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Facing funding crisis, White House warns of COVID-19 surge in fall

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Without a substantial infusion of cash from Congress, the United States could see another 100 million COVID-19 cases come fall, the White House warned today.The Biden administration is asking for $22.5 billion in emergency aid, but Republicans are countering with a $10 billion plan with a limited package for global aid.

The White House argues that cases will soar without adequate resources for booster vaccines, testing, and treatments.COVID-19 cases are increasing across the country at a steady clip.

The 7-day average of new daily cases is 72,345, with 286 daily deaths, according to the Washington Post tracker. In the past week, new daily cases rose 24%, hospitalizations rose 9%, and deaths fell 15%.In other news, nearly 70% of Americans think long COVID is a disability and approve of giving stronger support to people who have it, including workplace protections and free medical care, according to a new Axios-Ipsos poll.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late last month released new data showing that about 60% of Americans have been infected with COVID-19.

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