The Latest: Pakistan approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine – Bay News 9

The Latest: Pakistan approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine – Bay News 9

WASHINGTON — Incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain says the coronavirus pandemic will get worse before it gets better, projecting another 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the first five weeks of President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.

Speaking to CNN’s “State of the Union,” Klain said Biden was inheriting a dire situation, saying even with vaccines, “It’s going to take a while to turn this around.”

Biden has set a goal of injecting 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine in his first 100 days in office, a goal Klain said they were on pace to meet.

Klain added he believed there was enough supply of the pair of vaccines currently granted emergency approval to ensure that those who have received their first shot will get the required second.

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THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— U.K. to offer first vaccine dose to every adult by September

— Widespread vaccine skepticism hurts coronavirus vaccination efforts in Eastern Europe

— Restaurants, bars in the United States scramble for propane amid pandemic winter

— China has finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients to fight a surge in infections the government has blamed on infected people or goods from abroad.

— Italy faces a political crisis amid the pandemic as it anticipates European Union pandemic funds

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HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:

OTTERLO, Netherlands — Police in Amsterdam turned a water cannon on hundreds of demonstrators who were taking part in a banned protest Sunday against the
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