Sunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus

Sunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus
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President Biden’s efforts to deliver on key campaign promises to tackle the coronavirus pandemic are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows. 

On Tuesday, U.S. coronavirus deaths surpassed the grim milestone of 400,000 deaths, with a total of more than 415,000 as of Saturday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University

Across the country, nearly 25 million people have been infected with COVID-19.  

While Biden has promised to administer 100 million coronavirus vaccines in his first 100 days in office, some say this may not be enough to tame the pandemic, especially with a more contagious variant of the virus first found in the U.K. now spreading in the U.S.

Biden’s $1.9 trillion emergency coronavirus relief package is also set to be debated by Congress over the coming weeks, with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump White House associate tied to Proud Boys before riot via cell phone data Greene sounds off on GOP after Hill story 'Bloody Sunday' to be commemorated for first time without John Lewis MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday saying that House Democrats would move immediately on the package and that it could hit the House floor as early as the week of Feb. 1.

The proposed package includes hundreds of billions of dollars to develop and distribute COVID-19 vaccines, increase unemployment benefits, provide $1,400 in direct payments to qualified Americans and offer aid to state and local governments. 

Biden, while unveiling his comprehensive strategy to address the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, warned that it will take months for the country to make significant progress in combating the pandemic. 

Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci predicts high schoolers will receive coronavirus vaccinations this fall Texas patrons threaten to call ICE on Mexican restaurant for keeping mask mandate Gottlieb: 'Probable' that high schoolers will get coronavirus vaccines this year MORE, the government's top infectious diseases expert, told reporters Thursday that the new administration is "amplifying" what former President TrumpDonald TrumpUS, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE's administration did through a more active federal role, but "we certainly are not starting from scratch."

Fauci, who this week said it was “liberating”  to work under the Biden administration after his time serving under Trump, is set to appear on CBS’s “Face the Nation” this Sunday. 

Deborah BirxDeborah BirxFauci defends Birx: 'She had to live in the White House' CNN's Brianna Keilar calls out Birx 'apology tour' Biden to name nurse as acting surgeon general: report MORE, former coordinator of the Trump White House's coronavirus task force, will also appear on the CBS Sunday show. 

Several of Biden’s picks to serve on his health team are also lined up for appearances on Sunday, including Health and Human Services nominee Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraOvernight Health Care: Biden slams Texas, Mississippi for lifting coronavirus restrictions: 'Neanderthal thinking' | Senate panel splits along party lines on Becerra |Over 200K sign up for ACA plans during Biden special enrollment period Senate panel splits along party lines on Becerra GOP targets Manchin, Sinema, Kelly on Becerra MORE on CNN’s “State of the Union,” as well as Dr. Vivek MurthyVivek MurthyMurthy vows to focus on mental health effects of pandemic if confirmed as surgeon general The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Watch live: Biden surgeon general pick testifies at confirmation hearing MORE, Biden's nominee to be surgeon general, on ABC’s “This Week.” 

Below is the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows:

ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulWhite House open to reforming war powers amid bipartisan push House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Bipartisan group of senators introduces bill to rein in Biden's war powers MORE (R-Ky.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDemocrats near pressure point on nixing filibuster  Hillicon Valley: China implicated in Microsoft breach | White House adds Big Tech critic | QAnon unfazed after false prediction FDA signals plan to address toxic elements in baby food MORE (D-Minn.); Murthy. 

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — White House chief of staff Ron KlainRon KlainWhite House downplays surprising February jobs gain, warns US far from recovery The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Senate begins marathon vote-a-rama before .9T COVID-19 relief passage Economy adds 379K jobs in first report of Biden presidency MORE; Sens. Dick DurbinDick DurbinDemocrats near pressure point on nixing filibuster  Senate approves sweeping coronavirus measure in partisan vote Senate rejects Cruz effort to block stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants MORE (D-Ill.) and Mike RoundsMike RoundsSenate braces for 'God-awful,' 'stupid' session ahead of COVID-19 relief vote Indigenous groups post billboards urging senators to confirm Deb Haaland Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears MORE (R-S.D.)

CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Fauci; Birx. 

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sens. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGraham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Democratic centrists flex power on Biden legislation Ron Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating many MORE (R-Utah) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersLawmakers, activists remember civil rights icons to mark 'Bloody Sunday' Progressives' majority delusions politically costly Sinema pushes back on criticism of her vote against minimum wage MORE (I-Vt.); Becerra; Rep. Madeleine DeanMadeleine DeanDC bureau chief for The Intercept: Impeachment managers became 'like the dog who caught the car' when permitted to call witnesses Democrats dismiss claims they misrepresented evidence during impeachment trial LIVE COVERAGE: Trial ends for day as Senate moves to vote MORE (D-Pa.)

“Fox News Sunday” — Romney; Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP votes in unison against COVID-19 relief bill Hillicon Valley: YouTube to restore Trump's account | House-passed election bill takes aim at foreign interference | Senators introduce legislation to create international tech partnerships Senators introduce bill creating technology partnerships to compete with China MORE (R-Fla.), CDC Director Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskyOvernight Health Care: CDC study links masks to fewer COVID-19 deaths | Relief debate stalls in Senate | Biden faces criticism over push to vaccinate teachers CDC study links masks to fewer COVID deaths The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Increased security on Capitol Hill amid QAnon's March 4 date MORE

Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures”Chad WolfChad WolfSunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues Liberal watchdog group files ethics complaint over Boebert's reimbursements Left-leaning group to track which companies hire former top Trump aides MORE, Former DHS Acting Secretary; Senator Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonLawmakers gird for spending battle over nuclear weapons Senate to vote next week on Garland's AG nomination Senate rejects Cruz effort to block stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants MORE (R-Ark.), Senate Armed Services Committee, Senate Intel. Committee; Glenn Greenwald, journalist and The Intercept co-founder; John Solomon, Just The News, Editor in Chief.

"America This Week" with Eric Bolling— Austan Goolsbee, economist; Dave Rubin, political commentator; Steve Cortes, former senior Trump campaign adviser; Marc Fisher, senior editor at The Washington Post; Caleb Ecarma, D.C. reporter at Vanity Fair; Katelyn Caralle, Daily Mail.

Updated 4:23 p.m.