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Health-Coronavirus-USA-Biden: The United States wants to have vaccinated 70% of adults by July 4th
by Nandita Bose and Jeff Mason
Washington (Reuters) - US President Joe Biden announced Tuesday the goal of administering at least one Dose of coronavirus vaccine at 70% of US adults by July 4th, dates from the National Day, and urged young aged twenties and thirty years to be vaccinated.
Joe Biden, who has made the fight against the health crisis a major priority of his administration, had in the past said that on 4 July marks the date from which the Americans could again gather in small groups, for find more normality.
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"Now we have vaccine stocks, we are focused on even more convincing Americans to introduce themselves to receive the vaccine available to them," said US President to journalists.
"If we succeed in these efforts (...) Then the Americans will have made an important step towards a return to normal," added the Democratic Tenant of the White House, entered into office in January.
The new objectives set Tuesday by Joe Biden also include the injection of the two doses of vaccine to 160 million American adults by July 4th.
A representative of the administration indicated that, for the time, 105 million Americans received the two doses of the vaccine and that more than 56% of the country's adults, or 147 million people received at least one dose.
"There are many young people, especially those aged about twenty and thirty years, who think they do not need it. Well, I want to be absolutely clear: you have to do you Vaccinate, "said Joe Biden, who wants about half of the United States population is vaccinated by early July.
(Nandita Bose and Jeff Mason, with Trevor Hunnicutt; French version Jean Terzian)
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