China will face repercussions for human rights abuses, says Joe Biden

James Marshall
February 18, 2021

But added that based on his understanding, assuming the country can reach herd immunity of about 70%, largely through vaccination, "by next Christmas I think we'll be in a very different circumstance than we are today".

Mr. Biden offered a frank description of what it's like to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. during his CNN town hall on February 16 night, referencing past Presidents who have spoken of the building as "a little like a gilded cage".

"By the end of July, we'll have 600 million doses, enough to vaccinate every American", he said. For example, "instead of a classroom of 30 kids in it, you have 3 classes of 10 kids each", he said.

In a clarification of comments made by Psaki, Biden said there was a mistake in communication when it was reported that a school could be considered open if it was open just one day per week. 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.

United States President Joe Biden said Tuesday (Feb 16) that all Americans will have access to Covid-19 vaccines before August.

Joe Biden elbow bumps an immunologist
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Biden said one of the most significant obstacles he faced in taking on the pandemic response from the previous administration was a lack of vaccinators to administer the shots.

Biden said that kids in grades K-8 should go back to school, but that it's "harder" to get high schools open without a rehaul of school ventilation systems.

"By the end of third grade, if a child is not at third-grade reading level, they literally drop off", Harris said.

Biden told CNN's Anderson Cooper he had recently secured coronavirus vaccine contracts from Moderna and Pfizer, which would see an extra 100 million doses by late July - a month earlier than expected, according to People.

He also took a question from a teacher, who stated his belief that schools all need new ventilation systems before they can be opened. "I get up in the morning and look at Jill and say, 'Where the hell are we?'" Mr. Biden joked, adding that he wasn't used to household staff waiting on him. He urged people to continue wearing masks, socially distance, and wash their hands with hot water.

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