Governors introduce new restrictions amid COVID-19 surge
Record-breaking coronavirus case numbers are renewing efforts nationwide to get a handle on the disease ahead of the holidays. Lana Zak spoke with Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of President-Elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 advisory board, about the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
New Governor Spencer Cox unveiled a plan Friday to ramp up Utah's COVID-19 vaccine distribution as the state sees a post-holiday surge in new cases. (Jan. 8) White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany slammed Democratic governors and lawmakers who were caught breaking their own state gathering rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. Windsor-Essex saw another record-breaking increase in COVID-19 cases Monday as a regionwide lockdown and school shutdown went into effect. In the US, the hospital system is being strained to breaking point by COVID-19 patients.
Intensive care units have completely run out of room in at least one state, Mississippi.
Even as vaccines are being distributed, major cities such as Los Angeles are also overwhelmed.
And doctors are warning the worst is yet to come.
Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.