U.S. Could Hit 1 Million COVID-19 Deaths By May 1st, Expert Believes
The U.S. could hit one million COVID-19 deaths by May 1st, pandemic expert Laurie Garrett believes. Garrett and Jonathan Capehart also discuss reports of over 2 million cases being diagnosed within the first 9 days of 2021.
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. #Brazil recorded over a 1,000 new #Covid-19 deaths for the first time in over three months on Thursday, as its Supreme Court ruled that #vaccinations could be required in the South American country. FRANCE 24's Tim Vickery tells us more. The US reported over 2,800 Covid-19 deaths on December 2, 2020, the most since the beginning of the pandemic. President Donald Trump criticized Germany's handling of Covid-19 after the nation had a record number of deaths. However, the US had four times as many Covid-19 deaths per 100,000 residents.