Earlier this year, U.S. President Joe Biden set an ambitious target of getting 70% of all adults in the country to get vaccinated by the 4th of July, Independence Day.
To his credit, Biden got close: 67% of adults got at least one shot. As in many parts of the country are going back to normal, the president’s handling of the pandemic is being praised by the population.
A recent poll showed that 62% of Americans approve Biden’s job tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The problem now is to cross the finish line, as many Americans don’t plan to be vaccinated.
Another issue for the president is the perception of what’s happening on the southern border with Mexico.
The same poll showed that more than half of Americans disapprove his policies on immigration.
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With Europe opening its borders to American tourists and vaccination rates increasing in the U.S., public health experts and travel industry groups are saying the time is right to restart international travel. https://t.co/cjWrTtfndF
— The Hill (@thehill) July 5, 2021
20 states reach Biden’s July 4th goal of 70 percent coronavirus vaccination https://t.co/mafaefe0fX
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 3, 2021