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‘We’re not on target yet’: Biden issued a warning as he gave a timeline to qualify for a vaccine


President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Americans to continue measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, as he sets a timeline of when all adults in the US will be eligible to be vaccinated.

“The virus is spreading because we have so many people, the last in sight, think we’re already on target,” Biden said in a short speech at the White House. “Let me deadly seriously to you: We’re not at the finish line.”

The President warns that new variants of COVID are spreading and the country “is not even halfway through vaccinating more than 300 million Americans.”

Biden has advanced the following eligibility process report on Tuesday morning that he will announce in the afternoon that all adults in the US will be eligible for the injection by April 19. The change comes after the president has set it a month in advance. May 1 is the target date for that – and then said last week 90% of adults will qualify by April 19.

“My message today is a simple one. Many states are open to all adults, but starting April 19, every adult in every state – every adult in this country – is eligible to line up for COVID, “He said.

After his comment, Biden answered a reporter’s question about a number American companies have criticized Georgia’s new voting laws, saying it is “reassuring to see that operations for profit and businesses are speaking out.”

Answering another question, Biden said he has so far not spoken to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell during his presidency, adding that the US central bank is independent and he will not tell Fed officials what they should or should not do.

US stocks ended a bit lower on Tuesday, the day after the S&P 500
SPX,
-0.10%

and Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
-0.29%

closed on record.

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