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CBS News 13 Jan 2021

What COVID-19 cases after Capitol lockdown say about the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine


House Democrats are raising concern over safety measures on Capitol Hill after three lawmakers tested positive for COVID-19 following last week's deadly assault. All three had received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in recent weeks. Dr. Leo Nissola, a medical expert and immunotherapy scientist, joins CBSN to discuss what this tells us about the protection of a single jab.

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Speaking from Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said 1.1million people - 1.3million across the UK - have received the first dose of the COVID vaccine.

And he said that within two to three weeks, one in four people in the most vulnerable groups will have a "significant degree of immunity".

Next week seven vaccination centres will open in sports stadiums and exhibition centres.
US Vice President Mike Pence received a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the White House on Friday.
Boris Johnson says he believes around four million people have now had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but warned that "we're not out of the woods".

The offer of the jab has now been extended to all people over 70 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.
The United States surpassed 18 million reported Covid-19 cases on Monday, figures from Johns Hopkins University showed, as the virus surges nationwide. David Smith, D.C. bureau chief for The Guardian, explains the impact.

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