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    The South Bend Police Department is helping spread holiday cheer for hundreds of families in need in Indiana.   Its officers volunteered to hand out boxes of food and toys to locals at the Salvation Army Kroc Center this week as part of an annual event each year ahead of Christmas. An estimated 1,600 people stopped by, the department’s media liaison, Christine Karsten, told Fox News.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE STORIES ABOUT THIS YEAR’S SEASON OF GENEROSITY "The South Bend Police Department jumped at the chance to help connect with our community by spending the last two days handing out these boxes," she said.  "Our department really works hard to engage and serve our community all year long, especially during the holidays," Karsten added. "It is a great way for them to interact with families, adults, kids, outside of routine police work and they really enjoy it." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP  The holiday cheer is spreading all over the country....
    Loading the player... More than 6 million doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine will be ready to ship by Friday. The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is scheduled to review the Moderna vaccine on Thursday. It is expected to be approved the following day. The Moderna headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts is shown. More than 6 million doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine will be ready to ship by Friday. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Once approved, medical supply company McKesson will handle logistics to distribute the vaccine to 3,285 sites across the country. The initial distribution amount of the Moderna vaccine is twice as much as the first doses of Pfizer’s, which started being injected into frontline workers Monday. Read More: Black critical care nurse among 1st in US to receive COVID vaccine States are working with pharmacies like CVS Health and Walgreens to make the vaccines available....
    U.S. officials said on Monday they are planning to ship just under 6 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine once it receives emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. CNBC reports that McKesson, a medical supply company, will receive doses of the Moderna vaccine for packaging and distributing to 3,285 sites, according to Gen. Gustave Perna who is in charge of logistics for Operation Warp Speed, the White House’s COVID-19 vaccine program. Perna said that UPS and FedEx have been tasked with getting the vaccine doses to their final locations.  CNBC reports that the vaccine could be approved as early as Friday, one week after Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine was granted emergency use authorization. Similar to Pfizer, Moderna's vaccine is given in two doses spaced four weeks apart. “The difference in quantities was about what was available when we were doing planning for initial delivery,” said Perna. “As early...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — With the COVID-19 vaccine now in California, it begs the question, “Who is footing the bill to store it and distribute it?” About one-third of all states reported last month that they are “greatly” or “completely” concerned about having sufficient COVID-19 vaccine-related supplies according to a study by the Government Accountability Office. The federal government is providing the vaccine and the supplies to administer it, but individual states would need to cover the cost of medical workers and storage fees. Governor Newsom said Monday that the federal government must step in to help with the costs. “In terms of the back end logistics, the IT issues, the marketing issues, the broader issues of distribution, the federal government is going to be critical in terms of providing support for the states and counties and local health officers,” Newsom said. The CDC has sent states about $300 million...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Delaware is announcing its plan to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. Health officials are expecting 8,775 initial doses of the Pfizer vaccine to arrive in the next few days. Health care workers and long-term care residents will be vaccinated immediately. It will be available to workers in critical industries beginning in January. Those with more moderate risk of getting COVID-19 will be able to get vaccinated in March and the public will have access to the vaccine in the spring and summer. Stay with CBSPhilly.com for continuing coverage on the coronavirus pandemic. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM Philadelphia Couple Ties Knot In Unique, Festive Way At King Of Prussia Town Center After COVID-19 Cancelled Four Attempts To Get Married FAQ: New Pennsylvania COVID-19 Restrictions Explained COVID In Pennsylvania: New Restrictions Take Effect To Help State Combat Surging Cases
    (CNN)Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose foundation has been part of the effort to develop and deliver Covid-19 vaccines, said Sunday that the presidential transition is "complicating" efforts to distribute one, but that he's spoken with President-elect Joe Biden to ensure the US doesn't "blow it" again."The transition is complicating, but the new administration is willing to rely on actual experts and not attack those experts," Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union."President Donald Trump has refused to concede the 2020 election to Biden and has not coordinated with the President-elect on the Covid-19 vaccine candidates and the massively complex distribution operation. Biden has said that the Trump administration had shared information -- but not a "detailed plan" -- with his transition team about the nationwide distribution of a vaccine.Biden Transition Key...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eyewitness News has a follow up to a heart-warming story that we first brought you last weekend. Members of the St. Joseph’s Prep Fathers’ Club have distributed the desks they made to families in need. The desks were distributed in an effort to help children with virtual learning during the pandemic. “We’ve just been cranking them out making a lot of desks. Me and my dad made 12, 12 desks,” freshman Jack McKenna said. A school desk can be many things, but for the St. Joe’s Prep Fathers’ Club, they became an opportunity. “We’re all in need right now, in different ways,” one father said. “To learn that everyone needs a helping hand whether you’re giving it or getting it puts them on track for the rest of their lives to give back.” So the club’s fathers and sons put their heads together and started building. “In...
    As part of its annual Feast of Sharing Celebration, H-E-B plans to celebrate the holiday season in San Antonio by distributing more than 10,800 holiday meals. Along with San Antonio Food Bank, 200 H-E-B Partners (employees) will volunteer to pass out holiday meals to Texans in need in San Antonio. The meal distribution will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the AT&T Center. An annual tradition, this year’s H-E-B Feast of Sharing will not include the traditional in-person dinner events and volunteer opportunities. Instead, H-E-B will donate more than 340,000 meals to support hunger relief efforts in Texas and Mexico this holiday season. In Texas, H-E-B will make monetary and food donations to 18 Texas food banks and more than 40 hunger relief agencies, such as Meals on Wheels. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    The Arlington County Board approved the use of state funds to distribute coronavirus vaccines in a Saturday meeting. Shortly after the FDA issued emergency use authorization for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, Arlington County accepted two state grants to help with distribution once it’s available, approving the use of a total of $660,000 in state funds for the cause. “It’s much needed funding because it’s quite expensive,” said Libby Garvey, chair of the county board. The funds will be used to hire temporary medical and non-medical staff and cover their travel costs, as well as to rent facilities and operating clinics. The money will also help with storing the vaccine. “[The Pfizer] vaccine has to be stored at minus 90 degrees,” Garvey said. “That’s not your average freezer that can store this vaccine, so there are a lot of associated costs.” She went on to say that the county expected “the...
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Even though U.S. health officials authorized the emergency use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, getting the pandemic under control will take time and effort. One of the biggest steps in that process is getting millions of vaccines distributed.Pfizer said once the Food and Drug Administration gave its coronavirus shot the greenlight, it planned to immediately prepare a portion of its 6.4 million doses for shipping.This batch is being broken up: First, 2.9 million doses will be distributed to 64 jurisdictions in all 50 states and five U.S. territories. Twenty-one days later, another 2.9 million doses will arrive at those same locations so those who received the first shot can get their second and final dose.EMBED More News Videos "Good Morning America" breaks down what we know about the future of the coronavirus vaccine. With help from FedEx and UPS, the pharmaceutical company said it believes it can deliver...
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Even though U.S. health officials are likely to authorize the emergency use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, getting the pandemic under control will take time and effort. One of the biggest steps in that process is getting millions of vaccines distributed.Pfizer said once the Food and Drug Administration gives its coronavirus shot the greenlight, it will immediately prepare a portion of its 6.4 million doses for shipping.This batch will be broken up: First, 2.9 million doses will be distributed to 64 jurisdictions in all 50 states and five U.S. territories. Twenty-one days later, another 2.9 million doses will arrive at those same locations so those who received the first shot can get their second and final dose.EMBED More News Videos "Good Morning America" breaks down what we know about the future of the coronavirus vaccine. With help from FedEx and UPS, the pharmaceutical company said it believes it...
    SAN ANTONIO – The FDA has officially approved a Covid-19 vaccine for the U.S., as of Friday. However, for area hospitals, the handling and storage of the vaccine will be no easy task. University Health in San Antonio is expected to receive nearly 6,000 doses of the vaccine as early as next week. Elliott Mandell, senior vice president and chief pharmacy officer at University Health, said when they receive the vaccines, they will remove the drug from the packaging and store it in their freezer. “When we’re ready to use it, it takes two to four hours to thaw in the refrigerator. We would be moving it from the freezer into the refrigerator in the amount of vials that we would need for a given period. It’s good for five days in the refrigerator,” Mandell said. Staff will then bring the drug into room temperature and they will have a...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine could arrive in just days, and hospital workers will be among the first to get it. The Unversity of Maryland Medical System is making special preparations to get it out as fast as possible. Freezers have been specially ordered for University of Maryland hospitals. They’re not common but are essential for the medical system to get out Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Gary Tuggle is the UMMS Deputy Incident Commander for COVID-19. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines “The Pfizer vaccine has a very unique temperature requirement,” he said. “It’s required to be kept at approximately 70 to 80 degrees below freezing.” Tuggle said the vaccine shipment will initially go to four hospitals acting as receiving hubs before being distributed to the medical system’s other locations. He can’t say how much they’ll be...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Following the FDA informing Pfizer it intends "to proceed towards an authorization" of the manufacturer's COVID-19 vaccine, hospitals across the country -- including in Southern California -- prepare to receive the first round of doses amid a worsening health crisis.Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is expected to receive the first shipment of the vaccine as early as next week.The hospital was chosen due to its ability to store the vaccine in ultra-cold temperatures. The Pfizer vaccine must be stored at minus-70 degrees Celsius (minus-94 degrees Fahrenheit). Cedar-Sinai says it can store an estimated 150,000 vials of the vaccine in its cold-storage freezers.RELATED: HHS secretary: FDA intends to grant emergency use authorization for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccineEMBED More News Videos Azar says the FDA told Pfizer they will approve their vaccine. Dr. Rita Shane, chief pharmacy officer at Cedars-Sinai. said the vaccine will move from the freezer...
    (CNN)In a matter of days, our nation may begin distributing and administering tens of thousands of doses of a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine. Are we ready? I have been asked, and have asked myself, that single question more times than I can count. To answer, I reflect back first on the extensive work and planning that brought us to where we are today. When Operation Warp Speed stood up May 15 -- seven months ago -- no one organization was structured to accelerate the development, manufacture and distribution of safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics at the scale required. Gen. Gus PernaNo playbook existed to bring together government, industry and academia in a whole-of-America approach. We built the team from scratch -- pulling in the best of the best experts in science, defense, acquisition, logistics and more. We went to work simultaneously, all laser focused on a common goal...
    Wall Street analysts have projected that Pfizer and Moderna will rake in a combined $32 billion next year from the sale of COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer's vaccine, which passed a key FDA panel on Thursday, is expected to bring in $19 billion in revenue in 2021, on top of an estimated $975 million this year, according to Morgan Stanley.  Goldman Sachs estimates that Moderna will make $13.2 billion in vaccine revenue next year, according to CNN. It is a staggering sum for the previously little-known company that had just $60 million in sales last year and has never licensed a product. Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca, which have vaccines in the trial phase, have both vowed to provide their vaccines at no profit once approved. Pfizer is expected to make $19 billion in revenue in 2021, but the company's shares have barely budged since the beginning of the year because it...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago area hospitals and health departments are in stand-by mode, waiting for the FDA to give the green light to the first COVID-19 vaccine. Officials say they have the equipment and expertise to deploy the vaccine as soon as possible. Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn is one of ten hospitals in the state chosen to be central distribution points. So are Advocate Aurora Health Systems and Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Munster Community Hospital is one of five “pre-positioning” sites that will get the first doses in Indiana. The Lake County Health Department is the first in the state of Illinois to implement registration for the vaccine. Officials urge residents to register everyone in their household through the AllVax portal, which will notify them when they are eligible and ready to get the vaccine. More than 60,000 residents have registered since the Wednesday launch....
    [The stream is slated to start at 11:30 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to hold a press briefing Friday on the coronavirus pandemic as the state prepares to receive a Covid-19 vaccine that could be authorized and delivered in the coming days. Cuomo will be joined by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM). The Democratic governor has said that New York is expected to receive an initial allocation of 170,000 doses of Pfizer's vaccine once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorizes the shots. New York could receive the doses as soon as this weekend, Cuomo's office said in a press release Wednesday. Meanwhile, New York is weighing whether to impose restrictions on indoor dining if the state's...
    With U.S. approval expected this week for the first COVID-19 vaccine, California could soon begin its historic and complex rollout of millions of immunizations, a much-anticipated turning point in a state where over 20,000 people have been killed by the virus. Though it is unclear exactly when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will grant approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the move could come as soon as Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week. California’s first shipment of vaccines will include 327,000 doses — supplying 327,000 people with their first dose — and is expected to reach hospitals between Saturday and Tuesday, he said. The vaccine requires two shots administered 21 days apart to reach the 95% effectiveness established in clinical trials. By the end of the year, California expects to have given the first dose of the vaccine to 2.16 million people who are in the group that’s first...
    LOGAN SQUARE — Chicagoans could be getting vaccinated as early as next week. Officials outlined the city’s vaccination plan during a Thursday news conference: It will start with a first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine, which could arrive next week and will be distributed among the city’s hospitals. The vaccine will first go to health care workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities. But, over the months, the campaign will grow. More vaccine doses will be delivered to Chicago weekly, and doses from other vaccines — like Moderna’s — will start coming in and being used if they’re approved federally. But the vaccination process will be slow, and there likely won’t be wider availability until the spring, officials said. RELATED: A Coronavirus Vaccine Is Coming. Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Getting One In Chicago That’s because the city expects to receive just 23,000 doses of the...
    By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to front-line health care workers in Connecticut could begin as early as this weekend, state health officials said Wednesday. Eric Arlia, the director of pharmacy systems for Hartford HealthCare, said they expect to receive the vaccine within 24 hours of its emergency approval by the Food and Drug Administration and are prepared to quickly begin administering it to workers "that treat COVID patients or work on units that treat COVID patients.” “We'll be prepared and ready to receive the vaccine as early as Friday,” he said. “We have teams ready, even if it comes over the weekend we'll be ready to receive it.” Arlia said he expects it will take two to three weeks to get the vaccine to all the front-line workers who wish to receive it. Gov. Ned Lamont recently signed an executive order that allows pharmacists to...
    A member prepares a vaccine at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 11, 2019.Joshua J. Seybert | U.S. Air Force WASHINGTON — The Pentagon outlined Wednesday its initial steps of the agency's plan to distribute and administer Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to the more than 2 million active duty, reserve and civilian defense employees — a colossal logistical feat that will first focus on immunizing priority populations in 16 locations. As early as next week, the Department of Defense is slated to start distributing its first 44,000 doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine. In the first of a three-phase approach, the Pentagon will offer the vaccine at 13 military installations within the U.S. and three abroad to health-care providers, emergency services, public safety personnel as well as select service members and their dependents. The vaccine requires a two-dose regimen to ensure the highest level of protection from Covid-19...
    With the first COVID-19 vaccine expected to be approved by federal health officials this week, CVS is calling in the cavalry to speed up the administration of the cure. CVS Pharmacy is expected to hire thousands of nurses, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians across the country to help expedite the administration of the vaccine, as the nation sees a spike in new COVID-19 cases. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will meet on Thursday, Dec. 10 to determine if the new vaccines produced by Pfizer and other companies are safe and effective, at which point it is expected to be distributed to pharmacies and hospitals.In a job listing, CVS sought to hire new employees to join the company’s “COVID-19 Vaccination Support Team.”“We are committed to administering millions of coronavirus vaccines in 2021,” they posted. “We’re hiring pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses to administer COVID-19 vaccines across the United States.” The company...
    Loading the player... Jack Dorsey is trying to help folks receive free money. The Twitter CEO is providing a $15 million grant to support basic income programs around the country. The funds will be dispersed to mayors who participate in Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), a group made up of 29 mayors who are creating a plan or are already distributing funds to residents that need the additional financial support, per Huff Post. “Thank you Mayor and to all the Mayors of @mayorsforagi for these universal basic income pilots! I hope they inform federal policy in the future,” Dorsey tweeted Tuesday. Thank you Mayor and to all the Mayors of @mayorsforagi for these universal basic income pilots! I hope they inform federal policy in the future. https://t.co/6ItPWx3Lld— jack (@jack) December 8, 2020 “I think this idea [of UBI] is long overdue,” Dorsey said to Andrew Yang back in...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. On Tuesday, a 90-year-old woman in the United Kingdom was the first person to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine outside of clinical trials, after the U.K. approved the drug for use last week. Americans are anxiously awaiting the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Pfizer’s vaccine here, quickly followed by another by Moderna, expected on Dec. 10 — Thursday — and Dec. 17, respectively. Federal and state health officials have been working on plans to determine who gets the first, limited supply of vaccinations, assuming they’re approved, and when. Minnesota officials briefed the public on those plans, at least as they currently stand, on Tuesday. “It is happening. It is ready,” Gov. Tim Walz said of the vaccine rollout plans. Here’s a...
    ▶ Watch Video: CBSN Washington — President-elect Joe Biden formally announced Tuesday the key members of his health team, who will play crucial roles as the nation confronts a spike in coronavirus infections and prepares for distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, and vowed to deliver 100 million vaccines in his first 100 days in office. In introducing the nation to his health team, the president-elect unveiled three actions, developed in consultation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, that he intends to take in his first 100 days to combat the coronavirus pandemic. “We can change the course of the disease and change life in America for the better,” the president-elect said in remarks from Wilmington, Delaware. First, Mr. Biden plans to require the American people to wear a mask for the first 100 days in office where he is legally able to enforce compliance, such as in federal buildings and on interstate...
    Washington — President-elect Joe Biden formally announced Tuesday the key members of his health team, who will play crucial roles as the nation confronts a spike in coronavirus infections and prepares for distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, and vowed to deliver 100 million vaccines in his first 100 days in office. In introducing the nation to his health team, the president-elect unveiled three objectives, developed in consultation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, that he intends to complete in his first 100 days to combat the coronavirus pandemic. "I'm absolutely convinced that in 100 days, we can change the course of the disease and change life in America for the better," the president-elect said in remarks from Wilmington, Delaware. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox First, Mr. Biden plans to require the American people to wear a mask for the first 100 days in office where he is legally able...
    Joe Biden pledged his administration will distribute 100 million coronavirus vaccines to individuals most at risk during his first 100 days in office. Biden, who has been declared president-elect by multiple media outlets, made the promise when introducing key members of his public health team on Tuesday. During the event, which was held in Wilmington, Delaware, the former vice president discussed the top three public health objectives that his administration would undertake in its first 100 days. “This team will help get at least 100 million COVID vaccine shots into the arms of the American people in the first 100 days,” he said. “100 million shots in the first 100 days.” Biden elaborated that his administration “would follow the guidance of science to get the vaccine to those most at risk,” including “healthcare professionals, people in long term care,” and eventually educators. “This will be the most efficient mass-vaccination plan...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois leaders say they’re ready to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it gets the green light, as the city of Chicago also prepares to receive thousands of vaccines as early as next week. When it comes to distributing the vaccine, state officials say it’s a work in progress, and it depends on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The FDA is meeting on Thursday to discuss possible approval of the Pfizer vaccine. If approved Illinois could get its first shipment next week. The FDA also will meet next week to discuss possible approval of the Moderna vaccine, which could then be distributed in Illinois beginning the week of Dec. 21. Gov. JB Pritzker has said Illinois is expecting an initial shipment of 109,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week. Approximately 23,000 doses of that vaccine will go directly to...
    AUSTIN, Texas – With new cases of the coronavirus and hospitalizations spiking in Texas as winter approaches, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday launched a program to provide small businesses with rapid tests for their employees. Abbott said the Texas Division of Emergency Management will give local chambers of commerce testing supplies that will be allocated to participating businesses. A similar program for school systems was implemented in October. “This effective strategy will help us detect and mitigate this virus while ensuring that Texas remains safely open for business," said Abbott, who said the tests were provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. On Monday, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported 8,712 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 33 new deaths. Health officials said Monday that 8,790 people were hospitalized with coronavirus in Texas. For several days last week, Texas surpassed a daily count of...
    WASHINGTON (KDKA) – An update from the Trump Administration is expected today on vaccinating millions of Americans against the coronavirus, and where we go from here as cases continue to rise across the country. President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order about shipping the coronavirus to Americans before other nations. Today’s vaccine summit will include President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, government experts, state leaders, drug manufacturers, and transportation companies like UPS and FedEx. The FDA will meet Thursday to conduct a final review of the Pfizer drug, and it will meet later this month on a vaccine developed by Moderna. Both have been determined to be 95% effective against the virus. As soon as Pfizer’s vaccine is approved, the delivery of 100 million doses, enough for 50 million Americans is expected in a few months. It is a two-dose vaccination. Meanwhile, officials from...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With new cases of the coronavirus and hospitalizations spiking in Texas as winter approaches, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday launched a program to provide small businesses with rapid tests for their employees. Abbott said the Texas Division of Emergency Management will give local chambers of commerce testing supplies that will be allocated to participating businesses. A similar program for school systems was implemented in October. “This effective strategy will help us detect and mitigate this virus while ensuring that Texas remains safely open for business," said Abbott, who said the tests were provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. On Monday, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported 8,712 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 33 new deaths. Health officials said Monday that 8,790 people were hospitalized with coronavirus in Texas. For several days last week, Texas surpassed a daily count...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles will be among the first hospitals across California to store and distribute COVID-19 vaccines once one is approved.The state's Department of Public Health says the facility was chosen based on its ultra-cold storage capabilities.The first vaccine expected to the be approved by the Food and Drug Administration is the Pfizer vaccine, which must be stored in negative 80-degree Celsius freezers.Coronavirus vaccine: California to receive 327,000 doses in December, Gov. Newsom announcesEMBED More News Videos As the number of coronavirus cases continued to surge across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state is set to receive 327,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in December. The state added the seven hospitals that were chosen, including Cedars-Sinai, were also selected because they have large health care populations at "highest-risk."Apart from their evenly-spaced location across California, those hospitals were also willing to redistribute...
    President-elect Joe Biden said Friday he will urge Americans to wear masks and take the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available. Fast Facts Biden said he'll ask Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days of his presidency but doesn't plan on mandating it  He said that Trump administration officials have “clued us in our their plan on how they plan to distribute the actual vaccine" Once he becomes president, however, he won't try to issue a mask mandate, he told reporters.  “I don't think it should be mandatory, I wouldn't demand it to be mandatory, but I would do everything in my power -- it's like I don't think masks have to be made mandatory nationwide,” he said. He said Trump administration officials have “clued us in on their plan on how they plan to distribute the actual vaccine to the various states but there is no detailed plan that we’ve seen...
    [The stream is slated to start at 11:00 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] The World Health Organization is holding a briefing Friday on the coronavirus pandemic as countries across the globe prepare distribution networks for a forthcoming vaccine. Developing and approving a Covid-19 vaccine is only the first step toward suppressing the pandemic. It's like arriving at base camp on Mount Everest, Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's health emergencies program, said during a livestreamed Q&A session from the agency's Geneva headquarters on Wednesday. "We still have to climb the mountain," he said. "It's a great achievement, but we still have to get there." The U.K., which was the first country to approve Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday for widespread use, is gearing up to distribute the doses as early as next week. However, Prime...
    MILAN (Reuters) – Luxury brand Gucci, owned by French group Kering, will give at least $500,000 to UNICEF to help supply and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable people around the world, it said on Friday. In addition to the $500,000 donation, Gucci said it would match money raised for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) by up to $100,000, and invited its followers to donate through the platform https://gucci.benevity.org/community between Dec. 5 and 26. The U.N. agency is raising funds for COVAX, a programme, led by the World Health Organization and the GAVI vaccine group, to pool funds from wealthier countries and non-profit organisations to buy and distribute vaccines to poorer countries. COVAX has so far raised $2 billion. Gucci’s cash will fund activities such as the supply of test kits to curb community transmission, cold chain equipment to keep doses of vaccines effective and the transport of vaccines. (Reporting...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is ready to begin distributing coronavirus vaccines by mid-December, when it hopes to receive nearly 50,000 doses, state health officials said. The state will work with 97 local health departments and tribal jurisdictions, as well as health care providers, pharmacies, community-based organizations and other public agencies to distribute the vaccine, according to Department of Health Services spokeswoman Elizabeth Goodsitt. More than 1,100 providers and 485 organizations have submitted forms to become vaccine providers, Goodsitt said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects the first shipments to arrive by mid-December. Health care workers who have treated or been exposed to COVID-19 patients, residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, people over age 65, and some essential workers will be the first to receive the vaccine once it arrives. Vaccines for the general public aren’t expected to be available until the spring. Goodsitt said the...
    For many Texans, the road to a COVID-19 vaccine may pass through H-E-B. The Texas-based grocery chain is one of many that are participating in a federal allocation program for COVID-19 vaccines established in a partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. H-E-B officials have not said when they are expecting to receive shipments of the vaccine, but Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state will receive its first shipment of 1.4 million COVID-19 vaccines later this month. Before making the vaccines available to the general public, the first doses are likely reserved for pharmacy workers and staff members who have greater exposure to COVID-19, as H-E-B officials said they will follow the distribution plans of federal and state governments. H-E-B officials released the following statement about the plans to administer the vaccine: “At H-E-B, the health and safety of Texans is our top priority....
    (CBS DETROIT) – General Motors is preparing to distribute a vaccine to its workers. According to the Detroit Free Press, the automaker has been in talks with its workers and government leaders over vaccine distribution. GM says it will reveal a plan later this month and hasn’t purchased any freezers of special equipment yet to hold the vaccine. MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: 35 New Coronavirus Outbreaks Reported In Michigan Schools Monday MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: FDA: Romaine Lettuce Voluntarily Recalled Over Possible E. Coli Risk MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Family Mourns Loss Of Michigan Stepson And Stepmother In House Fire © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The more than 300,000 vaccines heading to California must be stored at ultra-cold temperatures that not even normal freezers can reach. While the state prepares for shipments, hospitals in Sacramento County are also preparing for proper storage. The county is using funds from the CARES Act to assist with storing this vaccine. “[The vaccines are] stored at minus 80 temperature, which is not your normal freezers,” said Chad Hatfield, Chief Pharmacy Officer for UC Davis Health. He says its hospital system can store on site. “Right now we have the ability to capture dry ice,” he said. Dr. Olivia Kasirye, the Public Health Officer for Sacramento County, says all hospital systems are ready for the vaccine. “We are also purchasing some dry ice and also there have been other facilities that have actually reached out to us and made their storage facilities available,” Dr. Kasirye said. She...
    A man allegedly decided to take piles of drugs with him on an unrelated trip to a local police station. On Saturday, Nov. 28, Heriberto Gonzalez, 25, of Worcester went to the police station in Monson, police said. While Gonzalez was in the parking lot, police went to check on his sobriety. Following a brief investigation, police allegedly found drugs with Gonzalez: ecstasy, Adderall, Xanax, marijuana, and THC products, police said. Officers also seized a scale, packaging material, and more than $3,450, police said. Gonzalez has been arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute a class B drug, possession with intent to distribute a class E drug (two counts), and possession with the intent to distribute a class D drug, police said. Gonzalez has been released on a $500 bail and is slated to appear in court Monday, Nov. 30.
    A man allegedly decided to take piles of drugs with him on an unrelated trip to a local police station. On Saturday, Nov. 28, Heriberto Gonzalez, 25, of Worcester went to the police station in Monson, police said. While Gonzalez was in the parking lot, police went to check on his sobriety. Following a brief investigation, police allegedly found drugs with Gonzalez: ecstasy, Adderall, Xanax, marijuana, and THC products, police said. Officers also seized a scale, packaging material, and more than $3,450, police said. Gonzalez has been arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute a class B drug, possession with intent to distribute a class E drug (two counts), and possession with the intent to distribute a class D drug, police said. Gonzalez has been released on a $500 bail and is slated to appear in court Monday, Nov. 30.
    (Reuters) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that $30 billion in federal funds was needed to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine as legislative negotiations over an economic relief bill remain stalled. Schumer, a Democrat, said that New York state alone would need "hundreds of millions" for distribution and education work around the distribution of the vaccine. "This should be a moment of clarity for everyone," Schumer, who represents New York, told reporters in a brief press conference. "This is a huge crisis and we need big relief." (Reporting by Raphael Satter) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: vaccines, United States, coronavirus
    The Catholic Knights of Columbus in Washington, D.C., spent Black Friday distributing coats to children in need — the “most vulnerable members of our society,”  Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told the Daily Caller News Foundation. In partnership with the Metropolitan Police Department, members of the global Catholic men’s organization gathered Friday at Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. to distribute coats to children aged 2 to 16-years-old. “As our nation faces tough economic times due to the pandemic, the Knights of Columbus remains steadfast in our commitment to helping the most vulnerable members of our society,” Anderson told the DCNF. (RELATED: Knights Of Columbus Announce $100 Million Fund To Aid Catholic Dioceses During Coronavirus) Photo courtesy of the Knights of Columbus. “Helping children in need was a fundamental reason for Blessed Michael McGivney’s founding of the Knights of Columbus in 1882 and continues to be a very...
    Fact check: Flu vaccine hasnt eradicated the flu, but it has lessened the burden of the virus Maradonas death may trigger family inheritance battle United Airlines starts charter flights to distribute Pfizers COVID-19 vaccine: WSJ © Marketwatch MARKET PULSE United Airlines Holdings Inc. on Friday started operating charter flights to get doses of Pfizer Inc.'s and BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine ready for quick distribution if the vaccine candidate is approved by regulators, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cited people familiar with the matter. Pfizer and BioNTech last Friday submitted an application for the vaccine trial's emergency use authorization, making their vaccine candidate the first in line with U.S. regulators. The companies have said the vaccine, called BNT162b2, had an efficacy rate of 95% in a late-stage clinical trial. Pfizer has been laying the groundwork to move quickly if it gets approval from the Food and Drug...
    New York State recorded its deadliest day since May on Wednesday with 67 COVID-related deaths. The troubling statistics were unveiled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his Thanksgiving Day coronavirus briefing on Thursday, in which he also revealed a ‘winter plan’ in anticipation of an spike in cases during the colder months. ‘What we are going to be doing through this Thanksgiving weekend and into next week, we are going to be working now on a winter plan,’ Cuomo said. ‘All the global experts say the same thing: this virus has phases and as the phases change your plan should change.’ While the state will need to assess the consequence of holiday celebrations in its plan, Cuomo said: ‘there are a number of theories about how bad the increase will be after thanksgiving, but they all project an increase post-Thanksgiving. ‘We see the air travelers increase, we see the car travelers...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The group My Block My Hood My City was behind a big effort to pass out 2,000 meals on this Thanksgiving.It was all hands on deck near 83rd and Wabash late Thursday morning."A lot of senior homes, they're going without right now. Without hand sanitizer, PPE, disinfectant spray and you know we take care of our seniors," said Jahmal Cole."In spite of what we've been going through in 2020 the pandemic, We still have a lot to be thankful for," said 6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer.My Block My Hood My City teamed up with Oooh Wee Sweet Tea Restaurant in Chatham to feed 2,000 people Thanksgiving dinner.The impact reached even further.The brand-new restaurant has not even opened yet, and while there are plenty of volunteers, the even has helped the restaurant owners provide a paycheck for their staff this holiday weekend."We're really excited about the opportunity to...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a big effort to help feed hundreds of families in Harlem on Wednesday. Workers and volunteers at the Food Bank for New York boxed and bagged food for people who are in need. There was a big effort to help feed hundreds of families in Harlem on Nov. 25, 2020. Workers and volunteers at the Food Bank for New York boxed and bagged food for people who are in need. (Credit: CBS2) Canned goods and turkeys were just some of the items handed out to help spread a little cheer. RELATED STORY: Siblings Honor Mother Who Died From COVID-19 By Helping To Feed Those In Need On Thanksgiving Many people have faced additional struggles amid the pandemic. Some workers say they fully understand. “I know what it’s like to have that insecurity. The children eat, but I’m not eating. My rent had to get...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a daily briefing following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan in New York City, New York, July 13, 2020.Mike Segar | Reuters New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday urged the federal government to provide funding to distribute a coronavirus vaccine, saying states currently don't have the money. "The states are broke," Cuomo said during a press briefing in Rochester, New York. "Washington never approved the state and local funding. They estimate that the cost to the states to distribute a vaccine ... $8 billion. So far, the government provided $200 million." He said distributing a vaccine is going to be much harder than anticipated, citing the early difficulties states had administering Covid tests. "A Covid test is relatively simple, right? Nasal swab to the nose, that's a Covid test," he said. "With everyone doing everything they can in nine...
    The City of Miami will be providing Publix gift cards worth $ 250 to residents in need or experiencing food insecurity due to the pandemic. The distribution of the cards will begin on December 1. The only requirement is proof of residency and a signed affidavit that you have experienced financial hardship during the pandemic. Residents can go to the following locations from 8 a.m. to 12 noon to collect their card: Dec 1 – Regatta park at 3500 Pan American Dr., Miami, FL 33133 Dec. 8 – Little Haiti Soccer Park at 6301 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138 Dec. fifteen – Juan Pablo Duarte Park at 1776 NW 28th St, Miami, FL 33142 Dec. 22 – Jose Marti Park at 351 SW 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33130 Dec. 29 – West End Park at 6030 SW 2nd St, Miami, FL 33144 There...
    SONOMA (CBS SF) — Hungry Sonoma residents will be able to head to Sonoma Community Center this Thanksgiving as part of the center’s annual tradition. Volunteers expect to distribute 500 meals via curbside pickup at the Sonoma Community Center’s back patio at 276 E. Napa St. in Sonoma starting at 1 p.m. Thursday. Distribution will continue until the center runs out of dinners. Local businesses, including Bright Event Rentals, Paul’s Produce, Sonoma Market, Clover Dairy and Vintage House, have all donated supplies and ingredients for the event. Meals will be pre-packaged and available for either two people or a family of four. All Thanksgiving dinners are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The center welcomes donations from the public. For more information, people can visit sonomacommunitycenter.org or call (707) 938-4626.
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) – People are staying hopeful and optimistic as Astra-Zeneca, Moderna and Pfizer all report their Covid-19 vaccines are “highly effective” in late trials. “I think it’s very encouraging,” said Hashim Mann. “I think it’s great news. I think with the vaccine around the corner hopefully we can get back to normal,” said Forest Shaw. Preparations are already underway to distribute vaccines once approved by the FDA. Rhode Island is one of four states working directly with Pfizer as part of a distribution pilot program. The state and the drug maker are mapping best practices for ordering the vaccine, receiving it, storing it and distributing it. “So it doesn’t necessarily mean there is going to be vaccine in Rhode Island any earlier, but what it does mean is that when vaccine is available we’ll be able to hit the ground running,” said Rhode Island Department of...
    G20 leaders vowed to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines would be fairly distributed worldwide, while declining to explain how they would do so amid funding shortfalls from the world’s poorest nations. In a 10-page communique released following the conclusion of the G20 summit Sunday, leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies said they were “united in our conviction that coordinated global action, solidarity, and multilateral cooperation are more necessary today than ever to overcome the current challenges and realize opportunities of the 21st century for all by empowering people, safeguarding the planet, and shaping new frontiers.” The leaders went on to decry the recovery from the novel virus as “uneven, highly uncertain and subject to elevated downside risks, including those arising from renewed virus outbreaks in some economies, with some countries reintroducing restrictive health measures. “We underscore the urgent need to bring the spread of the virus under control,...
    West Virginia is preparing to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine “very quickly” when it becomes available, Gov. Jim Justice said Friday. Justice’s statement came after pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced it is seeking emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The vaccine has shown more than a 94% success rate in its trials. “Our Vaccine Advisory Council has been working on this since August, the National Guard has been heading this up, doing incredible work led by General Hoyer and his people,” Justice said in his statement. “As soon as this vaccine is available, we will absolutely be ready to distribute it in West Virginia.” Moderna, a biotech company, also is working on a vaccine that appears to be 94.5% effective at this stage, according to preliminary data from an ongoing study. West Virginia submitted its COVID-19 vaccination plan to the U.S....
    The U.S. government must provide a contract for more than one company to distribute the coronavirus vaccine if it wants to successfully immunize the population, former NATO commander James Stavridis wrote in an opinion column for Fortune magazine. "A key tenet in the militarys operational planning for any contingency is to never allow for a single point of failure," Stavridis wrote. "Our military regularly scrutinizes each part of an operation to ensure every contingency has been considered and no resources are left on the sideline. The scale and importance of a COVID-19 vaccination program demands the U.S. government focus on resilience." He noted that is why the current system of the U.S. private medical distribution network consists primarily of three large distributors and "has built-in redundancy in case any of the companies experiences delays in their distribution." The same idea needs to apply to distributing the vaccine, Stavridis wrote, because "putting all...
    The U.S. government must provide a contract for more than one company to distribute the coronavirus vaccine if it wants to successfully immunize the population, former NATO commander James Stavridis wrote in an op-ed for Fortune magazine. "A key tenet in the militarys operational planning for any contingency is to never allow for a single point of failure," Stavridis wrote. "Our military regularly scrutinizes each part of an operation to ensure every contingency has been considered and no resources are left on the sideline. The scale and importance of a COVID-19 vaccination program demands the U.S. government focus on resilience." He noted that is why the current system of U.S. private medical distribution network consists primarily of three large distributors, and "has built-in redundancy in case any of the companies experiences delays in their distribution." The same idea needs to apply to distributing the vaccine, Stavridis wrote, because "putting all...
    Former NATO commander James Stavridis wrote in an op-ed for Fortune magazine that the U.S. government must task more than one company with distributing the COVID-19 vaccine if it hopes to succeed in immunizing enough of the population. “A key tenet in the military’s operational planning for any contingency is to never allow for a single point of failure,” Stavridis wrote. “Our military regularly scrutinizes each part of an operation to ensure every contingency has been considered and no resources are left on the sideline. The scale and importance of a COVID-19 vaccination program demands the U.S. government focus on resilience.” Stavridis notes that the U.S. government hopes to provide enough vaccines for at least 300 million people and has so far only hired one drug distributor, McKesson, to handle this enormous task. “Putting all of our eggs in a single basket exposes our vaccination process to the potential for what...
    NEW YORK.- In an effort of goodwill a few days before the celebration of Thanksgiving, the Union of Bodegueros de América (UBA) in association with several barracks in the Bronx carried out this Sunday the initiative, “Collect a Turkey, put down your weapons ”, a crusade to bring encouragement to the table of poor families and at the same time a call to stop armed violence. “Today we joined the New York Police Department in feeding families of 10 or fewer with the gift of a Thanksgiving dinner. We have incredible people in our neighborhood and we must let them know that we are always here for them, ”said Radhames Rodríguez, president of the UBA. Some 600 families received bags of food and a fresh turkey. Some 600 bags with a turkey each and all the ingredients needed for dinner were distributed among low-income families in...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – NBA Legend Irving Magic Johnson was in town Friday to help distribute Thanksgiving meals to the area’s needy. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez introduced the legendary basketball Hall of Famer at City Hall. “It’s an honor and a privilege for me to be here with Magic Johnson,” said Suarez. “With this pandemic going on and people getting laid off work and there’s a lot of hardship going on whether that’s here in Miami or anyplace else,” said Magic Johnson. “I’m really happy and proud of Simply Health Care and Health Alliance partnering again to help somebody that’s in need right now. The toughest time we’ve ever seen in our country. There’s a lot going on where people need a meal so we want to bring a smile to people’s faces.” More from CBSMiami.com Multiple Sightings Of Monster-Sized Alligators In Florida MDPD: Case Of Man, Woman Found...
    VIDEO4:1204:12Operation Warp Speed chief on Pfizer applying for emergency authorization for Covid-19 vaccineSquawk on the Street President Donald Trump's administration is ready to help distribute coronavirus vaccines across the United States should regulators grant emergency approvals, Operation Warp Speed advisor Dr. Moncef Slaoui told CNBC on Friday. "As soon as the EUA is approved, within 24 hours, the vaccines will be in the immunization sites and people will be immunized," Slaoui said on "Squawk on the Street." He oversees the Trump administration's multi-agency vaccine program, which sought to accelerate the development and distribution process in order to end the devastating coronavirus pandemic. The comments came shortly after Pfizer and German partner BioNTech announced their intentions to apply for emergency use authorization Friday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the first companies to do so for a Covid-19 vaccine. The agency's review process is expected to take a few weeks....
    Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Friday that they were submitting an emergency use authorization request to the FDA for its coronavirus vaccine. If it’s approved, which the companies believe will be by mid-December, when will it be ready to ship for distribution? According to Friday’s press release, the answer is “within hours after authorization.” “While Pfizer and BioNTech await potential authorization or approval from regulatory agencies, the companies continue to work in collaboration with governments and Ministries of Health around the world that will distribute the vaccine, subject to authorization or approval, to help ensure it can reach those most in need as quickly as possible,” the press release said. “Pfizer is bringing its leading in-house manufacturing capabilities to this effort, with the ability and experience to quickly scale, manufacture and distribute large quantities of vaccine at high quality, leveraging multiple sites in the U.S. and Europe, and complementing the mRNA...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Community groups distributed free personal protective equipment to residents in West Philadelphia on Thursday. The so-called COVID-19 survival kits included masks and hand sanitizer. The giveaway was in partnership with the United Community Clinic, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania. “They have generously donated 300 to 400 items of PPE to be given out to the community,” said giveaway organizer Mike Burch. They hope the PPE will stop the spread in hard-hit communities. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM ‘Restrictions Are Temporary, But Death Is Permanent’: Philly’s COVID Cases Surge As New Restrictions Set To Take Effect Philadelphia Police: 47-Year-Old Woman Killed, Pedestrian Critically Injured In Crash Involving Wrong-Way Driver COVID In Pennsylvania: Health Officials Report Over 7,000 New COVID-19 Cases, Another Daily Record
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Within a matter of days, Pfizer says it will ask the FDA to grant emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine. An advisory committee of outside experts will review data and hold public meetings to make a recommendation. CNN has reported the FDA is scheduling those meetings for the second week of December. Approval could quickly follow. “I have not been more excited in these 8 months,” said Dr. Joseph Chang, the chief medical officer at Parkland Hospital. The hospital, he says, is already in talks with the state to be a distribution center for the vaccine. “The other part of this is getting it to everyone. That’s going to be a challenge,” said Dr. Chang. “The vaccine is great but I can’t give it to everyone right away.” Latest Coronavirus News | Coronavirus Resources The Texas Department of State Health Services says...
    FOXBORO (CBS) – A year and a half ago, the Foxboro Fire Department saw a potential problem: what if there was a massive flu epidemic and the town needed them to give out flu shots. “It just so happened that once the pandemic struck, that we were in a position to respond more timely,” said Foxboro Fire Deputy Chief Tom Kenvin. So they created a mobile vaccination vehicle. Then Covid-19 hit. Vaccines are now being made for distribution and it may be up to local towns to give out the shots. That’s where the Foxboro paramedics come in. “We are ready to execute the plan should we be fortunate to get the vaccine and need to distribute it,” said Foxboro Fire Chief Mike Kelleher. In Marshfield, town officials took notice of Covid last February and created a task force that quickly figured the town’s 43 paramedics could...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania health officials say they’re continuing to distribute more than 3 million rapid COVID-19 tests that were allocated by the federal government. The tests are being targeted toward Pennsylvanians who have had contact with known cases. “We’re prioritizing the individuals we reach out to first, those individuals at greater risk,” said Michael Huff, Pennsylvania’s director of COVID-19 tracing and testing. Results will come back within 48 to 72 hours, according to officials. This comes as the state reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began on Wednesday. The state reported 6,339 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 281,852. As of Tuesday night, there were another 110 new coronavirus-related deaths. The state’s death toll now stands at 9,465. Pennsylvania has already announced new measures to address the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases. The state’s mask mandate has been changed and there are new...
    A WOMAN has filed a restraining order against Diplo, after claiming the DJ attempted to "distribute revenge porn" and "humiliate" her. The woman's lawyer talked to the Daily Beast on Monday after her client – whose identity is being protected by the outlet – previously Tweeted about how the music artist had allegedly groomed her then hired a private investigator after the pair argued. 6Diplo has been hit with a restraining order from a previous sexual partnerCredit: Getty Images - Getty According to the outlet, a Los Angeles woman filed for a restraining order against Diplo, whose real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz, claiming it was necessary "to block him from distributing revenge porn designed to humiliate her and to scare other women out of coming forward." She also accused him of allegedly filming their sex acts without her permission. The accuser had first come forward last...
    Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines? No decision has been made, but the consensus among many experts in the U.S. and globally is that health care workers should be first, said Sema Sgaier of the Surgo Foundation, a nonprofit group working on vaccine allocation issues. An expert panel advising the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also considering giving high priority to workers in essential industries, people with certain medical conditions and people age 65 and older. Once a vaccine gets a green light from the Food and Drug Administration, the panel will look at clinical trial data on side effects and how people of various ages, ethnicities and health statuses responded. That will determine the panel's recommendations to the CDC on how to prioritize shots. State officials are expected to follow the CDC's guidance as they distribute the first vaccines. Vaccine supplies will be...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The state of Colorado is due to receive about 670,000 doses of two COVID-19 vaccines that will be ready to go within weeks. Figuring out how to distribute them is a harder task. Vaccines by Pfizer, and now Moderna, have shown more 90% effectiveness and each pharmaceutical company will create about 20 million doses for distribution between December and April. (credit: CBS) “We believe our vaccine is going to be able to distribute in existing infrastructure. We hope that means the vaccine is going to be made available in a bunch of places like local doctor’s offices, that that is going to be where people need it most,” Dr. Stephen Hoge, President of Moderna said Monday. Colorado will get its initial doses by its percentage of the U.S. population said Karen Miller, Tri County Health’s immunization nurse manager who is also part of the team trying to...
            by Thomas Catenacci  Most states aren’t adequately prepared to distribute the leading coronavirus vaccine, especially to rural areas, once it is approved for public use, according to a ProPublica analysis of state plans. Pfizer announced Monday that the coronavirus vaccine it is developing was more than 90% effective and did not produce safety concerns during its large-scale trial. But, as the vaccine approached Food and Drug Administration approval, a ProPublica investigation found that states aren’t ready to administer the delivery of the vaccine to vast swaths of their populations. “Early, when we don’t have lots of doses, I frankly do not anticipate that vaccine will be widely available in every rural community,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccine Task Force Chief Medical Officer Dr. Amanda Cohn said on Nov. 3, according to ProPublica. “The first couple months will be not ideal, but we really want to listen to...
    Most states aren’t adequately prepared to distribute the leading coronavirus vaccine, especially to rural areas, once it is approved for public use, according to a ProPublica analysis of state plans. Pfizer announced Monday that the coronavirus vaccine it is developing was more than 90% effective and did not produce safety concerns during its large-scale trial. But, as the vaccine approached Food and Drug Administration approval, a ProPublica investigation found that states aren’t ready to administer the delivery of the vaccine to vast swaths of their populations. “Early, when we don’t have lots of doses, I frankly do not anticipate that vaccine will be widely available in every rural community,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccine Task Force Chief Medical Officer Dr. Amanda Cohn said on Nov. 3, according to ProPublica. “The first couple months will be not ideal, but we really want to listen to our rural partners and...
    Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he expected the first shipment of Pfizer’s touted COVID-19 vaccine to come by the end of November, but that doesn’t mean the public will have to access to it before the end of the year. In a tweet, Abbott said Texas stands ready to distribute the vaccine “immediately,” along with two experimental antibody treatments that have recently received emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration. “(COVID-19) cures are coming,” Abbott tweeted. But more work must be done before the vaccine is ready to go. Pfizer said the vaccine is 90% effective, but stressed that percentage can change. The figure came from an interim analysis conducted by an independent data monitoring board. The study is still continuing, and Pfizer has warned that the protection rate might change as more COVID-19 cases are added to the calculations. In addition to the need for...
    Bill and Melinda Gates pledged an additional $70 million of funding through their charitable foundation on Thursday to go toward helping to develop and distribute a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19 around the world. The donation includes $50 million that will go to the COVAX Advance Market Commitment led by the GAVI vaccine alliance, which aims to provide access to vaccines for low-and middle-income countries. The other $20 million will go to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, which is co-funding the development of several COVID-19 vaccine candidates. “We have to ensure that everyone gets equal access to tests, drugs, and vaccines when they are available — no matter where you live in the world,” Melinda Gates said in a statement. “Our pledge today ... means we are getting closer to having the resources needed to help the world fight this virus." GAVI said COVAX has a goal to...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 41-year-old Baltimore man pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a drug distribution conspiracy in the city’s Edmonson Village neighborhood, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland said. According to his guilty plea, Calvin Claxton conspired to distribute a number of drugs, including heroin, powder cocaine and crack cocaine, between at least September 2018 and June 2019. He also maintained a stash house where the organization stored and processed the drugs. On April 10, 2019, officials raided that house and found more than 200 grams of crack cocaine, officials said. Claxton admitted he planned to distribute that cocaine. He is set to be sentenced on February 18, 2021. He and the government have agreed a sentence of 12.5 years in prison is appropriate, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
    The news this week about the BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine is reason for rejoicing. In Phase 3 clinical trials, close to 44,000 people have been given the vaccine and now Pfizer has determined that among 94 patients in the study who came down COVID-19, only nine had received the actual vaccine and the rest the placebo — a number that translates to over 90 percent effectiveness for the vaccine.  This effectiveness is far greater than anyone anticipated and this is a moment to marvel at the speed and accuracy of our newer techniques of vaccine science. The BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine employs a genetic messenger (messenger RNA) to make the coronavirus’ telltale surface spike protein that then triggers the immune system to make antibodies and T cells against the virus.  But instead of celebrating a great moment for vaccine science, several key opponents of the current administration have actually come out and undermined...
    The good news that Pfizer has developed an effective COVID-19 vaccine Monday has challenged many states governments’ plans to distribute the product to its residents. The Pfizer vaccine, which has been shown to be more than 90% effective in protecting against the virus,  must be stored in ice-cold temperatures of minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and must be administered in 2 doses given 28 days apart. According to ProPublica, the complicated supply and delivery system has many states stymied. Once the dry iced-packed cartons that contain the vaccine have been opened, the 1,000 to 5,000 dose capacity containers can keep the material viable for 5 days. In large central hospitals, it may not be a problem to administer all the doses within the allotted time frame, but in rural areas, it could present a challenge. Gen. Gustave Perna, a U.S. Army General who is leading the federal government vaccine initiative, Operation Warp...
    Oncologist Dr. Zeke Emanuel, one of 10 advisory board members named to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus task force, has pushed the U.S. and other countries to not hoard a coronavirus vaccine. Emanuel, who served as a key architect of the Affordable Care Act under the Obama administration, co-authored a paper in September in which he encouraged officials to follow the "Fair Priority Model," which calls for a "fair international distribution of vaccine," rather than what he and his co-authors characterized as "vaccine nationalism." BIDEN UNVEILS TRANSITION COVID-29 ADVISORY BOARD The model allows the country that produces the vaccine to hold onto enough of a supply to keep the transmission rate below 1%, but says that beyond that, the vaccine should be distributed internationally. That means giving away or selling doses of the vaccine before it's available to every citizen in that country, Emanuel explained to Scientific American. “Reasonable national partiality does not permit retaining more vaccine...
    Pfizer’s promising new COVID-19 vaccine could become a logistical nightmare to distribute to Americans — all because of the ultra-cold temperatures in which it must be stored, experts said. The potential coronavirus shot will need to be kept at an astonishing minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit or below to actually be effective. “It’s unlikely that the average pharmacy or doctor’s office will be able to manage this vaccine,” Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of infectious disease at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told The Post. Schaffner said the vaccine brings unique challenges since it’s not protein-based like most other inoculations. “Proteins are pretty stable and that’s what most vaccines are. They’re manufactured so they can just be kept in the refrigerator,” Schaffner said. But the Pfizer vaccine is “very different” because it’s formulated from a synthetic mRNA in order to activate the immune system against the virus, Schaffner said. If not kept...
    An NYPD police officer used his department know-how to help multinational drug runners import and distribute cocaine, a newly unsealed indictment in Brooklyn federal court alleges. Amaury Abreu, 34, assigned to the 113th Precinct in Queens, was arrested Monday morning at his Long Island home, officials said. “By joining forces with his co-conspirators, Abreu has allegedly committed serious crimes, disgraced his NYPD badge and betrayed the public trust as well as fellow members of law enforcement who put their lives on the line to interdict drugs that endanger our communities,” said Acting US Attorney Seth DuCharme in a statement. The nine-year police veteran, who raked in $108,000 last year, is currently suspended, according to payroll records and an NYPD spokeswoman. The father-of-two’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf at his arraignment Monday in Brooklyn federal court. “My client does deny any involvment in criminal activity,” said...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD officer has been arrested and accused of conspiring to import and distribute cocaine. Officer Amaury Abreu was supposed to be upholding the law while he worked at the 113th Precinct, but instead federal prosecutors say he was breaking it by allegedly helping a multinational drug operation import and distribute cocaine in New York, CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported Monday. The feds say from January 2016 until October this year, 34-year-old Abreu, of Hauppauge, used his policing expertise to help a multinational drug ring stay one step ahead of the law. MORE: NYPD Officer Arrested, Charged For Alleged Chokehold Arrest On Rockaway Boardwalk While other alleged members of the operation distributed the cocaine after it arrived in New York, Abreu, while assigned to the 113th Precinct in Queens, allegedly provided them with law enforcement intel, including a head’s up on warrant checks involving members of the...
    An NYPD officer from Long Island and four others are facing charges for allegedly conspiring to import and distribute cocaine as part of their roles in a multinational drug trafficking organization. Hauppauge resident Amaury Abreu, an NYPD officer, Roosevelt resident Julio Bautista and South Ozone Park resident Gustavo Valerio were charged on Monday, Nov. 9 for a cocaine distribution scheme that began in January 2016 and ran through last month. Roosevelt resident Cesar Diaz-Bautista, and Uniondale resident Junior Ortiz were also charged as part of the conspiracy to distribute cocaine in New York from the Dominican Republic. All five were arrested on Monday, Nov. 9, and scheduled to be arraigned in federal court later in the day. U.S. Attorney Seth DuCharme said that the organization imported hundreds of kilograms of cocaine into the United States through a variety of means, including by sending drug couriers on flights to the United...
    HAUPPAUGE, Long Island (WABC) -- The 'Be Kind' campaign stresses the importance of generosity all year long, but as the holidays approach, there are even more examples of people pulling together.Long Island Cares and the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed holiday turkeys on Saturday to member agencies at a warehouse in Hauppauge.ALSO READ | Volunteers bring light to hunger problem ahead of DiwaliEMBED More News Videos The volunteers are part of 'Sewa Diwali' - Sewa meaning 'affectionately giving back.' Diwali is commonly known as the festival of lights, and here they are doing their part to bring to light the problem of hunger. The food will be given to families struggling at a time that so many are experiencing food insecurity, so they can enjoy holiday meals.Last year, Long Island Cares provided 8,000 turkeys. This year they have received requests for more than 12,000.ALSO READ | How one group is...
    JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A member of a Tennessee drug distribution ring that sold pounds of crystal methamphetamine during a one-year-period has been sentenced to life in federal prison. Christopher Faulcon, 35, pleaded guilty in November 2018 to conspiracy to distribute crystal meth, also known as “ice.” He was sentenced Wednesday in Jackson, the U.S. attorney's office said. Faulcon, whose nickname is “Wheezy,” and six others were charged with conspiracy to distribute meth in February 2018. Two other defendants have been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Investigators said the drug trafficking organization sold more than 14 kilograms (30 pounds) of meth, mostly in the Dyersburg area, during a one-year-period starting in early 2017. Agents bought drugs from members and completed search warrants at homes, a stash house and a storage unit. They also searched Facebook and text messages, prosecutors said. A city of about 16,000 people, Dyersburg is located...
    (Reuters) - Walmart Inc and Comcast Corp are in talks to develop and distribute smart TVs, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Under the terms being discussed by the companies, Walmart would promote TV sets running Comcast software and get a share of recurring revenue from Comcast in return, according to the report. (https://on.wsj.com/3jVRVcL) Comcast, which is competing with Netflix and Apple Inc's Apple TV+ for a share in the crowded streaming landscape, would be able to promote its new streaming service Peacock in the smart TVs, the Journal added. Earlier this year, Walmart said its video-on-demand service, Vudu, would be bought by Comcast-owned movie ticketing service Fandango Media. Walmart and Comcast did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment. (Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- CVS is working with the federal government's Operation Warp Speed to prepare for vaccine distribution.That includes getting all residents in participated nursing homes fully vaccinated within three weeks of a vaccine being approved.CVS says it's prepared to take on half of the nation's nursing home facilities.Once that happens, vaccines will be made available for the general public by appointment only.What to know about coronavirus:How coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?NYC COVID-19 positivity rate trackerHere are more of today's headlines:NJ governor warns of 2nd waveNew Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says that a second wave of the coronavirus is not off in the future, it's happening now. Many cases are linked to small gatherings in private homes, he said, as the state reported 1,477 new cases of COVID-19 with a 1.25 rate of transmission."It is coming and it is coming now," Murphy said. "Get...
    By SAM METZ, AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — As the pandemic surges throughout the state, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday that the initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines the state receives will go toward frontline medical workers and individuals at high risk of exposure. Sisolak said he is confident in the Federal Drug Administration’s approval process and the state’s capacity to distribute a vaccine, despite fears about the possible politicization of the vaccine and uncertainty about when it will be made available. “There’s a lot of speculation, but there’s no definitive timeline for when one may be approved," he said. Nevada hopes to innoculate 80% of its residents against COVID-19 once a vaccine is available. That could be difficult, though, because of routine struggles to vaccinate its population. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that during last year’s flu season the state...