Associated Press
Associated Press 14 Dec 2020

US officials look to boost confidence in vaccine


Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome Adams looked to boost confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine Monday, stressing its safety and effectiveness, while raising issues of social equity. (Dec. 14)

As U.S. deaths from COVID-19 topped 2,800 Thursday, a new daily high, and with more than 100,000 Americans hospitalized with the disease, VP Mike Pence is trying to boost confidence in the vaccines that are awaiting regulatory approval. (Dec. 4)
US President-elect Joe Biden has outlined his coronavirus plan, promising to boost supplies of the vaccine.
He wants 100 million doses administered within his first 100 days in office.
And Biden says he will invoke a Cold War-era law, if necessary, to help increase production.
Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Wilmington, Delaware.
Britain became the first country in the world to authorize a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Britain's decision "should give Americans additional confidence" in a vaccine." (Dec. 2)
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is preparing to conduct multiple statewide audits of the 2020 election to affirm public confidence in its integrity. It comes as she and others face attacks from President Trump and his allies over unfounded claims of fraud. Secretary Benson joined "CBSN AM" to discuss.

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