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Biden in vaccine rollout push as states rush to reopen – live updates

Though national statistics have improved drastically since January, they have plateaued in the last week or so, and the US is still reporting more than 65,000 new cases a day on average — comparable to the peak of last summer’s surge. The country is averaging more than 2,000 deaths per day, though deaths are a lagging indicator because it can take weeks after being infected with the coronavirus to die from it.

New, more contagious variants of the virus are circulating in the country, with the potential to push case counts upward again. Testing has fallen 30 percent in recent weeks, leaving experts worried about how quickly new outbreaks will be known. And millions of Americans are still waiting to be vaccinated — including workers in restaurants, which are now open in vast numbers across the country.

Football news:

Writer Stephen Fry on the Premier League clubs in the Super League: Six clubs have achieved what no politician has managed-united the whole of Europe in an aversion to greed and stupidity
Rooney on the Super League's founding clubs: Their bosses are not stupid, let's see what they offer. Manchester United is trying to develop
UEFA and the top clubs need each other too much. Even if Super League is inevitable, the current plan is too raw
Member of the UEFA Executive Committee on Real Madrid, City and Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final: They should be suspended. I expect this to happen on Friday
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Bayern did not participate in the discussion of the Super League and welcomes the reforms of the Champions League
Germany vs Super League: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund chose the UEFA side and supported the reform of the Champions League
Tuchel about the Super League: I don't want to get involved in this, because my words may sound like an excuse