The President will meet with the head of the vaccination program next week.
The head of the U.S. Coronavirus Vaccine Unit confirmed he plans to meet with President-elect Joe Biden this week to discuss the distribution of the long-awaited vaccine, Aljazeera writes.
Moncef Slowy, chief advisor to the U.S. government’s “Operation Warp Speed” initiative, said in an interview on Sunday he had not yet met with Biden.
“We’re really looking forward to it because everything was really well planned,” Slowly told CBS News.
“I think there are plans, and I’m sure as soon as we explain it, it’s detailed. I hope the new transition team will understand that everything is well planned,” he said.
The announcement came after Friday Biden said his transition team didn’t see a detailed plan from Trump’s administration about how it plans to distribute vaccines, which he called an expensive and complicated process.
“In any case, we haven’t seen a detailed plan on how to get the vaccine from the container, into an injection syringe, into someone’s hand,” Biden said.
The announcement comes against a backdrop of continuing increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the United States, a spike that officials say is likely exacerbated by travel and Thanksgiving fees on November 26. According to Jones, there were about 214,000 cases on Saturday and 2,554 deaths in the United States. Data from the University of Hopkins. To date, more than 13.4 million cases have been confirmed in the country, including about 281,000 deaths.
According to the COVID tracking project, more than 100,000 people are currently hospitalized with coronavirus in the United States, and many states are warning that their health systems may soon reach critical levels.
In some parts of California, advance home stay regulations have been introduced to reduce health-related stress. Such orders will be needed when regional hospitals grow to 85 percent of the number of beds in intensive care units (ICUs).
Meanwhile, the states, including Idaho and Tennessee, have deployed their National Guard to ease pressure on health care providers.