US to miss Joe Biden’s July 4 Covid-19 vaccine goal


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The US government won’t meet its goal of administering one or more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine to 70 per cent of US adults by July 4 . But White House Covid-19 response team coordinator Jeffrey Zients said President Joe Biden ’s administration had “succeeded beyond our highest expectations” in returning the nation to a pre-pandemic normal, as the infection rate has plummeted and large gatherings of vaccinated people are now considered safe. “We think it’ll take a few extra weeks to get to 70 per cent of all adults with at least one shot,” Zients said. As of Tuesday,...