Variants Rise in Some States, Adding Urgency to Vaccine Push (1)

March 22, 2021, 10:21 PM

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.

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)

In Michigan and Minnesota, infections are mounting swiftly and new hospital admissions of confirmed or suspected Covid cases are up about 70% and 32%, respectively, from recent lows, according to U.S. Department of...

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