More than 1.2 million people had been given the first dose of the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine as of Saturday night, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
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Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, said the president’s goal refers to 100 million shots, not people.
The new milestone, reported Sunday by Johns Hopkins University, is a grim reminder of the coronavirus’ wide reach in the U. S., which has seen far more confirmed cases and deaths than any other country in the world.
Police in Amsterdam also were bracing for another protest Sunday, sending officers to a square where demonstrators clashed with police a week ago.