Covid Hospitalization Rate For Children Up 800 Percent In Six Months
A new study found that children are being hospitalized with the coronavirus at an alarming rate. Researchers at the University of Minnesota discovered the hospitalization rate increased for kids eightfold over the course of six months across 22 states. NBC News' Sam Brock reports.
Sen. Chuck Schumer placed the blame on Sen. Mitch McConnell for holding up relief for six months. A coronavirus vaccine developed by drug firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University has been approved for use in Britain, the government announced on Wednesday, paving the way for a mass roll-out.
A government spokesman said it has accepted a recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) "to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine for use", making Britain the first nation to approve the jab.
Al Jazeera's Rory Challands joins us live from Royal London Hospital Whitechapel for the latest updates. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced COVID-19 plans for small businesses, by allowing them to defer sales tax for three months on sales of no more than $1 million. Britain on Wednesday became the first Western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use as it announced a rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech's drug from next week.