The darkest days of the Covid-19 pandemic are yet to come to the United States, President-elect Joe Biden warned today.
He indicated that the start of the vaccination will not prevent “tens of thousands” of more people from dying due to the coronavirus.
“Our darkest days in the battle against Covid are yet to come, we are not leaving them behind yet,” Biden said at a press conference in Wilmington, Delaware.
In that sense, he warned that experts say that things will get worse before they improve.
Three days before Christmas, when Americans are preparing for unusual holidays , he said he has “absolute confidence in the vaccine, but supplies are few.”
” We are going to lose tens of thousands of lives in the next few months and the vaccine is not going to be able to stop that.”
“We need everyone to wear a mask , practice social distancing and avoid large congregations, especially indoors.”
Biden also spoke of the $ 900 billion stimulus package approved last night by Congress, awaiting the signature of Donald Trump, to alleviate the deterioration of the economy caused by the pandemic.
As he has said on previous occasions, the Democrat said that “this law is only a first step.”
n addition, he added, we must take care of those people who through no fault are unemployed.
On the other hand, he was cautious about the new , more contagious strain of the virus that originated in the United Kingdom.
Today the main epidemiologist of the White House, Anthony Fauci, chosen by Biden as his future chief medical adviser, considered that it should be assumed that the new strain is in the country.
He indicated that it would not be a surprise that with the expansion it has had in the United Kingdom it has exceeded its borders.
The United States is the country most affected by Covid-19 , with more than 18 million cases and more than 321,000 deaths, according to independent data from Johns Hopkins University.