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CDC Immunization Advisory Committee To Vote On Distribution Of Coronavirus Vaccine

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Government To Allocate Vaccine To States Based on Population, Not Risk

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A flu vaccine is administered at a walk-up COVID-19 testing site, in San Fernando, Calif. Emergency use authorization is expected soon for vaccines for COVID-19. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Some Health Care Workers Are Wary Of Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

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Gen. Gustave Perna tells NPR that if a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration in December, "10 to 30 million doses of vaccine will be available that we can start distributing" in the United States. Chip Somodevilla/AP hide caption

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Operation Warp Speed's Logistics Chief Weighs In On Vaccine Progress

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Medical staff members treat a patient with COVID-19 last week in the intensive care unit of United Memorial Medical Center in Houston. Once a COVID-19 vaccine is available, experts say immunizing health workers first is the best way to curb deaths and stop transmission. Go Nakamura/Getty Images hide caption

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First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Go To Health Workers, Say CDC Advisers

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Tony Potts, a 69-year-old retiree living in Ormond Beach, Fla., receives his first injection earlier this year as a participant in a Phase 3 clinical trial of Moderna's COVID-19 candidate vaccine. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Advisers To CDC Debate How COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Rolled Out

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Advisers To CDC Discuss Potential Coronavirus Vaccines

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The ICU at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla., was 99% full this week, according to an internal report produced by the federal government. It's among numerous hospitals the report highlighted with ICUs filled to over 90% capacity. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Internal Documents Reveal COVID-19 Hospitalization Data The Government Keeps Hidden

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How The U.S. Plans To Distribute Potential Coronavirus Vaccines

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While coronavirus vaccine trials are ongoing and a U.S. vaccine has yet to be approved, state health officials are planning ahead for how to eventually immunize a large swath of the population. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Facing Many Unknowns, States Rush To Plan Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines

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The federal government is starting to enforce new COVID-19 data reporting requirements for hospitals. Studio 642/Getty Images/Tetra images RF hide caption

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Despite public health recommendations that people infected with the coronavirus isolate themselves to prevent further transmission, President Trump rode with Secret Service agents past his supporters outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin departs from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on September 30. Mnuchin is one of the people who had contact with President Trump in the past week and was subsequently tested for coronavirus and reported a negative result. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag hide caption

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