White House rules out a USA vaccine 'passport'

Lawrence Kim
Апреля 7, 2021

Syringes wand vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be administered in Reno, Nevada on December 17, 2020.

The White House has flatly ruled out national Covid-19 vaccination passports for Americans, saying citizens' privacy and rights should be protected.

During a press appearance on Tuesday, Biden said he is updating his self-imposed deadline of May 1.

But sources confirmed to Fox News that the president is moving that date up by two weeks.

Addressing reporters, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said: "The government is not now, nor will be, supporting a system that requires Americans to carry a credential".

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House Tuesday
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke during a press briefing at the White House Tuesday

Biden had set a goal to give 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in his first 100 days in office - a goal he has since doubled to 200 million doses by his 100th day.

In her Tuesday press briefing, the press secretary was asked if the White House was giving any thought to a "federally-organized vaccine passport".

Biden is also expected to announce that the USA administered 150 million doses in his first 75 days in office, a pace that puts him on track to surpassing his previously stated goal of reaching 200 million doses in his first 100 days.

"That doesn't mean they will get it that day, that means they can join the line that day if they have not already done that beforehand", Psaki said.

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