Prior to Sunday’s Super Bowl, President Joe Biden sat down for his first television network interview since taking office.
Speaking with CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell, Biden heavily discussed the novel coronavirus pandemic and how his administration is working to tackle it.
When O’Donnell mentioned that many are gathering for Super Bowl Sunday despite still being in a pandemic, Biden admitted that it wouldn’t be a surprise. “I’m sure there are. I know it’s hard. It was hard at Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s. But, you know, I hope people, if you’re watchin’, be careful. Be careful,” he warned.
As vaccinations continue to roll out, O’Donnell asked Biden for his thoughts on Dr. Fauci’s statement that at least 75 percent of Americans must get vaccinated in order to get herd immunity. “We did the math and at the current rate of 1.3 million doses a day, it’s gonna take almost a year to get there. Can we wait that long?” she asked to which Biden said no.