Biden to set new COVID vaccines goal: 70% of U.S. adults getting at least one shot by July 4
President Joe Biden on Tuesday will announce a new goal of getting 70% of U.S. adults vaccinated with at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose by July 4, according to multiple published reports citing unnamed administration officials. So far 56% of adults in the U.S. have received at least one shot, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracker (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations). Biden previously has raised the prospect of "independence from this virus (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/biden-wants-states-to-make-all-adults-eligible-for-covid-19-vaccines-by-may-1-01615506234)" by the Fourth of July holiday.
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May 04, 2021 14:06 ET (18:06 GMT)
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