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Biden's CDC nominee; COVID booster plan

President Biden will name former North Carolina health official Dr. Mandy Cohen as the new head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She'll replace the current director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who will be stepping down at the end of this month. Dr. William Schaffner, professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, joined CBS News to talk about Cohen and the FDA's endorsement of an updated COVID-19 booster for fall.


U.S. COVID-19 death toll approaches 800,000

Tuesday marks one year since the first American received a COVID-19 vaccine after the vaccines were authorized. Since then, more than 200 million Americans have been fully vaccinated with more than 54 million Americans getting a booster. Despite the success of the nation's immunization efforts, the death toll has continued to climb, and the U.S. is expected to hit 800,000 coronavirus-related deaths by the end of the day. Dr. Louise Aronson, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco's division of geriatrics and the author of the New York Times bestseller "Elderhood," spoke with CBSN's Tanya Rivero about what this means for the U.S. battle against COVID-19.

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