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On President Biden’s first day in office, he wasted no time on getting control over COVID-19. Biden immediately signed multiple executive orders that began the process of putting together a comprehensive plan to combat the deadly virus.
The roll-out of executive orders included Biden’s earlier campaign proclamation for a national “Mask-Mandate,” amongst many other items.
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With no active plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution left behind from the previous administration, Biden had to lay the foundation for a new national plan to distribute the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines.
According to sources from CNN, “…the moment that it became clear the Biden administration would have to essentially start from ‘‘square one’ because there simply was no plan as: ‘Wow, just further affirmation of complete incompetence.”
On January 21st, 2021 the Biden-Harris Administration released their national strategy for COVID-19 called the, “National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness.”
The plan can be found on the official White House website.
President Biden has yet to strike a deal with Republican leaders on this new plan.
According to NPR, “A group of Republican senators met with President Biden on Monday evening to detail a smaller counterproposal to his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, an alternative they believe could be approved “quickly by Congress with bipartisan support.”
It is still unclear what the counter offer from Republican leadership will entail.
The President may be headed back to the drawing board however, but he still remains determined to come to a fair and timely decision in regards to the efforts against battling COVID-19.