Biden confirms that he will soon receive the COVID-19 vaccine in public


Published: 2020-12-16 12:40

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 03:42

Photo: New York Times
Photo: New York Times

US President-elect Joe Biden confirmed Tuesday that he will soon receive the coronavirus vaccine in public, and that infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci recommended that this be done "sooner rather than later."

More than 300,000 people died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, with the number of cases continuing to rise.

The United States began a large-scale vaccination campaign Monday and authorities hope to vaccinate 20 million people this month, with priority given to nursing homes residents and medical personnel.

The authorities want to reach the rest of the population by summer, but things will depend a lot on people's confidence in the vaccine.

Experts estimate that more than 70 percent of people will need to be vaccinated to stop the outbreak.