COVID-19 vaccines making record-breaking progress: US President-elect Joe Biden
- US President-elect Joe Biden said some vaccines were immensely effective
- USA has recorded 268,200 plus COVID-19 deaths
- Biden appealed to Americans suffering from COVID-fatigue and asked them to dig deep
US President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday stated that groundbreaking progress had been made in developing an antidote to the novel coronavirus that originated from the wet markets in Wuhan, China. The 77-year-old added that several of the vaccines manufactured were immensely effective and stated that the first immunization in the US could begin by late December-early January.
The Democratic Presidential candidate of the 2020 US Election said, “There's been significant record-breaking progress made recently in developing a vaccine & several of these vaccines look extraordinarily effective. It happens to be on track for the first immunisation to begin by late December-early January,” as per news agency ANI.
The United States has been the worst affected country in the world with more than 13 million cases being recorded in the country since the inception of the pandemic. The global powerhouse has registered 268,200 plus COVID-19 related deaths with 2,400 deaths being recorded in the country on Wednesday.
The death toll on Wednesday marked the highest number of deaths in the country in a single day in six months.
While 7,805,280 people have recovered from the disease, 5,064,463 active cases in the country. The tests per million conducted in the US stands at 562,248 and the country has had 810 deaths per million population.
The southern state of Texas has been one of the worst affected by the COVID-19 with 1.2 million people contracting the novel coronavirus and over 21,000 people succumbing to the disease.
Earlier the President-elect had appealed to Americans suffering from COVID-fatigue and had appealed "weary" countrymen to dig deep while accelerating plans to deliver a vaccine.
"There is real hope, tangible hope. So hang on. Don't let yourself surrender to the fatigue," Biden said in a televised Thanksgiving address, AFP reported.
"You will get your lives back. Life is going to return to normal. That will happen. This will not last forever," he added.