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Sunday shows preview: Trump administration gears up for new week of coronavirus response; Sanders prepares for next phase of primaries

Sunday shows preview: Trump administration gears up for new week of coronavirus response; Sanders prepares for next phase of primaries

The Trump administration’s response to the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., the six primaries taking place Tuesday and the status of the recently signed Taliban peace deal are topics expected to dominate the Sunday talk show lineup this weekend. 

The Democratic primary field has drastically changed since last week, as several candidates dropped out of the race, leaving Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersKlain says Harris would not overrule parliamentarian on minimum wage increase Romney-Cotton, a Cancun cabbie and the minimum wage debate On The Money: Senate panels postpone Tanden meetings in negative sign | Biden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Senators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Overnight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video MORE in what is virtually a one-on-one battle for the remaining delegates. Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard blasts new House rules on gender neutral language as 'height of hypocrisy' A vaccine, a Burrito and more: 7 lighter, memorable moments from 2020 Growing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting MORE (D-Hawaii) is the only other candidate left in the 2020 race, but her campaign has yet to garner any significant traction thus far.

Super Tuesday bumped Sanders, who was once the front-runner, down to second place behind Biden in the delegate count. The nominating contests this Tuesday will give Sanders the opportunity to catch up to Biden, as six states hit the polls, including the delegate-rich state of Michigan.

The Vermont senator is booked on ABC’s “This Week,” NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CNN’s “State of the Union” and “Fox News Sunday.” Biden, notably, is not booked on any cable TV Sunday shows as of Saturday afternoon. 

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben CarsonBen CarsonBen Carson launches conservative think tank Trump's '1776 Report' released on MLK Day receives heavy backlash Biden has an opportunity to win over conservative Christians MORE, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams, all members of the administration’s coronavirus task force, are booked on every major Sunday cable TV talk show. 

As of Saturday afternoon, there are 401 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. and 17 deaths, according to updated data from Johns Hopkins University. Washington state Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeWashington state officials warn providers offering VIP vaccine access Legislators go after governors to rein in COVID-19 powers Inslee rebukes hospital over vaccine appointments for donors MORE (D), whose state has been hit hardest by the virus, is booked on CBS's "Face the Nation."

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who declared a state of emergency Saturday over the virus, is booked on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures."

Democratic lawmakers have criticized the administration's response to the virus outbreak, particularly the appointment of Vice President Pence as head of the task force. 

All three branches of government this week signed off on an $8.3 billion emergency coronavirus aid package in response to the proliferating disease.

Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan Perdue rules out 2022 Senate bid against Warnock Loeffler leaves door open to 2022 rematch against Warnock MORE (R-Ga.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will be on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” to discuss the events of the week. 

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyNew rule shakes up Senate Armed Services subcommittees Biden pledges action on guns amid resistance Sunday shows - Trump acquittal in second impeachment trial reverberates MORE (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who has been skeptical of the recently signed Taliban peace deal, will be on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” 

The Sunday talk show lineup is as follows: 

ABC's "This Week" — Sanders, Carson

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sanders, Fauci, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R)

CBS's "Face the Nation" — Adams, Murphy, Inslee

CNN's "State of the Union" — Sanders, Adams

Fox's "Fox News Sunday" — Sanders, Fauci, Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyDemocrats blast Trump team videos: 'False equivalency'  Centrist Democrats pose major problem for progressives What I learned in 19 weeks of working with progressive Democrats MORE (D-Pa.)

Fox News’s "Sunday Morning Futures" — Collins, McCarthy, Carson, Cuomo