According to aggregated data from Johns Hopkins University, the total number of coronavirus cases surpassed 153.5 million on Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 3.2 million. The United States continues to lead the world in cases and deaths by a wide margin, with 32.5 million cases and 577,523 deaths, or about a fifth of the world’s total. The Associated Press reported that the US Food and Drug Administration is authorizing PFE Pfizer.
The COVID-19 vaccine for teens aged 12 to 15 by next week, citing a federal official and someone familiar with the process, is preparing vaccinations for many before the start of next school year. The U.S. vaccination program has slowed as more older adults have been fully vaccinated, and experts say vaccination of young people will go a long way in expanding it. India ranks second after the United States in morbidity (20.3 million) and third in the number of deaths (222,408 people). Indian hospitals are still overcrowded with patients and lack of supplies, including oxygen. Brazil ranks third with 14.8 million cases and second in fatalities with 408,622 cases. Mexico ranks fourth in death toll with 217,345 people and 2.3 million cases, or 15th. The UK has 4.4 million cases and 127,799 deaths, the fifth largest in the world and the highest in Europe.