Biden sets new goal of 70% adult vaccination by July 4

In a Tuesday afternoon speech, President Joe Biden set a new goal of having 70% of American adults having at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine by July 4. 

The new goal would see about 100 million more shots in the next 60 days, a reasonable goal given that 2.2 million Americans per day are currently receiving a vaccine.

About 35 million more Americans would need to get their first vaccine dose in that time period, for a total of 180 million. Biden would also like to see 160 million Americans fully vaccinated by that date.

“As we anticipated, the pace of vaccinations is slowing, now that the majority of American adults have already gotten their first shot,” Biden said. “Soon we’ll have reached the adults who are most eager to get vaccinated and at that point this effort will shift to a new phase.”

Addressing vaccine hesitancy

The administration will be increasing efforts to reach people who have expressed vaccine hesitancy, which polls put at about 20% of American adults.

Biden tried to reach out to Republicans, who have had the highest rates of vaccine hesitancy, by reminding them that the first two vaccines approved by the FDA for emergency use were developed under the previous, Republican-led administration.

“Two of our vaccines were authorized under a prior administration — Republican administration,” he said.

He also tried to appeal to those who want to be done wearing masks. “If we can continue to drive vaccinations up, and case loads down, we’ll need our masks even less and less,” the president said.

Herd immunity?

Administration officials said a 70% vaccination rate would not be enough to reach herd immunity, but that the number of new cases would likely decline sharply at that rate.

Many states are already ending restrictions as more of their populations get vaccinated, especially in the South, and it seems to be making no difference in their new case rates.

The administration plans to spend $250 million on “outreach workers” to encourage vaccination, but has stopped short of a mandate.

Rural areas are the next places of focus, and vaccine doses will be sent directly to clinics in rural areas in coming weeks.

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7 Responses

  1. Not getting that shot after reading what Doctors around the world are saying about it. Don’t want my granddaughters getting it either.

  2. Goody goody for administrator Bidan (sic). What year is the question. People who think for themselves will make that decision, not bidan a traitor to the United States .

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  4. Was 75%, now 70%.
    Is that because that other unmentioned 5% was given to immigrants?
    You know, those Liberals stated 15,000 coming in that really equates factually to 350,000 over the last two months.
    You will be rationed to ONE (1) firecracker to set off on July 4th, and Kamala will be watching you from Space.
    In all seriousness, get vaccinated for YOU, not necessarily Joe.

  5. WHATS DOES HE EXPECT PEOPLE ARE THINKING? BETWEEN HIM! AND THE CLOWN! PUPPET! FAUCI? MASKS! NO MASKS! TWO MASKS! HES BEEN VACCINED! BUT STILL WEARS A MASK? BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM PUT TOGETHER? COMES TO THE THE IQ! OF ONE IDIOT! EVEN A SIX! YEAR OLD IS SMARTER THEN BOTH OF THEM! ITS COMES DOWN TO POWER & CONTROL THE THE SHEEPLES! AND THIS COUNTRY IS PAYING THE PRICE FOR ALL HIS DICTATING! EO’S THAT WILL DISTROY AMERICA!

  6. I won’t get the vaccine because of 20 years of the LIE it won’t make you sick then being sick for 6 weeks. After getting that years flu shot I was told it won’t make you sick yet I did get sick from the shot it was the WORST version of that Flu. I have been exposed to Covid and despite being in close contact with the person while they were contagious I have tested negative twice for the virus. Given the WORST things this virus can do I do not want to have it happen to me so I WILL NOT get the vaccine. That Alzheimer’s and Dementia ridden Pedophile INFESTING the White House or his VP the Ho can do NOTHING that will change my mind. A Mind is what both of them lack.

  7. First Amendment guarantees free speech, but Biden must have carried out his threat to remove it by executive order. I have been censored again. This happens with great regularity. I never use profanity, all I do is state the truth, yet my views are erased. I think the people in charge of these sites are afraid of the truth. I don’t agree with their lame propaganda because they won’t protect my Constitutional rights, only frightened people attack from darkness, people who think they are the only ones with rights. News flash, rights belong to every American, not just those who consider themselves superior. They’re not.

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