New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update Monday on the states action to the coronavirus pandemic as the nationwide vaccine rollout strikes speed bumps and the nation sees new variations spread..
Cuomo had actually stated Saturday the state will not receive sufficient vaccine doses for the more than 7 million New Yorkers who are now qualified for the shot and contacted Washington to increase its distribution efforts. The federal government is anticipated to send out send 250,000 doses. Almost 9,000 New Yorkers were hospitalized with the virus since Saturday, with more than 1,500 of those in extensive care even as the state has provided more than 80% of its designated dosages.
The vaccine efforts come as the nation is hurtling toward a grim turning point. Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University showed 397,611 reported deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19 as of Monday early morning. With almost 4,000 deaths being reported each day, the nation is quickly anticipated to cross the 400,000 mark.Dr. Rochelle Walensky, President-elect Joe Bidens nominee to lead the Centers for Disease Control, told CBS News she expects the country to hit a half-million deaths by mid-February.