US President Joe Biden predicted, on Monday, that by next summer the United States will have gone a long way on the road to achieving “herd immunity” against the emerging corona virus.
He said during a press conference at the White House, “I feel confident that we will, by this summer, have come a long way on our way to achieving herd immunity.”
In response to a question about when all Americans who want to receive the vaccine will be able to get it, he said, “In the spring.”
“I think this is an unprecedented logistical challenge in the history of our country, but I think we can do it,” he added.
Biden reiterated that his first goal is to vaccinate 100 million people during the first 100 days of his term.
He explained that after achieving this goal, the United States “will go towards achieving a goal that goes far beyond the goal we have set for the next hundred days, so that we can reach the stage of achieving herd immunity.
“I feel very satisfied with what we are heading towards and I think we can accomplish that,” he added.