COVID hospitalizations down 50% since January peak

Plus, the first federally-managed vaccination sites are set to open today. ABC’s Megan Tevrizian has the latest.
2:43 | 02/16/21

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This morning three sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt testing positive for covad nineteen. The same ship that suffered an outbreak last spring navy officials say the sailors are asymptomatic and an isolation. Back on land encouraging news the number of people hospitalized with Kobe it has now dropped in half since the peak in January. Some elementary schools in Los Angeles county now getting the green light to reopen. I really miss just seeing my friends and being with my teachers because the teachers at my school really care about us. Also today the first federally managed mass vaccination sites ready to open. In places like Oakland and hard hit east Los Angeles this. Area here's one of the hardest hit areas. From the Soviet nineteen until you want to sit up here. Bull sites able to provide 6000 vaccination today FEMA says it vaccine supply to these locations will be in addition to the State's allotment. But is more states across the country expand vaccine eligibility to younger people shots remain in short supply so. They are at a point that they can look beyond that elderly and health care workers to unsure as seamless transition to the next phase. Knowing that some of these appointments are still weeks to months in the future. In states like New York getting an appoint me can be challenging for the three million people who are newly eligible. The National Governors Association headed by New York governor Andrew Cuomo is urging president buy into better communicate on the vaccine process. Sending a letter seen it the way things are being administered in delivered. Has created unnecessary confusion this comes as Cuomo himself is under fire. For his handling of deaths in nursing homes after his office it needed that it delayed turning over number's to Steve lawmakers. The void we created. It allowed this information. And that created more anxieties. For the families of loved one. It's Cuomo also defending his actions. The truth is everybody did everything they could. Meanwhile the family of the New York teacher is demanding answers Karen Johnson died last week from cove that her family says she was denied the chance to teach remotely. Even after writing to the school district with a doctor's note that said every reasonable accommodation should be made to allow this patient to work from home. This was the one time we ask for anything. From school district or from anyone in the city and I thought they turn their back on us and our lost my mother because. I was very glad that rotavirus for the first time the south African Gary considered more dangerous how did confirm in a hospital patient in New York City.

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