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Gov. Mike DeWine’s 12/3 COVID-19 press briefing: What to expect

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will maintain a press briefing on Thursday to handle the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Editor’s word: the video within the participant above is from Nov. 30, 2020.

As he does every Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will maintain a press briefing to handle the state’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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What follows are a few of the matters DeWine might talk about throughout Thursday’s briefing, which can start at 2 p.m. ET and could be seen stay within the video participant above:

Vaccine

After greater than 10 months of anticipation, the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine is nearly right here. Earlier this week, Gov. DeWine toured the power that can home the extremely anticipated vaccine, which he beforehand stated he expects to first be distributed in Ohio round Dec. 15. 

However contemplating the demand for the vaccine and the necessity to educate the general public about it, there are nonetheless many logistics to be labored out. Thursday might see DeWine first reveal Ohio’s plan for distributing the vaccine, together with who would be the first to get it.

COVID-19 invoice

At his press briefing on Monday, DeWine was requested what assets he wanted to be able to successfully distribute the vaccine. The Governor did not mince phrases, as he referred to as on Congress to move a COVID-19-related invoice.

“We actually want a invoice,” DeWine stated. “We’d like Democrats and Republicans to return collectively in Congress and put a invoice collectively. I do know lots of people wish to get it completed in Congress, the President does. It simply must occur. The whole lot from permitting us to roll cash over in order that we do not have to make selections in December once we actually need to make use of that cash past December and into subsequent 12 months. Unemployment, there’s many, many, many wants. I will not undergo all of them immediately. However we have to see a invoice come out of Congress.”

DeWine stated that he deliberate to handle the necessity for a brand new COVID-19 invoice later this week. On Thursday, he’ll doubtless do exactly that.

“I am nonetheless the optimist. I feel there is a invoice available,” he stated. “I hope we are able to get it completed.”

Thanksgiving aftermath

Over the course of the previous month — if not longer — Gov. DeWine has warned towards the risks that Thanksgiving gatherings might pose.

And whereas it is nonetheless doubtless too early to know the results Thanksgiving get-togethers might have had on the state’s coronavirus numbers, that image might quickly be coming into focus.

Already, DeWine has put a 10 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew into impact and centered closely on the state’s rising hospital occupancy. Thursday will present the Governor with one other alternative to look at the numbers and talk about what Ohio must do to gradual its surge.


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