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Michigan Lawmakers Request Biden’s Help as Covid Surges

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Families wait with their children in the observation area after receiving doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic at Hazel Park High School in Hazel Park, Michigan, U.S., on Nov. 8.

Families wait with their children in the observation area after receiving doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic at Hazel Park High School in Hazel Park, Michigan, U.S., on Nov. 8.

Photographer: Emily Elconin/Bloomberg

Michigan lawmakers wrote President Joe Biden to “urgently request” help in combating a Covid-19 outbreak that’s overwhelming the state’s health system as the administration said it’s sending aid requested by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell, a Democrat, and Republican Fred Upton sent a letter Wednesday asking the president to provide further treatments, including Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s antibody therapy, rapid-testing supplies and military medical personnel to support hospitals coping with near-record levels of Covid patients.