(ConservativeHub.com) – The US Food and Drug Administration granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine last week on Friday, December 11, marking the potential beginning of the end of America’s suffering. The coronavirus swept across the country from coast to coast this year, setting off shutdowns and economic devastation in its wake.
Although the vaccine is good news, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) took a somber approach to America’s immediate future during a December 13 interview.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says despite “good news” on a COVID-19 vaccine, “the next number of weeks are going to be hell, I fear, so we’re begging with people to please, please, please don’t let your guard down even when you’re in private settings.” https://t.co/8pO0laHwTB pic.twitter.com/mLMnT29Vg0
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 13, 2020
ABC News host Martha Raddatz brought up CDC Director Robert Redfield’s recent statement on the likely COVID-19 death rates over the coming weeks. Redfield claimed that for the next 60 to 90 days, the country would experience a higher daily death toll than it did from the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center.
New Jersey has experienced an average of about 5,000 new daily cases of the coronavirus during the past week. With that in mind, Murphy begged people to keep their guard up, particularly in private settings where a majority of the cases are being transmitted.
Murphy concluded his remarks by reminding people of the CDC’s recommendation that people only gather with their immediate family members over the holidays. He conceded that it “stinks” to have to keep celebrations small this year. However, he noted, it can be thought of as a “down payment” that should allow for a “more normal” holiday season next year.
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