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CNN

Fauci says new Covid-19 cases are at a disturbing level as the US is primed for a surge

The number of new Covid-19 cases has plateaued at a "disturbingly high level," and the US is at risk from a new surge, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned on Wednesday. Although off the highs of earlier this year, there were still more than 61,000 new cases reported on Wednesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. And the lack of continued significant decreases in infections is a concern, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told CNN's Anderson Cooper, particularly given the spread of variants.

The Guardian

First Thing: all US adults eligible for a Covid vaccine by 19 April, Biden says

All American adults will be eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine by 19 April, Joe Biden announced yesterday. The president also said the US had passed the milestone of administering a record 4m doses in a single day, and had given more than 150m doses in total. But it was not all good news: Biden warned that the US was still in a “life-and-death race” against coronavirus, as case numbers continued to rise in many states with new variants spreading. Despite this, some officials have been relaxing public health restrictions.

CNN

Biden set to announce he's moving deadline for all US adults to be eligible for Covid vaccine to April 19

President Joe Biden plans to announce Tuesday that he is moving up his deadline for states to make all American adults eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by almost two weeks. With all states having opened eligibility to the public or at least having announced when they plan to do so, Biden will announce that every adult in the country will be eligible to be vaccinated by April 19, according to an administration official, instead of Biden's original deadline of May 1.