The US president promised Americans that 7 out of 10 adults would be vaccinated against coronavirus by Independence Day, but something went wrong
The White House did not fulfill the goal set by US President Joe Biden вЂ” to vaccinate 70% of the adult population of the country against coronavirus with at least one dose by Independence Day, which Americans celebrate on July 4.
This is reported by CNBC.
A corresponding statement was made on June 22 by Jeffrey Zients, senior adviser to the White House on combating the COVID-19 epidemic.
According to him, in the United States, 70% of adults over the age of 30 have already been vaccinated and it is expected that this figure will soon be reached for the вЂњ27+вЂќ category.
вЂњWe believe that it will take several additional weeks to vaccinate 70% of all adults with at least one vaccination, including 18-26-year вЂ” olds,вЂќ Zients said.
The official noted that вЂњ many young Americans did not consider COVID-19 to be something that hindered them, and were less eager to get vaccinated.вЂќ Despite this, the Fourth of July in the country will be held as usual.
Contrary to the vaccination вЂњspurtвЂќ after Biden's inauguration, the vaccination rate in the United States has increased by less than 1 percentage point in the past two weeks.
At the same time, Joe Biden fulfilled another campaign promise вЂ” to reach the mark of 200 million vaccinations against coronavirus during the first 100 days of his presidency вЂ” back in April.
We also wrote that the United States has a system of attractive incentives for vaccination-from free marijuana to large cash incentives.