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CDC Issues New Eviction Moratorium After Liberal Criticism

  • Counties with high rates of virus transmission subject to ban
  • Biden warns latest moratorium may fall to legal challenge
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Biden Warns New CDC Eviction Ban Faces Legal Challenges
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended a ban evictions in areas of the country with substantial and high transmission of coronavirus on Tuesday, after a firestorm of criticism from Democrats following the lapse of a previous moratorium on Saturday.

“The emergence of the delta variant has led to a rapid acceleration of community transmission in the United States, putting more Americans at increased risk, especially if they are unvaccinated,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement. “This moratorium is the right thing to do to keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings where Covid-19 spreads.”