Biden will announce $ 81 billion for the reopening of the School
March 24, 2021 – President Joe Biden announces that the government will spend $ 81 billion to help schools return to personal learning. White House officials are stepping up their goal of reopening the school within the first 100 days of its presidency. he said at a briefing Wednesday.
“Today, at the National Summit for the Safe Reopening of the Department of Education, President Biden will announce $ 81 billion in funds from the American Rescue Plan that will be made available to 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico in an effort to return safely in person as soon as possible. to meet the needs of all, ”said Andy Slavitt, White House chief counsel for the COVID-19 response.
The last one coronavirus The subsidy bill that Biden signed into law allocates $ 122 billion to K-12 schools. The $ 81 billion announced on Wednesday will be immediately available.
Slavitt reported that 70% of Americans age 65 and older have now taken at least one dose of vaccine – more than 8% in early February.
“In the 62 days since I took office, we have more than tripled vaccine “8.6 million doses a week will reach 27 million doses a week,” he said. “We intend to maintain that progress until all Americans are vaccinated.”
White House officials briefly touched on the latest concerns AstraZeneca vaccine data, federal regulators said Tuesday was “outdated information.”
“Right now, AstraZeneca is returning with the Data and Security Monitoring Committee and an updated statement will likely be issued,” said Anthony Fauci, MD, chief executive officer of COVID-19.
Slavitt added: “Our lead is the importance of transparency and trust. … I would urge you not to pay attention to the process over the last two days, but to pay attention to what is really important.
AstraZeneca says it plans to send data to the FDA next month for an emergency use permit vaccine.
On a good note, Fauci explained the data released on Tuesday TheNew England Journal of Medicine Highlighting how COVID-19 vaccines work in the real world, reflecting findings clinical trials. According to a study released Tuesday, only four of the 8,121 employees fully enrolled at Texas Southwestern Medical Center University in Dallas were infected with the virus.
Another study found that seven out of 14,990 employees at UC San Diego Health and David Geffen Medical School performed positive COVID-19 tests after receiving a second dose. vaccines either Pfizer or Modern.
“Every day, we’re getting closer and closer to that extraordinary level of efficiency that we’re seeing at the community level,” Fauci said. “And at the end of the day, that’s what will end this pandemic in this country “.