Biden: ‘We Need More Money to Plan for the Second Pandemic’

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President Joe Biden said his administration needs more funding for not just COVID-19 vaccines, but to plan for another pandemic.

“We do need more money,” Biden told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. “We don’t just need more money for vaccines for children eventually. We need more money to plan for the second pandemic. There’s gonna be another pandemic.” He did not elaborate.

“We have to think ahead,” he said, adding that is “why we need the money.”

Biden was making those comments as COVID-19 vaccines rolled out for children as young as 6 months after both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines.

Some municipalities announced over the weekend that those vaccines will be administered starting Tuesday. Monday was a federal holiday.

With the latest vaccine rollout Tuesday, Biden said there is “finally, some peace of mind” and described it as a “monumental step forward” in his administration’s COVID-19 response.

The federal government has already made at least 10 million COVID-19 doses available to states and health providers and will rely on pediatricians and other health care providers to dole them out, officials said. Pharmacies and other health care providers will also give the vaccines.

What the Data Shows

Federal data suggest that since October 2021, only about 29 percent of children aged 5 to 11 are considered fully vaccinated after the Pfizer vaccine was authorized. About 36 percent in that age group have received one dose.

Meanwhile, studies have also shown that children and especially young children have exceptionally low mortality and hospitalization rates compared with other groups. In general, elderly and individuals with compromised immune systems are the most at risk from COVID-19.

By Jack Phillips

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