Several states are setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff.
The pledge raises the possibility that California residents might not receive a vaccine as distribution begins in other states.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking how many deaths have been reported and comparing them with counts seen in other years.
Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, is seeing a surge of coronavirus cases, mostly in high-risk or older patients.
In the United States, no treatments are specifically approved for COVID-19, but a few have been authorized for emergency use and several more are being considered.
The approach, called a challenge study, is risky but proponents say it may produce results faster than standard research.
Many say they are still running up against attitudes on wearing masks that have hardened along political lines and a false notion that rural areas are immune to widespread infections.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.
Trained staff from CVS and Walgreens will deliver the vaccines to each nursing home and administer shots.
If you accepted funding from the CMS PRF, the deadline to report your expenditures to CMS is February 15, 2021.