Passengers line up for covid-19 medical screening at a railway platform in Mumbai on April 14, 2021. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)
To date, more than 46 percent of the eligible U.S. population has received at least one vaccine dose, though the number of new cases continued to trend upward at an average of 9 percent over the past week. At least 563,000 people have died of covid-19.
The country is battling an outbreak, including the spread of more-infectious variants, and has a low vaccination rate.
The Biden administration is facing renewed pressure to facilitate equitable vaccine distribution around the world.
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