Live stream: Biden discusses US response to Ukraine following Zelenskyy’s plead for more help
United States President Joe Biden delivered remarks Wednesday afternoon in response to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s plead to Congress to step up aid as Russian forces continue to attack the European country.
Federal officials increasing COVID-19 vaccine doses available for Michigan starting next week
Gretchen Whitmer released a statement Tuesday after White House officials announced that there will be an increase of COVID-19 vaccine doses available for Michigan starting next week. Officials said the allocation includes 147,800 doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This comes after Whitmer recently requested for more vaccines as the state is seeing a rise in COVID numbers. READ: CDC: Michigan leads country in new cases of COVID per populationMore than 4 million doses have been administered in the state. We know that the COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective at preventing COVID-19.
LIVE STREAM: Biden holds first press conference as president
President Joe Biden speaks about the shooting in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)President Joe Biden is holding his first formal press conference since taking office on Thursday afternoon. Since taking office in January of this year, President Biden has delivered live remarks on several occasions, and has answered some reporters’ questions -- but the president has not yet held an official press conference. Biden is the first chief executive in four decades to reach this point in his term without holding a formal question-and-answer session. AdMore: Amid growing challenges, Biden to hold 1st news conferencePressure recently began to mount on Biden after critics raised concerns that the president was intentionally avoiding a formal press conference.
LIVE STREAM: President Biden provides update on US COVID vaccinations
President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 relief package in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, March 15, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is discussing the state of coronavirus vaccinations in the U.S. during a live event at the White House on Thursday. President Biden is pushing for states to make vaccines available to all adults by May. “We want to be oversupplied and overprepared,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said last week. Biden had previously promised that 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccines would be administered in the U.S. within his first 100 days in office.
President Biden speaks on anniversary of COVID shutdown
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Joe Biden delivered his first prime-time speech since taking office. Related: Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, DemsEarlier Thursday, Biden signed a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country,” Biden said as he signed the bill in the Oval Office. Biden originally planned to sign the bill on Friday, but it arrived at the White House more quickly than anticipated. Ad“We want to move as fast as possible,” tweeted White House chief of staff Ron Klain.
Watch live: President Biden addresses nation on anniversary of COVID shutdown
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Joe Biden is set to deliver his first prime-time address since taking office. Watch live at 8 p.m. Thursday:Related: Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, DemsEarlier Thursday, Biden signed a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country,” Biden said as he signed the bill in the Oval Office. Biden originally planned to sign the bill on Friday, but it arrived at the White House more quickly than anticipated. Ad“We want to move as fast as possible,” tweeted White House chief of staff Ron Klain.
Live stream: President Biden addresses nation on anniversary of COVID shutdown
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Joe Biden delivered his first prime-time address since taking office. This live stream has endedRelated: Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, DemsEarlier Thursday, Biden signed a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country,” Biden said as he signed the bill in the Oval Office. Biden originally planned to sign the bill on Friday, but it arrived at the White House more quickly than anticipated. Ad“We want to move as fast as possible,” tweeted White House chief of staff Ron Klain.
President Biden delivers remarks during Texas visit
President Joe Biden talks with a volunteer at the Houston Food Bank, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)President Joe Biden delivered live remarks from a FEMA COVID-19 vaccination facility in Houston, Texas on Friday afternoon. See: Biden surveys Texas weather damage, thanks emergency workersPresident Biden’s visit to Texas is his first visit to a major disaster site since taking office. The state of Texas is currently recovering from a catastrophic blackout that left more than 4 million customers without electricity during a deadly winter storm, leaving many of them without heat for days in subfreezing temperatures. While in Texas, Biden has met with local leaders to discuss the ongoing recovery from last week’s winter storm, and is visiting a COVID-19 health center where vaccines are being distributed.
Fact checking Biden’s virus claims made during Michigan visit to Pfizer plant
Ramping up vaccine productionFirst, we’ll start with a claim Biden made about the administration’s effort to ramp up vaccine production in the U.S. Biden was referring to his commitment to have 100 million shots administered in American arms during his first 100 days in office. Biden statement: “24 million adults, 11 million children don’t have enough food to eat. It looks like President Biden is using USDA numbers taken during the pandemic, but before the full extent of the pandemic hit. Critics have previously argued that 100 million doses was an inadequate goal to begin with, and hoped that distribution pace would be increased when possible.
