This is an effort to avoid the mistakes made when celebrating “virus independence” on July 4th last year. Almost 2,000 Americans are still dying every day as the country heads for winter.
Mr Biden pointed out that parts of the country are still free from the victims of the virus and sought to encourage states and private companies to implement the vaccine obligations that are the focus of Republican attacks.
Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott issued a presidential order earlier this week that effectively banned the state’s mandatory coronavirus vaccine. Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, also a Republican, has complicated government efforts to curb pandemics and threatened a wonderful area that requires civil servants to vaccinate.
Earlier this week, White House spokesman Jen Psaki accused the Republican governor of “politics over public health.”
However, Biden continues to encourage large employers to adopt mandates. Earlier this week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration submitted the first text of the Emergency Temporary Standards to the Office of Management and Budget. It probably needs to go through a week-long inter-ministerial review process before it can be published to companies, and some companies say they are waiting for guidance before mandates.