Winter storm ravages south central United States
By Zachary Masters
Around 4.4 million Texans are without power and 7 states declared states of emergency including Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Texas because of the winter storm that has been ravaging much of the United States. Approximately half of the US population is under some sort of winter advisory. The storm is expected to continue to sweep up through much of the Central and Eastern United States and eventually reach its final destination of Eastern Canada and New England.
As a result of this strain on American infrastructure, many COVID-19 Vaccine shipments were delayed with Texas and Florida being the states that were most affected by this. Appointments for vaccination were also delayed or cancelled in areas such as Austin and Houston. President Joe Biden tweeted that these delays caused by the disruptive weather would not stop him from reaching his goal of administering 100 million vaccines within his first 100 days of being in office. With 52 million people already vaccinated and 2 months left before the 100-day deadline, President Biden remains confident that he will not only maintain his timeline but surpass it.