U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said he intends to use the law of war time to speed up vaccination against the coronavirus.
Thus, the law, which assumes the mobilization of production for the fight against COVID-19, will prescribe private companies to support the efforts of the authorities.
The law on military production adopted in 1950 allows the U.S. federal government to de facto force private companies to work for the states in emergencies. The law has previously been invoked by current U.S. President Donald Trump at the beginning of the epidemic.
Earlier, Biden predicted a timeline for improvement in the country’s coronavirus situation. He predicted that “things will get worse before they get better.” In his opinion, Americans may not see a positive trend with the pandemic until March. Biden stressed that the actions of the administration of the current head of state, Donald Trump, are “far behind” what is needed.
The U.S. remains in first place in the number of reported cases of the coronavirus, with 19.5 million cases of infection identified there.