27 December 2020

• US coronavirus cases exceed 19 million, having grown by one million in just six days. Source
• The US will not reach its goal of administering coronavirus vaccines to 20 million people by the end of 2020; to date, only 2.6 million people have been vaccinated. Source
• France, Italy and Spain begin coronavirus vaccinations. Sources 1,2
• Norway reports two cases of the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant in travelers from the UK. Source
• Coronavirus vaccinations begin in the Czech Republic, where President Andrej Babiš announced plans to administer 355,000 doses in December and January. Source
• The World Health Organizations designates December 27th as the first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, after a call from the United Nations General Assembly “to advocate the importance of the prevention of, preparedness for and partnership against epidemics.” Source

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