While it is unclear if Donald Trump will have the vaccine, president-elect Joe Biden will be vaccinated live on TV on Monday to help boost the largest vaccination programme in US history.
Millions of Americans hit by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will now receive financial help after Republicans and Democrats agreed on a long-overdue relief package.
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to follow the recommendation and quickly OK the vaccine from Moderna and the National Institutes of Health.
People queuing to get food from distribution centres has become an increasingly common scene across the US as people struggle to feed themselves amid the ongoing pandemic.
Trump was also criticised by his own infectious diseases expert over mask-wearing. Both candidates head to the key battleground state of Florida on Thursday.
Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is one of four candidate vaccines in advance stages of testing and was supposed to yield results early next year.
An annual biker event takes place over 10 days in Sturgis, South Dakota. Even as health officials warned of a major coronavirus spike, some 250 000 bikers gathered at the event.
The US president recognised that in some areas schools may need to reopen a few weeks later.
There are fears the coronavirus outbreak in the US is spiraling out of control again, with many people refusing to wear masks or keep to social distancing guidelines