“No vaccine will be widely available to the American public for months, and in the meantime, overwhelmed hospitals across the country are caring for more than 110,000 coronavirus patients – a staggering figure that has more than tripled since September.” In the US, there were confirmed 247,403 new cases on Wednesday and 3,656 Americans died of the coronavirus in a single day.

+ NPR: “The Food and Drug Administration says that some of the vials of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine being distributed throughout the U.S. contain extra doses and the agency is encouraging hospitals and clinics to use the additional shots to speed up the nationwide immunization campaign.”

+ Tyson Foods Fires 7 Plant Managers Over Betting Ring On Workers Getting COVID-19. (This is pretty sick, but the truth is that America has been gambling with the lives of meat plant workers throughout the pandemic.)