As the delta variant of COVID-19 surges and hospitals overflow, President Joe Biden is set to address the nation Thursday at 5 p.m. to unveil his new six point plan to combat the virus.
Details of the plan have not been released, but vaccine mandates are expected to play a prominent role.
If you are planning to watch the speech, it should be carried on the major networks ABC, NBC, and CBS, as well as cable news stations like CNN. The White House will also be streaming the address live at this link.
In Georgia, the pandemic has taken 20,298 lives and more than 1.4 million people have been infected. While the number of cases per day has come down from a surge of 9,425 new cases per day to 8,207 new cases per day, the spread of the virus is much greater than it was in July, when the state saw an average of just 401 new cases per day.
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, an average of 70 Georgians die each day from coronavirus.
HOW TO GET VACCINATED: COVID-19 has killed more than 20,000 Georgia residents. Don’t let yourself or your loved ones die from a preventable virus. COVID vaccines are free and widely available statewide without insurance or identification. To find a vaccination location or to schedule an appointment, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.
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