The United States on Monday met the Biden administration’s goal of delivering at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 70% of American adults, reaching the milestone just under a month late.
White House Covid-19 Data Director Cyrus Shahpar announced the milestone on Twitter, revealing that the seven-day average of newly vaccinated Americans is at its highest level since July 4. In the Tweet, Shahpar said at least 70% of adults have achieved minus one shot.
The Biden administration has spent weeks touting its high-profile goal of hitting the 70% vaccination mark by the July 4 vacation, a date the White House nonetheless celebrated as some sort of return to normalcy. for a nation tired by the pandemic. Even after the nation failed to meet its vaccination target, President Joe Biden hosted a celebratory White House barbecue for the military, frontline workers and first responders.