President Joe Biden will face the media on Thursday and chair his first official press conference since his inauguration on January 20. The scheduled start time is 1:15 p.m. / ET – scroll down to see a livestream of the event, which will be held in the East Room of the White House.
Biden is expected to address a number of fire and topical issues, including immigration (particularly the precarious situation on the U.S.-Mexico border) and gun control following the mass shootings at a Colorado grocery store this week 10 people left, dead (including a police officer) at the barbecue and the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine adoption faster than expected.
On the final matter, POTUS will reportedly announce at the press conference that it has set its goal of 100 vaccinations in its first 100 days (a benchmark it cleared last week on the 59th day of its administration) to 200 vaccinations in its increased for the first 100 days.
According to CNBC figures, the target of a 200 million dose dose would be achieved by April 23 (a week before Biden’s 100th day in office) if administration could maintain the current rate of vaccination.
Biden is also likely to talk about his recently approved $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package.
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