Utah to ramp up vaccine effort amid COVID-19 surge
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)
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. Windsor-Essex saw another record-breaking increase in COVID-19 cases Monday as a regionwide lockdown and school shutdown went into effect. Moderna says it will today ask for approval for its COVID-19 vaccine in Europe and the US Just like every year, after Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and then Small Business Saturday.
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