USA exceeded 200 million vaccines against coronavirus applied, something that the president of the country, Joe Biden, has confirmed, noting that he has fulfilled his promise to exceed this number of immunizations in his first 100 days in office.
“We have reached 200 million vaccines on the 92nd day of office”, assured Biden, something you have considered as “An incredible achievement for the nation”, since at the rate of vaccination that was in the country when he took office, it would have taken “more than 220 days, seven and a half months” to achieve this figure.
As of Monday, he added Biden, everyone over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the immunizer nationwide. He also pointed to more specific figures for the inoculation strategy, such as that when he took office, only 8 percent of those over 65 had received their first vaccine, while now it exceeds 80 percent.
This has caused, as detailed Biden, a “dramatic decline in deaths among those over 65: a reduction of 80 percent.”
On the other hand, he highlighted the immunization effort that has been carried out on teachers, school personnel, bus drivers and daycare workers, which has allowed the country’s schools to gradually return to face-to-face classes.
However, even though USA has already managed to vaccinate more than half of its entire adult population, Biden launched a financial incentive for those who have not yet been vaccinated.
Through a tax credit, this measure will allow companies with fewer than 500 employees to fully offset the cost of providing up to 80 hours, or 10 working days, of paid time off to employees who need it to get vaccinated.
“No American who works should lose a single dollar of his salary for deciding to fulfill his patriotic duty to get vaccinated.”, the president considered when explaining this new incentive.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 43 percent of workers nationwide have received at least one dose, one of the groups where indecision is observed to get immunized against the virus.
By last, Biden encouraged the population to get vaccinated. “For Americans 16 and over, it’s your turn now. Now. So, get vaccinated before the end of May “, since he has promised that by July 4, the day in which the country celebrates its independence, they could return to a certain normality, although this Wednesday he added that everything depends on the rate of vaccination.
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