14 Jan 2021

Can Biden fulfill his pledge to vaccinate 100 million Americans in 100 days?

Europe Editor and Presenter

Here is a very sobering fact: Covid has already killed eight times as many Americans as died fighting in the Vietnam war.

Or to put it another way, there are currently more than the 3,000 casualties of 9/11 every single day.

Joe Biden is due to unveil an ambitious plan to tackle the pandemic later. He will pledge to commit trillions of dollars in government spending – the crisis dominating his first 100 days in office.

Those funds will include a significant increase on rolling out the vaccine. 30 million doses have been delivered, but so far just 10 million have actually been handed out.

We have been to one vaccination centre in Maryland to see how they’re getting on.