(CNN)The White House Covid-19 response coordinator on Sunday said the country is “turning the corner” on the pandemic, but stressed that despite some Covid fatigue, Americans must get vaccinated and follow the science.
“I would say we are turning the corner,” Jeffrey Zients told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
Zients’ comments come on the heels of President Joe Biden setting a new goal last week of administering at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose to 70% of the US adult population and having 160 million US adults fully vaccinated by July 4 and as the administration continues to target all Americans as the pace of vaccinations has slowed.
“We’re at 58% today,” he said, referring the percentage of Americans who have received at least one dose. “So we’ve got a path ahead of us, which will involve getting people even easier access to the vaccine, making sure that people build their confidence, those who have questions about the vaccine, that we answer their questions, and making sure that we do what we’ve done from the beginning,
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