The circuit of this week’s Sunday broadcasts is expected to be dominated by responses from officials and experts to the continued spread of the omicron variant and the Biden administration’s warnings to Russia and China amid heightened tensions surrounding the two countries.
The United States has detected the omicron variant in more than twenty states, with scientists still determining the severity of the new strain and how well coronavirus vaccines will fight it.
Expert in infectious diseases Antoine FauciAnthony FauciCDC Doubles Isolation Guidelines, Rejects More Overnight Tests Defense and National Security – Nuclear States Say There Are No Winners in World War The Hill’s Morning Report – Brought to you by Altria – The January 6 Capitol attack returns to the spotlight MORE, who is slated to appear on ABC’s “This Week,” said the omicron variant appears to be less severe than the delta variant because the earliest cases have so far been reported as relatively mild.
However, he added that “it is too early to determine the precise severity of the disease”.
Fauci also encouraged all adults to receive booster shots and said he believes it is only a matter of time before the extra dose, and not just the initial two-shot regimen, is over. necessary for individuals to be considered fully immunized.
Former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb predicted this week that 2022 will be a “year of transition” for the pandemic despite concerns about omicron.
Gottlieb said he believed the coronavirus “will move from a pandemic to a more endemic phase”, although this may occur later in the year than originally thought due to the omicron variant
Gottlieb is scheduled to appear on âFace the Nationâ on CBS on Sunday.
Mayor of New York Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioAndy Cohen blows up de Blasio during Times Square NYE Eric Adams sworn in as New York mayor in Times Square Pope cancels New Year’s Nativity visit to deter large crowds MORE (D) is expected to appear on both CNN’s “State of the Union” and “Fox News Sunday” this week.
On Monday, de Blasio announced a vaccination mandate for the city’s private sector employees. He called the warrant, which is due to go into effect on Dec. 27, a “preemptive strike” intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 amid holiday gatherings and increasing detection of the omicron variant, which has been reported for first time in New York on December. 2.
In addition to dealing with new developments in the pandemic, the Biden administration is also facing mounting tensions involving China and Russia.
Secretary of State Antoine BlinkenAntony BlinkenOvernight Defense & National Security – Sailors win in vaccine mandate challenge Republicans say Mayorkas failed to report on evacuated Afghans Will Putin sink Biden? FOLLOWING, who will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” show, is meeting other world leaders from the Group of Seven this weekend.
Earlier this week, President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Energy & Environment – Manchin raises hopes on climate spending Missouri GOP lawmaker steps down for Florida consultant Joe Manchin has championed West Virginia values ââMORE reassured the Ukrainian president of the support of the United States for the sovereignty of his country during a call between the two leaders.
William Taylor, former US Ambassador to Ukraine, will appear on ABC’s “This Week” and Fiona Hill, former senior director of the National Security Council for European and Russian Affairs, is expected to appear. ” Face the Nation âfrom CBS.
During President Biden’s “Democracy Summit”, the Biden administration on Friday announced new sanctions targeting individuals and entities described as having committed human rights violations and repression in countries like Russia and China.
The White House also recently announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, citing the “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinxiang and other human rights violations.”
Tensions between China and Taiwan have also recently continued to grow as China increases military pressure on the island, which claims its own sovereignty but which China considers its territory. Blinken warned last week that a Chinese decision to take Taiwan by force would have “dire consequences.”
Former Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike Pompeo The Hill’s Morning Report – Brought to you by Altria – Winter is here for Democrats Overnight Defense & National Security – Nuclear States say there are no winners in World War Iran calls on Trump and Pompeo to stand trial for the assassination of Soleimani MORE will also be making an appearance on the Sunday show this week, the FOX News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Future”.
Below is the full list of guests expected to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows:
ABC’s “This Week” – Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases; William Taylor, former US Ambassador to Ukraine
NBC’s “Meet the Press” – State Secretary Antony Blinken; Governor Andy Beshear (D-Ky.); Senator Roger marshallRoger W. MarshallSunday shows preview: Omicron surge continues; Anniversary of Jan. 6 attack looms Senate GOP brings forward resolution regarding Biden’s health worker vaccination mandate. (R-Kan.)
CBS ‘Face the Nation’ – Govt. Chris sununuChris Sununu New Hampshire Secretary of State, Primary Guardian to retire 10 races that will decide Senate majority show Sunday – Manchin says he can’t back Biden’s spending plan MORE (RN.H.)., Phil murphyPhil MurphyTelehealth Pay Parity Prevents Cost Savings Sunday Shows Sneak Peek: COVID-19 Cases Rise Amid Omicron Wave The Senate GOP Campaign Arm Raises Nearly 0.4 Million In November MORE (DN.J.); Fiona Hill, former senior director of the National Security Council for European and Russian affairs; Dr Scott Gottlieb, former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; Tulio de Oliveira, director of the Center for Epidemic Response and Innovation in South Africa; Mohamed El-Erian, Senior Economic Advisor to Allianz
CNN’s “State of the Union” – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D); Govt. Asa hutchinsonAsa HutchinsonCDC to reconsider latest guidelines amid backlash, increased cases on Sunday – Officials prepare for Jan. 6 anniversary GOP governor praises federal response to pandemic, but says it is “A little inconsistent” MORE (R-Ark.); Senator Amy klobucharWatch Live: Schumer and Senate Democrats Hold Press Conference Ukrainian President and US lawmakers rally amid tensions with Russia 10 Democrats who could run in 2024 if Biden doesn’t make MORE (D-Minn.)
“Fox News Sunday” – by Blasio; Senator Lindsey grahamLindsey Olin Graham Biden’s court picks face fierce GOP opposition GOP representative says Republicans have ‘no choice’ but to back Trump McConnell urges Thune to run for reelection amid retirement discussions PLUS (RS.C.)
Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” – Senator Jean BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoBiden’s court faces fierce GOP opposition Ukrainian President, US lawmakers rally amid tensions with Russia Medical lawmakers team up to urge boosters (R-Wyo.), President of the Republican Conference; Mike Pompeo, former US Secretary of State; Herschel Walker, candidate for Senate of Georgia; Etienne MillerStephen MillerSunday show preview: Omicron leaps up, and Harris sits down for in-depth interview McCormick gets backing from Trump alumni ahead of Pennsylvania Senate bid Can France reverse the nationalist trend? FOLLOWING, Founder, America First Legal