Biden outlines plan to ramp up US vaccine rollout while at Michigan Pfizer facility
AdPfizer is also reportedly on track to ship out 200 million vaccine doses by the end of May this year, two months ahead of their original schedule, Bourla said. To help offer more flexibility to vaccination centers across the country, Bourla says Pfizer is also improving the longevity of stored vaccine doses with a new storage option. Following his tour of Pfizer’s largest manufacturing site, addressing the nation, President Biden thanked the Pfizer employees for their role in producing hundreds of millions of doses of the much-needed coronavirus vaccine. That’s how to beat this pandemic.”Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined President Biden on a tour of the Pfizer facility Friday, her team announced hours after the event. Several shipments of coronavirus vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna have also been delayed to Michigan and other states this week due to severe weather conditions.
President Biden speaks from Portage Pfizer facility
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)PORTAGE, Mich. – During his first visit to Michigan since elected president, Joe Biden delivered remarks from the Pfizer manufacturing site in Kalamazoo County on Friday, Feb. 19. Recap: Biden outlines plan to ramp up US vaccine rollout while at Michigan Pfizer facilityPresident Biden was originally scheduled to visit Pfizer’s largest manufacturing site in Portage on Thursday this week. AdPfizer is one of two companies manufacturing coronavirus vaccines that have been authorized for widespread use in the United States. Tens of millions of vaccine doses have been produced and shipped out of the Portage facility. Pfizer expects to make a batch of the vaccine in about 60 days, meaning more doses are on the way.
Under new president, Dr. Fauci says it is ‘liberating’ to ‘let the science speak’
“The idea that you can get up here and talk about what you know, what the evidence, what the science is and know that’s it, let the science speak -- it is somewhat of a liberating feeling,” Fauci added. Dr. Fauci asked about difference between Trump and Biden administrations:"The idea that you can get up here and talk about what you know, what the evidence, what the science is and know that's it, let the science speak — it is somewhat of a liberating feeling." Throughout the pandemic, Trump constantly undermined Fauci’s credibility, falsely insisting that the pandemic was nearly over. Now under the Biden administration, Fauci is in full view of the public, feeling like he can speak freely and openly about the science surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. “One of the new things in this administration is, If you don’t know the answer, don’t guess,” Fauci said.
Democratic Michigan leaders eager to ‘get to work’ with Biden, Harris sworn in
Senator Debbie Stabenow, from Michigan“It was such an honor to witness history today as President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn into office. More than a trailblazer and trusted voice for President Biden, Vice President Harris will fight for justice and equality in this nation. And I look forward to getting the job done with President Biden and Vice President Harris.” Rep. DingellU.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib, Michigan’s 13th district“I congratulate President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their historic inauguration. The inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris completed the peaceful transfer of power as required by our Constitution. The success of President Biden and Vice President Harris will be a success we all share.
PHOTOS: Viewers sport Harris’ signature ‘Chucks and pearls’ to honor historic inauguration
Local 4 viewers submitted photos of themselves wearing Kamala Harris' signature combination of Chuck Taylors and pearls while watching the historic Biden-Harris inauguration on Jan. 20. The Jan. 20 inauguration of Joe Biden as the nation’s 46th president is a historic moment in more ways than one. For many Americans, one of the most notable moments Wednesday was the swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris, who is equally the first woman, the first Black American and the first person of South Asian descent to hold the position. Read: Vice President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politicsIn honor of this monumental moment in American history, our viewers submitted photos of themselves watching the inauguration decked out in Harris’ signature style of Converse sneakers and pearls. Full Screen Full Screen 1 / 9 Local 4 / ClickOnDetroit viewers wear pearls and sneakers on Jan. 20 to honor Kamala Harris amid her historic inauguration as Vice President to President Joe Biden.