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  • deaths from the coronavirus set a single day record in the United States, with two people dying every minute, prompting urgent calls for Americans toe wear masks and threatened even more drastic stay at home orders.

  • On Thursday, nearly 214,000 new cases and more than 2800 deaths were reported, according to a Reuters tally of official data.

  • With several experts projecting the death toll will soon surpass 3000 day, President elect Joe Biden promised a new national strategy that will impose mask mandates where he has the authority to do so.

  • He also urged people to wear masks voluntarily, a stronger approach than Trump's timid endorsement of mask wearing.

  • Meanwhile, two promising vaccine candidates could soon receive emergency use authorization from the U.

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  • Food and Drug Administration.

  • I can tell you that when it's appropriate, I will be first in line and I will encourage my family to take this vaccine.

  • In an exclusive Friday morning interview with Reuters, FDA Chief Stephen Hahn said it was realistic that 20 million Americans could be vaccinated by the end of the year.

  • Even if a vaccine is authorized this month and we vaccinate 20 million people this month.

  • This virus is still with us.

  • It is critically important that we take this seriously in the winter months.

  • With more than 100,000 Americans hospitalized.

  • As of Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom said he would impose strict new stay at home orders to be triggered on a region by region basis when less than 15% of hospital I C U capacity is available.

  • Washington University's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now projects more than half a million cove in 19 deaths by April 1st in the United States, even with the life saving effects of vaccines.

  • But the institute said that 66,000 people could be saved if the share of Americans wearing masks in public rose to 95% in the next week.

deaths from the coronavirus set a single day record in the United States, with two people dying every minute, prompting urgent calls for Americans toe wear masks and threatened even more drastic stay at home orders.

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