Today, Friday, the administration of US President Joe Biden announced that it has decided to invest 1.7 billion dollars to combat new strains of Coronavirus.
The White House said in a statement that this amount will help the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state governors monitor and eliminate new strains.
According to explanations published by the White House, this funding was earmarked to improve detection, control, and mitigation of new strains.
In order to assist the states, to combat these mutations more effectively.
The new strains of the virus that are sweeping the Midwest and parts of the eastern coast of the country represent half of the new cases in all parts of the United States, while the original strain of the virus represents the second half. The incumbent’s administration has previously allocated close to $ 200 million to help monitor and respond to these strains.