President-elect Joe Biden has criticised the Trump administration for the pace of distributing Covid-19 vaccines, saying it is “falling far behind”.
Mr Biden said “it’s gonna take years, not months, to vaccinate the American people” at the current pace.
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He vowed to ramp up the current speed of vaccinations five to six times to one million shots a day, but acknowledged it “will still take months to have the majority of Americans vaccinated”.
The president-elect, who takes office on January 20, said he has directed his team to prepare a “much more aggressive effort to get things back on track”.
“I’m going to move heaven and earth to get us going in the right direction,” Mr Biden said.