CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “We are grateful that we got the [coronavirus] vaccine.

And yesterday, in an effort to instill confidence in the vaccine, I had my shot administered in public. I look forward to the second shot, and I have absolute confidence in the vaccine.

But we’re short on supply…

Experts say things will get worse notwithstanding the vaccine. We’re averaging a death rate of close to 3,000 a day. That means we will lose tens of thousands of more lives in the months to come, and the vaccine won’t be able to stop that.

So we still have to remain vigilant.

We need everyone to mask up, stay socially distant, and avoid large gatherings.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Dec. 22, 2020