Dr. Anthony Fauci said that President-Elect Biden’s goal to vaccinate 100 million people in the 100 days of his administration is achievable. He said that an uptick in the pace of vaccine administration during the previous 72 hours gave him “some little glimmer of hope.” (Associated Press)

The U.S. was set to pass 350,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. It announced that the total number of cases had surged to 20,346,372. (Reuters)

Homeless sites in the Los Angeles metropolitan region have been “overwhelmed” by COVID-19. “The unexplainable protection that people who are homeless have had from COVID is disappearing,” said the Rev. Andrew J. Bales, chief executive of the Union Rescue Mission. (Los Angeles Times)

Clinical trial participants who were administered a placebo will be able to receive the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine months earlier than expected. It will be offered to volunteers by March 1, the companies announced. (STAT)

Black and Hispanic Americans remain mistrustful about vaccines and toward the government officials touting their virtues. To combat the trust deficit, doctors from minority communities are posting pro-vaccine messages on social media and reaching out to people directly. (The New York Times)