Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has confirmed a meeting with President Joe Biden during a state visit to Ohio on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
“I have been invited to meet with the President during his visit to Ohio. I also hope to discuss how we are doing at the mass vaccination center at the Cleveland State University,” said Governor Mike DeWine when asked about the visit of President Joe Biden to Ohio State.
“As of today, more than 30,000 people have been vaccinated at the state-federal mass vaccination clinic at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center.”
Governor DeWine hinted on the possibility of Ohioans who are 16 years and above getting appointment for vaccination this week, saying that “while there are many places where there is a great demand for the vaccine, we do have some providers who are having a hard time filling appointment. If a local health department or hospital is not filling all their slots this week, they may book with anyone 16+.”
“We are starting to see a plateau in cases. Cases were dropping for a while and have leveled out — but we’ll have to keep watching this. Some neighboring states are starting to see increases in their cases again.”
“Our total variant count was only 32 cases two weeks ago, but there are now 173 variant cases. This is not the time to throw caution to the wind. We’re in the final stretch of the marathon, but we have to keep masking and social distancing.”
Also, Ohio Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said “Every day we are getting closer to victory, but we haven’t reached the finish line yet. Although we’re getting more vaccines into arms each day, we’re also seeing more activity from the variants.”
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