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"Just do it," Biden tells vaccine-hesitant Americans

"The data couldn't be clearer ... if you're vaccinated, you're safe," Biden told a Raleigh crowd that planned to visit neighborhoods to advocate for getting the vaccine. "You are still at risk of getting seriously ill or dying if you in fact have not been vaccinated."To those hesitating to get the vaccine or their second shot, Biden had a succinct message: "Just do it," he told them.Only 55% of the southern state's adult population has had at least one shot despite a slew of incentives, including a $1 million lottery, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.The White House acknowledged this week that it would not meet a self-imposed deadline to get 70% of U.S. adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4, noting that those aged 18 to 26 have been especially reluctant to get the shots.

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