WATCH LIVE: President Joe Biden to discuss COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine expansion

Remarks will be livestreamed in this article

FILE - In this March 11, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. is meeting President Joe Bidens latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million COVID-19 shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
FILE - In this March 11, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. is meeting President Joe Bidens latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million COVID-19 shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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President Joe Biden is slated on Wednesday to give remarks on the COVID-19 pandemic response and the state of vaccinations.

His remarks at 12:15 p.m. will be livestreamed in this article, but delays are possible. If there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time.

The Associated Press reported that Biden will discuss the expansion of the vaccine distribution as demands for a shot have diminished in parts of the country.

The White House is expecting to offer businesses a tax incentive to give employees paid leave to get vaccinated.

In the U.S., more than 50% of adults are at least partially vaccinated, the AP reported.


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