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By Felicia SonmezColby Itkowitz and John Wagner

President Biden said Tuesday that by the end of May, the United States will have enough coronavirus vaccine doses for “every adult in America” who wants one, a goal that he previously projected would be achieved by July.

“This country will have enough vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May. … That’s progress,” Biden said at the White House, attributing the new target date to a “stepped-up process” led by his administration.

The president also announced that, at his administration’s urging, Johnson & Johnson is taking “additional new actions to safely accelerate vaccine production.” The company’s vaccine manufacturing facilities “will now begin to operate 24/7,” he said.

Biden’s remarks came after he called into the weekly private Senate Democratic lunch on Capitol Hill as he continues a push for passage of his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

Separately, the administration announced it is imposing sanctions on Russia over the poisoning and jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Credit: The Washington Post

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