In other news, Senate Republicans say none of them will be voting for the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package moving through reconciliation.
In related news, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told congressional Republicans today that the economy still needs help and there's little risk of inflation.
Finally, vaccine supplies are expected to increase to 13 million per week by the middle of next month.
Vaccine providers including Pfizer and Moderna, makers of already authorized shots, appeared before a House panel just before an influx of shots could arrive in federal coffers. Pfizer said Tuesday that it can bump supplies from four to five million shots a week currently to 13 million doses per week by mid-March, while Moderna said it can double its supplies to provide more than 40 million doses per month by April.
That could roughly double the pace of vaccination from roughly 1.5 million shots per day now.
Forgive the light posting. There just isn't a whole lot happening right now while we wait for cabinet nominees to be confirmed (or rejected) by Congress.
I am paying close attention every day, but the Biden administration is relatively sleepy compared to our previous shitshow.