Biden to discuss Covid response after US misses vaccination target – live

Posted by on July 6, 2021 9:40 am
Categories: Global Stories

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In his address over the weekend to mark US independence day, Joe Biden urged all Americans to get vaccinated as quickly as possible, arguing it is the “patriotic” thing to do.

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The Guardian’s Edward Helmore reports:

Several Republican governors with lagging vaccine rates in their states have urged residents to accept the shots as the Biden administration comes under pressure to reopen US borders to overseas visitors.

Related: Republican governors urge vaccine-hesitant residents to get Covid shots

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