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Biden to rush vaccinators, testing to hard-hit Michigan

Joe Biden
Posted at 6:24 PM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 18:24:26-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington is rushing federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and therapeutics to Michigan in an effort to control the state’s worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 transmission rate.

President Joe Biden outlined the moves late Thursday in a call with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer where they discussed the situation in the state.

It will not include a “surge” of vaccine doses to the state, a move Whitmer has advocated.

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Instead, Biden outlined how the federal government was planning to help Michigan better administer the doses already allocated to the state, as well as surge testing capacity and drugs for virus treatment.