US tops 15M coronavirus cases
As the world watched the U.K. administer the first coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday, the U.S. marked a milestone of its own, albeit a grim one: according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus data, the country has surpassed 15 million cases of COVID-19.
The U.S. also saw over 1,400 coronavirus-related deaths Monday into Tuesday, adding to a particularly sharp rise in fatalities over the last week.
The sobering numbers come as the nation waits for the FDA to meet on Thursday regarding Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine and the companies’ application for emergency use authorization. In documents published ahead of the meeting, the agency signaled that the vaccine does meet EUA requirements.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump held an Operation Warp Speed summit during which he applauded his administration’s efforts in speeding along the development and production of a vaccine, which many said could not be …continued .
[Source: Fox News]