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16 Janvier, 2021, 23:23 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • President-elect Joe Biden leaves after speaking at an event at The Queen theater yesterday

"A crisis of deep human suffering is in plain sight, and there's no time to waste", Mr Biden said in prime-time remarks from DE on Thursday (local time).

Biden went on to say that pharmacies across the nation will also be empowered to administered the vaccine, much as they do flu shots. "We can not afford inaction".

The aid package includes $US415 billion (A$536 billion) to bolster the response to the virus and the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, some $US1 trillion (A$1.3 trillion) in direct relief to households, and roughly $US440 billion (A$568 billion) for small businesses and communities particularly hard hit by the pandemic.

The $1,400 stimulus checks - which is marketed as an addition to the $600 that Congress passed last month to equal the anticipated $2,000 checks that many have advocated for - would apply to American workers who have filed taxes in the past or are now filing. Biden's proposal also extends unemployment benefits, including $400 weekly unemployment insurance supplement through September.

Mr Biden's plan was aimed at kicking off his time in office with a large bill to quickly set into motion his short-term agenda: helping the economy and getting a handle on a virus that has killed more than 385,000 people in the U.S. as of Thursday.

Mr Trump, due to leave office on Wednesday, did support $US2,000 payments to Americans, however.

Many Republicans in Congress balked at the price tag for such payments. Mr Biden will face similar hurdles with his proposals, though he will be helped by the fact that his fellow Democrats will control both the House and the Senate.

The push comes as the incoming leader was seeking to wrest the focus from the impeachment of Donald Trump to the agenda for his first days in office. Ten of his fellow Republicans joined Democrats to charge him with inciting an insurrection in last week's deadly rampage at the Capitol.

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Under Biden's multipronged strategy, about $20 billion would be allocated for a more disciplined focus on vaccination, on top of some $8 billion already approved by Congress. Biden has called for setting up mass vaccination centres and sending mobile units to hard-to-reach areas.

Biden's discussion of his plans to combat COVID-19 came the day after he unveiled a $1.9 trillion "American Rescue Plan" that includes $1,400 stimulus checks, an extension of moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures, and a federal minimum wage increase to $15 per hour.

"If we invest now, boldly, smartly, with unwavering focus on American workers and families, we will strengthen our economy, reduce inequality and put our nation's long-term finances on the most sustainable course".

Until now states have been focused on inoculating health care workers, and some are starting to vaccinate people 75 and older.

On Friday, Joe Biden said he would order increased medical supplies to ramp up vaccinations against COVID-19.

Biden seconded the Trump administration's call earlier this week for states to start vaccinating more seniors, reaching those 65 and older as well as younger people with certain health problems.

"This will be one of the most challenging operations efforts we've ever undertaken as a nation".

Pandemic-related shutdowns and restrictions have cost millions of USA jobs.

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