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10/27, 8:57 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US approaches 400M administered shots benchmark

White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients announced on Wednesday that sometime during the day the United States will reach a figure of 400 million COVID-19 shots that have been administered to people in 9 months.

"Today, we will hit 400 million shots in arms since [US President Joe Biden's] first day in office, 400 million shots in arms in nine months... We remain laser-focused on getting more shots in arms," Zients said.

Meanwhile, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky noted that there are at least 60 million Americans who are eligible for vaccination, but so far have not received any shots. She added that despite the broad decrease in cases and fatalities, the 7-day average of daily infection-related deaths remains above 1,000 people.

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