'America is coming back': Biden tells states to make all adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccines by May 1

President Joe Biden speaks as he gives a primetime address to the nation from the East Room of the White House March 11, 2021 in Washington, DC.
President Joe Biden speaks as he gives a primetime address to the nation from the East Room of the White House March 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo credit Alex Wong/Getty Images

Telling Americans "you’re owed nothing less than the truth," President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled a plan to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations across the country and get the U.S. economy back on track.

"A year ago, we were hit with a virus that was met with silence and spread unchecked, denials for days, weeks, then months," Biden started. "That led to more deaths, more infections, more stress and more loneliness."