The United States on Monday hit President Joe Biden’s goal of administering at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to 70 percent of American adults—a month behind schedule—according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Biden had originally aimed to reach that target by July 4.
The CDC announced late Monday that 180,762,301 people, or 70 percent of American adults, had received at least one dose, while 164,919,666 people, or 49.7 percent of the population, were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
According to the agency, as of Monday morning, a total of 346,924,345 doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered nationwide.
[ZH: As a side note, vaccination rates very dramatically by race...]
Black and Hispanic people have received smaller shares of vaccinations compared to their shares of cases and compared to their shares of the total population in most states.
On the good news side, vaccination rates are up in 48 of 50 states over the past two weeks with 27 states seeing surges in vaccination rates by over 30% in that period...
The three COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for emergency use in the United States are produced by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The three vaccines haven’t yet received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Pfizer and BioNTech submitted their request on May 7, Moderna in June began a rolling submission, while Johnson & Johnson said in April that it plans to do so later...