Yesterday, President Donald Trump appeared to be in a cheerful mood after he and Vice President Mike Pence had lunch together in a White House private dining room.
Later, he met with the Secretaries of State and Treasury, just after being updated on Operation Warp Speed.
Trump has made few public appearances since Election Day and has taken the time to deal with agenda items unrelated to the campaign. He, First Lady Melania Trump and other family members paid tribute to our nation’s military at Arlington National Cemetery on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday.
Today, the president is scheduled to deliver a 4 p.m. Rose Garden status of the actions to deliver 300 million doses of safe and effective vaccines with the initial doses available by January 2021.
This is a part of broader countermeasures to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
On November 12, partnerships with large chain pharmacies and networks that represent independent pharmacies and regional chains were announced.
Through the partnership with pharmacy chains, this program covers approximately 60 percent of pharmacies throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The partnerships with network administrators, independent pharmacies and regional chains will also be part of the federal pharmacy program, further increasing access to vaccine across the country—particularly in traditionally underserved areas.
President Trump has just banned American investment in 31 Chinese firms with ties to China’s military.
“The underlying principle is that American capital should not be used to finance Chinese militarization,” White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said.