Vaccines recommended for healthcare workers, people in longterm care

A CDC advisory panel recommended the two groups predicting that most cities and states will be able to vaccinate all healthcare workers within three weeks.
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Thank you so much. As we await approval here at home we are learning who will get the medicine first. The U.S. Reports another 176,000 new cases and a record of just under 100,000 people currently in the hospital with the virus and Tom llamas is inside a medical warehouse in suburban New York City where ppe and other equipment are being stockpiled. Good morning to you, Tom. Reporter: Michael, good morning to you. For hospitals, the fight against covid-19 starts in places just like this, we're in the main distribution center for northwe'll health facility. A warehouse that is an incredible, incredible piece of property. It is 85,000 square feet this. Is where they store all of their ppe as you mentioned, gloves, isolation gown, masks, even the needles that could be used for the vaccine. To keep up with this virus this facility as as it is has to run 24 hours a day. This morning, as millions of doses of the coronavirus vaccine are getting ready for delivery, we now know who is likely to get them first. A CDC advisory panel recommending two groups, health care workers and some of the most vulnerable, people living in long-term facilities. The panel predicting most states and cities will be able to vaccinate all health care workers within three weeks. Vaccinating health care personnel supports the principle of maximizing benefits and minimizing harms through what we call the multiple flier effect and promotes justice because health care personnel put themselves at Rick and will be essential to carry it out. Reporter: They will be offered to states but ultimately the governor and local leaders will decide where the doses go. The U.S. Government estimating 40 million dose, enough for 20 million Americans by the end of this year. Right now across the country, nearly 100,000 people are in the hospital with covid-19. A devastating marker showing this is far from over. If you look across the united States, we are really in a public health crisis right now. Now that we are into the winter, we have seen a surge that has really surpassed the others. Reporter: In Maryland the governor there getting emotional talking about the devastating loss his state has experienced. The virus has taken the lives of over 268,000 Americans including 4,516 marylanders. Sadly, we have lost our youngest victim, a 1-year-old boy. To this deadly virus. Reporter: In Massachusetts officials identifying 36 clusters associated with religious gatherings. One that led to 200 positive cases. It's obviously a big number but what's more concern something that those 200 individuals went off into their own daily routines where they were likely exposed to numerous contacts and different settings. Reporter: Despite that some still gambling with it. In Chicago indoor drinking and eating is prohibited and authorities shut down a 300-person party. Photos show nothing masks and no social distancing. All right, back out live here at the main medical warehouse for northwell health and it's incredible this place is running the way it is but it has to because the virus has not stopped still dealing with the surge. It's pretty incredible. Si rings that could be used for the vaccine. When you look down at this small package right here could save someone's life and this warehouse at least is stockpiled full of it. Get enough and get them out. Let's bring in chief science

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