U.S. reports record 93,000 coronavirus hospitalizations – By Jonathan Vigliotti (CBS News) / Nov 30 2020
The coronavirus is spreading fast. More than 4 million U.S. cases have been reported in the month of November, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. That’s one-third of the 13.5 million cases in the U.S. since the pandemic began.
The race for a coronavirus vaccine is nearing the finish line with two companies neck and neck. Moderna announced Monday it has applied for emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its vaccine, making it the second company, after Pfizer, to ask for emergency authorization. Moderna reports its vaccine is more than 94% effective. If approved, Moderna’s vaccine along with Pfizer’s could be given to as many as 20 million people within weeks.
“We could be seeing both of these vaccines out and getting into people’s arms before Christmas,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said.
Meanwhile, hospitals nationwide are treating more than 93,000 coronavirus patients, which is a new record, according to the COVID Tracking Project.