(TargetLiberty.org) – President Biden has been speaking out about the administration’s efforts to defeat the COVID-19 virus and restore American jobs and the nation’s economy.
On March 2, he set a goal of making COVID-19 vaccines available to all adults nationwide by the end of May. Four days later, he revised that estimate to mid-May, a goal that would require drug manufacturers to work overtime to produce enough shots.
On Thursday, March 18, he announced his administration would hit its goal of getting 100 million doses of the vaccine into the arms of Americans before the end of the week. He had originally promised to hit that goal during his first 100 days in office.
However good that may sound, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other leading medical experts believe achieving herd immunity requires the vaccination of “somewhere between 70 to 90%” of the population. That could take several more months to achieve.
Meanwhile, caving to mounting international pressure, Biden has agreed to give millions of doses of the country’s vaccine supply to other nations.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed during her daily press briefing on March 18 that the administration was sending 2.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico and another 1.5 million to Canada.
She told reporters the agreements haven’t been “fully finalized yet,” but making sure the country’s neighbors can contain the virus is “mission-critical” to the administration.
Supposedly, the United States isn’t using those vaccines. However, one has to wonder about the logic behind that statement considering Biden’s own admission that the vaccine wouldn’t be available to all Americans for weeks.
So why has Biden agreed to send vaccines to other nations when Americans who want their long-awaited doses have to wait longer than promised, provided current estimates are still valid? It appears Biden has decided to abandon Donald Trump’s “America First” policy.
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