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Biden Sees Normalcy Returning by Summer as Vaccinations Surge

  • Speech outlines a series of new steps to curb pandemic
  • President says Trump met virus with ‘silence’ a year ago
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WATCH: President Joe Biden discusses his goals for defeating the coronavirus and what the American people can do to help.(Source: Bloomberg)

President Joe Biden offered a Fourth of July goal for the U.S. to begin returning to normal as “light in the darkness” to a weary nation on Thursday, counting on a rapidly expanding supply of coronavirus vaccine to raise American hopes.

In his first prime-time address as president, Biden told states he wants all adults in the U.S. made eligible for vaccines by May 1. That vision was already within reach before his announcement, on the first anniversary of lockdowns that paralyzed the world’s largest economy.