US President Biden: New Coronavirus Plan Does Not Include Lockdown Capabilities
US President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled a new pandemic plan coronavirus infection in the country in winter. The American leader's speech was broadcast on the White House website.
“It [the plan] does not include the possibility of a shutdown (the termination of the work of federal agencies in an emergency – comment of Lenta.ru ) and lockdown, “the politician said.
According to the head of state, instead, his administration intends to focus on expanding testing and vaccination of the US population against coronavirus.
Earlier, Biden assessed the effectiveness of the existing vaccines against omicron-strain of coronavirus. He noted that in the next few weeks, American experts will be able to determine how easily this disease spreads, how dangerous it is, what harm it causes, and whether vaccines are able to cope with it.