Herald on Sunday

US hits 300 million shots


President Joe Biden went on a cautious victory lap in his quest to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control, announcing that 300 million vaccine shots have been administer­ed in the United States in the 150 days since he took office. Biden credited scientists, companies, the American people and his whole-of-government effort. The President noted that the widespread vaccinatio­n campaign had set the stage for most Americans to have a relatively normal summer as businesses reopen and employers hire. But as Biden marks one milestone, he is in danger of missing his target to have 70 per cent of US adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4. About 65 per cent of the US population aged 18 and older have had at least one dose, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

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