Thursday March 25, 2021
Clear statement on the 2024 election
Biden increases vaccination target to 200 million doses
Many Europeans look enviously on the other side of the Atlantic: In the USA a quarter of the population has already received at least one corona vaccine dose. The immunization campaign is going so well that President Biden has great ambitions to announce.
U.S. President Joe Biden has set a new target of 200 million corona vaccine doses administered in the first 100 days of his presidency. “I know this is ambitious – twice as high as our original goal,” said Biden at his first press conference since taking office in Washington. “But no other country in the world has come close to what we’re doing. And I think we can do it.”
Biden originally set the goal of 100 million vaccine doses within 100 days. According to his own statements, the president was able to keep this promise last week on his 58th day in office.
The pace of corona vaccinations in the USA has been massively accelerated in the past few weeks. So far, vaccines from manufacturers Moderna, Pfizer / Biontech and Johnson & Johnson have been approved in the USA. Astrazeneca’s vaccine has not yet been approved in the United States.
“The answer is yes”
At the press conference, Biden also commented on his ambitions for the next presidential election in 2024. He expects to run for a second term in the White House. “The answer is yes, my plan is to run for re-election, that’s my expectation,” said the 78-year-old Democrat. When asked whether he wanted to run again with his deputy Kamala Harris as a runner-up candidate, Biden said that he would also expect that. “She is a great partner.”
He does not know whether he would compete against his predecessor Donald Trump in 2024, Biden said. Republican Trump has so far left it open whether he wants to run again after his loss to Biden last November. To this day, Trump complains that he was fraudulently deprived of victory in the election. He did not provide any evidence of this. The Trump camp failed with dozens of lawsuits in courts in various states against the election results.