WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden will announce a new strategy in an important White House speech on Thursday afternoon to deal with the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases across the country.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday that Biden will clarify six methods designed to encourage more Americans to be vaccinated with the virus, including the participation of the private sector.
Biden’s speech came as the United States was experiencing more and more COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths, triggered by the highly contagious delta variant, which completely overturned the government’s first few months in office. Active vaccination work.
Most of the new infections occurred in unvaccinated Americans, including a surge in young children who are not yet eligible for vaccinations.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, between August 5 and September 2, the number of child cases surged to 750,000.
The latest surge has pushed hospitals and medical staff across the United States to a tipping point. The intensive care unit is full of COVID-19 patients and hindered the recovery of the U.S. economy from the pandemic. This is the key to Biden’s first year in office. Target.