Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine today. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, who recovered from COVID-19 in October, say that they will receive their vaccines "at the appropriate time".
President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and other federal government officials are expected to be among the first people to receive the vaccine.
President Donald Trump hosts an Operation Warp Speed vaccine summit. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, and Lousiana Governor John Bel Edwards attend the event.
President Donald Trump confirms that top aide Hope Hicks has tested positive for coronavirus and says he and first lady Melania Trump will begin their "quarantine process" while waiting for their own test results.
President Donald Trump and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce the emergency use authorization of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients after days of White House officials suggesting there were politically motivated delays by the FDA in approving a vaccine and therapeutics for the disease that President Trump claims has harmed his re-election chances. The FDA said more than 70,000 patients have been treated with convalescent plasma, but they have not yet obtained enough randomized clinical trial data on convalescent plasma for COVID-19. Some of those trials are underway.
"The Washington Post" reports that U.S. intelligence agencies repeatedly warned President Trump about the threats posed by COVID-19 in January and February, but administration officials say they "just couldn't get him to do anything about it."