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President Joe Biden has set a new goal that at least 70% of some adults are vaccinated against COVID-1

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Biden’s administration will begin allocating the vaccine away from states with reduced demand to those where demand remains high, the administration official said on Tuesday.

The rush to vaccinate has declined nationwide, with some states cutting all or part of the weekly dose allocation. Currently, the federal government is shifting some volumes to areas where appointments are still difficult to obtain.

The governor was notified of the change from the White House on Tuesday. Officials spoke to the Associated Press about the conditions of anonymity prior to today’s public announcement.

The United States is reporting first doses of the vaccine at less than half the time just a few weeks ago, USA TODAY’s CDC data analysis showed the government reported the first 6.54 million doses in the week ended Monday, a sharp decline. Of the 14 million times reported in the week ending April 13 on Monday, the single country reported about 471,000 for the first time – the lowest figure since Feb. 23 – ice. The storm has blown the supplies.

More than 147 million Americans, or 44% of the US population, have received at least one dose. Herd immunity is estimated to require vaccination of 70% or more of the population. The survey indicated that more than a quarter of Americans said they did not need the vaccine.

Good news: some experts say it may not be needed. “Herd immunity” was seen in a dramatic drop in COVID-19 cases where another 30 to 40 million first shots may be enough for the United States to reach a turning point for vaccine and epidemic quarantine.

The United States now has an average of less than 50,000 new coronavirus cases per day, a level not seen since early October and a sign that a vaccination program is impacting the epidemic.

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► President Joe Biden wants 70% of US adults to be exposed to COVID-19 at least once by July 4, with the goal of announcing Tuesday with new procedures for vaccinating the population that reach them. It can be difficult and preparing to immunize teenagers. Currently 56.3% of American adults receive at least one dose.

►Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican who tested positive in July, canceled the state’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, which took effect on Tuesday, citing data showing that the new patient and Decreased hospital admissions

► The Indiana State Fair will return with some changes this summer, a year after the outbreak forced the cancellation, Justice officials announced Tuesday.

► New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announces a “Shot and Beer” program that grants people under the drinking age who received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this month to drink free beer at 13 craft breweries. All over the state

► South Korean officials said North Korea had told Asia’s football governing body it would not attend the World Cup qualifiers scheduled to be played in South Korea next month due to concerns about the coronavirus.

📈 numbers today: The United States has more than 32.47 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 577,500 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide gross: Over 153.18 million and 3.2 million deaths, the CDC states that more than 312.5 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed in the United States and 246.7 million vaccines, more than 105.5 million Americans are fully vaccinated.

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The EU expects there will be enough vaccines for 70% of adults in July.

A quarter of all EU residents received their first dose as the group’s 27-nation vaccination efforts gained momentum after a slow and controversial start-up, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Said in a message posted on Twitter.

The battle to achieve a solid commitment to vaccine purchases has put Europe behind vaccination campaigns in the United States and Britain.

“Immunizations are rapidly gaining in popularity across the European Union. We have just undergone 150 million vaccinations,” Vodderleyen tweeted in several languages. Adults in the EU in July “

True ‘herd immunity’ may not be necessary.

Some experts say it may not be required. The true “herd immunity” in the vastly reduced COVID-19 encounter.

While cases are increasing in some states But across the country is declining. Perhaps most importantly, they fell sharply in the highly vaccinated age group.

Of the Americans 65 and older with the greatest risk of the disease, 70% were fully vaccinated. They were 94 percent less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 compared to people of the same age who were not vaccinated, the CDC report last week showed.

“When you reach 50% (vaccinated), you have a lot of pressure on the patient,” said Dr. Robert Washter, professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California-San Francisco.

“Half of people who may be exposed to the virus can no longer get it. That’s a huge deal.” Read more here.

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The travel restrictions from India are in effect today.

The US will restrict departures from India from Tuesday after the violent coronavirus that broke records and left the country hopeless.

India became the first country in the world to report more than 400,000 cases per day, according to Johns Hopkins University, as this rapid rise threatens the world’s efforts to reduce the epidemic and return to Life before the coronavirus infection

The country’s official coronavirus peak hit 20 million on Tuesday, nearly doubling in the past three months, while the official death toll surpassed 220,000. The actual number is believed to be much higher, which clearly reflects the problem in the healthcare system. This is what we know.

As the crisis in India became more pressing last week, the White House said the United States could share up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine with other countries when it received federal approval in a few more. Next month And the US Agency for International Development has begun flying emergency supplies to India, including oxygen tanks, rapid diagnostics and 100,000 N95 masks to help the country protect its leading healthcare workers.

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Gov. Ronde Santis suspended COVID-19 emergency orders in areas across Florida on Monday.

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The FDA prescribes the OK Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15.

The Food and Drug Administration will authorize Pfizer-Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 15, who may be eligible for the vaccination within the next week.

The highly anticipated decision that the CDC would likely be encouraged to get most middle and high school students to be vaccinated before summer camp and the start of the 2021-22 school year.

Current age requirements for vaccines Pfizer-BioNTech is 16 and 18 for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson images.Both companies are testing the vaccine on children under 18.

In addition to pleasing parents who are keen to get their youngsters vaccinated against the coronavirus, the FDA approval will expand the American pool of eligible people to be vaccinated during the campaign. The US vaccine began to flag in the face of hesitation, and some immediately refused.

In a recent trial, Pfizer-Biotech showed in 2,260 adolescents aged 12-15 that the two doses of the vaccine were extremely safe and completely effective among 16 adolescents with COVID. -19 in all trials were placebo, there was no active vaccine.

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Contributing: Mike Stucka, USA TODAY; The Associated Press.

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