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For a bipartisan covert relief bill. I support passing Cobra relief with support from Republicans if we get it, but the covertly past the past There's no offensive, but but Republicans argued the price tag is just too steep, many asking what's the rush since they just passed a $900 billion package last month, But today in the Oval Office, Biden and his new Treasury secretary insisted the need is there. There's not more help. Many more people will lose their small businesses. Roofs over their hands and the ability to feed their families, and Biden says Congress needs to act now on his proposal. Former Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy has a new Gigi's doing commentary on CNN. Making his debut appearance yesterday, talking about efforts by Democrats in Washington to pass a covert 19 relief package. This comes a day after he said he has no plans to run for office again any time soon. He's also launched a new initiative called the Groundwork Project, aimed in part at supporting Political races, considered unwinnable by the Democratic Party can be lost in his effort last year to oust fellow Democrat incumbent U. S. Senator Ed Markey. Well, it seems like just about everybody is pretty stressed out about getting their hands on a covert 19 vaccine and get it into their arms whose WBC's Karen Regal It's a very hard thing to hand over all your control and we don't have control right now. We have no control on making the vaccine when will get it? And who's going to give it to us. All of this is a wonderful recipe for anxiety soup. Dr. Todd Marconi from Boston University suggests breaking down this huge problem Cove it death economic issues when the kids get back to school and two small, manageable steps. Remembering what you can control well, now I can live my life, go back to trying to deal with this pandemic and manage things, the best that I can given the circumstances. Karen Regal WBZ, Boston's news radio and a promising sign for another covert 19 vaccine that is still in development. Johnson and Johnson says it's single shot vaccine is 66%, effective at preventing symptomatic disease 85% effective against preventing severe illness. The vaccines from five grand more journal. Both report about a 95% success rate, but they require two shots. Dr. Dan Veru sh one of the vaccines, developers with Johnson and Johnson tells ABC News that Americans likely will not be able to choose which vaccine they received, but says all three how reliable all these vaccines appear to be safe and highly effective. And so right now the most important thing is for people to get vaccinated. I think it's less important about the the different pros and cons amongst the different vaccines. Right now. We're in a situation where we need to protect lives now down to the Cape, where officials in a number of Cape Cod towns Say the state's role out of covert vaccines has made it challenging to get shots taken care of for their residents in fail, Miss Town manager Julian Suso says the vaccine supply is low in the state is giving little notice and how much will be available. And when for what he says is now a confusing process over and sandwich officials say the town could not commit to covert vaccine clinics for its more than 2000 residents over the age of 75. Fire chief John Burke says the state supply isn't nearly enough. The amount of vaccines and we've been told by the state we're going to receive per week is 100. At that rate, he says It would take years to vaccinate the entire town, talking a year and a half two years at that drip rate of vaccines to vaccinate that subset population. Those problems stretch across the Cape. As Barnstable County says. In addition to a low vaccine supply, their help line is still being flooded by senior citizens confused and had a book an appointment. Him done. WBZ Boston's news.