WATCH: Biden pledges to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days starting when he is inaugurated
Joe Biden told CNN, Thursday, that he plans to ask Americans to wear masks for a total of 100 days starting from his inauguration day of January 20.
Pfizer and BioNTech have developed and recently tested BNT162b2—a COVID-19 vaccine which has been found to be over 95 percent successful in preventing the virus through multiple trials.
Moderna intends to submit for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the coming weeks. Moderna also plans to apply for authorization from global regulatory agencies.
During a speech update on Operation Warp Speed from the Rose Garden, President Donald Trump announced that the White House won't be delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to the state of New York unless authorized because Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn't trust the current administration.
Cuomo said that he'd rather stop the distribution of the vaccine than allow the Trump administration to roll it out, and advocated for a nation-wide "mask mandate."
The poll showed that 39% of Canadians believe that the hypothetical Covid-19 vaccine should be mandatory, while 54% believe it should be administered voluntarily.