Bidens Get Coronavirus Vaccine in Bid to Boost Public Confidence
President-Elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, received the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, joining a list of U.S. political leaders who’ve sought to boost public confidence in the shot.
Joe Biden received the first of a two-shot regimen at a public event at ChristianaCare Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday. Jill Biden got the vaccine earlier in the day. Both received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
“We owe these folks an awful lot, the scientists and the people who put this together, the frontline workers,” Biden said.
He also said that the Trump administration “deserves some credit, getting this off the ground, Operation Warp Speed,” referring to the White House plan to speed vaccine development. “I also think it’s worth saying this is great hope,” he added, before reminding people to wear masks and not travel for the holidays.
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