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Biden’s Covid Team Warns on Lack of Funds Ahead of Meeting

  • Shortfall threatens supplies of boosters, drugs, officials say
  • Republicans calling for spending offsets to approve funds
A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Peabody, Massachusetts.

A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Peabody, Massachusetts.

Photographer: Vanessa Leroy/Bloomberg

President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 team warned that a lack of funding could leave the U.S. unprepared to administer fourth doses of vaccine as administration officials prepared to meet with Senate Democrats on the issue later Wednesday.

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, budget director Shalanda Young and Biden’s coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients are expected to attend the meeting, according to a White House official who requested anonymity to give details that aren’t public.