Joe Biden declared Thursday that he will ask Americans to mask up for 100 days, and wants Anthony Fauci to become chief medical adviser to the president.
Biden made the comments in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper Thursday saying “Just 100 days to mask, not forever. One hundred days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction.”
Speaking about Fauci, Biden said “I asked him to stay on the exact same role he’s had for the past several presidents, and I asked him to be a chief medical adviser for me as well, and be part of the Covid team.”
Biden also vowed to take the vaccine publicly, just like Obama, Bush and Clinton have all vowed to do, when Fauci tells him it’s safe.
“That’s the moment in which I will stand before the public” and get the vaccine, Biden proclaimed.
“I think that my three predecessors have set the model as to what should be done, saying, once it’s declared to be safe … then obviously we take it and it’s important to communicate to the American people,” Biden added.
“People have lost faith in the ability of the vaccine to work. Already the numbers are really staggeringly low, and it matters what the president and vice president do,” Biden further stated.
The entire interview was conducted on the assumption that Biden will be inaugurated, despite President Trump’s continuing legal efforts.
Tapper asked Biden if he thinks it is important that President Trump attends his inauguration in January, to which he replied that it has “no personal consequence to me.”
Biden added that it would be “important in the sense that we are able to demonstrate the end of this chaos that he’s created, that there is peaceful transfer of power with the competing parties standing there, shaking hands and moving on.”