WASHINGTON – Joe Biden is promising to ask Americans to wearing masks for the first 100 days of his presidency, stopping just short of the nationwide mandate which he pushed before the election stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper, that he would make the request of Americans on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20.
The president-elect also encouraged lawmakers to pass a coronavirus aid bill and expressing support for a $900 billion compromise bill that a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced this week.
“That would be a good start. It’s not enough,” he said, adding, “I’m going to need to ask for more help.”
Also, Biden vows to join former Presidents Obama, Clinton and Bush who all say they will get the coronavirus vaccine publicly to prove its safe. But only after Dr. Anthony Fauci deems it safe.
Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton say they’re willing to publicly take a coronavirus vaccine once it’s available in the U.S. to encourage Americans who are hesitant.https://t.co/RaIFJ16WF9
— NPR (@NPR) December 3, 2020
Also, the government will issue a vaccination card to everyone who receives a covid-19 vaccine as proof of protection.
The U.S. government says it will issue a paper card reminding people who get the COVID-19 vaccine to follow through with a second dose to complete their immunization. States will also run notification programs.https://t.co/DlNoESWBQP
— NPR (@NPR) December 4, 2020
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says he will not make the vaccine mandatory in the Sunshine State.