Both the current and incoming presidential administrations will be addressing the country about the pandemic today (December 8).
Around the same time, President-elect Joe Biden is expected to introduce his health team who will be responsible for rolling out the vaccine to Americans once he takes office , including his cabinet pick for Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, CDC Director pick Rochelle Walensky, Surgeon General pick Vivek Murthy, and the Covid-19 response team leader Jeff Zients.
Both conferences come the day Britain begins administering its first round of coronavirus vaccines.
The pandemic in the US has taken a turn for the worse, reaching more than 15 million confirmed cases of coronavirus, a number that continues to grow as the effects of Thanksgiving travel become more apparent.
This means the incoming Biden administration will come into power at a crucial time in the pandemic as millions remain out of work, and the spread of the virus narrows hope for a quick return to a familiar way of life.
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