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Biden urges shots for young adults as variant concern grows

As concerns of new COVID-19 variants being spread grows, the U.S. government is trying to get more younger Americans vaccinated.

Posted: Jun 23, 2021 10:52 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 amid growing concern about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead.

It also comes as the White House acknowledges it will miss two key vaccination benchmarks.

The push to vaccinate younger Americans is underway as the delta variant has come to represent more than 20% of coronavirus infections in the U.S. in the last two weeks.

That's double what it was when the government last reported on the variant's prevalence.

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Thankfully, the wind is cooperating much better today in northern California. Our weather is still quite hot for this time of year and very dry. There is plenty of haze and smoke from the Fawn Fire overhead, and it isn't leaving yet.
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