Biden to outline strategy for controlling delta variant

President Biden on Thursday will outline additional steps his administration is taking to get the coronavirus pandemic under control as cases and hospitalizations increase in pockets of the country.

Biden will deliver remarks laying out what a White House official described as a six-pronged strategy to slow the spread of the highly infectious delta variant and boost vaccination rates.

“As the President has said since day 1, his administration will pull every lever to get the pandemic under control,” the official said in a statement.

Goal to return to normal: Biden indicated last week following an underwhelming jobs report that his administration is looking for ways to make it safer for kids to return to school and for workers to return to the office.

Biden and other White House officials have repeatedly described the situation as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” pointing to statistics that breakthrough cases in vaccinated individuals remain rare and hospitalizations are extremely rare for those who have gotten the shot.