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Analysis: Biden moves to reassure weary Americans as fears rise about new Covid variant

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Much is still unknown about the transmissibility of the new variant and how effective vaccines will be in protecting Americans against it, but the administration is attempting to strike a more proactive stance than they did this summer when they appeared to be caught flat-footed by the highly contagious Delta variant, which now accounts for the vast majority of cases in the United States — and blunted Biden’s efforts to speed the country back to normalcy in the first year of his term.

In his haste to turn the page from the pandemic, Biden predicted a “summer of freedom” at the same time the Delta variant was taking hold across the United States and went so far as to proclaim that America was “closer than ever to declaring our independence from a deadly virus” at a July Fourth event. With those missteps in mind, Biden spent Sunday evening huddling with advisers, and plans to speak Monday on the situation. He moved rapidly to announce…

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