More than 411-thousand Americans have died from COVID-19, more than those who died during all of World War II. During his first days in office, President Biden signed 10 executive orders to expand testing and vaccine availability, address shortfalls in medical supplies and get schools and businesses back open. It’s an enormous task that includes a $1.9 trillion-dollar economic recovery package that must be approved by the U.S. Congress.
Joining the discussion:
- Dr. Gary Richwald is a communicable and infectious disease expert and the medical director of Curative California Vaccination Project.
- Will Humble is the executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association.
- Joseph Williams is the Senior News Editor with U.S. News and World Report.
- Dr. Kate Tulenko is the CEO and Founder of Corvus Health.
President-elect Joe Biden says he'll use the Defense Production Act to 'maximize manufacture' of the coronavirus vaccine, fulfilling a campaign pledge. https://t.co/LUaY9OThEo
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 15, 2021
The U.S. state of California has recorded a daily record of 764 COVID-19 deaths Friday. The state is also reporting a recent downward trend of hospitalizations. pic.twitter.com/NLPcVJQd2f
— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) January 22, 2021