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Variants Rise in Some States, Adding Urgency to Vaccine Push

  • Data suggests variants behind uptick in New Jersey, Michigan
  • Resurgence could diminish benefits of widespread vaccination
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WATCH: President Joe Biden’s plan to reach 100 million vaccinations within his first 100 days is poised to reach the milestone on just his 57th day in office.(Source: Bloomberg)
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U.S. officials and public-health experts are again raising alarms about the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in some regions, and are particularly concerned about the role variants are playing in states including Michigan and New Jersey.

The developments could augur a long-feared possibility: That another surge could occur even as states are flinging open vaccine eligibility criteria, trying to get shots in arms as quickly as possible.