The White House stressed that school teachers should be among the priority categories of the population during vaccination against coronavirus. According to the Associated Press, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at a press briefing on Wednesday.
“The President of the United States, the leader of the country, thinks this is important,”Psaki said, referring to President Joe Biden’s position.
The initiative to speed up the vaccination of teachers is because by the end of May – two months earlier than previously expected – enough drugs will be delivered to the United States to vaccinate all American adults. This was stated by President Biden, who proposed that the state authorities administer at least one dose of the vaccine to each teacher by the end of March, which will speed up the opening of schools.
Psaki also rejected criticism of the Biden administration that the president’s plan to help the economy suggests allocating “too much money” to state and municipal authorities.
“The people we are listening to are the 400 mayors, Democrats, and Republicans, who have made it clear that they need help, they need funding to keep the police, the fire department, and the state and municipal governments functioning,”Psaki said.
The White House press secretary also noted that the president still trusts the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Christopher Wray, who spoke at a congressional hearing on Tuesday to investigate the riots in the Capitol building on January 6, when supporters of former President Donald Trump broke into the building, trying to prevent Congress from approving Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Psaki did not comment on reports of any threats related to the president’s upcoming speech at a Congress’s joint session.