Troops to help administer COVID-19 vaccines
More than 1,000 troops will be deployed to mass vaccination sites to help deliver life-saving shots.
uh huh. The nation has a new entrant in the fight against Cove in 19 the U. S. Military. Soon, more than 1000 active duty members will deploy the five vaccination sites to help deliver potentially lifesaving shots. The military's critical role in supporting sites will help vaccinate thousands of people per day and ensure that every American who wants a vaccine will receive one. The Biden Administrations Cove in Response team also outlining Friday its first uses of the Defense Production Act directing companies to take action, which it says will help Pfizer produce and deliver its vaccine faster. Enlist six companies to make millions of quick covert tests people can use at home and also fund manufacturers to make a billion surgical gloves a month. Here in the US it comes as states open war giant vaccination mega centers like this one at Yankee Stadium in New York. I'm ready to get my vaccine, and soon the nation might have a third authorized vaccine drugmaker Johnson and Johnson, asking the FDA for emergency use authorization Thursday for its single shot vaccine. The company claims it's 72% effective in preventing moderate to severe disease in the U. S. And is among the first to show effectiveness against the South African strain. When a vaccine becomes available to you get vaccinated, you will not only be protecting yourself, your family, but you will be making a major step in a positive way to protecting the community. While covert cases remain high, the rates of new infections, hospitalizations and deaths are all declining trends, the nation's health officials hope. Continue. Chris Pallone, NBC News.