Biden officials are likely to include the expansion of an existing tax credit for children as part of a relief package that will also include $2,000 stimulus payments, unemployment benefits and other assistance for the ailing economy.
The wave of elderly Hoosiers getting appointments is the latest sign of a pent-up demand, and raises questions of whether Indiana will have enough vaccine supply.
The Treasury Department reported Wednesday that three months into the budget year, the deficit was $216.3 billion higher than the same October-December period a year ago.
The measure, Senate Bill 74, would allow workers to decline any immunizations for medical, religious or personal reasons. The Pensions and Labor Committee heard testimony Wednesday but delayed a vote.
The latest numbers show 40,281 Hoosiers have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and 219,885 have received their first dose of the vaccine.
Vaccinations had been limited to those 80 and older since Friday as part of the vaccination rollout to the general public.
The new measures are designed to try to prevent travelers from bringing in newer forms of the virus that scientists say can spread more easily.
The National Consumer Law Center estimates that up to 20 million Americans who filed their taxes with an online preparation service found that their payment did not make it to them directly.
As of Monday morning, the government had distributed about 25.5 million doses to states, U.S. territories and major cities. But only about 9 million people had received their first shot.
The Indiana State Department of Health said the variant was identified in the state through testing by the state agency’s laboratory and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Indiana Department of Health said more than 86,000 Hoosiers aged 80 or older had registered as of 4 p.m. Sunday for vaccinations.
Aria Diagnostics said the service introduced Monday delivers patients’ molecular test results by 8 p.m. the day of testing.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell from 2,593 on Saturday to 2,537 on Sunday, the fourth straight day of decreases.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 fell from 2,678 on Friday to 2,593 on Saturday, the third straight day of decreases.
Indiana has reported 542 new deaths from the virus over the past seven days, an average of 77 per day. That’s down from 595 deaths the previous week, a daily average of 85.
Technology stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending helped lift the market, outweighing losses in financial, industrial and other sectors.
The study was preliminary and did not look at the two other major vaccines being used in the West. But it was reassuring, given questions of whether the virus could mutate to defeat the shots on which the world has pinned its hopes.
The Indiana Department of Health said Friday morning that the website and the alternate 2-1-1 phone registration system were working but urged Hoosiers to be patient if put into holding queues.