U.S. falls short of Biden’s July 4 COVID-19 vaccine goal

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U.S. falls short of Biden’s July 4 COVID-19 vaccine goal
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U.S. falls short of Biden’s July 4 COVID-19 vaccine goal
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The United States remains still millions of shots away from meeting President Biden’s original goal of 70% of American adults receiving at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine by July 4, a milestone that White House officials conceded late last month that they were likely to miss by at least a few weeks.

Now as some of the White House’s most widely-cited incentives for vaccinations are set to lapse, from discounted Uber rides to free child care, the Biden administration faces an uphill battle to boost vaccination rates that have slowed to a pace not seen since late last year.

The Centers for Disease Control said Friday that over 172 million Americans, or about 67% of the adult population, have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. About 156 million have received both doses, or about 47%.

“I’ve run several major crises now. And you set these goals because they force you and everybody to get very, very focused on what is the most important thing,” says Andy Slavitt, once a key adviser to the White House’s COVID-19 team who has now published a new book “Preventable” on the country’s pandemic response.

You can read the rest of Alexander Tin’s article at CBSnews.com

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