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Solving COVID: May 5, 2021

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President Biden said Tuesday his administration’s new goal is that by the Fourth of July, 70 percent of American adults will have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, and 160 million Americans will be fully vaccinated. “That means giving close to 100 million shots, some first shots, others second shots, over the next 60 days,” Biden said. “Of course, Americans can still get shots after July 4, but no one should wait. Let’s try to hit that 70 percent mark.” Meeting this goal, Biden added, will be a “serious step towards a return to normal.” The U.S. is currently administering about 965,000 first vaccine doses per day, which is down from a few weeks ago, but nearly twice the pace required to hit Biden’s new goal. Over 56 percent of American adults have received at least one vaccine dose. [The Associated Press, The Week]

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