CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the US needs to accelerate the pace of vaccination to combat emerging variants like B.1.1.7, which is now the predominant coronavirus variant in the US. The variant had been identified in 16,275 cases across 52 US jurisdictions as of Tuesday, with Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin having the most B.1.1.7-linked cases, according to CDC data.
CDC: B.1.1.7 variant is circulating widely in the US
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