Vaccinations are expected Monday in all 50 states. Health care workers and nursing home residents were the first to receive the vaccine, which was developed by Pfizer and its German partner, Bioentech.
Despite the positive news of the incoming vaccine, the US is still battling congested hospitals and recording the number of cases daily as the country reaches another sad milestone, 300,000 deaths, the highest in any country.
The vaccine will be given to President Donald Trump and other federal officials in a matter of days, Trump tweeted Sunday night that he was not “scheduled.” To receive immunity but at an “appropriate” time.
The vaccine was also approved by CDC Director Robert Redfield, who said the agency’s recommendation “comes at a critical time”, adding that the virus is growing nationwide. Multiple scenarios where vaccine providers can stop the spread of the virus – including earthquakes.
📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. reported more than 16.2 Million cases and 299,192 deaths, According to Johns Hopkins University data. Worldwide: 72.1 million cases and 1.61 million deaths.
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President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Officials said Sunday that he will be one of the top office holders providing coronavirus vaccines for 10 days from next week to protect against the outbreak that undermines government operations.
These shots are provided to officials in three branches of government, including leaders in the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court. White House staff working close to Trump are also expected to receive early vaccinations.
The White House caused a number of outbreaks during the epidemic, with Trump, his staff and several aides among those infected. Most of the new vaccines are assigned to health care workers and residents and nursing home staff who have been infected with the virus.
– David Jackson
Hospitals and medical centers are preparing for the first COVID-19 vaccine Monday morning when a semi-caravan guarding an unidentified police car pulls out of a Pfizer factory in Portage, Michigan, early in the morning.
Viewers applauded as tractor-trailers carrying 189 boxes of vaccine slowly came out. Dosages kept in those cartons will be delivered to health care workers across all 50 states starting Monday morning.
Because run-thru and desktop exercises and bells and zoom calls are required Pfizer vaccine takes training and great organization.
– Elizabeth Way
The hospital capacity remains at zero percent, Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center Authorities are now appealing to local residents to follow the coronavirus protocol.
The situation at the California hospital is not unique. Across the country, health centers are reaching their breaking points, overflowing with coronavirus patients and running out of resources, including staff. But Providence St. Mary’s directors and front-line healthcare workers are seeking the cooperation of citizens to spread locally.
“We’m a case study of what’s happening in the last three, four weeks when people are not socially isolated, when people are not wearing masks,” hospital spokesman Brian Kawasaki said. “We hope people will learn and help reduce the stress of hospital systems in the High Desert.”
– Martin Estacio and Matthew Cabe, Victorville Daily Press
Some top hospitals in FloridaDespite being vaccinated against a very low-risk flu virus, including those who hope to get the first consignment of vaccines soon to prevent COVID-19, medical and support staff are not required to get the shots.
Five Florida hospitals will distribute 100,000 doses of Pfizer / BioMtech vaccine between Monday and next Sunday, said Jared Moskowitz, director of state division emergency management. Those hospitals are located in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Miami and Hollywood.
The state’s vaccine distribution plan calls for health care workers, other “essential staff”, the elderly, and those with health problems to prioritize access to the vaccine, raising the risk of developing COVID – 19 problems.
The Florida government’s Ron Desantis said Thursday that the federal government will provide the state with 179,400 doses of vaccine developed by Pfizer and its partner Bioemtech.
– Frank Gluck, Fort Myers News-Press
Contribution: Associated Press