The president said his administration will aim to have administered at least one shot to 70 percent of U.S. adults by July 4. He wants 55 million more people fully vaccinated during that span. The challenge, Biden said, will be continuing to persuade the hesitant.
“I know there’s a lot of misinformation out there,” Biden said. “But there’s one fact I want every American to know: People who are not fully vaccinated can still die every day from covid-19.”
The update on the state of the pandemic came as the country reached a promising landmark: fewer than 50,000 new cases per day on average. It is the first time in 208 days that the daily average of infections dropped to that level, according to a Washington Post analysis.