Transcript for Biden expected to fall short on COVID-19 vaccine sharing goal
We turn now to the coronavirus in the U.S. That troubling delta variant now in at least 47 states. Authorities warn, today that it could soon become the dominant strain here in the U.S. And tonight, the race, of course, to meet president Biden's goal by the fourth of July, to have 70% of all adults with at least one shot of the vaccine. And what they're seeing where vaccination rates remain low. Here's Eva pilgrim tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the battle against covid. With only two weeks to go, the U.S. Is currently on track to fall short of president Biden's July 4th goal, 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated. As the country appears to be waging two different fights against this virus, the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. States like New York returning to near normal. Concerts back at Madison square garden for the first time in 15 months. the foo fighters playing a sold out concert Sunday night. Part of the admission to attend, proof of vaccination. New York's positivity rate at 0.3%, the lowest since the start of the pandemic. This as there is growing concern over the highly contagious delta variant, which has now been detected in at least 47 states. The CDC estimating it already accounts for 10% of new cases in the U.S. And is likely to become the dominant strain. My concern is that any big pocket of large numbers of unvaccinated people, that virus is going to sweep through those areas. Reporter: The delta variant likely already fueling pockets of outbreaks in states with low vaccination rates like Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, where they've seen a 56.6% percent rise in cases in the last two weeks. Once delta variant gets into the community, it looks like it takes three, four weeks before it becomes dominant, and it looks like it's dominant in our community. Reporter: New CDC data showing who is and isn't getting the vaccine. 80% of those over 65 have gotten at least one dose. Meanwhile, only 38% of people ages 18 to 29 have gotten the vaccine. Experts say fewer vaccinations among younger people puts that age group particularly at risk. There are some hopeful signs, but it is an epidemic among schools, among younger people who are unvaccinated. Older people who are vaccinated are not the ones spreading this. Eva pilgrim reporting on the coronavirus for tonight. Eva, thank you. In the meantime, we turn next tonight that that major ruling from the supreme court involving the NCAA and college athletes. The justices delivering a unanimous decision when it comes
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