‘A moment of peril’: Biden sees infections climb on his watch

‘A moment of peril’: Biden sees infections climb on his watch
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[Ed. – His border ‘strategy’ has come back to bite him and it’s far too early to judge the impact of his $2.1 trillion ‘stimulus’ plan. But if his personal war on COVID-19 goes sideways, he’s in big trouble.]

Biden also has no more sway than Trump over a mutating virus that scientists have only begun to understand. The Washington Post’s rolling seven-day national average of coronavirus cases is more than 65,000 new cases per day, an 19 percent uptick since the middle of last month, even as many states drop public health restrictions and new variants spread. More than 146,000 new cases were reported on Thursday and Friday, the highest two-day count in several weeks, according to state data tracked by The Post. The B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom, which has been shown to be more contagious and lethal than the original “wild” virus, is now the most common lineage in the United States, administration officials said Wednesday. … [T]he trends have alarmed some public health experts, who are calling on Biden to adopt strategies to speed up shots or take a harder line with states relaxing restrictions.

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