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Biden Forms Task Force, Faces Criticism Over Surge: Virus Update

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The Biden administration has assembled a group that will prepare new countermeasures for the emergence of future Covid-19 variants and other pandemic threats. Meantime, he faced calls from Democrats to improve his administration’s pandemic response, including access to at-home tests.

New York State is “turning the corner” on the omicron surge, Governor Kathy Hochul said. New York City Mayor Eric Adams urged businesses to bring workers back and parents to send kids to school.