“We did it….Today we hit 200 million shots in the 92nd day in office,” Biden said in short remarks at the White House. “It is an incredible achievement for the nation.”
He also announced a new tax credit for businesses with less than 500 employees who give their employees time off with pay to get vaccinated, but urged all employers to do so.
“No working American should lose a single dollar from their paycheck because they chose to fulfill their patriotic duty of getting vaccinated,” Biden said.
His announcement is in keeping with his administration’s tendency to set goals and then exceed expectations. But the tax credit was the latest acknowledgement of the challenges his team faces in convincing significant numbers to get the vaccines,