McCarthy excuses Republicans who heckled Biden, calls them ‘passionate’
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday excused fellow Republicans who heckled President Biden during his State of the Union address, saying they were “passionate,” but suggested the smart play would be not to “take the bait” from Biden.washingtonpost.com
The Latest: Coronavirus vaccine provided to US Supreme Court
Senior Airman Marisol Salgado, medical technician, administers a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Army Capt. Parrish was the first BAMC staff member to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. (U.S. Army photo by Corey Toye)WASHINGTON — The justices on the U.S. Supreme Court are being provided with doses of the coronavirus vaccine. Health officials have raised alarm about a looming shortage in hospital beds and intensive care units. ___RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s Supreme Court says coronavirus vaccination can be made mandatory, delivering a blow to the nation’s nascent anti-vaccine movement.
The Latest: Minnesota to keep indoor restaurants closed
Nurse Banu Mufale administers a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to physical therapist Becca Mamrol on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. ___THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:A health worker in Alaska suffered a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. U.S. health officials have given the OK to another rapid coronavirus test that people can use at home with results in 20 minutes. The governor’s office announced Wednesday that the state has received all of its initial allotment of coronavirus vaccine doses. The state Health Department on Wednesday said 58 more people died from the illness caused by the virus.