President Joe Biden's full address on his Covid-19 response plan

January 21, 2021 12 Views

President Joe Biden addresses his Covid-19 response and details his executive orders aimed at easing the pandemic struggle. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO: https://cnb.cx/2NGeIvi

On his first full day in office, President Joe Biden announced 10 executive orders to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, mandating masks on public transportation and directing agencies to use wartime powers to require U.S. companies to make N95 masks, swabs and other equipment.

The president’s plan emphasizes ramping up testing for the coronavirus, accelerating the pace of vaccinations and providing more funding and direction to state and local officials, according to a copy of it released Thursday. A key component of the plan is restoring trust with the American public. It also focuses on vaccinating more people, safely reopening schools, businesses and travel as well as slowing the spread of the virus.

“The National Strategy provides a roadmap to guide America out of the worst public health crisis in a century,” the plan says. “America has always risen to the challenge we face and we will do so now.”

Biden has taken office at a pivotal moment in the pandemic. Nearly 3,000 Americans are dying every day of Covid-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, and newly discovered strains that are more contagious are establishing footholds in the U.S., threatening to push the nation’s outbreak to even more deadly heights. The plan released Thursday expands on initiatives outlined last week and details how Biden plans to bring the outbreak under control and help the country recover.

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  1. Cancelled pipeline costing 60,000 jobs on day 1, joining corrupt who, and Paris climate. Expect gas to be 4.50 gallon, food and utility cost to double!. America is not longer first priority.

  2. UNITY! After the National Guard used as a Photo Op they were put in a Freezing garage. 5,000 Troops with ONE Power Outlet and ONE Bathroom. Our Troops were Treated worse than when Obama Caged Children!

  3. Lol of course they’ll help. Dems stands for slave labor! Dems have always fought for slavery, and now they fight for modern day slavery. I asked Biden “let’s stand at border and welcome every immigrant with a citizenship so that they are treated equally, as any citizen would be in the USA such as minimum wage and health insurance! Of course my voice was ignored. Big businesses need these people for slave labor. May my prayers be heard for these people coming for a better life. May the slave owners, the Dems, be punished!

  4. Well, you just had a super spreader event and now tons of troops are sleeping on concrete cold floors in a garage, will travel, and potentially spread. Here you face the public, no mask, talking about covid, coughing, no mask…

  5. I guess he's all business. No "come on man" ! Only in this country can the sleepy one and accomplished nothing my whole career harris get elected to the highest posts in the land. We have to be the laughing stock of the world. I know Id be laughing if I paid attention to this country from afar. How embarrassing!