Number of victims due Covid-19 hit a new record in a single day

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More than 2,800 Covid-19 deaths were reported Wednesday in the United States — the most the country has ever reported in a single day. The number of Covid-19 patients in US hospitals was Wednesday 100,226, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Recently, various experts predicted the daily death count could regularly surpass 2,000 or 3,000, and perhaps approach 4,000. “By this time next week, we are going to be talking about 3,000 deaths a day – that’s 9/11 every single day,” Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at George Washington University, told media. CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said Wednesday that the winter months are likely “going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation.” The American Ambulance Association is “at a breaking point.” By February, 100 million Americans could be vaccinated against Covid-19.

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“All the investments we have made in scaling up and starting to stockpile manufacturing of the vaccines allow us to stay confident that we will be able to distribute 20 million vaccines, enough to vaccinate 20 million people in the US in December,” Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed vaccine effort, said Wednesday. An FDA panel is expected to meet to authorize the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine candidates on December 10 and December 17. Dr. Anthony Fauci says the UK approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine too fast.