CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “I want to [be] clear about five things every American should know about our efforts to contain COVID-19 and where the [coronavirus] vaccine stands today.

First — things will get worse before they get better…

Second, the Trump administration’s plan to distribute vaccines is falling behind, far behind… A few weeks ago the Trump Administration suggested that 20 million Americans could be vaccinated by the end of December.

With only a few days left in December, we have only vaccinated a few million so far.

At the pace the vaccination program is moving now, it would take years, not months, to vaccinate the American people.

Which brings me to the third thing every American should know: the Biden-Harris Administration will spare no effort to make sure people are getting vaccinated…

And that gets to the fourth thing you should know: I will move Heaven and Earth to get us going in the right direction.

I will use my power under the Defense Production Act to order private industry to accelerate the making of materials needed for the vaccine…

Fifth — while the pandemic rages on and as we increase the supply, distribution, and administration of the vaccine, we must remain vigilant.

As part of our 100-day challenge, I’ll be asking the American people to wear a mask for the first 100 days of my administration.

Not as a political statement, but as a patriotic duty.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden After a COVID-19 Briefing in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Dec. 29, 2020