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Biden says COVID-19 cases will go up before they come down

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event for clean cars and trucks at the White House in Washington, U.S. August 5, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday that COVID-19 cases will go up before they come down and that the new Delta variant is taking a needless toll on the country.

"Cases are going to go up before they come back down," Biden said in a White House remarks. "This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated."

Reporting by Jeff Mason and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Franklin Paul

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