Biden says a second pandemic will come and that the US needs to start preparing for it


U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about Covid-19 vaccines for children, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House June 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Covid-19 vaccines for children under 5 years old. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signed off on the decision over the weekend and children can start getting the shots beginning this week.

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Biden said the US will need to plan ahead for its next pandemic response.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

  • President Joe Biden says the US needs to start getting funding to prepare for the next pandemic.

  • The White House has proposed allocating $82 billion to planning for future pandemics.

  • Some researchers predict a one-in-two chance that another pandemic will happen in the next 25 years.

President Joe Biden warned on Tuesday that the US will eventually face a “second pandemic” and that the country must…