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U.S. plans for first COVID vaccines as pandemic deaths surge again

6:10am GMT

WASHINGTON Top U.S. health officials announced plans on Tuesday to begin vaccinating Americans against the coronavirus as early as mid-December, as nationwide deaths hit the highest number for a single day in six months. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-U.S. reveals rapid rollout plan for vaccine after record coronavirus surge

01 Dec 2020

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 U.S. officials on Monday unveiled details of their plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to millions of Americans starting later this month, as the United States again broke records for new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.

With vaccines within reach, U.S. braces for post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge

30 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 After a Thanksgiving weekend when the number of people traveling through U.S. airports reached its highest since mid-March, a top government official said on Monday some Americans could begin receiving coronavirus vaccinations before Christmas.

COVID-19 shots could reach first Americans by mid-December, top health official says

23 Nov 2020

U.S. healthcare workers and others recommended for the nation's first COVID-19 inoculations could start getting shots within a day or two of regulatory consent next month, a top official of the government's vaccine development effort said on Sunday. | Video

Biden to unveil first Cabinet picks on Tuesday, envisions scaled-down inauguration

22 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will announce the first of his Cabinet appointments on Tuesday and is planning for a scaled-down inauguration due to the coronavirus pandemic, aides said on Sunday, as he lays the foundation for his new administration despite President Donald Trump's refusal to concede.

Georgia, Wisconsin recounts likely will not change Trump election defeat, officials say

19 Nov 2020

President Donald Trump's attempts to cling to power appeared more tenuous than ever on Wednesday as election officials in Georgia said a soon-to-be-completed recount was not likely to change President-elect Joe Biden's victory there. | Video

Trump nominee Shelton's path to Fed narrows as virus spreads

18 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON The path to the Federal Reserve for President Donald Trump's controversial nominee Judy Shelton narrowed Tuesday after the Senate blocked a key procedural vote and a Republican senator who was one of her supporters said he came down with the coronavirus. | Video

New Jersey tightens restrictions as COVID-19 surges across the United States

16 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Monday announced stricter capacity restrictions for both indoor and outdoor gatherings as more U.S. states took steps to combat the latest coronavirus surge.

New Jersey tightens restrictions as COVID-19 surges across the United States

16 Nov 2020

Nov 16 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Monday announced stricter capacity restrictions for both indoor and outdoor gatherings as more U.S. states took steps to combat the latest coronavirus surge.

Biden aide says no U.S.-wide COVID lockdown planned as West Coast states advise against travel

14 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden's top coronavirus adviser said on Friday there were no plans for a wholesale nationwide lockdown to curb the surging COVID-19 pandemic, while three U.S. West Coast states jointly called for a halt in non-essential travel.

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