Washington | According to the White House, Joe Biden intends to unveil a “six-fold” plan against COVID-19 on Thursday, as schools reopen in a country facing a new outbreak of the pandemic, fueled by the Delta variant.
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“The president will address the Americans on Thursday about his solid plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant and boost vaccination,” according to an official in his administration.
Joe Biden, who wants to “activate all the levers” at his disposal, wants to set out a “six-part strategy”, concerning both the public sector and the private sector.
The start of the school year has revived concerns but also tensions in the United States over the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been on the rise again since the beginning of the summer, while vaccination is not progressing fast enough for the authorities to taste. sanitary facilities.
While a good number of prerogatives fall under the powerful federated states, the central administration has a few levers.
The White House has already imposed vaccination on the military, and implemented a sort of health certificate for federal employees, who have the choice between being vaccinated or undergoing tests as well as various restrictive measures.
Washington has also demanded the vaccination of staff in nursing homes receiving federal subsidies.
Joe Biden’s speech is announced in the context of the resumption of the epidemic in the United States since the beginning of the summer, because of the Delta variant but also of tensions around the measures to be taken to contain the spread of COVID- 19.
The issue of schools in particular stirs people’s minds, with parents but also certain Republican politicians fiercely opposed to any obligation to have a vaccine or to wear a mask, in particular in the southern states.