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10 things you need to know today: November 25, 2020

Essential workers — including police, firefighters, teachers, and people who work in meat-packing plants, waste management operations, and transportation — are expected to get coronavirus vaccines before any group except health-care workers. That means those workers would move ahead of people 65 and older and those with high-risk medical conditions. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group of experts tasked with making recommendations to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaccine use, has not yet had a formal vote on the matter, but members expressed support for the proposal. The intention is reportedly to ensure people of color, who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and make up a high percentage of essential workers, are at the front of the priority line. [Stat News]

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