In Joe Biden’s first Super Bowl interview as president, there was no unrest or false testimony. Biden was sympathetic and honest with America.
President Biden says all 32 NFL stadiums are used for mass vaccination campaigns, pointing out that Trump left the cupboards empty regarding the vaccine. pic.twitter.com/ztczPjtgAH
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CBS’s Norah O’Donnell asked, “People want to know when things are going to get back to normal. And the road ahead is pretty daunting. To achieve herd immunity, Dr. Fauci vaccinate at least 75% of Americans. We did the math, and at the current rate of 1.3 million doses a day, it will be almost a year to get there. We can’t wait that long. “
The President replied, “No, we cannot. One of the disappointments when we took office was that the way the administration was handling Covid was even worse than we thought. The Trump administration. We thought it indicated that there were many more vaccines available, and it didn’t turn out to be the case. That’s what we’ve ramped up wherever we can. Commissioner Goodell called me and said we could have all 32 NFL stadiums available for mass vaccination. “
When asked if he would use the football stadiums for vaccinations, Biden replied, “I absolutely told my team that they were available and I think we will use them. Look, when we got enough vaccine it was one thing that we didn’t have. We are doing everything we can to achieve more. “
O’Donnell asked, “You are the President of the United States, Commander in Chief. Something you can do to go to Moderna, Pfizer, and say we need more production? “
The President replied, “Yes, I think because we have already done it. But the idea that this can be done and that we can get herd immunity much before the end of summer is very difficult. “
There were no promises that the pandemic would just go away like magic. There were no hopeful lies about the virus going away.
President Biden told America the truth that it will be a long way back. It will be months before things return to normal.
Biden’s first Super Bowl interview as president was a refreshing change. America now has a president who looks us in the eye and tells the truth.
Donald Trump has embroiled America in this mess, but Joe Biden makes it clear that he is the one who will restore the country even better than before.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association