President Joe Biden visited the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta Friday just as the United States officially surpassed administering 100 million doses of the vaccine.
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Biden was meeting with scientists at the CDC to express his gratitude for their work trying to stop the coronavirus pandemic.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky informed Biden during the visit that the 100 million vaccine-threshold had been reached as the country gets immunized after more than a year in lock-down.
“We owe you a gigantic debt of gratitude and we will for a long, long long time,” Biden said, declaring “Science is back.”
“I hope this is the beginning of the end of not paying attention to what’s going to come again,” Biden told CDC employees.
He said you can build all the walls you want and create the most powerful armies in the world, “but we cannot stop these viruses.”
“You are the Army, you are the navy, the marines, the coast guard…you are the frontline troops”