US President Joe Biden launched a national strategy to curb the raging coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in office today, dpa reported.
Biden’s strategy aims to restore trust in the government, ramp up the vaccination programme, expand testing and mask-wearing, safely reopen of schools and businesses, and advance racial equity.
“We can and will beat Covid-19. America deserves a response to the Covid-19 pandemic that is driven by science, data, and public health, not politics,” the White House said in a statement.
“The National Strategy provides a roadmap to guide America out of the worst public health crisis in a century.”
The plan also outlines a dozen executive actions to be issued by Biden during his first two days in office, the statement continued.
The new Democratic president is set to deliver remarks on his administration’s Covid-19 response and sign executive orders later on Thursday.