Biden signs burst of virus orders
January 22, 2021 11:38 am
US President Joe Biden [Source: AP]
With a burst of executive orders, US President Joe Biden served notice today that the nation’s COVID-19 response is under new management.
President Biden is demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year.
The 10 orders signed by Biden are aimed at jump starting his national Covid-19 strategy to increase vaccinations and testing, lay the groundwork for reopening schools and businesses, and immediately increase the use of masks — including a requirement that Americans mask up for travel. One directive calls for a addressing health care inequities in minority communities hard hit by the virus.
The new president has vowed to take far more aggressive measures to contain the virus than his predecessor, starting with stringent adherence to public health guidance.