President-elect Joe Biden received his second COVID-19 vaccine jab on Monday and said he was confident he’d deliver on his sweeping mandate to vaccinate 50 million Americans in his first 100 days in office.
“My number one priority is getting vaccine into people’s arms like we just did today as rapidly as we can,” Biden said at ChristianaCare in Newark, Delaware, wearing an informal black Ralph Lauren polo shirt.
“Three- to four-thousand people dying a day is just beyond the pale. It’s just wrong. We can do a lot to change it. It’s going to be hard, it’s not going to be easy, but we can get it done,” he said of the daily death count.
Biden’s remarks come as the nation’s vaccination rate falls short. So far, 25 million doses of the miracle drug have been distributed but only 8.9 million have made it into the arms of Americans.
The rollout in hard-hit states like New York has