Biden announces goal of 200 mn vaccine doses in 100 days
26 March 2021 | 1:41 pm
President Joe Biden launches a new goal of administering 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine in the United States within his first 100 days in office, double his original pledge. "No other country in the world has even come close, not even close, to what we are doing," he says in his first press conference since taking office on January 20.
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American military leaders said the soldiers would help counter the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab in the Horn of Africa country.
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The US president has outlined a new plan for economic cooperation with Latin America amidst rising Chinese influence in the region. He is also expected to present a new plan for regional migration issues.
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