JOE Biden is aiming to get 100million Americans vaccinated in the first 100 days of his presidency, as the CDC warned "super-Covid" may be the dominant strain by March.
The president-elect announced his coronavirus plan in a press conference on Friday afternoon.
"The vaccine rollout in the United States has been a dismal failure so far,” Biden said, speaking from Wilmington, Delaware.
He admitted that "things will get worse before they get better."
"And the policy changes we are going to be making, they’re going to take time to show up in the Covid statistics," he added.
Biden said Americans will face "a very dark winter," but emphasized he's hopeful that high goals can help ease the clutch Covid has on the nation.
"Truthfully, we remain in a very dark winter. Infection rates are up to 34%. More people are being hospitalized because of COVID than ever before. We're up to between 3 and 4,000 deaths per day."
Biden said: "I'm convinced we can get it done and this is a time to set big goals, to pursue them with courage and conviction because the health of the nation is literally at stake."
If necessary, his team said they'll invoke the Defense Production Act to ramp up vaccine supply, The New York Times reported.
Vaccine supplies have been short as Covid cases continue to climb.
Biden's plan came as the CDC warned in a new study that an infectious "super Covid" may be the dominant strain in coming months.
Known as "B.1.1.7," the CDC said the strain "has the potential to increase the U.S. pandemic trajectory in the coming months," according to models.
"Multiple lines of evidence indicate that B.1.1.7 is more efficiently transmitted than are other SARS-CoV-2 variants," the CDC said in the report.
"The modeled trajectory of this variant in the U.S. exhibits rapid growth in early 2021, becoming the predominant variant in March."
On Friday, global deaths surpassed 2million in just over a year since the pandemic gained a foothold.
Biden also took the chance during his press conference to slam Republicans for not wearing masks when insurrectionists who sieged the Capitol.
"What the hell is the matter with it's time to grow up… For god's sake, wear a mask," Biden said.
"If not for yourself, for your loved ones, for your country," he seethed.
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