The start of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is happening across North Carolina this week. A rollout process that is known as ‘Phase 2B’ comes after ‘Phase 1A’ for healthcare workers and those who’re extremely high risk. The COVID-19 vaccination site will be at the BoJangles Coliseum (2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205) starting on Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Sandra Lindsay, the director of critical care at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in the Queens borough of New York City was the first person in the U.S. to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. She received the vaccine just after 9 a.m. ET on Monday.
84 deaths related to Covid-19 in one day is a new high for North Carolina. That number was recorded on Wednesday, December 1 according to information provided by the New York Times. So far this week the daily average number of Covid deaths in North Carolina is 41. Comparing that to recent weeks, it is up significantly. For instance, last week November 23-29 saw a daily average death rate of 31 per day, and the 2 weeks prior saw 33 and 29 respectively.
The United Kingdom gave emergency authorization use to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday. "Help is on the way," U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced Wednesday morning, after UK regulators granted emergency authorization for a vaccine. Pfizer, the American pharmaceutical giant, has worked with German partner BioNTech to get to this stage of the rollout.