Biden's COVID-19 vaccine plan, Mega Millions jackpot, fast-food workers to strike: 5 things to know Friday

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Biden's COVID-19 vaccine plan, Mega Millions jackpot, fast-food workers to strike: 5 things to know Friday

Biden to discuss plans to administer COVID-19 vaccine to AmericansPresident-elect Joe Biden will deliver remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, Friday ab

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Biden to discuss plans to administer COVID-19 vaccine to Americans

President-elect Joe Biden will deliver remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, Friday about his plan to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the U.S. population, according to his published schedule. Biden has already said he wants Americans to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots during the first 100 days of his administration, a lofty goal to reverse a slow start to the nation’s vaccine rollout.But to this point, the president-elect has offered few details on how his administration would achieve the ambitious timeline. During a prime-time speech Thursday evening, however, Biden addressed his proposed $1.9 trillion economic recovery package, which contains $20 billion for a national vaccination program. The program will work in partnership with states, tribes and territories and make the vaccine free to everyone in the United States.

Fast-food workers plan to strike for higher minimum wage

Fast-food workers across the country plan to strike Friday to send a message to the incoming Biden administration as well as their employers to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Employees of McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food chains will stay home or walk off the job in roughly 15 cities, said a spokesperson for the “Fight for $15 and a Union” movement, which has staged walkouts since 2012 and is backed by the Service Employees International Union. The federal minimum wage of $7.25 hasn’t budged since 2009; President-Elect Joe Biden has made a minimum wage of $15 an hour a key goal.

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