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Biden Declares Success in Beating Pandemic in July 4 Speech

  • Independence Day speech to hundreds assembled at White House
  • President warns of delta variant, urges Americans to vaccinate
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WATCH: Biden says the U.S. is closer than ever to declare "independence" from the coronavirus pandemic as he delivers his Independence Day speech.(Source: Bloomberg)
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A triumphant President Joe Biden all but announced an end to the pandemic in the U.S. on Sunday, celebrating what he called a “heroic” vaccination campaign on the country’s Independence Day holiday.

Speaking at a party on the White House’s South Lawn with more than 1,000 people in attendance, Biden declared that the U.S. had achieved “independence” from the coronavirus, though he cautioned against complacency with more transmissible variants circulating in the country.