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.
CBSN is CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the CBS All Access subscription service.
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.