WATCH LIVE: White House COVID-19 Response Team, public health officials give update on pandemic, delta variant

Briefing will be livestreamed in this article

COVID 19 response team briefing.
COVID 19 response team briefing. (The White House)

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The White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials will provide an update on the pandemic during a briefing on Thursday morning.

The briefing is slated to begin at 10 a.m. and it will be livestreamed in this article. Delays are possible; if there is not a livestream in this article, check back at a later time.

The update comes as President Joe Biden has continued to express his frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate.

Biden, speaking Wednesday night at a televised town hall in Cincinnati, said the public health crisis has turned largely into a plight of the unvaccinated as the spread of the delta variant has led to a surge in infections around the country.

“We have a pandemic for those who haven’t gotten the vaccination — it’s that basic, that simple,” he said on the CNN town hall.

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