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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a press briefing on Covid pandemic

2021-01-15 16:28:41

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding a press briefing on the coronavirus Friday because the state rolls out coronavirus vaccines to folks past top-priority health-care staff and nursing house residents.

On Tuesday, following new steerage from the federal authorities, Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned residents who’re 65 years previous and over and different important staff like academics, cops and transit workers, may get vaccinated in opposition to the illness.

He warned, nevertheless, that offer can be a difficulty. The New York State Division of Well being mentioned this week that appointments to get the vaccine are booked for the subsequent 3½ months, rapidly filling up after the state expanded eligibility.

Up to now, New York has acquired greater than 1.8 million vaccine doses however has administered roughly 37% of them, in line with knowledge from the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. The state has been gearing as much as administer the doses in bigger portions, tapping conference facilities and baseball parks as momentary vaccination websites.

Read CNBC’s live updates to see the latest news on the Covid-19 outbreak.

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