Biden Sets Goal Of July 4th To ‘Mark Independence’ From Coronavirus

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President Biden says all Americans should be eligible for the vaccine on May 1st, with the hope of being able to celebrate July 4th in small groups.

In one of the clearest signals yet that we’re in the home-stretch, President Biden is aiming for the country to begin to find a degree of normalcy and begin to move on from the coronavirus pandemic by the July Fourth holiday. While large-scale events will still be off the table, Biden said meeting a goal of small family gatherings “will make this Independence Day truly special.” It would “not only mark our independence as a nation, but mark our independence from this virus.”

In order for this to happen, though, Americans need to get vaccinated. Biden projected that all Americans will be eligible to get a vaccine by May 1. Not everyone will be able to get a vaccine by that date, he said, but everyone will be able to get in line by then.

Read more on NPR.

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