Here’s what is happening in the US on Wednesday with the coronavirus epidemic:
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– Many states are reporting that they are running out of vaccine, And tens of thousands of people who managed to get appointments for the first dose, are seeing them cancel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that about half of the 31 million doses distributed to the states by the federal government have been administered so far. Only about 2 million people have received the two doses necessary for maximum protection against the virus.
– President Joe Biden is signing a series of executive functions Reverse the orders of its predecessor on immigration, climate change and the coronovirus epidemic. Biden requires the use of masks and social distances on federal land and in all federal buildings by federal employees and contractors. Biden is directing the government to rejoin the World Health Organization.
– Upcoming Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coming into an agency that has been sidelined during an epidemic. A 51-year-old Dr., an infectious-pathologist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Rochelle Valenski arrives at the CDC this week, as America’s death from coronovirus has exceeded 400,000 and the country’s largest vaccination campaign in history faces confusion and delays.
The Names: America averages 201,000 new cases and about 3,000 deaths every day. The nation now has about 403,000 deaths since the start of the epidemic.
Worthy: “It is so incredibly, unimaginably sad that so many people died that could have been avoided.” – Cliff Daniels, Chief Strategy Officer at Methodist Hospital in Southern California, near Los Angeles, upwards of 400,000 after America’s death.
ICYMI: California officials are setting their hopes on President Joe Biden as they struggle to get coronovirus vaccines And to curb the increase in infections that pack hospitals and morgues. San Francisco’s Department of Public Health says it is likely to run out of vaccines on Thursday. Los Angeles County is beginning to vaccinate despite a shortage of people 65 and older.
On HORIZON: Biden has assumed office as America’s 46th President. His ambitious first 100-day plan includes a push to accelerate the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to Americans and pass a $ 1.9 trillion pandemic relief package.
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