President Biden announced his plans to combat the coronavirus during his first primetime speech on Thursday night. He said that there is a “good chance” that Americans will be able to come together in “small groups” by Independence Day.
Biden is currently directing every state to make COVID-19 vaccines available to all Americans by May 1.
“A July 4th with your loved ones is the goal.” He said during his speech, then adding that everyone needs to continue to wear masks, socially distance and obey Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The Associated Press reports that enough doses of vaccine are expected to be available by the end of May to inoculate 255 million people.
The President’s address came shortly after he signed the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” which he claimed during his speech could “cut child poverty in half.”
The legislation was passed without the vote of a single Republican lawmaker. Democrats praised the legislation as a lifeline to rescue the economy, but Republicans have demonstrated that the bill does very little to combat the pandemic; instead it is a pork-filled bill to fulfill Democrat wish-list items while inflating the national debt.