The President of the United States, Joe Biden, received a second booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, one day after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized this new inoculation to citizens over 50 years of age.
Within the framework of his vaccination, Biden stressed that, thanks to the strategy developed by the United States, the country is entering a “new scenario” of the pandemic, according to the CBS network.
“It does not mean that covid-19 is over. It means that covid-19 no longer controls our lives,” explained the tenant of the White House, who also announced a new government portal aimed at providing information on vaccines, treatments and the figures of infections in the different territories of the country.
On the other hand, Biden called on Congress to approve new funds for vaccines and treatments against the coronavirus, and warned that the government does not have enough resources to guarantee a fourth dose for all Americans.
Thus, it estimated at 30 billion dollars – about 27 billion euros – the funds necessary to ensure the capacity of the State to vaccinate and carry out tests beyond the month of June. If these financial resources are not provided, the president fears that the United States will be more vulnerable to another outbreak of the virus.
“We are already seeing the consequences of the inaction of Congress,” criticized Biden, who also lamented that the Legislature has not “provided enough money to continue buying these monoclonal antibodies.” “We had to cancel requested plans and cut off the supply that we are sending to the states. Without more funds, we will start to run out at the end of May,” she said.
The United States has confirmed almost 80 million infections since the start of the pandemic, a figure that increased markedly at the beginning of the year, when days with more than a million cases due to the omicron variant were recorded. The health authorities have also lamented more than 977 thousand deaths due to the disease.
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