Biden Covid Crew Holds Briefing As US Redouples Vaccine Efforts

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President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 Response Team holds a press conference Thursday on the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic that infected more than 33.3 million Americans and killed at least 595,849 people.

On Wednesday, Biden said the government had redoubled efforts to get more Americans vaccinated against Covid-19 by July 4th

In early May, Biden announced his administration’s new goals in the fight against this virus: 70% of adults in the US should receive at least one dose of a vaccine and 160 million adults should be fully vaccinated by Independence Day.

In a White House speech on Wednesday, Biden announced June as “national month of action” to vaccinate more Americans. He urged unvaccinated Americans to get the shots and said they were still at risk of getting seriously ill, dying, and passing the disease on to others, especially as autumn approaches.

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