Covid-19 vaccines are safe: Biden reassures Americans
Published: 01:02 PM, 20 February 2021
United States President Joe Biden visited the Pfizer manufacturing factory on Friday; Photo: Reuters
United States President Joe Biden visited the Pfizer manufacturing factory and reassures the Americans that the Covid-19 vaccine shots are safe and the key factor to beat the pandemic.
Biden, who has made getting Covid-19 under control his top task since taking office a month ago, addressed Americans skeptical about the medicines, which were produced at record speed in response to the global health crisis.
“The vaccines are safe. Please, for yourself, your family, your community, this country, take the vaccine when it’s your turn and it’s available. That’s how we beat this pandemic,” he said while visiting Pfizer’s manufacturing equipment at the Michigan facility. - reports AFP.
Biden said companies making the vaccines are “fastidious” and “it takes more time to do the check for safety than it does to make the vaccine. That’s how fastidious they are.”
“If there’s one message to cut through to everyone in the country, it’s this: Vaccines are safe,” he added.
Biden said the program to deliver the vaccines into people’s arms is as complicated as the already intense challenges of manufacturing in huge quantities at speed.
According to Biden, his goal of administering a million shots a day for a total of 100 million in the first 100 days of his presidency is on track to be easily surpassed, with a current average of 1.7 million vaccines a day.
With the death toll set soon to pass 500,000 in the United States, Biden said he did not want to give firm predictions of when the crisis will be curbed.
However, he said that 600 million doses — enough to cover most of the country — were expected to be ready by the end of July.