The emergence of a new variant of COVID-19 as the United States sees an increase in infections and ongoing supply chain problems and inflation affecting the country during the holiday shopping season are both expected dominate the circuit of this week’s Sunday shows.
Earlier this week, scientists in South Africa announced that they had detected a new variant of COVID-19, which they called “serious concern”. Originally known as the B.1.1.529 variant, a South African professor called it “clearly very different” from previous variants of the coronavirus.
The World Health Organization called a special meeting on the new variant on Friday, ultimately calling it a “variant of concern” and giving it a Greek name, omicron. Officials said they were concerned about the variant because, according to their research, it has a higher risk of re-infection and has many mutations.
Despite early warnings not to have ‘impulse’ reactions to reported data from South Africa, countries like the UK and US have moved to impose travel restrictions on a handful of countries. from southern Africa for fear that the omnicron variant could spread. .
The United States said on Friday it would limit travel to eight African countries, including South Africa, from Monday.
“As a precautionary measure until we have more information, I am ordering additional restrictions on air travel from South Africa and seven other countries. As we move forward, we will continue to be guided by what science and my medical team advise, ”Biden said. said in a press release the Friday following the announcement.
However, some officials, including former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb, criticized the country’s rush to restrict travel.
“The good world is more organized; take the new variant seriously, with coordinated efforts to investigate. However, it is counterproductive in the short and long term to impose severe travel restrictions on affected countries; hurting current containment efforts, discouraging future sharing, ”Gottlieb tweeted on Friday.
President BidenJoe BidenGOP plans to kick Democrats out of seats if House rocks Five House members meet with Taiwanese president over Chinese objections. supply chain problems and inflation persist MOREthe chief medical officer of, Antoine FauciAnthony FauciSunday Provides Sneak Peek: New COVID-19 Variant Emerges; Supply chain issues, inflation persist New York governor declares state of emergency to prepare for omicron US to restrict travel from eight African countries over new COVID concerns -19 MORE, said on Friday that the United States is “rushing” to obtain data on the omicron variant to determine if it can “escape the antibodies we make” through vaccination.
“Right now you’re kind of talking about a red flag indicating that this could be a problem – but we don’t know,” he said.
Fauci is slated to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’s “Face the Nation”.
National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins is also scheduled for several appearances, on CNN’s “State of the Union” and “Fox News Sunday.”
Meanwhile, the United States continues to grapple with high inflation and supply chain issues as the holiday season continues to accelerate.
Earlier this week, Rep. Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerSunday Provides Sneak Peek: New COVID-19 Variant Emerges; supply chain problems and inflation persist On The Money – Biden stays with Powell despite pressure Spanberger calls on Biden to appoint supply chain czar MORE (D-Va.) Wrote a letter to Biden on Monday asking him to appoint a supply chain czar to address the bottlenecks through a coordinated federal response.
“I urge you to appoint a supply chain czar to coordinate a federal response to supply chain disruptions across all relevant agencies, work with state and local governments to address bottlenecks wherever they occur, and find ways to build American manufacturing and supply chain resilience at home, ”Spanberger wrote in his letter to the president.
The White House announced in October that FedEx, UPS, Walmart, and the Port of Los Angeles would step up operations to run 24/7, in response to the chain’s persistent bottlenecks. ‘supply.
These lingering concerns come after Americans recently gave the president relatively low approval ratings for his handling of inflation. A CBS News-YouGov poll last week found that only a third of Americans polled approved of Biden’s handling of inflation, while 67% said they disapproved.
Amazon Worldwide Consumer CEO David Clark is expected to appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation”, while Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at asset management firm Allianz, is expected to appear on “Fox News Sunday “.
Below is the full list of guests expected to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows:
ABC’s “This Week” – Sen. Bill CassidyBill CassidySunday Provides Sneak Peek: New COVID-19 Variant Appears; supply chain problems and inflation persist Lawmakers seek to expand access to healthcare through telehealth and biosimilars Infrastructure deal proves Congress can still do a good bipartisan job MORE (R-La.), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSunday Shows Sneak Peek: New COVID-19 Variant Emerges; supply chain problems and inflation persist 12:30 p.m. report from The Hill: Biden appoints Powell as Fed chairman Senate Democrats seek to correct bad poll numbers MORE (D-Minn.)
NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Governor Tate Reeves (R-Miss.), Michael cohenMichael Dean CohenSunday Shows Sneak Peek: New COVID-19 Variant Emerges; supply chain problems and inflation persist, former personal lawyer of the then president Donald trumpDonald Trump Stowaway found in airplane landing gear after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking for Middle East investors in new venture.
CBS ‘Face the Nation’ – David Clark, Global Consumer CEO at Amazon, Fauci.
CNN’s “State of the Union” – Dr Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health; representing Adam schiffAdam Bennett SchiffGOP plans to kick Democrats out of seats if House rocking Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain problems and inflation persist. Jan 6 panel could see influence of Bannon PLUS lawsuit (D-California), Gouv. Asa hutchinsonAsa HutchinsonSunday Shows Sneak Peek: New COVID-19 Variant Emerges; supply chain problems and inflation persist Arkansas opens boosters to all adults Americans are on redistribution like never before MORE (R-Ark.)
“Fox News Sunday” – Collins, sen. Jean BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSunday Shows Sneak Peek: New Variant Of COVID-19 Emerges; Supply chain problems and inflation persist White House seeks to curb gas prices ahead of busy travel season Biden administration to release 50 million barrels of oil from strategic reserve MORE (R-Wyo.), Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz.
Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” – Rep. Nancy MasseNancy MaceFive House members meet with Taiwanese president over Chinese objections. supply chain problems and inflation persist US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan to meet with local officials MORE (RS.C.), Rep. John katkoJohn Michael KatkoSunday Shows Sneak Peek: New COVID-19 Variant Emerges; supply chain problems and inflation persist Lawmakers increasingly worried about US efforts against Russian hackers GOP senators dismayed by ‘ridiculous’ internal feuds MORE (RN.Y.), Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, Rep. Tom emmerThomas (Tom) Earl EmmerSunday Shows Preview: New COVID-19 Variant Emerges; Supply chain problems and inflation persist GOP blaming Democrats for ‘chaos’ in new ad The Hill’s Morning Report – Brought to you by Facebook – Did Democrats misread voter call for 2020? FOLLOWING (R-Minn.)