Biden Administration to Give States $1.7 Billion to Track CCP Virus MutationsEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The Biden administration announced Friday that it is giving states $1.7 billion to track variants of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, the pathogen that causes COVID-19. A White House said in a statement that the money will come from funds allocated under the American Rescue Plan, with the aim of helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state authorities to “monitor, track, and defeat emerging variants that are currently threatening pockets of the country.” Prompting the move is the spread of “new and potentially dangerous strains” of the CCP virus, which now make up roughly half of all infections in the United States, the White House said. The bulk of the money—$1 billion—will fund a scale-up of genomic sequencing efforts, which serve to detect virus mutations. Specifically, it will help ramp up the collection of CCP virus specimens, their sequencing, and the distribution of the resultant data. The White …Read More

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