Defying warnings from federal health officials about the need to remain vigilant against the coronavirus, Texas and Mississippi Republican governors said Tuesday they have lifted COVID-19 restrictions, including mandates for masks. Their decisions came on the same day President Joe Biden said there would be enough vaccines for every adult American by the end of May, which is still unlikely to stop the latest reversal in coronavirus trends. And Merck & Co to ramp up production of the previous COVID-19 vaccine, Biden said the enhanced capabilities for this collaboration would allow the United States to vaccinate more eligible Americans sooner. In the past, Biden said there would be enough vaccines for all Americans by late July. Biden said: “We are now on the right track to provide adequate supplies of the vaccine to every adult in America by the end of May.” Biden’s announcement, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he is moving to “open Texas 100%” and will issue a new executive order that will go into effect on March 10 to repeal most of his previous orders, including business occupancy restrictions and the statewide July 2 order. “Texas is in a much better position now than it was when it issued its last executive order in October,” Abbott said, referring to his order to allow bars to reopen under certain conditions. Cases soared after he relaxed work restrictions in the fall. “Absolutely reckless,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, tweeted in response to Abbott’s announcement. On Monday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Wallinski warned countries that “now is not the time” to remove coronavirus restrictions, citing a reversal in the decline in new cases and deaths in recent weeks. Wallinski said that in the past week, the average number of injuries and deaths has increased by about 2%. The spread of virus variants has halted progress despite the expansion of the vaccination program. “Please hear me clearly. At this level of situations as the variables proliferate, we are losing out on our hard-earned ground,” she said. However, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves tweeted on Tuesday that starting the next day, all mandates for boycott masks will be lifted and companies will be allowed to operate at full capacity. “Our hospital case numbers and our cases have decreased, and the vaccine is being distributed quickly. She is an infectious disease,” said Dr. Monica Gandhi, it is time! Public health professionals disagree: “We need to maintain transmission while we roll out vaccines to keep them effective and reduce the chance of the virus mutating.” Expert at the University of California – San Francisco. “I don’t think it is a good idea to terminate mask mandates until comprehensive vaccination is reached.” Also in the news: ► The number of known variable cases of Coronavirus in the United States rose to 2,581, up from 546 the previous month, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vast majority of cases, 2506, stem from the variant first discovered in the UK, which is at least 50% contagious of the original strain. The federal government has exceeded the 100 million vaccine doses distributed, and more than 78 million of them have been administered, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, Tuesday. The National Police Fraternal System reports that 439 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty due to COVID-19. Texas, with 105, has the highest number of officer fatalities on the FOP list. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Curtis says that his country and Denmark will stop relying solely on the European Union for coronavirus vaccines and will work with Israel to produce second-generation vaccines. The European Union has faced criticism for its slow rollout of vaccines while Israel is a world leader in vaccinations for the individual. ► Many countries prioritize COVID-19 vaccines for people over the age of 75, then switch to those over the age of 65, but they shouldn’t keep moving. She said an advisory committee to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 📈 Today’s numbers: The United States has more than 28.7 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and 516,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Global totals: More than 114.6 million cases and 2.54 million deaths. More than 102.3 million vaccine doses have been distributed in the United States and about 78.6 million doses have been administered, according to the CDC 📘 What we read: Pharmacy giants CVS and Walgreens and supermarkets like Walmart and Kroger most of which received the initial allocation of COVID-19 vaccines sent To retail pharmacies. Community pharmacies want their share. Read the full story USA tracks COVID-19 news. Keep updating this page for the latest updates. do you want more? Subscribe to the Coronavirus Watch newsletter to get updates for your inbox and join our Facebook group. They launched a COVID-19 vaccine to win a U.S. Food and Drug Administration license, and the Biden administration said Tuesday that Merck & Co. You’ll help manufacture the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which received emergency clearance just days before. Merck, one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers, has abandoned its own efforts to develop a vaccine for the Coronavirus. “You don’t often see such a fierce competitor partner for increasing the production capacity of pharmaceutical products,” said Caitlin Wake, associate professor of information technology and analytics. And operations at the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame. “But unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures.” Nevertheless, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has impressed the parishes of New Orleans and St. Louis, who advise Catholics that the vaccine is “morally threatening” because it is produced using a cell line derived from an