Joe Biden again set the example on Wednesday on vaccination.
The American president received his second booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19, just after urging Congress to continue funding the fight against the pandemic.
"It didn't hurt at all," assured the American president, 79, after receiving his injection at the White House in front of the cameras and a group of journalists.
He had received his first injection of the Pfizer vaccine in December 2020, the second in January 2021, then his first booster dose at the end of September.
“Covid-19 no longer controls our lives”
Joe Biden actually immediately implemented a decision made by the United States Medicines Agency on Tuesday.
The latter, the FDA, has indeed given the green light to a second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines against Covid-19 for people aged 50 and over, four months after their third injection.
“We are at a new stage in this pandemic.
This does not mean that the Covid-19 is over.
This means that the Covid-19 no longer controls our lives, “said the American president.
He further called on the US Congress to quickly approve new funding for the fight against the pandemic, assuring that if not, the federal government would find itself in a few months short of tests and treatments, or would be unable to do so, if need was, to finance the development of a vaccine against a future new variant.
“Americans have started living their lives again.
We can't give up on that."
"I call on Congress to act immediately," said Joe Biden.
US senators were struggling on Wednesday to find an agreement, which must be supported by at least 10 members of the Republican opposition, around a funding proposal of 15 billion dollars.
Joe Biden also announced the launch of a new single site, COVID.
gov, intended to help Americans find where to get vaccines, tests, treatments and masks.
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