The United States currently has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and related deaths in the world.
Over 500,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States.
COVID-19 vaccinations have begun in the United States, but many eligible people are having difficulty making appointments.
Globally, there have been more than 111.9 million confirmed cases and more than 2.4 million associated deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The United States has reported 28.2 million confirmed cases.
More than 501,000 people in the United States have died from the disease.
More than 44.5 million people in the United States have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, according to the CDC.
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Even after you get vaccinated against COVID-19, you’ll still need to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing, USA Today reported.
However, “people are interested in taking the vaccine,” White House senior adviser on the COVID-19 response, Andy Slavitt, said at a news conference Monday, Feb. 22, “[because] they don’t want to be sick and they don’t want to die.”
Two shots of either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can reduce someone’s risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 by about 95 percent, according to the findings of large research trials…