As Americans begin a long holiday weekend, the President said that 165 million people have been vaccinated and the economy is reopening.
President Joe Biden said that although the United States has returned to normal, nearly 165 million people have received at least one vaccination, and the number of COVID-19 cases has declined, so the United States is about to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
“I set an ambitious goal to give 70% of American adults at least one injection by July 4. Today, with more than a month left, our approval rate is 62%,” Biden Said the president. Approximately 51% of the American population has been fully vaccinated.
Biden’s remarks come as Americans are preparing to enter the Memorial Day holiday weekend, when many people gather for outdoor picnics and barbecues, and attend family gatherings at the unofficial beginning of the American summer.
“Every American should be proud of what we have achieved together. But we still have five weeks to achieve our goals,” said Biden in a rock climbing gym in Virginia, which has already cancelled private companies. All COVID-19 distance and capacity restrictions.
Biden Zeng Target July 4th The vaccination rate for American adults is 70%. This means that 160 million adults will be fully vaccinated.
The U.S. allowed under pressure from the World Trade Organization U.S. vaccines produced in other countries.
Biden previously announced U.S. will start sending 20 million doses of U.S. vaccines will be exported abroad by the end of June
“If we succeed, we can celebrate our independence as a country on July 4th, and together we celebrate our independence from the virus. The future will only become brighter.”
Since the pandemic began, more than 593,000 people have died in the United States, but with the widespread use of vaccines, the number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations has declined. Businesses are reopening, and the economy is rebounding.
Biden said: “Across the country, we have transformed from the pain and stagnation of a long dark winter to the rate of economic growth that has exceeded nearly 40 years.”
According to Biden government officials, the vaccination rate in ten states including Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Hawaii has reached 70%.
“When I took office, we handled an average of 184,000 cases a day across the country. Today, we have reduced from 184,000 cases a day across the country to less than 20,000 cases a day,” the president said.
Biden said: “Thousands of parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, neighbors, and friends are still with us today, otherwise they will be lost.”
The Biden administration announced earlier this month incentives to encourage people to get vaccinated.
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The United States now has 80,000 places across the country that can be vaccinated. There are 10,000 sites that provide vaccination services without appointment, and Lyft and Uber provide free rides to and from vaccination sites.
The government is also working with dating apps to help people connect to vaccination points.