Shifts – Dangerous winter storms in the United States caused record subzero temperatures, power outages for millions of homeowners, and more than two dozen deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 also has a large weather impact on the shipment and delivery of vaccines.
A CDC spokesperson told Fox television stations, “With winter weather currently impacting a large part of the country, the US government is delaying COVID-19 vaccine shipments and deliveries over the next few days.”
Reid says the CDC is working closely with its partners to get the Americans to take the vaccine, but the hurricane situation facing the nation is likely to be increasingly affected.
Shipping partners are working to deliver the vaccine casually to local conditions where possible, but adverse weather is expected to continue to impact the FedEx facility in Memphis, Tenn. As well as the UPS facility in Louisville, Kane. Reid has served as a vaccine shipping hub for several states.
Winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings are currently in effect in a large part of the country, including Memphis and Louisville, from where coronavirus vaccines are shipped.
The National Weather Service on Wednesday in Memphis predicted a high of 26 degrees with a chance of 90 degrees of snow – a city that was already affected by snow and icy conditions.
Meanwhile, Louisville is rolling in for another round of wintry weather with another 3 inches of snow, according to its local weather service.
“CDC and federal partners are working closely with the jurisdiction and manufacturing and shipping partners to assess weather conditions and help with potential delivery delays and cancellations,” Reid said.
In form of TuesdayMore than 71 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were delivered, and more than 55 million doses were administered, but there were already signs of recession among the winter season.
A power outage in Texas forced a county to weaponize more than 8,000 doses of the Modern’s Coronavirus vaccine, while supermarket chains Publix Cancels COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments In Florida, citing a delay in shipment.
In addition, Chicago closed all vaccination and testing sites operating in the city on Tuesday because of the weather, saying shipments to the city would be delayed. Chicago could see tenth consecutive day Snow Wednesday evening, just a day after some parts of the city, the city’s biggest winter closed this season.
The storm is charged across America
A winter storm and a gust of wind emanating from the Arctic have left the country largely behind in recording the low temperatures and icy conditions.
In Omaha, Nebraska, the temperature was minus 23 degrees overnight, the coldest in 25 years. The state is witnessing a major power shortage.
Millions of texas are also without electricity amid sub-temperatures. The Houston area experienced record-breaking temperatures, set in the 1900s during Monday’s historic winter storm.
And it is not over yet. Another storm system will bring significant snowfall, rain, and dangerous snow through at least Friday through the South, Middle Atlantic and parts of the Northeast.
This system can bring a couple more snow and many more inches to the interior northeast in places like Texas.