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States ready for first Covid-19 vaccinations as America nears 300,000 deaths

Eleven months after the earliest recorded case of coronavirus in the United States, medical workers are preparing to give the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, with deliveries set to arrive at administration sites from around 8 a.m. ET Monday.



a group of people standing in front of a store: LOUISVILLE, KY - DECEMBER 13: UPS employees move one of two shipping containers containing the first shipments of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine inside a sorting facility at UPS Worldport on December 13, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. The flight originated in Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Michael Clevenger - Pool/Getty Images)


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LOUISVILLE, KY – DECEMBER 13: UPS employees move one of two shipping containers containing the first shipments of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine inside a sorting facility at UPS Worldport on December 13, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. The flight originated in Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Michael Clevenger – Pool/Getty Images)

Thousands of vials of the vaccine were collected for distribution across the country Sunday after it passed its last regulatory hurdle.

“We expect 145 sites across all the states to receive vaccine on Monday, another 425 sites on Tuesday, and the final 66 sites on Wednesday, which will complete the initial

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US Set For Mass Vaccinations As World Virus Deaths Top 1.6 Million

The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was to begin leaving the company’s Michigan factory on Sunday, ready to be injected into the arms of millions of the most vulnerable Americans as the global death toll topped 1.6 million.

Doses will be shipped out in boxes containing dry ice that are capable of staying at -70 degrees Celsius (-94 degrees Fahrenheit), the frigid temperature needed to preserve the drug.

A woman walks past a costume rental store, with Santa Claus outfits outside, on December 10, 2020 in Paris as France is on a second lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus A woman walks past a costume rental store, with Santa Claus outfits outside, on December 10, 2020 in Paris as France is on a second lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus Photo: AFP / JOEL SAGET

General Gus Perna, who is overseeing the massive logistical operation as part of the government’s Operation Warp Speed, likened the moment to D-Day, a turning point of World War II.

“I am absolutely 100 percent confident that we

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US reaches record daily toll of 3,309 deaths

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The U.S. has reached a record 3,309 daily coronavirus deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The deaths reported Friday exceeded by 6% the previous high of 3,124 deaths reported Wednesday.

The U.S. also reached a record daily confirmed infections at 231,775, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. That’s nearly 4,000 more than the previous high on Dec. 4.

The increases come as millions of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer start rolling into hospitals on Monday. The first vaccines will go to hospital staff and other health care professionals.


The U.S. leads the world in confirmed cases at 15.9 million and deaths at more than 296,000. The coronavirus has caused more than 1.6 million global deaths.

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THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

U.S. officials say the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine will begin arriving in states Monday morning. Trucks will roll out Sunday

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Coronavirus deaths highest in US in rural Republican-leaning county

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COVID-19 has killed 20 people in Gove County, Kansas, which has only 2,600 residents. Sharon DuBois lost her mother to the virus.

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QUINTER, Kansas — Sitting in the front seat of a red pickup as wind-whipped sorghum husks fly down Main Street like snowflakes, Ivy Charles fingers the white surgical mask slipped down beneath her chin.

“He was a puzzle piece who can never be replaced,” she says, tears welling into her tired eyes. “He was supposed to get better. We weren’t expecting him to die.”

Just over a month ago, the now-rampaging coronavirus pandemic tore through this rural town of 1,000 and surrounding Gove County, killing 20 residents. Among them was Charles’ father, Edward “Mac” McElhaney, 78.

Ivy Charles stares down Main Street in Quinter, Kansas, following the coronavirus death of her father. (Photo: Trevor Hughes, Trevor Hughes-USA TODAY NETWORK)

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Comorbidities Drive Deaths in Low-Risk Pancreatic Cysts

In patients with low-risk mucinous pancreatic cysts, overall mortality was associated with comorbidity burdens quantified with baseline age-adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index (age-CCI) scores, which may therefore be incorporated into individualized patient surveillance strategies, researchers said.

The analysis, published online in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, looked at the comorbidity burden and mortality outcomes in a surveillance population with low-risk pancreatic cysts. James J. Farrell, MD, MBChB, of Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues found baseline age-CCI had good predictive capacity for 4-year extra-pancreatic mortality, with an area under the curve of 0.87 (P<.00001)

The researchers stratified 440 patients into low- and high-comorbidity groups with an age-CCI cutoff of 4. Not surprisingly, significantly higher overall mortality was observed in the high versus the low CCI group.

Based on regression analysis, the following comorbidities elevated odds ratios for extra-pancreatic mortality (P<0.0001):

  • Liver disease by
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Live Updates: One-day US deaths top 3,000, more than D-Day or 9/11

An FDA advisory committee voted in favor of granting Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine emergency use authorization. The vote will now go before FDA officials for final review. 

The nod of approval comes after the regulatory agency had published documents earlier this week indicating that the vaccine had met EUA requirements. 

The vote comes on the same day that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a series of new restrictions in the state including a ban on indoor dining and the closure of gyms for the next three weeks. The new rules will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and remain until after the holidays. 

States across the nation have been seeing record-setting spikes with the country reporting more than 3,000 new coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday, a single-day record. 

New cases per day have also increased to more than 200,000 on average. The number of patients hospitalized with the virus

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