United States: Biden announces plan to fight Covid-19 for first 100 days

Joe Biden presents his anti-covid plan with three very simple goals: masks, vaccinations and the reopening of schools in the first 100 days of his tenure.


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The president-elect introduced his team in charge of fighting the pandemic and in particular his new Minister of Health, Xavier Becerra, the current Attorney General of California.

From his inauguration on January 20, Joe Biden wants to make Covid-19 his priority and announces a plan to fight for the first 100 days of his mandate.


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With our correspondent in San Francisco


Eric de Salve

From his stronghold of Wilmington, Joe Biden presents his anti-Covid plan with three very simple goals: masks, vaccinations and the reopening of schools in the first 100 days of his tenure.

We will impose the mask wherever possible,"

he promises.

Mask for all in the first 100 days of mandate.

This is the easiest thing you can do to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases.


From his first 100 days in office, Joe Biden also wants to inject 100 million doses of vaccine: “ 

It will be the most effective vaccination campaign in the history of the United States.


Faced with the coronavirus, the president-elect counts on two men: Xavier Becerra, his future Minister of Health and the highly respected

Doctor Anthony Fauci

, already in charge of the health crisis at the White House, but fallen out of favor in the eyes of Donald Trump .


We have to govern with science,

 ” explains the immunologist.

At the same time at the White House, Donald Trump is also holding a summit on the coronavirus, but no member of the Biden team has been invited.

And when a journalist asks why: " 

We'll see what the next administration will be, I hope it will be a Trump administration 

," replies the outgoing president

still in denial of his defeat


Today, I'm announcing key COVID-19 priorities for the first 100 days of my administration:

- Everyone wears a mask

- 100 million vaccinations

- Reopen the majority of schools

With these steps, we can change the course of the disease and change life in America for the better.

- Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 8, 2020

To read: Joe Biden will ask the Americans to wear the mask for "one hundred days"


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