US President-elect Joe Biden gets COVID vaccine live on TV...

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US President-elect Joe Biden gets COVID vaccine live on TV

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:21 AM, 22 December 2020   Updated: 02:51 PM, 22 December 2020

Joe Biden receives the first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-vaccine; Photo: Collected

Joe Biden receives the first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-vaccine; Photo: Collected

Newly elected President of United States Joe Biden has received the first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-vaccine. The scene of Biden’s receiving was broadcasted live on television.      

At the time, newly elected President Joe Biden made sure all Americans had enough vaccines. At the same time, he urged everyone to get vaccinated, saying he was getting the vaccine to show the Americans “it is safe to take”.'

“I’m doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared when it’s available to take the vaccine,” Joe Biden said from Newark, Delaware, where he vaccinated live on TV. “There’s nothing to worry about.” – reports BBC.

He said the Trump administration “deserves some credit” for launching the country's vaccine program.

Earlier in the day, Jill Biden, wife of Joe Biden, received her first dose, said the US President-elect.

Biden’s running mate, Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff are expected to receive their first shots next week.

The Biden team has set a goal of 100 million Covid-19 vaccinations in the US during the administration’s first 100 days in the White House.

Meanwhile, the data of worldometer on Tuesday morning (22-12-2020) showed, a total of 77,716,246 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide as the death toll rises to 1,708,924. The relief news that 54,591,959 patients already recovered from the infection of the virus.

The United States is at the top of the world in terms of deaths and infections by Covid-19. A total of 326,772 people died in the country due to the pandemic while 18,473,716 have been infected so far. On the other hand, a total of 10,802,496 people have recovered from the virus, according to the website.

Source: BBC, Al Jazeera, New York Times  

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