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July 4 will have two meanings in 2021


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    President Biden laid out an ambitious goal to have every American vaccinated by the July 4th holiday in 2021, saying Independence Day will “not only mark our independence as a nation, but [when] we begin to mark our independence from this virus.”

    It's hard to fully wrap my head around how the scientific community literally worked at warp speed (no pun intended) to sequence the pathogen, develop numerous vaccines, conduct clinical trials to ensure they are safe, and begin producing hundreds of millions of doses to get into peoples arms in less than one year. It really goes to show what can be done when humans collectively work together for the greater good.

    I'm still in the back of the line for the vaccine, but it is so exciting to think that an end date is in sight. I typically don't do much for the 4th of July, but I just might get together with (a small group) of friends this year if everything works out the way the President is aiming for.

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    I just read today that we've now officially passed the 100 million doses administered mark. This means that over 13% of adults have now gotten the vaccine. Biden also said what you wrote above and it's really hard to say he won't meet his mark. There were a lot of people who said 100 million wasn't possible in that amount of time.
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    So is the goal to literally have every American (that is willing) vaccinated by the 4th of July, or just enough of a majority to reach 'herd immunity'? I think either would be great, just curious on the exacts. If so, does anyone know what the % is for reaching herd immunity?