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President Joe Biden will address the nation Thursday to outline the government’s next steps in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The president is expected to set out his plan to make vaccines mandatory for federal employees, contractors, and private companies with 100 or more employees.

The Pentagon recently mandated vaccines for all U.S. soldiers and defense companies after Pfizer’s Covid vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

The United States is still hit by a pandemic that has lasted nearly two years, with several states still grappling with overcrowded hospitals and dwindling staff.

President Biden and federal health officials called the current outbreak the “Unvaccinated Pandemic” as the states with the lowest vaccination rates suffer the worst outbreaks.

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