Biden in an interview with CNN news anchor Jake Tapper on Thursday, stated: "On the first day I’m inaugurated, I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask," He added, "Just 100 days to mask. Not forever, just 100 days. And I think we'll see a significant reduction."
As the more powerful second wave of coronavirus hit the globe, the U.S. has observed an instant hike in the number of cases. The recent COVID-19 statistics by the New York Times revealed terrible figures-the affected persons' toll has reached above 14,096,400 with around 274,700 deaths.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 guidelines, in order to curb the spread of the virus, the public has to avoid large indoor gatherings, wear masks, and practice social distancing every day.
On Thursday, December 3, Biden sharing his plans with CNN, said, "On the first day I’m inaugurated, I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask, "He added, "Just 100 days to mask. Not forever, just 100 days. And I think we'll see a significant reduction."
President-elect Biden tells Jake Tapper he will ask all Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days after he takes office: "I think we'll see a significant reduction ... to drive down the numbers considerably" https://t.co/lQkT0HPc5h pic.twitter.com/PxIGzPjxP7— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 3, 2020
The newly elected president has asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a key member of the White House's current coronavirus task force, to keep serving as he did for the past presidents. He said, "I asked him to be a chief medical adviser for me as well, and be part of the COVID team."
Not only has Biden announced to take the COVID-19 vaccine voluntarily, the former presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, have also shown interest in getting the injection to assure the public of the vaccine's safety.
Obama stated: "If Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe and can vaccinate, you know, immunize you from getting Covid, absolutely, I'm going to take it," He added, "I promise you that when it's been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it. I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science, and what I don't trust is getting Covid."
Biden believes that the American government needs to assure the public of the benefits of the vaccine, "People have lost faith in the ability of the vaccine to work," He told the CNN news anchor Jake Tapper. "Already, the numbers are really staggeringly low, and it matters what the president and vice president do."
As his administration starts, Biden has emphasized the need for a push from the American government to control the coronavirus spread. The country has to face a surging pandemic with colder months ahead.
The President-elect has religiously worn masks during all this time, while Trump has seen practicing otherwise. In September, Biden, in his first presidential debate, aimed at Trump and his administration to being unable to manage the coronavirus crisis decently. He said, "Trump has been totally irresponsible the way he’s handled social distancing and discouraging people to wear masks."
In his November's speech, he has requested the public to cover their faces irrespective of the political views. "Please, I implore you, wear a mask, do it for yourself, do it for your neighbor. A mask is not a political statement, but it is a good way to start pulling the country together," he said.
Mr. Biden said, "We know the single most effective thing we can do to stop the spread of Covid is wear a mask,” he said. “It doesn’t matter who you voted for. We could save tens of thousands of lives if everyone would just wear a mask for the next few months. Not Democrat or Republican lives, American lives.”