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In this March 11 photo, President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. is meeting President Joe Biden’s latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million COVID-19 shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public.
As the nation nears 200 million vaccinations, the president is expected to outline a plan to spur more Americans to get vaccinated.
India is seeing its largest surge of the pandemic so far while its chronically underfunded health system crumbles.
The European Union’s drug regulatory agency says the vaccine’s benefits still outweigh the risks of contracting the coronavirus.
On average, the Florida Department of Health has reported about 6,193 infections and 57 deaths per day over the past seven days.

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  1. Florida’s positivity rate was about 10 percent Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  2. Make it Legal Florida is a campaign to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot legalizing adult use of recreational marijuana in Florida.
  3. As more Americans start commuting to work and hitting the roads after a year indoors, they’ll be returning to streets that have gotten deadlier.
  4. Terrisa Bukovinac, founder of Pro-Life San Francisco, holds a model of a fetus as she and other anti-abortion protesters wait outside the Supreme Court for a decision, Monday, June 29, 2020. The Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.
  5. State canvassers Cynthia Hollinger, 64, standing on right, and Sunni Schappacher, 67, talk with a family as they work to re-register them in a state database for a coronavirus vaccine on their front porch Wednesday in Brandon. From left is Curtis Lanier, 65, holding his 2-year-old daughter Lena Jean, along with his father-in-law Paul Bedat, 76. The canvassers are going door-to-door to speak with people who are hesitant about the vaccines. It's part of Florida's effort to reach herd immunity.
  6. Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner guards his net against the Sharks in a game Monday at Las Vegas.
  7. In this March 11 photo, President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. is meeting President Joe Biden’s latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million COVID-19 shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public.
  8. Florida’s positivity rate was about 10.2 percent Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  9. The Baltimore factory contracted to make Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was dirty, didn’t follow proper manufacturing procedures and had poorly trained staff, a report states.
  10. Michelle Ingram, 52, distributes face masks in June 2020 in Lutz. Hillsborough County commissioners heard Wednesday that relaxed mitigation efforts, including facial coverings, and variants of the coronavirus have led to a recent increase on COVID-19 cases in Hillsborough.
  11. A woman cries after her husband died of a leakage in the oxygen plant of a hospital in Nashik, in the Indian state of Maharashtra on Wednesday.
  12. In this April 17 photo, people check in for a flight to Miami at Silvio Pettirossi Airport, in Luque, Paraguay. Vaccine seekers who can afford to travel are coming to the United States to avoid the long wait, including people who have come from as far as Paraguay.
  13. Tampa General Hospital is pictured on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
  14. A body of a COVID 19 victim waits to be cremated in New Delhi, India, on Monday.
  15. In this April 13 photo, a box of Johnson & Johnson vaccines are shown by pharmacist Zsolt Szenasi at a warehouse of Hungaropharma, a Hungarian pharmaceutical wholesale company, in Budapest, Hungary. Experts at the European Medicines Agency are preparing to present the conclusions of their investigation later on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, into possible links between the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and very rare cases of unusual clotting disorders detected in the U.S.
  16. Florida’s positivity rate was about 10.5 percent Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  17. The Florida House has passed a bill that would block transgender children from playing on sports teams that align with their gender.
  18. Signs advising students on ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus were placed throughout the University of South Florida last year, including at this location on the St. Petersburg campus. Since January, the school has also offered a limited number of vaccines.
  19. People enter a tent at the federally-run vaccination site at the Tampa Greyhound Track on April 5, the first day the vaccine eligibility age dropped to 16 and up.
  20. Florida recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus cases Monday
  21. Photo of medical marijuana taken at Zen Leaf, a medical marijuana dispensary in Neptune, New Jersey. Taken April 16, 2021.
  22. Dr. Mysheika W. Roberts, the health commissioner for Columbus Public Health, poses for a portrait in Columbus, Ohio. Public health officials who have juggled bare-bones budgets for years are happy to have the additional money prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet they worry it will soon dry up as the pandemic recedes.
  23. Amanda Grimsley leaves the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., after receiving her second COVID-19 vaccine dose there on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Grimsley said she’s ready now after her vaccination to see her 96-year-old grandmother.
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