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Biden doubles goal of COVID vaccines to 200 million doses

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President Joe Biden has opened his first formal news conference with a nod toward the improving picture on battling the coronavirus.

Posted: Mar 25, 2021 12:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has opened his first formal news conference with a nod toward the improving picture on battling the coronavirus. He is doubling his original goal by pledging that the nation will administer 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of his first 100 days in office. The administration had met Biden’s initial goal of 100 million doses earlier this month — before even his 60th day in office — as the president pushes to defeat a pandemic that has killed more than 545,000 Americans and devastated the nation’s economy.

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