Only 11 PER CENT of voters say vaccine roll-out is ‘going very well’ as Biden’s HHS pick is unable to give timeline for widespread distribution despite Joe’s pledge of 100 million shots in 100 days
- Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klain doubled down on the new administration’s promise to distribute 100 million vaccines in his first 100 days in office
- ‘We need more vaccines, we need more vaccinators and we need more vaccine sites,’ he said
- His comments come as a new poll shows only 11 per cent of American voters feel vaccine administration is ‘going very well’
- Health and Human Services secretary nominee Xavier Becerra dodged the question when he was asked if their is a more specific timeline on distribution
- ‘Well I first have to be sworn in to give you a timeline,’ he said when asked Sunday when any American who wants a vaccine will be able to get one
Just over one in 10 American voters claim the coronavirus vaccine distribution isn’t great as Joe Biden‘s team doubles down on his promise to get 100 million Americans vaccinated in his first 100 days in office.
According to an NBC News poll, 11 per cent of voters say the vaccine administration, from distribution to shot, isn’t ‘going very well.’
Of the Americans who claim delivery of vaccinations is falling short of the goal post, 64 per cent say the federal government is to blame.
The president’s team is putting the onus on predecessor Donald Trump for not developing a good plan to distribute vaccines after two different vaccines, from Moderna and Pfizer, were approved for emergency use by the FDA toward the end of his administration.
‘We need more vaccines, we need more vaccinators and we need more vaccine sites,’ Biden’s White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain told NBC on Sunday.
Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klain doubled down Sunday on the new administration’s promise to distribute 100 million vaccines in his first 100 days in office, claiming: ‘We need more vaccines, we need more vaccinators and we need more vaccine sites’
Health and Human Services secretary nominee Xavier Becerra (right) dodged the question when asked by CNN’s Dana Bash (left) if there is a more specific timeline on distribution. ‘Well I first have to be sworn in to give you a timeline,’ he said when asked Sunday when any American who wants a vaccine will be able to get one
Biden promised he would get 100 million vaccines distributed and administered in his first 100 days as president
He added that the difference between Biden and Trump’s administrations is they the current White House will take responsibility for combatting the virus.
‘We’re going to own this problem and work closely with states,’ he said.
Biden’s Health and Human Service secretary nominee Xavier Becerra was asked for a timeline on when vaccines would be available to all Americans seeking one, he repeatedly dodged the question.
‘When will anyone who wants a vaccine be able to get one,’ CNN’s Dana Bash asked him during an interview on ‘State of the Union’ Sunday morning.
‘Well that’s a matter of making sure we are coordinating with states,’ Becerra said, ‘because it’s not the federal government that’s putting the vaccine in the arms.’
The administration nominee said while the federal government can provide the resources, it then is up to the states to get the shots to their citizens.
Biden has repeatedly promised that his administration will get at least 100 million Americans vaccinated in his first 100 days as president. He also claimed the federal government will have a bigger role in vaccine distribution and administration.
‘The Biden administration is saying the federal government will have a much heavier hand. So give that, what is the timeline, what is the goal for people to get fully vaccinated – anybody who wants it – to have one?’ Bash pushed.
During his first full day as president on Thursday, Biden signed 10 executive orders related to his administration’s plan to fight the coroanvirus pandemic
‘Well it’s a partnership hand, it won’t be a heavy hand because we have to work with our state and local partners and –’ Becerra started, but was cut off by Bash.
‘Can you give me a timeline?’ she interjected.
‘Well I first have to be sworn in to give you a timeline,’ Becerra dodged, before claiming the Biden administration will always give ‘straight-shot’ information.
In his first full day as president, Biden signed 10 executive orders and actions aimed at the coronavirus pandemic, including boosting vaccine distribution.
He also issued an order for his first 100 days in office mandating masks be worn in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.