The White House admitted during a COVID-19 presentation on Tuesday that the nation will not reach President Joe Biden’s goal of at least 70 percent of Americans vaccinated by July 4.
“Today I want to drill down on the numbers that show where we have made the most progress and where we have more work to do,” Jeffrey Zents said during a White House briefing.
“We set 70% of adults as our aspirational target and we have met or exceeded it for most of the adult population.”
Zents noted that the greatest need for additional vaccinations is among 18-26 year olds.
“The reality is many younger Americans have felt like COVID-19 is not something that impacts them and they’ve been less eager to get the shot,” Zients said.
“However, with the delta variant now spreading across the country and infecting younger people worldwide, it’s more important than ever that they get vaccinated,” he added.
America may not make it’s goal, but the pandemic has clearly declined. Nearly all states have now rolled back restrictions, with the nation seeking to move forward following a difficult time.