Vaccine distribution on the horizon as U.S. approaches 300,000 COVID-19 deaths
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.
The U.S. has surpassed 400,000 COVID-19 deaths amid the vaccine rollout across the country. Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 advisory board, joins CBSN AM to talk about the incoming administration's immunization plan. Although the UK has reported its highest number of COVID-19 deaths in a single day, the deaths actually occurring each day are still not as high as they were last spring.
Deaths can occur days or weeks before they are officially announced.
The number is especially volatile at the moment since we had a number of bank holidays over the Christmas and New Year period.
Sky's Ed Conway explains the data. #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 U.S. is moving onto its next phase of coronavirus vaccinations, with major expansions to immunization sites at stadiums and convention centers. The efforts come as the country's seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths now stands at over 3,000 a day. Dr. Dyan Hes, founder of Gramercy Pediatrics, joined CBSN to discuss the latest on vaccinations and what we are learning from new studies on immunity and traveling during a pandemic.
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