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 PelosiOn The Money — House pushes toward infrastructure vote US mayors, Black leaders push for passage of bipartisan infrastructure bill Lawmakers say innovation, trade rules key to small business gains 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 FauciOvernight Health Care — Presented by Indivior — CDC panel approves boosters for some, but not based on jobs Fauci: 'Worst time' for a government shutdown is in middle of pandemic The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Government shutdown fears increase as leaders dig in MORE, the government's top infectious diseases expert, told reporters Thursday that the new administration is "amplifying" what former President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results 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 and Birx warned Scott Atlas was 'dangerous' Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Tulane adds Hunter Biden as guest speaker on media polarization 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 BecerraBipartisan senators to hold hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' amid Britney Spears controversy Bottom line Overnight Health Care — FDA panel backs boosters for some, but not all MORE on CNN’s “State of the Union,” as well as Dr. Vivek MurthyVivek MurthyCDC director partially overrules panel, signs off on boosters CDC panel authorizes COVID-19 vaccine boosters for high-risk people, those over 65 FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot for older and high-risk Americans 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 PaulGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 White House debates vaccines for air travel Senate lawmakers let frustration show with Blinken MORE (R-Ky.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Officials want action on cyberattacks Senate panel advances antitrust bill that eyes Google, Facebook This week: Democrats face mounting headaches MORE (D-Minn.); Murthy. 

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — White House chief of staff Ron KlainRon KlainDemocrats must discuss 'Build Back Better's' content, not just its cost Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims White House debates vaccines for air travel MORE; Sens. Dick DurbinDick DurbinSchumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Democrats surprised, caught off guard by 'framework' deal Senate panel advances antitrust bill that eyes Google, Facebook MORE (D-Ill.) and Mike RoundsMike RoundsSenate advances Biden consumer bureau pick after panel logjam The 19 GOP senators who voted for the T infrastructure bill Senate passes T bipartisan infrastructure bill in major victory for Biden MORE (R-S.D.)

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

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sens. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGraham tries to help Trump and McConnell bury the hatchet GOP senator will 'probably' vote for debt limit increase Five questions and answers about the debt ceiling fight MORE (R-Utah) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersDon't let partisan politics impede Texas' economic recovery The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs MORE (I-Vt.); Becerra; Rep. Madeleine DeanMadeleine DeanLiberals tone down calls to 'defund police' amid GOP attacks The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters Democrats weigh next steps on Jan. 6 probe MORE (D-Pa.)

“Fox News Sunday” — Romney; Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Democrats face bleak outlook in Florida The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit MORE (R-Fla.), CDC Director Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskyOvernight Health Care — Presented by Indivior — Walensky gives green light for boosters Biden urges all eligible Americans to get a booster shot CDC director partially overrules panel, signs off on boosters MORE

Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures”Chad WolfChad WolfSunday shows preview: States deal with fallout of Ida; Texas abortion law takes effect Biden, Trump battle over who's to blame for Afghanistan The border is shifting from a manufactured crisis to a national embarrassment MORE, Former DHS Acting Secretary; Senator Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Tech groups take aim at Texas Republican lawmakers raise security, privacy concerns over Huawei cloud services Debt ceiling fight pits corporate America against Republicans 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.