President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled 1.9 trillion As a new economic relief package.
He said the money would be spent on the US economy, which has been hit by the coronavirus. He will take over the presidency from next year.
If approved by parliament, the package would be used for 1 trillion in household expenses, with all US citizens being paid 1,400$ directly.
It also includes 415$ billion to fight the virus and $440 billion for small businesses.
Biden has repeatedly vowed to overcome the Corona epidemic, which has claimed more than 385,000 lives in the United States.
During last year’s election campaign, he pledged to adopt a more effective policy than President Trump in controlling the virus.
Biden’s proposal comes amid growing infections in the United States, where more than 200,000 new cases have been diagnosed daily since the onset of winter, with daily mortality rates sometimes exceeding 4,000.
In his speech on Thursday night, he said that people should not be delayed in seeing such a big crisis in front of their own eyes. “Our country’s health is at stake here,” he added.
So we have to do something immediately, we have to take action now. ‘He also promised to be honest about all the facts from progress to failure.
Biden’s plan to control the corona is to use 20 billion for a vaccination program. It is said that teams will be deployed in rural areas by setting up big vaccination centers.
Meanwhile, two effective vaccines have been distributed under the leadership of the Trump administration, but health officials have complained that it needs to be accelerated.
“The United States has so far failed miserably in distributing vaccines,” Biden said, adding that his administration aims to distribute 100 million vaccines in 100 days.
He also plans to allocate 50 billion for rapid testing and 130 billion to help reopen most schools by next April.
His proposal states that the fund will be used to deploy one lakh, public health workers, for contact tracing only.
It is said that the additional allowance being given to about 11 million people who have become unemployed due to the epidemic will be increased from the current $300 to $400 per year. BBC