White House says no to issuing US vaccine passports

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Set To Expand To All US Adults By Mid-April : Coronavirus Updates

"As I said before, we can have a safe, happy 4th of July with your family and your friends and small groups in your backyard", Biden said.

"Yesterday we crossed 150 million shots [in the first] 75 days of my administration", President Biden added.

The new record is against his initial target of 100 million shots in 100 days.

He also issued a warning: "We aren't at the finish line". We still have a lot of work to do. "We still are in a life and death race against this virus".

Biden made the announcement after visiting a Covid vaccination site at Immanuel Chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria.

"I feel like I'm finally brining epidemic to an end", said Ryan Willens. "That's how we're going to beat this". "Cases are going back up, hospitalizations are no longer declining".

A record 554,064 Americans have lost their lives so far in the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden said past year most Americans would not get a vaccine until "well" into 2021.

"So, please, until we're further along in this accelerating, successful, but still growing vaccination effort, please wash your hands". He added, "the pandemic remains unsafe", and encouraged Americans to continue to wash their hands, socially distance and wear masks.

She said Americans' privacy and rights should be protected.

Joe Biden announced all adult Americans will become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19.

Participating in a tour of a COVID-19 vaccination site, he met an Indian-American immigrant, Savia Khan.

"It's a patriotic responsibility you have", President Biden said.

Biden's criticism of the law was so bad that even the Washington Post fact-checker gave him four Pinocchios for claiming the law restricts voting times. "Two-one is graduate, one is about to graduate, one is in 11th grade", Savia said. She added that systems should not be used against people unfairly.

On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, warned that the country is in a "critical time" because "we could just as easily swing up into a surge".

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