6/18, 6:31 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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WH: Biden to mark 300M virus vaccines given today

United States President Joe Biden will commemorate the country's achievement of giving 300 million shots of vaccines against COVID-19 in 150 days during his speech later in the day, the White House stated on Friday.

"Thanks to the President's whole-of-government vaccination effort, the virus is in retreat, which has brought COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths down to their lowest levels since the start of the pandemic last year," the administration said.

Earlier this week, the White House expressed its belief it will achieve its goal of inoculating 70% of the country's population against the disease by July 4.

Breaking the News / JR