“I believe we’ll be approaching normalcy by the end of this year,” Biden said as he replied to a question at the vaccine plant in Kalamazoo.
The president proceeded to tell that he believes by Christmas the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic will be controlled and that this year’s end won’t be like last year. He continued, however, that he can’t make that promise yet.
“God willing, this Christmas will be different than the last,” Biden said, noting that he can’t completely make that promise yet as “there are other strains of the virus” and “things can change.”
“We’re doing everything the science has indicated we should do, and people are stepping up to get everything done that has to be done,” he added.
Biden also stressed several times during the meeting the value of Americans following restrictions and guidelines, and taking wearing masks seriously, even after getting immunized for the CCP virus, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19.
“The fundamental basic elements are that, before you get the shot and after—if you get the shots and after—social distancing saves lives, wearing masks saves lives, making sure that you wash your hands with hot water saves lives,” the president said.
Biden comforted Americans during his tour that the CCP virus vaccine is safe, telling the reason why he took the shot publicly was to prove that he believes it’s safe.
“Dr. Fauci assured me the COVID-19 vaccines were safe,” he said. “That’s why, several weeks ago, I went through the rigorous scientific review. That’s why I took my vaccine shot publicly to demonstrate to the American people that I know and believe it’s safe.”
The president’s comments come as federal authorities have bought additional doses of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines, putting the government on track to have enough supply for 300 million Americans by summertime.
Extreme winter weather across the United States, however, has given the new president’s vaccination campaign a significant impediment, delaying cargo of about 6 million doses and causing temporary shutdowns of inoculation sites in many communities.
Biden has set a goal of giving 100 million shots in his administration’s first 100 days, and he said Friday that’s still on track and it’s only a beginning.
The campaign has faced severe weather disturbances caused by frigid temperatures, snow, and ice, and has also left the White House and states struggling to make up lost ground. Biden’s trip to see Pfizer’s largest plant was also pushed back a day due to a storm affecting the nation’s capital.