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AP sources: White House seeks another $30B for COVID battle

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By ZEKE MILLER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is telling Congress it needs an additional $30 billion to press ahead with the fight against COVID-19. Two people familiar with the details tell The Associated Press that the request includes $17.9 billion for vaccines and treatments, $4.9 billion for testing, $3 billion to cover coronavirus care for uninsured people, and $3.7 billion to prepare for future variants. The two spoke on condition of anonymity. Congress has already approved $5.8 trillion to battle the pandemic in a series of major bills spanning the Trump and Biden administrations.

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