Corona repercussions … Biden expects a bad scenario
On Friday, US President Joe Biden considered that the Covid-19 epidemic would result in more than 600,000 deaths in the United States.
Biden said, “The number is now 400 thousand deaths, and is expected to exceed 600 thousand to a large extent,” adding, “There are hungry families,” before signing a series of decisions aimed at combating the food crisis that affects millions of Americans, and concluded, “We must act.”
Regarding the Coronavirus developments in the United States, a US official said that between 100 and 200 National Guard deployed in Washington to install Biden were infected with Covid-19.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that this number might increase, but it is still a small percentage among the more than 25,000 soldiers who have been in the city during the past few days.
Earlier Friday, Biden signed executive orders to activate the Defense Production Act as part of efforts to combat the Corona pandemic.
Biden said during a conference to announce the plan to combat Corona on Thursday evening: “We have a strategy based on science and facts to combat Corona, and we will make all efforts to eliminate it.”
He added: “Things will get worse regarding the spread of the Coronavirus before it gets better, and we will prevail over the pandemic, and we will take into account science and public health alone in our efforts to combat the pandemic, regardless of the political consequences.”
And the Defense Production Act Biden signed speeds up the manufacture of all sanitary protective equipment, tests, and vaccines needed to combat the Corona pandemic.