President Biden: Sports teams need to follow the science to beat Covid

Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden answers a question during his first press briefing in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2021.

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What you need to know:

  • Biden made his comments as part of an interview with US sports broadcaster ESPN which aired Wednesday night.
  • Tennis players Elina Svitolina and Aryna Sabalenka, who are in Florida this week competing in a WTA tournament, have said they are reluctant to get the vaccine because of various concerns, including how fast it was rolled out.
  • Biden also talked about the importance of pay equity between men and women and described First Lady Jill Biden as a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan.

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