Biden Talks School Reopening, Vaccine Availability

  • Biden Talks School Reopening, Vaccine Availability

Biden Talks School Reopening, Vaccine Availability

"What I didn't realize, I had been in the Oval Office a hundred times as vice president - more than that - every morning for the initial meetings", Biden said.

US President Joe Biden said he expects the Covid-19 vaccine to be widely available in the US by the end of July and cautiously suggested the nation may return to normal by Christmas, reported American-based news agency United Press International (UPI).

"The loss of being able to be in school is having a significant impact on children and parents as well", Biden said during a town hall at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hosted by Anderson Cooper of CNN.

"They're as cold as the devil up there. The goal would be 5 days a week". "The president felt that he could have a good conversation with people about the path forward, and also even people who disagree with him".

The massive relief measure, which could be passed by the House as early as next week, would bankroll $1,400 stimulus checks to most Americans, renew soon-to-expire federal unemployment benefits at $400 per week and provide billions of dollars for COVID-19 vaccination efforts and billions more in budgetary relief for cash-strapped state and local governments.

Joe Biden elbow bumps an immunologist
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The GOP resistance has prompted Democrats to pursue a budgetary option known as reconciliation that will allow them to pass Biden's relief plan without Republican support. Mr. Biden said it's "totally different" from the Vice-President's residence, set on 80 acres and offering ample room to swim, explore and exercise in greater privacy. She instead said that she and Biden believe states should make them a priority in deciding who gets vaccinated.

He described much more fondly his time at the vice president's official residence at the Naval Observatory, a compound of 80 acres complete with a swimming pool and a place where he said he could wander the grounds freely.

Vice President Harris declined to weigh in Wednesday on whether Trump should be criminally prosecuted in connection to the January 6 violent attack on the Capitol, claiming she has been too focused on addressing the pandemic to come to a conclusion.

Biden's attorney general pick, Judge Merrick Garland, is being held up in the Senate, however.