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(NEXSTAR) – An advisory panel is deciding if the FDA should give Pfizer emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine.

If the panel votes to do so, the decision then goes to the FDA itself. If the FDA approves it, the first group of Americans could be vaccinated in a matter of days.

This comes after the U.S. set a single-day record for COVID-19 deaths, with more than 3,00 were reported across the country. More than 290,000 Americans have died since the beginning of the pandemic this spring.

In the past week, the US has averaged more than 2,200 deaths per day. That’s nearly double the average from a month ago.

For more information, check out the full story from News Nation.

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