The President invokes the “National Defense Law” to increase the manufacture of vaccines against COVID-19
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has promised this Tuesday that, by the end of July this year, “all Americans who wish to do so” will be able to be vaccinated, a promise that has been accompanied by another 600 million doses of the vaccine against the coronavirus for that same date.
On the other hand, Biden has also announced this Tuesday that he has invoked the “National Defense Law” with the aim of increasing the manufacture of vaccines against COVID-19.
During an event in the city of Milwaukee, organized by the American television network CNN, Biden made reference to the announcement that the Government issued last week, in which they detailed that both Pfizer and Moderna had pledged to deliver 300 million vaccines each by the end of July, which would allow all American adults to be vaccinated.
In that sense, the president explained that they have managed to “get them ahead of time to deliver because we use the National Defense Law to help the manufacturing part, to get more equipment.”
According to the US media, Biden would refer to the Defense Production Act, a legislative framework that allows the Administration to nationalize commercial production in cases of emergency.
During the event, the first official trip outside of Washington in which the president boarded the presidential plane ‘Air Force One’, Biden has responded for more than an hour to questions from citizens, who have focused on the response to the pandemic and racial inequity.
Biden has promised that by the end of July there will be vaccines for all Americans.
Also in reference to COVID-19, the president has considered that teachers should be on the “preferred list” for vaccination, with a view to returning to “normality” in schools as soon as possible.
The president has launched another promise, to ensure that in the first 100 days of his mandate, most primary schools will reopen.
Biden also took the occasion to reiterate the importance of following safety measures against the disease and to encourage Americans to be immunized, as well as to defend the aid package against the effects of the coronavirus crisis for 1.9 trillion of dollars.
Regarding the racial incidents that marked 2020 and that caused one of the largest US mobilizations with the Black Lives Matter, the leader has considered that funds should not be taken from the Police, but rather “invest more money in police work to have surveillance legitimate community “.
The president has tried throughout his speech to avoid naming his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, from whom he has distanced himself to ensure that during the next few years that his term lasts, he will hear about the American people, and not the president as before.