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Pfizer to supply US with additional 100M doses of vaccine
Pfizer and BioNTech will supply the U.S. with an additional 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine under a new agreement. The drugmakers said Wednesday that they expect to deliver all the doses by July 31. Pfizer already has a contract to supply the government with 100 million doses of its vaccine. Pfizer’s vaccine was the first to gain approval from the Food and Drug Administration and initial shipments went to states last week.
Small business Bill of Rights in the works for COVID-19 inspections
A COVID-19 Bill of Rights for small businesses has been drafted and the bill is now in the hands of Pueblo's City Council. The bill proposes more transparency from COVID-19 inspectors when visiting a business, including immediately presenting themselves as inspectors and issuing citations within 24 hours of the inspection if needed. News5 spoke with a business in Pueblo whose owner said he received two COVID-19 violations reports since November, but on both occasions, his store was not even open to the public.
Windy and really cold today and tonight!
The two main impacts in the weather department today are the wind and the cold. We still have a High Wind Warning in effect for all of the eastern plains today through 5 pm. We could see widespread wind gusts ranging from 20 to 50 mph, but the strongest winds will likely stay in Lincoln, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Kit Carson Counties.
CSPD searching for missing endangered 11-year-old boy last seen near Quail Lake
The Colorado Springs Police Department is searching for a missing endangered 11-year-old boy who was last seen near Quail Lake Tuesday. Officers said the mother of 11-year-old Joseph Seager told police he ran from her home off Quail Lake Road and took some clothes with him. The department said an extensive search was conducted for Joseph, but they were unable to find him.
Trump says he does not support the bipartisan stimulus bill passed by Congress
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday night that the stimulus bill passed by an overwhelming majority of Congress on Monday was not suitable, and he called on Congress to dramatically increase the amount of direct aid to individuals. At the same time the $900 billion stimulus bill was passed, Congress approved a broader government funding package that operates the government. Trump cited funds used for foreign aid and for other government-funded programs as reasons he will not support the stimulus bill.
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