Biden touts vaccinations in Trump-supporting Ohio as U.S. cases rise

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By Andrea Shalal CINCINNATI (Reuters) -President Joe Biden pleaded with skeptical Americans on Wednesday to get vaccinated, as rising COVID-19 cases threaten to undermine progress against the pandemic and slow the country’s economic rebound. “Look, it’s real simple. We have a pandemic for those who haven’t gotten a vaccination. It’s that basic, that simple,” Biden said at a town-hall event in Ohio broadcast on CNN. “Ten thousand people have recently died. Nine thousand nine hundred and fifty of them, thereabouts, are people who hadn’t been vaccinated,” he said. White House officials said the e…

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