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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