President Biden pledged Monday evening that any American who wants a coronavirus vaccine will have access to one by mid-summer.
“By the end of July, we’ll have over 600 million doses, enough to vaccinate every single American,” Biden said Tuesday.
Biden made the remarks during a televised town hall with CNN, going on to predict that the country would be closer to normalcy “by next Christmas.” Host Anderson Cooper, though, pressed the president on whether he was referring to the number of shots that would be available or the number of people who would have already received their jabs by then.
“Available,” Biden replied.
The White House has been reluctant to outline a timeline for herd immunity, or when 75% of the public will be inoculated against COVID-19. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert and Biden’s chief medical adviser, had projected “open season” for vaccines by April, but in an interview earlier Tuesday, he revised