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LIVE: Biden to put forth new virus strategy exactly a year after 1st confirmed case in US

Posted On: Mar 7, 2021   |   Posted By: WGN TV

LIVE: Biden to put forth new virus strategy exactly a year after 1st confirmed case in US

WASHINGTON - As the U.S. enters what Joe Biden has warned may be the "toughest and deadliest period of the virus," the president is set to introduce a new national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations, reopen schools and businesses and increase mask-wearing.
Biden will introduce the strategy as he signs 10 pandemic-related executive orders Thursday afternoon, his second day in office.
Biden acknowledged the urgency of the mission in his inaugural address .
“We are entering what may well be the toughest and deadliest period of the virus,” he said before asking Americans to join him in a moment of silence in memory of the more than 400,000 people in the U.S. who have died from COVID-19.
“We need to ask average Americans to do their part," said Jeff Zients, the White House official directing the national response. “Defeating the virus requires a coordinated nationwide effort."
US hits 400,000 COVID-19 deaths on eve of inauguration
This comes one year after the Centers for Disease Control...

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