President Joe Biden unveiled a six-point plan to combat COVID-19 on Thursday that he said would affect as many as 100 million Americans. The approach includes vaccine mandates, more testing, and increasing availability of an antibody treatment used to cure former President Donald Trump.
According to the White House, Biden’s strategy “will ensure that we are using every available tool to combat COVID-19 and save even more lives in the months ahead, while also keeping schools open and safe, and protecting our economy from lockdowns and damage.”
Biden said he is “frustrated with the nearly 80 million Americans who are still not vaccinated,” appearing to repeatedly blame them for increased transmission across the country.
“The unvaccinated overcrowd our hospitals; they are overrunning emergency rooms and intensive care units, leaving no room for someone with a heart attack or pancreatitis or cancer,” he said.
Biden went on to detail his “six broad areas of action” with specific measures intended to slow infection rates.