Deal accepted: Biden states NFL’s offer to utilize arenas as mass COVID-19 vaccination websites a go
Nationwide efforts to combat the novel coronavirus acquired substantial traction Sunday when President Joe Biden validated that his administration means to take the NFL up on its deal to use league stadiums as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites.
When asked throughout an interview on CBS’ Super Bowl pregame program if the federal government plans to use all the stadiums to accelerate vaccine distribution, Biden said “definitely we will.”
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“I’m going to tell my team they’re offered, and I believe we’ll use them,” Biden stated.
According to ESPN, 7 NFL arenas have already been converted to mass vaccination sites, consisting of the Carolina Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium, Arizona Cardinals’ State Farm Stadium, Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium, Houston Texans’ NRG Park, Miami Dolphins’ Acid Rock Stadium and the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium. In a letter penned earlier today to Biden, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell used the league’s staying 25 arenas for that purpose.
On the other hand, Biden likewise stated throughout his CBS interview that he anticipates Super Bowl 2022 to be played in front of a capacity crowd at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, ESPN reported.