Launching a national vaccination program to quickly and equitably vaccinate America — that’s the American Rescue Plan.
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his ambitious $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” Thursday.
As well as pledging $2,000 in direct stimulus payments to financially support Americans during the pandemic, Biden also detailed how he plans to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the US.
He announced a wide range of measures to tackle the virus totaling more than $400 billion, including policies that focus specifically on underserved communities like people of color, nursing homes, and prisons.
From vaccines and testing to reopening schools, here’s what Biden’s team has planned.
Launch a $20 billion national vaccination program
Biden plans to invest $20 billion in a national vaccination program that will work closely with local authorities. This would include launching community vaccination centers and deploying mobile vaccination units for use in hard-to-reach areas.
We can contain the pandemic, help our small businesses, and get Americans back to work. But Congress needs to act – and pass the American Rescue Plan. Says Vice Presiden Kamala Harris