Biden touts new incentives in July 4 vaccination push

  • George Ripley, 72, of Washington, holds up his free beer May 6 after receiving the J & J COVID-19 vaccine shot, at The REACH at the Kennedy Center in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 vaccination program, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, facing a self-imposed July 4 deadline to have 70% of U.S. adults at least partly vaccinated against the coronavirus, tried Wednesday to rally the nation to meet that goal, announcing an offer of free child care for parents and caregivers while they receive their shots and a national canvassing effort resembling a get-out-the-vote drive.