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The federal government plans to send 6.4 million doses of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to communities across the United States within 24 hours of regulatory clearance, with the expectation that shots will be administered quickly to front-line health-care workers, the top priority group, officials said Tuesday.
If people don't continue to take precautions to keep from becoming infected with the coronavirus on Thanksgiving, there may be bad news when Hanukkah and Christmas arrive, according to Dr. Thomas Balcezak, chief clinical officer for Yale New Haven Health.
State and local officials nationwide are imposing new coronavirus restrictions and pleading with the public in an increasingly desperate attempt to stop the explosive spread of the disease as many Americans resist calls to limit gatherings and travel heading into the holidays.
The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest level since the calamitous spring in and around New York City.
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President Donald Trump finally received some good news this past week: Amid spiking coronavirus cases nationwide - more than 100,000 new cases a day since Nov. 4, with deaths rising, too - pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced that its experimental coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective. But the president was furious.
President-elect Joe Biden signaled strongly on Monday that fighting the raging pandemic will be the immediate priority of his new administration, an abrupt shift from President Donald Trump's more unworried approach to the virus, as the nation surpassed 10 million COVID-19 cases.
America's coronavirus crisis deepened Saturday as cases continued to surge and an electoral victory for former vice president Joe Biden offered the possibility of a significantly different approach to efforts to contain the spread.
America on Friday hit its highest daily number of coronavirus case since the pandemic began, recording at least 81,400 new infections and surpassing the previous record set during the summertime surge of cases across the Sun Belt.
The coronavirus pandemic has left about 299,000 more people dead in the United States than would be expected in a typical year, two-thirds of them of covid-19 and the rest from other causes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.
In the first five months of the COVID-19, thousands of Californians bought new guns and changed the way they stored their firearms in a bid to counter the unrest, government crackdowns and societal disintegration they feared would be unleashed by the public health emergency, a new survey has found.
Maverick scientists who call for allowing the coronavirus to spread freely at "natural" rates among healthy young people while keeping most aspects of the economy up and running have found an audience inside the White House and at least one state capitol.
Overall, more than 3,000 tests were administered at sites throughout Southeastern Connecticut over the weekend, Josh Geballe, the state's chief operating officer, said Monday during the governor's coronavirus briefing.