- Jan 3, 2021
During presidential remarks on COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 years old, President Joe Biden alarmed Twitter users when he spoke of the government preparing for a "second pandemic."
A reporter prompted Biden’s head-turning remarks with a question on what spending the U.S. government is still prepared to do in order to manufacture and distribute more vaccines and maintain the infrastructure necessary to combat COVID-19 as it lingers throughout the country.
Last week, the CDC and FDA authorized emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine for kids as young as 6 months old.
"I know you’re looking for more money from Congress for this vaccine campaign and for COVID funding going into the fall," the reporter told Biden, before asking, "How much of the supply of vaccines for these small children is there and how many of the nation’s kids will you be able to get vaccinated before you need more money from Congress?"
While speaking about COVID-19 vaccines for children on Tuesday, President Joe Biden alarmed Twitter users when he stated there will be a 'second pandemic.'