Biden says Trump administration handling of pandemic was ‘more dire than we thought’

Washington Post

By Paul Schemm and Erin Cunningham
President Biden makes his way to his vehicle in the snow, after attending Mass at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Wilmington, Delaware on Febr. 7, 2021. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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In a wide ranging interview with CBS News, President Biden expressed disappointment with how his predecessor had handled the coronavirus pandemic, specifically the number of vaccines that were available to inoculate the population. “The circumstances of how the [previous] administration handled covid was even more dire than we thought,” he said in a segment aired Sunday afternoon.

Biden admitted it would be “difficult” to vaccinate much of the population by the summer and said he had ordered vaccine makers to ramp up production and had the assurances of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that all 32 stadiums could be used as mass vaccination sites.

Publish : 2021-02-08 14:45:00

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