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Wednesday, December 29, 2021
White House in Damage Control Mode After Biden Said There's 'No Federal Solution' to the Pandemic
Katie Pavlich / Townhall Tipsheet
The White House communications team is in damage control mode after President Joe Biden said Monday there is "no federal solution" to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Biden made the remarks before a virtual meeting with governors at the Eisenhower Office Building.
The official White House Twitter feeds are loaded with President Biden talking about the federal response to combating the virus.
They've also reached out to their allies in the media, who are happily trying to rework what Biden said.
CDC significantly reduces estimate of omicron prevalence in US
The United States set a record for new COVID-19 cases at 441,278 on Monday
COVID-19 is in the United States on Tuesday, saying that the new variant was only responsible for 22.5% of new cases in the week that ended Dec. 18, not the alarming 73.2% that it had originally estimated last week.
For the week ending Dec. 25, the agency says omicron accounted for 58.6% of all new cases.
Jasmine Reed, a spokesperson for the CDC, noted that there was "a wide predictive interval posted in last week’s chart," and the downward revision was partly due to the "speed at which Omicron was increasing."
"CDC’s models have a range, and… we’re still seeing steady increase in the proportion of Omicron," Reed told Fox News Digital. "In some regions in the country, Omicron accounts for ~ 90% or more of cases."
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