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Biden to Send Response Teams to Fight Spreading Delta Variant

  • Teams to conduct surge testing, deploy federal personnel
  • Delta variant to eclipse alpha in coming weeks: CDC director

The Biden administration is sending response teams to unvaccinated pockets of the U.S. in an attempt to combat the spread of the highly transmissible delta Covid-19 variant.

U.S. health officials will boost testing, provide therapeutics and deploy federal personnel where needed and requested, said Jeffrey Zients, President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 response coordinator. Staff will come from the Health and Human Services Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.