This is what’s taking place on Sunday with the coronavirus pandemic within the U.S. and world wide:


—Leaders of the world’s strongest nations vowed to make sure inexpensive entry to COVID-19 vaccines as they wrapped up a Group of 20 summit. The 2-day assembly, held just about, targeted on battling the coronavirus and supporting the worldwide financial system because it suffers from a pandemic that has killed at the very least 1.38 million folks and plunged tens of millions extra into poverty. The group vowed “to spare no effort to guard lives,” however didn’t immediately tackle how it will give you the billions of {dollars} wanted for mass manufacturing, procurement and supply of vaccines world wide.

—Crowding at U.S. airports as folks journey for Thanksgiving has the nation’s prime infectious illness skilled nervous. Dr. Anthony Fauci instructed CBS’ “Face the Nation” that infections spreading as folks journey “are going to get us into much more hassle than we’re in proper now.” He says the brand new circumstances gained’t present up for weeks, however might hit on the worst time: through the December vacation season because the climate grows chilly.

—A possible date for the rollout of the primary coronavirus vaccine has been set for Dec. 12. The pinnacle of the U.S. effort to supply a vaccine mentioned he hopes vaccinations might start two days after a Meals and Drug Administration advisory committee meets Dec. 10 to debate Pfizer Inc.’s request for an emergency use authorization for growing its vaccine.

THE NUMBERS: Circumstances of the virus are working rampant throughout most elements of the U.S., however hospital assets are unfold skinny. Extra Individuals — over 83,000 — are hospitalized for COVID-19 than at every other level of the pandemic, in keeping with the COVID Monitoring Venture.

DEATH TOLL: The variety of folks dying from the virus throughout the nation can also be rising at a grim tempo. The common variety of Individuals dying from the virus every day over the previous week is now 1,467, in keeping with Johns Hopkins College. That is almost a 50% rise from simply two weeks in the past. Greater than 256,000 Individuals have died from COVID-19.

QUOTABLE: “Giant numbers of individuals getting collectively oblivious of controls — no masks, no social distancing, usually indoors — a whole lot of these issues are in actual fact occurring at night time.” — Dr. Mark Cullen, an infectious illness skilled who lately retired from Stanford College, on a restricted curfew imposed on many elements of California because the state sees document numbers of coronavirus circumstances.

ICYMI: Strains without cost COVID-19 checks stretch for blocks and hours in cities the place folks really feel the twin pressure of the coronavirus surge and the approaching holidays. However an rising variety of pop-up clinics promise guests immediate outcomes — at a value. Some cost $150 or extra for a spot on the entrance of the queue. That has raised contemporary considerations over who can afford fast testing and whether or not inequality is “baked into” entry.

ON THE HORIZON: Earlier than any vaccine is permitted within the U.S., it should be reviewed by the Meals and Drug Administration, which requires research on 1000’s of individuals. Usually, the method to approve a brand new vaccine can take a few decade. However the federal authorities is utilizing varied strategies to dramatically pace up the method. As a substitute of the standard requirement of “substantial proof” of security and effectiveness for approval, the FDA can enable merchandise onto the market so long as their advantages are more likely to outweigh their dangers.


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