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Amid Slow Vaccine Rollout, Biden Promises Doses For 300 Million Americans By Summer’s End

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Joe Biden, 46th President of the United States, answering questions at the Moving America Forward Forum at the student union at the University of Nevada on February 16, 2020.

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden pledged to make coronavirus vaccines for 300 million Americans, the majority of the population, available by the end of summer. This promise comes amid criticism over the slow rollout of vaccine initiatives nationwide.

On this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by political scientists Donna Hoffman and Jonathan Hassid for a look at some of the top political news stories from the week, including pandemic policies, executive orders aimed at addressing racial inequality and the latest impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.


  • Jonathan Hassid, associate professor of political science, Iowa State University
  • Donna Hoffman, professor of political science, University of Northern Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa