Updated 3:51 p.m. ET, September 17, 2020
- Vaccine timeline: Even if a vaccine for Covid-19 was released now, it would take six to nine months for enough people to receive it to create immunity, the US CDC director said.
- Case spike in India: The country reported nearly 98,000 new infections, the highest daily spike in cases worldwide since the pandemic began.
- New restrictions in Europe: Wales locked down one of its biggest regions, and France closed more than 80 schools after a jump in Covid-19 cases. Madrid announced new restrictions following an uptick in infections.