Biden faces winter COVID surge as funds, public interest dry up

  • President Joe Biden receives his updated COVID-19 vaccine and delivers remarks in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is urging a vaccination push as he braces for a winter wave of COVID-19 cases that could again drive up hospitalizations and deaths, but this time without a blank check to fight the surge.