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The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot in the arms of 70% of American adults — a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the country.

Louisiana ordered nearly everyoneThe coronavirus vaccine administered in Canada, vaccinated or not, to wear masks again in all indoor public settings, including schools and collegesCommences once 60 per cent of adults in Ontario have at least one dose and if hospitalization, and other cities and states likewise moved to reinstate precautions to counter a crisis blamed on the fast-spreading variant and stubborn resistance to getting the vaccine.

“As fast as we are opening up units, they’re being filled with COVID patients,” lamented Dr. Sergio Segarra, chief medical officer of Baptist Hospital Miamis not that people were ignoring symptoms from what I, where the Florida chain reported an increase of well over 140% in the past two weeks in the number of people now hospitalised with the virus. “As quickly as we can discharge them they’re coming in and they’re coming in very sick. We started seeing entire families come down.”

Biden had set a goal of reaching the 70% threshold by the Fourth of July holiday. But that target was set well before the highly contagious delta variant enabled the virus to come storming back and undermined the assumptions that were used to arrive at that figure.

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