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Biden confronts waning vaccine demand


A canvasser talks to a Detroit resident about the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. Associated Press/ Photo by Paul Sancya

Biden confronts waning vaccine demand

More than 56 percent of adult Americans have received at least one coronavirus shot. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a goal of getting that number up to 70 percent by the Fourth of July. Demand for vaccines has dropped off markedly nationwide, with some areas turning away supplies. The White House is making plans to shift doses from states with weaker demand to areas with a stronger interest in the shots.

How is reopening going? In Florida, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said with vaccines available to all adults, now is the time for the state to get back to normal. He signed a bill this week to suspend all remaining COVID-19 restrictions across the state. Those include rules imposed by local governments, though businesses can still set requirements. The law takes effect July 1.

Dig deeper: Read a report from World Journalism Institute students about how the pandemic affected small businesses.


Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas.

@lmlangdon

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