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Biden, Harris announce COVID-19 advisory board as part of transition team
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced Monday the formation of a COVID-19 Advisory Board as part of their administration's White House Transition Team. The announcement comes just days after Biden gave his first speech as president-elect, saying his top priority will be fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Man killed in Highway 83 crash was on his way to a family funeral
One of the people killed by a driver fleeing police on Highway 83 last Thursday was traveling with his family to Denver International Airport to attend a funeral when the crash occurred. Colorado State Patrol said a man in a stolen vehicle caused the fatal crash on the highway north of Colorado Springs Thursday morning. The highway was closed for several hours. Troopers tell News5 the suspect was in a small Ford bus stolen in Aurora earlier Thursday morning. Aurora police tried to stop the driver, but when he fled the scene they did not pursue.
Cold and windy today with areas of light rain to snow mainly in the mountains
We're looking like a classic November day with lots of cloudy cover, gusty winds, chilly temperatures, and areas of light snow to flurries. Luckily with the snow we'll see today and tonight, we're not anticipating much if any real accumulation. Most of the light snow will stay in the mountains, and we aren't expecting many travel problems.
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine candidate is 90% effective
Pfizer announced today that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been 90% effective. In a press release, the company said that in Phase 3 trials, the vaccine has proven to promote a vaccine efficacy rate above 90% following the two-shot regiment. Pfizer's vaccine candidate began Phase 3 testing in the summer and is among a handful of vaccine candidates that could be distributed in the coming months pending FDA approval.
Teller County to move to Safer At Home Level 2: Concern on state COVID-19 dial
Teller County is moving into Safer At Home Level 2: Concern, or Level Yellow, effective Monday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says Teller County's incidence rates have "exceeded the Safer at Home Dial Level Blue Thresholds." The county has had 91 new COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks.
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