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Reporter Britt Conway shares the latest on a possible Covid-19 vaccine and authorization of an antibody cocktail for coronavirus treatment.

Posted: Nov 22, 2020 5:27 PM
Updated: Nov 23, 2020 11:43 AM

UNITED STATES - There are new efforts on the race for a vaccine for Covid-19.

In the North State there are five new cases reported Sunday in Modoc County. There are four new cases in Plumas County. Also, Tehama County reported 27 new cases on Saturday.

CLICK HERE to see all the North State Covid-19 case numbers.

Here is what we know about the timeline and distribution of a promising Covid-19 vaccine.

The head of the White House vaccine effort says vaccinations could start in just a few weeks -- and that 20 million people could get vaccinated before the year ends.

Despite this encouraging news -- health experts warn coronavirus cases and deaths could rise following the Thanksgiving holiday.

The White House vaccine chief has revealed that the first Americans could be vaccinated in just a few weeks -- as early as December 11, 2020.

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the chief scientific advisor for Operation Warp Speed, says, "My expectation is that this vaccine will be as safe as all the other vaccines that are being used in the population."

Dr. Slaoui said the FDA's Vaccine Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Dec. 10.

If the committee issues an emergency use authorization for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, it could be rolled out as soon as the next day.

Dr. Slaoui said of Operation Warp Speed, "Our plan is to be able to ship vaccines to the immunization sites within 24 hours from the approval, so I expect maybe on day two after approval, on the 11th or the 12th of December."

20 million people in the U.S. could be vaccinated by the end of 2020.

Experts say health care workers, the elderly, and people with underlying medical conditions, will receive the vaccine first.

On Saturday U.S. coronavirus cases surpassed 12 million -- an increase of more than one million cases in less than a week, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Health experts fear an even bigger surge following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician for Lifespan/Brown University, said, "If even one percent of the 50 million people who are traveling for Thanksgiving transmit or get this virus, we're looking at an extra 500,000 cases across the country." She added the recommendation that "this is the year to stay home."

When it comes to children, the doctor says they could get the vaccine by some time in the middle of next year.

Another hopeful milestone is one concerning Regeneron's antibody cocktail that was used to treat President Donald Trump when he came down with Covid-19. The FDA issues an emergency use authorization for the antibody cocktail.

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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3055568

Reported Deaths: 34441
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103280614122
San Bernardino2561091560
Riverside2504362645
San Diego2168352109
Orange2148082477
Santa Clara943661109
Kern86718565
Fresno82485968
Sacramento806781111
Alameda67952765
Ventura62101436
San Joaquin58290786
Contra Costa52965450
Stanislaus42882758
Tulare41867506
Monterey36126255
San Mateo32596309
San Francisco29321262
Solano25806106
Imperial25317465
Santa Barbara25083236
Merced24452308
Sonoma24068240
Kings19435145
Placer17380180
San Luis Obispo15929136
Madera13443151
Santa Cruz12298113
Marin11693157
Yolo10620131
Shasta9776122
Butte9474123
El Dorado782644
Sutter775478
Napa760140
Lassen519516
San Benito496343
Yuba495127
Tehama397142
Tuolumne338240
Nevada320673
Mendocino311432
Amador301631
Lake261230
Humboldt239324
Glenn193519
Colusa17339
Calaveras161723
Siskiyou144613
Mono11214
Inyo97429
Del Norte8662
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3024
Sierra820
Alpine730
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