The United States reported nearly 2,400 new COVID-19 deaths on Monday, even as hospitalizations continued to decline from a peak in early September. President Biden publicly received a booster shot of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine Monday, just days after federal regulators authorized third doses for immunocompromised people, frontline workers and people 65 and older. Biden, who is 78, received his third injection in a White House event where he called on tens of millions of eligible U.S. residents to get vaccinated.
President Joe Biden: “Over 77% of adults have gotten at least one shot. About 23% haven’t gotten any shots. And that distinct minority is causing an awful lot of us an awful lot of damage for the rest of the country.”