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Biden administration sends more cash to hard-hit areas as Delta variant surges

12 days ago   |   By Politico

The White House is directing $100 million of additional spending and deploying dozens of federal health workers to shore up vaccine outreach and Covid-19 tracking in rural and heartland states as the Delta variant continues to surge.
The new steps come as new cases and hospitalizations continue to spike while vaccination rates have stalled at 68 percent of adults, with uptake far lower in some parts of the South. The more transmissible Delta variant now accounts for 83 percent of cases nationwide.
Biden administration officials outlined the response at a Thursday briefing during which...
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