Biden Administration Spending Billions on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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During this week alone, multiple states have broadened the eligibility requirements for residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Thus far, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna each have vaccines that are available and ready for distribution. States are also setting up different vaccination centers that are widespread and easily accessible. 

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The White House, led by President Biden and Vice President Harris, continues urging Americans to get vaccinated. The argument claims that wearing masks and social distancing on top of being immunized is the best way to beat coronavirus. 

This morning, Americans also learned from Newsmax that the White House will spend $10 billion on ramping up coronavirus vaccine distribution. 

Getting Americans Vaccinated Against COVID-19

The massive funding for coronavirus vaccination efforts is coming from the recently passed American Rescue Plan. With the $10 billion, the Biden administation will grant community health center funding $6 billion and allocate another $3 billion towards boosting “confidence” in vaccinations. 

The remaining funds will go to a variety of causes. These causes include funding for dialysis clinics, services for community health workers, and more. The Biden administration has also remained vocal about their interest in ensuring that rural and low-income Americans have acess to the vaccine as much as their urban and wealthier counterparts. 

Today, the White House also announced a timeline for this funding. The money goes out starting next month and across multiple jurisdictions. 

How is the Public Responding to COVID-19 Vaccination?

There is no denying that the coronavirus vaccine has played a role in the public’s responses and actions. Many Americans maintain confidence that the worst of the pandemic has passed; likewise, the public is also traveling more often and going out with others more frequently. 

The Biden administration has come under fire for attempting to take sole credit for the COVID-19 vaccine. Americans continue to remind the current president that the work of his predecessor enabled progress that is currently underway.

Trump himself has also spoken about this. During an interview earlier this week, the former president explained that his Operation Warp Speed program is why coronavirus fallout is not like the Spanish Flu of 1917. 

What do you think about the White House’s plan to spend $10 billion on vaccination against coronavirus? Do you believe the Biden administration deserves full credit for the progress of the coronavirus vaccine? Let us know where you stand down below in the comments section.