New US President Joe Biden is in a hurry to step up the fight against the coronavirus. His associates say he will issue ten presidential orders linked to the pandemic on Thursday.
He would like to wear face masks mandatory at airports and in some trains, buses and aeroplanes.
Biden took office on Wednesday and has tackled the corona crisis at the top of his list of priorities. The US has reported the highest number of corona deaths in the world. According to official figures, more than 400,000 patients died. The new president has promised to vaccinate 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of his term.
“Americans have not been able to count on their national government for a strategy, let alone a comprehensive approach to respond to Covid, for nearly a year,” said the coordinator of Biden’s new Covid-19 task force. “As President Biden walks into his office today. , that changes all. “
The government wants to ensure that more Americans can be vaccinated and tested. Among other things, Biden would like to set up an impressive body (‘Pandemic Testing Board’) to ensure that more corona tests become available.
The Democrat also wants states to receive more financial compensation for the costs they incur because of the corona crisis. The White House would also like to deploy medical personnel from federal public services and the military to increase vaccinations.