December 18th – the U.S. political news website Axios reported that U.S. House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader McConnell have been vaccinated against Pfizer against the novel coronavirus.
Previously, U.S. Vice President Pence had been publicly vaccinated. According to the report, many members of the U.S. Congress are older and at high risk, and are among the first people in the United States to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
Pelosi is 80 years old this year, while McConnell is 78 years old. McConnell himself tweeted that his vaccination followed the regulations that guaranteed the continuity of the government.
Axios noted that Pelosi and McConnell are currently discussing the next round of economic assistance for the U.S. epidemic, which is expected to reach $900 billion.