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Biden’s ‘Surge Response Teams’ Aim To Tackle COVID–19 Hotspots Across The West

 Guadalupe Serna is an unvaccinated Lyft driver in Las Vegas, Nevada where cases of COVID-19 are surging.
Guadalupe Serna is an unvaccinated Lyft driver in Las Vegas, Nevada where cases of COVID-19 are surging.

The Biden administration is offering to send "surge response teams" to help stamp out COVID-19 hotspots across the country. The governor of Nevada has requested help in the Las Vegas area, where infections are rising and daily vaccinations have dropped sharply.

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Nate Hegyi is a reporter with the Mountain West News Bureau based at Yellowstone Public Radio. He earned an M.A. in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism in 2016 and interned at NPR’s Morning Edition in 2014. In a prior life, he toured around the country in a band, lived in Texas for a spell, and once tried unsuccessfully to fly fish. You can reach Nate at nate@ypradio.org.