The future President of the United States raised his sleeve in front of television cameras to set an example.
President-elect of the United States Joe Biden, 78, received the first dose of a vaccine against Covid-19 on Monday live in front of television cameras.
The injection of the Pfizer vaccine, the first of two remedies already authorized in the United States, took place in a hospital in Newark, Delaware. Future U.S. First Lady Jill Biden also received the first dose of the vaccine on Monday, according to the transition team. »I’m ready, » said the Democratic leader, who wore a black mask, after pulling up the left sleeve of his sweater.
« There is nothing to worry about »
« I am doing this to show that people must be ready to be administered the vaccine when it is available, there is nothing to worry about », then said the future president, just after the injection. « Can’t wait to get the second dose! »
He thanked « the scientists and the people who made this possible » as well as « the frontline workers ». « Real heroes, » he said, while also paying tribute, once is not custom, to the outgoing administration of Donald Trump for his contribution in the development of vaccines, which began to to be administered last week across the country.
Joe Biden also warned that the first vaccinations were « just the beginning ». « It’s going to take time, » and « in the meantime, I don’t want to play the killjoy, but I hope people will listen to the experts, » he added, calling once again for wear a mask and practice physical distancing during the holiday season. »And if you don’t need to travel, don’t travel, » he hammered.