White House admits US may miss COVID-19 vaccine target on July 4: NBC News

White House admits US may miss COVID-19 vaccine target on July 4: NBC News

WASHINGTON: The White House is preparing to acknowledge that it will not meet President Joe Biden’s goal of giving at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose to 70% of American adults by July 4, US Independence Day, NBC News reported on Tuesday.
It said the administration was prepared to meet the target for those 27 and older, but would fall short of Biden’s target for adults 18 and older.
White House COVID-19 senior adviser Jeffrey Ziants is expected to announce that the United States has already vaccinated 70% of adults age 30 and older, NBC reported, citing a copy of his remarks. Said happened. Zients and other top White House health officials are expected to hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. ET (1630 GMT).
White House representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Fifteen of the 50 states and Washington, DC have given at least one shot to 70% of adults age 18 and older.
The US vaccination rate has increased by less than one percent in the past two weeks and will have to more than double in the next two weeks for the United States to achieve Biden’s goal.
Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and other top officials have launched a campaign-style push to get more Americans shots at protecting public health as well as reopening the economy and getting the country back on the path to normalcy. encourages to do.
Ongoing racial imbalances in vaccination rates, the new delta virus variant and the challenge of convincing young American adults that they should protect themselves with vaccines remain barriers.
NBC said that in its remarks Tuesday, the Giants will acknowledge that it will take a few more weeks to get people ages 18-26 on board.
“The reality is, many young Americans have realized that COVID-19 is not something that affects them and are less eager to get the shot,” he would say, according to NBC.

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