"Boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get more people vaccinated," Biden said before getting his booster shot, Xinhua reported. About 23 per cent of eligible Americans haven't gotten any shot, said the president. Some 20 million Americans are eligible for a third shot of the Pfizer vaccine, according to a CNN report.
Fewer than half of US adults (44%) now approve of the way Biden is handling his job as president, while 53% disapprove. This marks a reversal in Biden's job ratings since July, when a 55% majority approved of his job performance and 43% disapproved. Biden receives his least positive assessments for being mentally sharp. Currently, 43% say this describes Biden very or fairly well, an 11-point decline since March.
"Are we related," Biden jokingly asked Modi based on a relative who had gone to India and settled in Mumbai after Modi told him that he brought along documents about the possible relative. At the start of their bilateral summit, Modi said, "When I showed the Prime Minister to his seat, I pointed out that seat is occupied almost every day by an Indian American.
After their meeting, Modi tweeted: "Had an outstanding meeting with @POTUS @JoeBiden. His leadership on critical global issues is commendable. We discussed how India and USA will further scale-up cooperation in different spheres and work together to overcome key challenges like COVID-19 and climate change
He also made a reference to Vice President Kamala Harris's Indian heritage during the opening segment of their meeting, the first in-person meeting after he had become President. Before their meeting, a senior US official said that Biden was looking forward to their meeting they will discuss Afghanistan and priority areas that India is "front and centre of".
It is but obvious that aides of both leaders would have drawn up a very tight-knit agenda for the discussion, and the topics to be covered in the 50 or so minutes at their disposal. These topics of discussion can be organized in a 5-cornered pentagon. Biden has been handed several lemons, Modi has his own lemons, and the world has its own lemons.