Coronavirus clobbered one and almost all aspects of life for nearly one year. After all those pains and sufferings of losing loved ones, President Joe Biden has used his first prime-time address to outline his plan Thursday night to make all adults vaccine-eligible by May 1.
He plans to make the country "closer to normal" by the Fourth of July. He offered Americans fresh hope and appealed anew for their help.
He spoke in the White House East Room and announced moves to speed up vaccinations, including directing that states lift qualifications for vaccinations by May 1, and expand the number of places and categories of people who can give shots. He aims to allow American’s gather at least in small groups for the Independence Day holiday.
Biden talked about one year since the onset of the pandemic that killed more than 530,000 Americans and shattered the lives of countless more. He said, "While it was different for everyone, we all lost something.” He called last year "a collective suffering, a collective sacrifice."