aborted fetus. In November, the American Conference of Catholic Bishops said that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines included some tests using a cell line derived from miscarriage. But the bishops said that vaccines “do not depend on cell lines from abortions. In the manufacturing process, thus it could be morally acceptable to Catholics because the connection to abortion is so distant.” A month later, the Vatican said that when vaccines are not available, “they cannot be ethically repaired,” It is “ethically acceptable” to use vaccines that use cell lines from aborted embryos in their research and production. Soon: stimulus payments – but not as many people as planned, Americans could start seeing the latest round of stimulus in about two weeks, but the number of people expected to be paid this week will likely be cut back. The Senate may debate the $ 1.9 billion stimulus package as soon as Wednesday, and Democrats are hoping for a Senate vote on Friday. That would allow the House of Representatives a few days to approve the changes and have President Joe Biden sign them by March 14. The stimulus money rollout could begin before the ink is dry, and the Biden administration will likely need all 50 Democratic senators to pass the legislation. Some moderate Democrats led by Joe Mansion of West Virginia want to lower the threshold of $ 1,400 for checks, calling for help for “the people who need it most.” Mansheen also opposes the minimum wage and wants to continue increasing the current weekly unemployment of $ 300 instead of the $ 400 called for by the legislation.The measure will also save hundreds of billions of dollars for schools and colleges, COVID-19 vaccines, and testing. Mass transit systems, tenants and small businesses. Childcare, tax credits for families with children, and state assistance to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income residents will also get funding. Vaccine Angels are trying to salvage the broken schedule of scheduling shots, and the nation’s vaccine scheduling system is down in many places, leading in a race to find the appointments that often work best with the lucky ones, internet or mobile experts. To help bridge the gap between the elderly and others who do not have access to the Internet, strangers step in. “Vaccine angels” or “vaccine hunters” have appeared on the Internet to help others find places or just to share information. One site is still under construction, Vaccinefinder.org, but it grants users in some states current vaccine eligibility for their zip code and the appointments available nearby. The site gets millions of hits and helps people get vaccinated. “Although they still have to sign up for an appointment, the site has told them where there is a vaccine near them, which reduces frustration,” said John Brownstein, the site’s creator and chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital. Read more here. – Elizabeth Wise accused Frontier Airlines of anti-Semitism after canceling a flight Frontier canceled a flight from Miami to New York on Sunday night, saying that a “large group” refused to wear masks while the plane was preparing to leave. The group was made up of Hasidic Jews, and the incident angered the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, which tweeted that even people who were not part of the group were accusing the airline of intolerance. The council released videos of angry and disoriented passengers on board. The Anti-Defamation League tweeted that “a Jewish family has been ostensibly asked to leave FlyFrontier flight for alleged non-compliance with the mask; while getting off the plane, it appears that the # antisemitic comments made by the crew or others. The airline said in a statement that members of the group, including adults, , They refused to wear masks because Flight 2878 was preparing to leave Miami. The airline said, “Repeated requests to comply with federal law necessitated its removal from flight.” The stimulus bill would expand Obamacare The Biden administration’s stimulus package includes measures that would be the first major expansion of the sponsorship bill. Affordable, also known as Obamacare, has since passed in 2010, although temporary, more generous anti-corruption law provisions could lead to permanent – and even larger – changes in the law that led to the Republican-led government shutdown in 2005. 2013. It’s a law President Donald Trump and Republicans failed to repeal when they took control of the law. The White House and both houses of Congress. Republicans have not made insurance subsidies the focus of their opposition to the antiques bill. Yez, which they described as an “extreme left wish list”. Some experts say the measure is too late. “In the United States, we have done very little to address the basic cost of health care, which is why health insurance is so expensive,” said Cynthia Cox, vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation. – Maureen Group and Courtney Subramanian, the World Health Organization warns that the end of 2021 may not mean the end of the epidemic, health care experts warn that it may be too early to believe that the COVID-19 epidemic will end by the end of 2021. The head of emergency at the World Health Organization said that he It is “too early” to think that the epidemic may stop by the end of the year, but introducing vaccines could at least significantly help reduce hospitalizations and deaths. Dr. Michael Ryan said at a press conference on Monday that the world’s only focus at the moment should be to keep COVID-19 transmission as low as possible. Senior public health officials in President Joe Biden warned on Monday that the United States could “lose our hard-earned ground” if cases reach their current level. Rochelle Wallinski, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said she is “extremely concerned” as the number of new cases has stopped, but countries continue to roll back virus restrictions.