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Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as White House continues to push vaccination effort

Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as White House continues to push vaccination effort
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The White House’s efforts to boost coronavirus vaccinations across the country as demand for the inoculation starts to wane are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows. 

As of Saturday, nearly 58 percent of the U.S. adult population has received at least one dose of one of the three vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use, with roughly 43 percent fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

However, a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation released this week found that Biden-confronts-limits-of-big-government-with-covid-19">just nine percent of people who haven’t yet been vaccinated said they plan to do so, raising concerns from health experts and others on whether the country will be able to reach the 70- to 80-percent threshold necessary to achieve herd immunity. 

A CBS News analysis published this week showed that at least 22 states were not requesting their full vaccine allotments, and a Gallup poll published Wednesday found that more than half of American adults were worried about vaccine demand, compared to just 15 percent who said they were concerned about vaccine supply. 

To promote the safety and importance of getting vaccinated, President Biden is expected to appear in a prerecorded video message for Global Citizen’s "Vax Live" concert Saturday evening. 

The event, hosted by pop artist Selena Gomez, will also include appearances from Vice President Harris and Prince HarryPrince HarryMeghan McCain, Whoopi Goldberg spar over Biden's outburst at CNN reporter Kate Middleton says she has yet to meet Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Harry and Meghan deny not discussing new daughter's name with the queen MORE and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of SussexMeghan MarkleKate Middleton says she has yet to meet Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Harry and Meghan deny not discussing new daughter's name with the queen Duchess Meghan releases debut children's book MORE

Meanwhile, Anthony FauciAnthony FauciPoll: 61 percent say Fauci has been truthful to the best of his knowledge on COVID-19 origins The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden support, gas tax questions remain on infrastructure Juan Williams: Trump's GOP descends into farce MORE, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said this week that the FDA was likely to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for adolescents as young as 12 years old “within several days.”

The expansion of the shot, which Canada this week approved for use among residents ages 12 to 15, could help the U.S. get closer to reaching herd immunity. 

Fauci is expected to make appearances on ABC’s “This Week,” and NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. 

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation," and CNN’s “State of the Union” will feature Jeff ZientsJeff ZientsWhite House officials won't say if US will meet July vaccine goal Biden meets with UK's Johnson ahead of G-7 Overnight Health Care: White House unveils plan to donate 25M vaccine doses abroad | US COVID-19 cases, deaths fall to lowest levels since March 2020 | Poll: Majority support Medicare negotiations for drug prices MORE — the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator — to discuss the administration’s progress on vaccinations and other responses to the pandemic. 

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

ABC’s “This Week” —  Fauci; Chris ChristieChris ChristieMurphy holds big lead over GOP rival in NJ governor's race: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden support, gas tax questions remain on infrastructure Sunday shows - Voting rights, infrastructure in the spotlight MORE (R), former governor of New Jersey; Rahm Emanuel (D), former mayor of Chicago.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci; Sen. Bill CassidyBill CassidyPortman: Republicans are 'absolutely' committed to bipartisan infrastructure bill Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle MORE (R-La.); Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R).

CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Commerce Secretary Gina RaimondoGina RaimondoTime to tackle the pandemic's economic disruptions Chinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report US, EU establish trade and technology council to compete with China MORE; Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerKinzinger: Conspiracy theory FBI planned Jan. 6 example of 'legacy of Trump and Trumpism' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' Why the Democrats need Joe Manchin MORE (R-Ill.); Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Gottlieb; Michael Lewis, author and financial journalist.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Zients; House Majority Whip Jim ClyburnJames (Jim) Enos ClyburnPelosi, leaders seek to squelch Omar controversy with rare joint statement Black Republican advocates his case for CBC membership Meet the most powerful woman in Washington not named Pelosi or Harris MORE (D-S.C.); Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R).

“Fox News Sunday” — Michael McConnell, Facebook Oversight Board co-chair; Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.).

FOX News Channel’s "Sunday Morning Futures" — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHillicon Valley: Cyber agency says SolarWinds hack could have been deterred | Civil rights groups urge lawmakers to crack down on Amazon's 'dangerous' worker surveillance | Manchin-led committee puts forth sprawling energy infrastructure proposal Chuck Todd reluctant to 'ban' election deniers from 'Meet the Press' GOP divided over bills targeting tech giants MORE (R-Calif.); Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonOvernight Defense: Senate panel delays Iraq war powers repeal | Study IDs Fort Hood as least-safe base for female soldiers | Pentagon loosens some COVID-19 restrictions Senate panel delays war authorization repeal after GOP push Maria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' MORE (R-Wis.); Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE, former House Speaker; Timothy Shea, former acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration.