'We're In A War With This Virus': Biden Lays Out COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Updated 5:06 p.m. ET On Friday afternoon, President-Elect Joe Biden shared a detailed plan to tackle the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, promising to fight the pandemic with "the full strength of the federal government." In a speech in Delaware, Biden laid out his five-part plan for how to speed up the vaccination campaign: Open up vaccine eligibility to more people; create more vaccination sites; increase vaccine supply; hire a vaccination workforce; and launch a large-scale public education...

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Coronavirus Latest: N.Y. Vaccine Appointments Voided; Conn. Open Enrollment Deadline Is Friday

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region: New York state voided all vaccine appointments made using an unauthorized website, because the link went live early by accident. People were able to make appointments at vaccination centers that have not even opened yet. The link was shared on social media for SUNY vaccine sites, including at Stony Brook University.

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Preparing for the run up to the inauguration, and delaying school in New Haven. Also, Cuomo responds to the boggles in vaccine distributions.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed major problems plaguing the state’s vaccine sign up website, saying there are vastly more New Yorkers eligible to be vaccinated than there are vaccines.

Police plan to have a massive presence at a demonstration possibly taking place Sunday at the state Capitol in Hartford, anticipating it could be much larger than a typical protest there.

While law enforcement officials say there are no specific threats at this time, they are preparing for demonstrations around the New York State Capitol in Albany in the run-up to Inauguration Day. 

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Next week, New Haven Public Schools are set to reopen elementary schools for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Community groups want the school district to delay reopening until at least February.

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Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

New York state voided all vaccine appointments made using an unauthorized website, because the link went live early by accident.

People were able to make appointments at vaccination centers that have not even opened yet. The link was shared on social media for SUNY vaccine sites, including at Stony Brook University.

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The number of people living with hunger on Long Island has skyrocketed since the economic shutdowns began last year due to the coronavirus.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut said he and Senate Democrats will push to figure out how to move forward with the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Updated 5:06 p.m. ET

On Friday afternoon, President-Elect Joe Biden shared a detailed plan to tackle the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, promising to fight the pandemic with "the full strength of the federal government."

In a speech in Delaware, Biden laid out his five-part plan for how to speed up the vaccination campaign: Open up vaccine eligibility to more people; create more vaccination sites; increase vaccine supply; hire a vaccination workforce; and launch a large-scale public education campaign.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his State of the State Address over several days this week. Cuomo’s focus was on several action plans to reopen the economy.

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