President Biden stated that “God prepared” there will be a full stadium for the next Super Bowl — and that federal pointers for reopening faculties amid the COVID-19 pandemic might be unveiled Wednesday.
Throughout an interview excerpt that aired Sunday throughout CBS’s pre-game present for Super Bowl LV, Biden stated it was his “hope and expectation” that followers would fill the stands next 12 months.
“God prepared, we’ll be in a position to rejoice as typical a 12 months from now,” he stated.
The NFL has stated that solely 25,000 folks will watch Sunday’s championship in individual at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. — together with 30,000 fan cutouts.
Biden stated he’d advised his coronavirus “crew” about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s Thursday supply to make use of all 32 professional soccer stadiums as mass-vaccination websites, however he didn’t say which — if any — would be pressed into service.
Requested by “CBS Night Information” anchor Norah O’Donnell in regards to the impression of faculty closures on the nation’s youngsters, Biden stated, “I believe it’s time for faculties to open safely.”
The president cited considerations together with “air flow methods” in lecture rooms, however stated Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the federal Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, would be releasing security pointers “as early as Wednesday.”
With reference to the large sport between the reigning champion Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Biden stated that the Bucs’ Tom Brady — a six-time Super Bowl winner — was “clearly…a nice quarterback.”
However he additionally stated the Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, “appears to have a lot of potential.”
Requested if that meant he thought Kansas Metropolis would win, Biden answered, “I didn’t say that.”
“I believe they’re each nice quarterbacks.”
The 4-1/2 minute excerpt of the interview — the primary Biden has given to a TV community anchor — was amongst a number of that CBS has broadcast since Friday night.
One other is about to air Monday on the CBS Night Information, O’Donnell stated.