MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 15 May 2021 13:24:05 +0000 At vaccine plant, Biden hopes for year end normalcy http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/df3f0bf2c8374c86a72fca5f9310d047 President Joe Biden toured a state-of-the-art coronavirus vaccine plant Friday and said while he can't predict when the crisis will end, he's optimistic the nation will approach 'normalcy' by the end of the year if Americans get their vaccines. (Feb. 19) df3f0bf2c8374c86a72fca5f9310d047 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 23:41:11 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLKalamazoo, Michigan - 19 February 2021++PARTIALLY COVERED++1. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"I came here because I want the American people to understand the extraordinary, extraordinary work that's being done to undertake the most difficult operational challenges this nation has ever faced."2. Joe Biden touring Pfizer's vaccine plant3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"Just over four weeks ago, America had no real plan to vaccinate most of the country. My predecessor, as my mother would say, God love him, failed to order enough vaccines, failed to mobilize the effort to administer the shots, failed to set up vaccine centers. That changed the moment we took office."4. Joe Biden touring Pfizer's vaccine plant++PARTIALLY COVERED++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"I can't give you a date when this crisis will end. But I can tell you, we're doing everything possible to have that day come sooner rather than later."6. Joe Biden touring Pfizer's vaccine plant++PARTIALLY COVERED++7. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"We will have ordered much of what you have been distributed, over 600 million doses by the end of July. July 29th is the expected date, but that could change. Look, what's happening with the weather now, for example, is slowing up the distribution right now. But, I believe we'll be approaching normalcy by the end of this year and God willing, this Christmas will be different than last. But I can't make that commitment to you. There are other strains of the virus. We don't know what could happen in terms of production rates, things can change, but we're doing everything the science is indicated we should do."++WHITE FLASH++8. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"But if there's one message to cut through to everyone in this country it's this: the vaccines are safe. Please, for yourself, your family, your community, this country, take the vaccine when it's your turn and available. That's how to beat this pandemic. And we're making progress."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:President Joe Biden toured a state-of-the-art coronavirus vaccine plant Friday and delivered remarks on his administration's progress as extreme winter weather across the U.S. handed his vaccination campaign its first major setback, delaying shipment of about 6 million doses.Biden said he can't give the nation "a date when this crisis will end."  But he said, "I can tell you, we're doing everything possible to have that day come sooner rather than later."Asked when a majority of Americans will have gotten one of the vaccines, Biden said his administration should have distributed over 600 million doses by the end of July.  But warned things could change, and pointed to the weather delay currently affecting distribution."I believe we'll be approaching normalcy by the end of this year and God willing, this Christmas will be different than last. But I can't make that commitment to you," he said, citing potential issues such as complications from other virus strains or delays in production rates."Things can change, but we're doing everything the science is indicated we should do. And people are stepping up to get everything done that has to be done," Biden said.The president also used the opportunity to urge all Americans to get vaccinated as soon as they are up in line."If there's one message to cut through to everyone in this country it's this: the vaccines are safe. Please, for yourself, your family, your community, this country, take the vaccine when it's your turn and available. That's how to beat this pandemic," he said.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. President Joe Biden toured a state-of-the-art coronavirus vaccine plant Friday and said while he can't predict when the crisis will end, he's optimistic the nation will approach 'normalcy' by the end of the year if Americans get their vaccines. (Feb. 19) At vaccine plant, Biden hopes for year end normalcy