U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said he would order increased production of syringes and other supplies to ramp up vaccinations against Covid-19 and improve upon the Trump administration rollout that he called a “dismal failure.”
The worldwide coronavirus death toll surpassed 2 million on Jan. 15, according to a Reuters tally, as nations around the world are trying to procure multiple vaccines and detect new Covid-19 variants.
More than 10 million Americans had received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of Jan. 13, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the year-old pandemic roared on unchecked.
As the events that unfolded in Washington on Jan. 6 captured the nation’s attention, the raging coronavirus pandemic claimed its highest U.S. death toll yet, killing more than 4,000 people in a single day according to a Reuters tally.
More Americans were hospitalized with Covid-19 on Jan. 6 than at any time since the pandemic began, as total coronavirus infections crossed the 21 million mark, deaths soared across much of the United States and a historic vaccination effort lagged.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention administered 4,563,260 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the United States as of the morning of Jan. 4 and distributed 15,418,500 doses.
U.S. Senator Mitt Romney urged the U.S. government to immediately enlist veterinarians, combat medics and others in an all-out national campaign to administer coronavirus vaccinations and slow a surging rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had administered 2,589,125 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the United States as of the morning of Dec. 30 and distributed 12,409,050 doses.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationlifted a clinical hold on Audentes Therapeutics’ ASPIRO trial studying AT132 as a potential treatment for X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM), a rare neuromuscular disease.
The United States recorded more than 15,000 deaths from Covid-19 and over 1.2 million new cases for the week ended Dec. 27, though those numbers may be artificially low due to reporting gaps over the Christmas holiday.