Biden pushes shots for young adults as variant concern grows

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President Joe Biden (Photo: CNN)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 amid growing concern about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead.

The push is underway as the delta variant has come tp represent more than 20% of coronavirus infections in the U.S. in the last two weeks.

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That’s double what it was when the government last reported on the variant’s prevalence.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says the delta variant “is currently the greatest threat in the U.S.” to the attempt to eliminate COVID-19.