Watch Live: Biden Covid Team Holds Briefing As More States Lift Pandemic Restrictions
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President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 Response Team is holding a press conference Friday on the coronavirus pandemic that infected more than 28 million Americans and killed at least 520,356 people in just over a year.
On Thursday, Connecticut Democratic Governor Ned Lamont said some of the state’s businesses will be allowed to return to full capacity from March 19. The move follows similar actions from Texas and Mississippi, both led by Republican governors.
But senior U.S. health officials, including Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned against withdrawing public health measures too early. They say it could reverse the current downtrend in infections and delay the nation’s recovery from the pandemic.
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– CNBC’s Noah Higgins-Dunn contributed to this report.