Senate to hold hearing into 6 January Capitol attack by Trump supporters – live updates

Law enforcement officials will give witness testimony about day pro-Trump mob stormed Capitol

11.50am GMT

We are expecting some better news about vaccine manufacture supply to be delivered in Congress today. As Tim Stelloh reports for NBC News, executives with Pfizer and Moderna will say they are able to ramp up supplies in the coming weeks.

In a prepared statement to be made before a House subcommittee Tuesday, John Young, Pfizer’s chief business officer, is expected to say the company plans to increase its delivery capacity of 4 million to 5 million doses a week to more than 13 million by mid-March.

Moderna expects to double its monthly delivery capacity to 40 million doses by April, according to Dr. Stephen Hoge, the company’s president.

11.44am GMT

With the US having reached the grim total of over 500,000 Covid deaths, Sam Levin in Los Angeles reports for us on issues with the vaccine roll-out:

California, the largest state in the US, has administered more than 7.3m vaccine doses but is lagging behind other states in vaccine administration. Eligibility is due to dramatically expand in March, but with supplies limited and many doses being used for second shots, essential workers could likely be waiting weeks or longer to get appointments.

Related: ‘We’re risking our lives’: California’s slow vaccine rollout leaves essential workers exposed

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Source: The Guardian
Senate to hold hearing into 6 January Capitol attack by Trump supporters – live updates