…from the Hill….
President Biden announced Monday that 90 percent of U.S. adults will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine and will have a vaccination site within 5 miles of where they live by April 19, while also warning Americans not to let down their guard amid rising cases of COVID-19.
Biden also announced in a speech Monday afternoon that the number of pharmacies in the federal vaccination program will more than double, from 17,000 to 40,000, by the same date.
He had previously set a goal of all U.S. adults being eligible for the vaccine no later than May 1. As supply ramps up, many states have opened up eligibility to all adults well ahead of that date, something that experts had expected given the increasing number of doses available….
…from The Washington Post
“Please, this is not politics,” Biden said. “Reinstate the mandate if you let it down, and businesses should require masks as well. A failure to take this virus seriously — precisely what got us into this mess in the first place — risks more cases and more deaths.”…