As Covid Deaths Top 300,000, Trump Focuses On Water Pressure
With confirmed Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. now over 300,000 people, the Trump administration is focused on... water pressure. MSNBC's Brian Williams shares the details. Aired on 12/16/2020.
The U.S. is approaching 300,000 COVID-19 deaths as cases continue to spike nationwide. More than 15.7 million cases have been confirmed, resulting in a new wave of lockdowns and restrictions. But there's positive news on the vaccine front, following an FDA panel's recommendation to authorize emergency use of Pfizer's vaccine. Final approval from the agency is the final step before millions of doses can be shipped and distributed to hospitals and drug stores. "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss. On the same day as the largest vaccination campaign against the coronavirus in the United States began, COVID-19 deaths crossed the 300,000 mark.
Medical workers were among the first to be immunised with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and a separate jab from Moderna is due to be approved next week.
But polls suggest more than half of Americans do not trust the vaccine.
Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC, the US. A New York City intensive care unit #nurse on Monday became the first person in the United States to receive a #coronavirus #vaccine, saying she felt "healing is coming," as the nation's Covid-19 death toll crossed a staggering 300,000 lives lost. #NYC The United #States on Wednesday widened its network for administering Covid-19 #vaccines to doctors and nurses on the frontlines of a #pandemic killing more than 3,000 Americans a day, even as a major storm threatened to slow progress on the East Coast.