4 December

The US Navy has released details of the US Navy Reserve sailor who died of Covid-19. Huff Bishop, aged 33, is the second US Navy sailor to die from complications related to the disease since the start of the pandemic.

US Health and Human Services secretary Alex M. Azar II has reported leaders of Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the US vaccine delivery programme, said 20 million Covid-19 vaccines may be available for distribution this month. OWS chief operating officer US Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna stated that the vaccines will be made available within 24 hours after emergency use authorisation is granted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The United Service Organizations (USO) has received a $3m grant from Lilly Endowment to support its Combat Covid-19 Initiative. The funds will be utilised to strengthen the military and mitigate hardships during the virus crisis.