New York rapper 50 Cent knows a shutdown is coming. The hip-hop veteran has shared his thoughts about the nation preparing for nearly 2 months in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic.
50 Cent Predicts National Lockdown
Fifty went to his Instagram page to share thoughts on the country gearing up for a lockdown. 50 shared a headline suggesting President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus team believes a shutdown is necessary to avoid catastrophic COVID-19-related problems.
“?♂️6 more weeks ?I need a drink ?wtf #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi” -50 Cent’s Instagram
Donald Trump Celebrates COVID-19 Successful Vaccine
The head of state went to his Twitter page to break some massive news about a vaccine. Although he didn’t pinpoint an exact date, President Donald Trump promised a vaccine is soon coming.
“STOCK MARKET UP BIG, VACCINE COMING SOON. REPORT 90% EFFECTIVE. SUCH GREAT NEWS!” -Donald Trump’s Twitter
The Big Vaccine Announcement
Heading into last weekend, drug company Pfizer announced a hugely successful vaccine is being produced with German company BioNTech. The potential cure is reportedly 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 during its final stage of clinical tests.
Pfizer’s data has not been peer reviewed, and it still needs to do more work to prove the safety of the vaccine. But the announcement was a major step in the fight to stop the virus, which has killed more than 1.2 million people, put billions of people under lockdown, and hammed the global economy. Pfizer said it planned to apply for emergency approval for the vaccine, though it is not clear how long that process would take. (Business Insider)
President-Elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Response
On Monday, President-elect Joe Biden took action on his promise to provide an update on how he’s going to address the coronavirus pandemic once he takes office in January 2021. Biden unveiled members of his advisory board..
The task force, a group of public health experts – almost all doctors – will offer guidance to Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and their coronavirus staff as they prepare to take over the presidency. The board’s composition could be an indicator of the Biden administration’s intent to follow a more science-based coronavirus approach. “Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face, and I will be informed by science and by experts,” Biden said in a statement on his transition website. “The advisory board will help shape my approach to managing the surge in reported infections; ensuring vaccines are safe, effective, and distributed efficiently, equitably, and free; and protecting at-risk populations.” (USA Today)