President Joe Biden announced that federal surge teams are being sent to hospitals in New York and New Jersey, part of an effort to shore up the country’s medical system as COVID hospitalizations remain near historic highs. Tracie Strahan reports.
White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients provided updates on the rapid spread of the delta variant in communities with low vaccination rates. “In the past week, Florida has had more COVID cases than all 30 states with the lowest case rates, combined. And Florida and Texas alone have accounted for nearly 40% of new hospitalizations across the country.” Zients...