US President Joe Biden speaks on Thursday to defend his massive plan to support the economy, but to highlight the stupendous progress in Kovid’s vaccination, which suggests an end to the epidemic.
On the 50th day of his mandate, he will deliver his first effective speech at 8:00 pm (01:00 GMT Friday) in prime time.
“I’m going to talk about all the events of the past year, but, and most importantly, I’m going to talk about it,” he said Wednesday.
“There are real reasons to expect, I promise you,” he said. “We see light at the end of the tunnel”.
Despite opposition from Republicans, who condemn extravagant and poorly targeted spending, Democrats with a majority in the House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted the $ 1.9 trillion plan, a dizzying amount equal to Italy’s GDP.
While praising “a historic victory for the Americans”, Joe Biden showed his willingness to go and defend the plan, which he would sign across the United States on Friday.
He is due to travel to Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the first step in a series of travel.
– More than 525,000 dead –
His speech to the nation comes a year after the World Health Organization (WHO) decided to qualify Kovid-19 as an epidemic.
The United States has since claimed more than 525,000 lives, and the world’s largest economy contracted 3.5% last year, its worst year since World War II.
Thanks to a green light from Congress, millions of Americans will receive aid totaling nearly $ 400 billion.
The scheme provides exceptional unemployment benefits till September, which was to end on 14 March.
The legislation also gives schools $ 126 billion, from kindergarten to high school, to support their reopening despite the epidemic, as well as 350 billion in favor of states and local communities.
The White House has announced in support of a vaccination campaign that it intends to purchase 100 million additional doses from Johnson & Johnson, which will double the number of doses ordered by the United States at this time.
The United States has already placed orders to receive sufficient doses to vaccinate all American adults by the end of May, with two other vaccines authorized in the country, the alliance Pfizer / BioNTech, and Moderna, the US government. Has ordered 300 million doses.
But the White House tenant insisted on the need to prepare for potential failures.
“We need maximum flexibility; (…) a lot of things can happen, we must be prepared”, he insisted.
“If we have a surplus, we will share it with the rest of the world,” he said.
From his club in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, his Republican predecessor Donald Trump tried to listen on Wednesday night.
“I hope all Americans remember, when they receive the Kovid-19 vaccine that if I were not the president, you would not get this brilliant + injection + for five years sooner”, he said in a brief statement. Wrote
“I hope everyone remembers this!”, Despite losing at the end of his first term, did not refuse to run again in 2024.