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Biden tells governors next steps to fight pandemic are at the state level

President Biden speaks as Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) looks on during a video call with the White House covid-19 response team and the National Governors Association in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Dec. 27 in Washington. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)
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The next steps in fighting the coronavirus pandemic have to be taken at the state level, President Biden told a group of governors Monday.

“Look, there is no federal solution,” he said after joining the White House covid-19 response team’s regular call with the National Governors Association on Monday. “This gets solved at the state level.”