(ChurchLeaders) On the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joe Biden addressed Americans Thursday night. In Biden’s speech, he discussed what we’ve lost, how we’ve pulled together, and what lies ahead. He also used his nationally televised speech to share details about the newly passed and signed American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion package that’s drawing a wide range of reactions from faith leaders.
President Biden: We’ve Found “Light in the Darkness”
After acknowledging the suffering, sacrifices, and “the loss of life and the loss of living,” Biden described ways the American people have been “finding light in the darkness.” He praised scientists for making swift progress on the COVID-19 vaccine front and urged citizens to get the shot as soon as their turn arrives. “All adult Americans will be eligible to get a vaccine no later than May 1,” Biden promised.