The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases had the shot after Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
The gas giants appeared to come closer than they had done for almost 400 years on Monday, days before Christmas.
The top scientist said of the strain: "Follow it carefully, but don't overreact to it."
The snake catcher said he was "lucky" to find the reptile, which had slithered indoors to escape the heat.
This year's December solstice will coincide with the bright planets forming what has been dubbed a "Christmas star."
Saturn and Jupiter will be at their closest for 400 years on December 21.
The vice president had the shot live on TV, describing the vaccine as "safe and effective."
Sites that administer coronavirus vaccines are equipped to deal with these cases, said Alaska's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink.
The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said it will take a while to achieve herd immunity if a substantial proportion of the population is not vaccinated.
Matt Hancock was mocked and accused of appearing robotic after wiping his eyes during an interview on British TV.
The U.S. is in the jarring position of smashing records for COVID deaths and hospitalizations amid promises that vaccines are weeks away from being gradually rolled out to those most at risk.
Experts told Newsweek the potential harms caused by catching COVID are far worse than those associated with getting a shot.
Experts told Newsweek the holiday season could be accompanied by around 3,000 people dying per day on average.
Jasmine Logan gave birth prematurely so that doctors could help treat her severe COVID condition at a hospital in Detroit.
Great white sharks seem to be too scared to return to one of their feeding grounds off the coast of South Africa.
The move comes after Pfizer-BioNTech claimed their vaccine is 95 percent effective in preventing COVID.
In a turbulent year marked by COVID killing over a quarter of a million Americans, but also isolation and paused lives, Americans must weigh up their priorities and the risks they are willing to take when celebrating Thanksgiving.
Experts hailed the findings of the preliminary study as older people are more vulnerable to complications from COVID, and usually less likely to respond to vaccines.
Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have both recently claimed that their COVID vaccines are more than 90 percent effective in preventing the disease.
The president has repeatedly claimed the pandemic will end on its own. On Monday, Fauci acknowledged people are growing tired of the outbreak, but said the virus can be controlled with vaccines and public health measures.
A year since the first case of COVID-19 was found in China, doctors and nurses spoke to Newsweek about the realities of battling a new disease.
Moderna reported its vaccine is over 94 percent effective, in contrast to the 90 percent claimed by Pfizer.
Uğur Şahin believes the experimental vaccine, said to be 90 percent effective, will end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Garcetti made the comments before California became the second U.S. state to record one million COVID cases.
Billions of dollars will now be pumped into the state's stem cell agency, with scientists hoping their research will help people with conditions from Alzheimer's disease to epilepsy.
Missy Tracewell said she cried and jumped up and down "like a five-year-old" when she found the tooth of the prehistoric predator.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases turns 80 on Christmas Eve, and has spent much of the past year advising the White House and the public on coronavirus.