California hospitals — and elsewhere — already have been pushed to the brink because of COVID.
The number of people hospitalized across the state with confirmed coronavirus infections is more than double the state’s previous peak, reached in July.
The Southern California region has hit zero remaining intensive care unit space.
Nearly 200,000 new U.S. cases were reported on Wednesday, with record hospitalizations approaching 100,000 patients.
Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all said they would take a coronavirus vaccine.
After pounding big U.S. cities in the spring, COVID-19 now has engulfed rural and small-town America.
With the U.S. coronavirus death toll now at 250,000, the White House appears to have stopped caring about the spread of the virus.
Last month, the president suggested a report on hospital supply shortages released by the department's watchdog was "her opinion."
FEMA said moving supplies to "hot spots" determined by the Trump administration is not the same as "commandeering."
Louisiana is preparing for a worst-case scenario in the coronavirus pandemic.