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Biden Pledges Free COVID-19 Vaccine for ‘Everyone’ in the US if Elected

If he is elected in the November 3 election, he will make COVID-19 vaccine free for all Americans, said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

On Friday, Xinhua news agency quoted Biden as saying in a speech in Wilmington, Delaware:  “Once we have a safe and effective vaccine, it has to be free to everyone — whether or not you’re insured.”

President Donald Trump was once again slammed by Biden for his reply to the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that he has “given up” battling the virus and has “quit on America”.

The pledge was made by the former Vice President one day after he debated Trump for the last and final time before the November 3 election.

With how bad the COVID-19 situation is in America, it was no surprise that is was the central topic as the debate.

Biden stated, “COVID-19 dwarfs anything that we’ve faced in recent history, and it isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.” Adding that the infection has now killed more than 223,000 people nationwide, “is surging in almost every state”.

The 77-year-old said, “We’re more than eight months into this crisis and the president still doesn’t have a plan.” He’s given up. He’s quit on you. He’s quit on your family. He’s quit on America.”

He furthermore laid out his pandemic response plan in case he is elected, which incorporates consultation with governors of all the 50 states throughout the presidential transition period, a national mask order in all federal buildings and on all interstate transportation, and a raise in the day-to-day testing reaching seven times today’s level.

Biden has also made a point to listen to the scientists’ guidelines of wearing facemasks whenever going out in public and to engage in social distancing. He furthermore said if he gets elected he is going to be focused on bringing the pandemic to its knees and to support the struggling Americans.

During the debate last night, Trump had boasted about a vaccine that is coming “within weeks,” only to withdraw his statement when pressed by the moderator for more information, stating his statement was not a “guarantee”.

Biden’s comments on Friday came about as the US is trying as much as it can to fight a resurgence of fresh COVID-19 cases.

The US is the worst-hit country in the globe by the pandemic currently, which has so far reported 8,484,991 COVID-19 cases and 223,914 deaths.






source: with input from ians