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s adults, tens of millions of u.s adults by the end of may senior washington, editor, lindsey duncam is with us with that new promise lindsay joe biden, accelerating really His rollout plan by two months, how is the u.s able to move ahead so quickly? Well, it’s, because the united states is making its own vaccine supply and the announcement of that timeline moving up yesterday came along with an announcement of cooperation between two pharmaceutical companies who are competitors using the defense act. What will happen is the merrick, which is one. Pharmaceutical company will actually turn around and manufacture. The johnson and johnson vaccine, which was just approved here in the united states, that’s the one dose vaccine, which is um, which is easier to store and easier to to get to people than the other two approved vaccines, that’s all really promising. However, the president was quick to say that having that supply to get people vaccinated so quickly does not make those challenges about finding people to do the vaccines to overcoming vaccine hesitation go away. So this is a goal that they hope to reach, and it certainly is a timeline that is faster and it’s happening at a time um that it’s just this sort of moment, where there’s a plateau in the number of american cases. It’S. True that if you look at the hospitalizations they’re down, deaths are down and uh infections are down but they’re down from that horrible january peak, and it has sort of hit a plateau in the past couple of days that concern about variants from maine.
So there is still that warning from the white house that things are looking so much better. There is an light at the end of the tunnel, but is it normal not quite yet here’s joe biden? When do, i think things will get back to normal i’ve been cautioned not to give an answer to that, because we don’t know for sure, but my hope is by this time next year, we’re going to be back to normal and before that my hope. So. Listening to him there, the president sounding like he is sticking with the cdc, the centers for disease control. It is warning americans not to get too far ahead of themselves, but this morning lindsay some states making it clear they have. No intention of waiting. Texas is ready to get back to normal. Next week the governor made this announcement yesterday here’s what he had to say: i’m issuing a new executive order that rescinds most of the earlier executive orders effective next wednesday. All businesses of any type are allowed to open 100 percent. Also, i am ending the statewide mask mandate now heather the governor said that that doesn’t mean kovan’s gone away, he’s just saying that people can take individual actions and to protect their safety. It’S no need to have these rules in place anymore. The mayor of houston disagrees. He says it is too fast to roll back those regulations here’s his reaction. I’Mma do my job, but the people who are vulnerable to this virus get this virus may end up in the hospital and they end up dying.
Those are the ones who i’m speaking for no he’s the governor, but even the governor should be held accountable. Mississippi made a similar announcement about removing its mask, update, heather and or mask mandate, as well as rolling back restrictions. So what we’re seeing here is kind of the same thing as we saw throughout the pandemic. This is a divided nation with different governments and different approaches to whatever the next step in the pandemic will be, and we do not know what consequences if any those decisions will have lindsay.