Biden administration pledges to expand vaccinations as winter storms cause delays – live

10.52pm GMT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that states will face serious delays in receiving doses of Covid-19 vaccines due to the winder storm that has caused dangerous road conditions and power outages.

“Due to the severe winter weather currently impacting a large swath of the country, the U.S. government is projecting widespread delays in COVID-19 vaccine shipments and deliveries over the next few days,” the CDC said in a statement.

10.43pm GMT

The Department of Homeland Security has seized more than 11m counterfeit masks, the agency’s secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said at a press conference.

The seizures were made over the last few weeks, and search warrants have been issued to conduct more raids, Mayorkas said.

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