US President Joe Biden on Thursday promised a mobilization in front of the Kovid-19 as “wartime”, announced restrictions for travelers and condemned the “terrible failure” of delivery of vaccines.
“Our strategy is based on science, not politics, on truth, not on denial”, Mr. Biden, the day after he took office, to mark the contrast with Donald Trump when the 400,000 Dead Mark was launched Had just been crossed.
By signing a series of ten executive orders, he announced that aircraft arriving from any other country to the United States should perform a negative test upon arrival and “inspect quarantine”.
Asked if his stated goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days was not a lack of ambition, he strongly reacted: “When I announced it, all of you said it wouldn’t be possible” she said. . “Come on, you’re not serious!” They said.
Committed to always giving scientists the floor, especially to immunologist Anthony Fauci, he promised Americans transparency on the “good and bad news”, preceding the condemnation needed to “restore confidence” after their laxity.
Dr. Fauci, who also worked with Donald Trump’s team, made no secret of his relief during a few-minute break from the press room.
“The idea of being able to come here, to talk about what we know, gives a sense of proof, science, a form of liberation”, he declared, found himself “uneasy” with the previous president. Conditions.
– Support WHO
The new US administration on Thursday thanked Donald Trump for his leadership role in the planetary fight against the pandemic, and assured its financial support.
The United States, which announced its return to the WHO on Wednesday, “intends to meet its financial obligations for the organization,” Dr. Goussey said.
The 46th US president also issued an executive order mandating the wearing of masks in federal buildings that his predecessor had only reluctantly donated.
In a solemn opening speech, Joe Biden warned Wednesday that Kovid-19 was about to experience its “toughest and deadliest phase” and called on Americans to face “leaving politics aside”. Dark Winter “.
The 78-year veteran of American politics is now hoping to convince elected Republican congressmen to adopt a $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package to mitigate the devastating effects of the epidemic on the economy.
Checks to families, funds to reopen schools, funds to accelerate testing and vaccination, aid to small businesses or even reinforced food assistance: measures should prevent the country from further drowning in crisis.
– First Confirmation –
Joe Biden, who at the same time introduced 180 degrees in migration policy, is counting these elected officials to adopt a vast reform in the region that was central to his predecessor’s policy.
After Wednesday’s cancellation as a decree that prohibited citizens of most countries from entering the United States, and suspended the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, it was a call for Congress Expatriate bill sent.
It provides a “path to naturalization” for foreigners under an irregular situation, varying circumstances and duration. Over ten million unspecified migrants live in the United States and can be affected.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been a strong ally of Donald Trump for some time, has vowed to work with Joe Biden “whenever possible”.
By Wednesday evening, the Upper House confirmed the appointment of former CIA No. 2, Avril Haines as Director of Intelligence.
Other confirmation could be made soon, including Antony Blinken, the head of American diplomacy.
At the diplomatic level, well, some of the United States’ allies and partners have already welcomed the arrival of the new president, such as Angela Merkel who assured on Thursday that she had “a broad range of agreements”. “With Joe Biden, with Donald Trump, despite frequent points of friction, especially on the controversial Russian pipeline project Nord Stream 2.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be the first foreign leader to speak with Joe Biden on Friday. The discussion should focus exclusively on the Keystone Pipeline project, supported by Canada, but which Joe Biden promised to end during his campaign.