Sunday, 28 February, 2021

Gun Control ‘a Priority’ for Joe Biden

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Sandy Nunez | 18 February, 2021, 02:55

He said that the smaller classes should be "10 kids each", but then said he was making that number up.

"I said opening the majority of schools in K through 8th grade because they are the easiest to open, the most needed to be open in terms of the impact on children and families having to stay home", he said.

In a clarification of comments made by Psaki, Biden said there was a mistake in communication when it was reported that a school could be considered open if it was open just one day per week.

The nonprofit will be run by a group of Democratic strategists who formerly worked on or are close to the Biden campaign, the official said, including: Stephanie Cutter, the 2012 Obama deputy campaign manager who produced the 2020 Democratic National Convention; Addisu Demissie, who ran Democratic New Jersey Sen.

'Like it's a different semester, ' he explained.

And he said the goal was give days a week.

Joe Biden elbow bumps an immunologist
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The new president also predicted that while vaccines will be available for everyone by July, he said things likely won't start to feel normal again until Christmas.

Biden was asked what he would do about healthcare disparities, especially when it came to lower COVID-19 vaccination rates among people of color. "Not everybody in the Hispanic and African American community - particularly in rural areas that are distant, and/or inner city districts, know how to get online to determine how to get in line for a COVID vaccine at Walgreens or at the particular store". I've also committed to spend $1 billion on public education to help people figure out how they can get in there.

Biden agreed that the process of signing up to be vaccinated was confusing.

President Biden traveled to Wisconsin for a town hall event Tuesday evening to field questions about the pandemic, the economy and his plans for unifying a deeply divided nation, putting him face to face with voters for the first time since he took office. Many experts have tried to predict when life will go back to how it was pre-COVID, while others have warned that we can never truly return to the way we used to live.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Tuesday gun control is "a priority" for President Joe Biden.

"A year from now, I think that there'll be significantly fewer people that have to be socially distanced, have to wear a mask", Mr Biden said, adding that he could not be sure.

Ontario reports 904 COVID-19 cases
The province says it is creating an online booking system to help expand its vaccine rollout in the coming weeks. The province also logged 964 cases for Monday that were not reported earlier due to the Family Day holiday.