Biden set a new goal for the vaccine: 70 percent of the adult population will be vaccinated by July 4
May 4 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden announced at the White House on The 4th, by July 4th, the United States plans to allow 70 percent of the adult population to get at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, and 160 million people to complete the vaccination.
Speaking on the same day about the coronavirus outbreak, Biden said that since taking office, the United States has completed 220 million doses of coronavirus vaccination. “In the last 100 days, our goal was to make it possible for people to get vaccinated. Now, we’re going to bring the vaccine to people who aren’t so eager to get it. ”
As of Thursday, about 56.4 percent of the U.S. adult population had received at least one dose of the vaccine, bringing the total to 145 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of people who have completed vaccination is 106 million.
That means the U.S. will need about 100 million more doses of the vaccine over the next two months to meet the new White House targets.
In the past two weeks, the average seven-day vaccination rate in the United States has fallen from a peak of more than 3 million to 2.2 million, according to the Washington Post. With the exception of New York and New Hampshire, weekly vaccinations are on a downward trend in all but New York and New Hampshire.
Biden said the next phase of vaccination will focus on “three people”: 12- to 15-year-olds, those with inconsistible conditions, and those who are “still not sure whether to vaccinate.”
Biden said U.S. scientists are evaluating the safety of coronavirus vaccine for minors between the ages of 12 and 15. Once the vaccine is authorized to vaccinate this age group, about 20,000 pharmacies across the United States are ready to vaccinate adolescents.
“We know that millions of Americans need only a little encouragement to get vaccinated.” Biden also said more vaccines will be delivered to remote parts of the country, so people don’t have to travel long distances to get them.
For those who don’t want to get vaccinated, Biden called, “You really need to get vaccinated.” It not only protects you, but also reduces your risk of transmitting the virus to others. It can save the lives of you or the people you love. ”
Biden, however, admits that the next two months are “easy because there’s not a lot of logistics to be spent on the next two months.” But it’s also harder because it’s beyond my personal control. ”
Biden said the U.S. already has a vaccine supply and is focusing on persuading more Americans to get vaccinated. If the next phase succeeds, the US will take an “important step” towards returning to normalcy.
As of 21 p.m., more than 32.51 million new cases and 578,000 deaths had been confirmed in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University.