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    Scientists need to start developing new Covid vaccines now to stop the coronavirus evolving to escape the immune system, an expert investigating new variants of the virus has warned. Professor Ravi Gupta, a Cambridge University microbiologist, fears there is a risk that mutations will 'chip away' at the efficacy of the current crop of vaccines as they build up.  The accumulation of mutations could, in theory, make inoculated people more likely to get infected. Major variations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus — which causes Covid — have emerged in England, South Africa and Brazil over the past month. All of which contain changes on the spike protein, which is targeted by the immune system. Scientists found in a small study already that when blood samples from coronavirus survivors were exposed to the South African variant, almost half showed no immune reaction at all because their immune systems didn't recognise it. And Professor...
    The South African coronavirus variant may slip past parts of the immune system in as many as half of people infected with different versions in the past, scientists fear. Researchers say that a mutation on a specific part of the virus's outer spike protein appears to make it able to 'escape' antibodies. Antibodies are substances made by the immune system that are key to destroying viruses or marking them for destruction by white blood cells.  South African academics found that 48 per cent of blood samples from people who had been infected in the past did not show an immune response to the new variant. One researcher said it was 'clear that we have a problem'. Professor Penny Moore, the researcher behind the project, claimed people who were sicker with coronavirus the first time and had a stronger immune response appeared less likely to get reinfected. Antibodies are a major...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Pfizer denied New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's request to buy shots directly from the drugmaker, saying they need federal permission first."It would be a first. Look my job as governor of New York is to pursue every avenue and that's what I'm doing," Cuomo said. "If Pfizer would agree to sell, then we would have that conversation, but first they have to agree to sell."Cuomo blasted the Trump administration for pushing states to increase eligibility while promising additional doses to cover demand, but those doses never arrived.The state is receiving a quarter-million vaccines per week, with more than 7 million New Yorkers now eligible.It could take 7 months to get them vaccinated before anyone else is eligible.Mayor Bill de Blasio is seemingly frustrated now but says he has hope in the new administration."One New Yorker every three seconds vaccinated as of yesterday. We're talking about...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Speaking at the World Health Assembly last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for "solidarity and cooperation" in developing coronavirus vaccines, "our most powerful weapon" for tackling the pandemic. But with Chinese medical company Sinovac facing questions over the efficacy of its coronavirus shot, the country's propaganda apparatus has apparently forgotten Xi's comments. Instead, it is choosing to attack other vaccines -- a dangerous gambit that could risk undermining overall confidence in mass vaccinations just as the world desperately needs people to get inoculated. China has been widely praised for its decision to focus on providing vaccines to the developing world, with companies Sinovac and Sinopharm focusing on producing candidates that do not require expensive cold storage, unlike those released by American drug makers Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna which are being rolled out in the United States. Hope was particularly high when both Chinese companies said their vaccines were...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On Monday, Jan. 25, Illinois will move to Phase 1B in the coronavirus vaccine rollout plan. In Phase 1B, anyone over 65, or considered a frontline essential worker, will be eligible to receive the shot. A website is expected to be launched this week to make an appointment. Illinois has received a total of 1,085,750 doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far, including 781,150 doses for healthcare workers and 304,600 for long-term care facilities. Of those, 495,563 doses of vaccines have been administered, including 66,679 for long-term care facilities. The 7-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 22,856 doses. Also From CBS Chicago: Overnight Police Chase From East Chicago To South Side Ends In Gunfire Woman Fatally Shot While Sitting In Car At Stoplight Near Humboldt Park Off-Duty Suburban Officer Shot At In Auburn Gresham
    A "higher-than-usual" number of apparent allergic reactions prompted Californias epidemiologist to recommend the state pause administering one batch of Modernas COVID-19 vaccine. Fewer than 10 people required medical attention during a 24-hour time period after receiving doses from a lot by Moderna administered at a community vaccination clinic, State Epidemiologist Erica Pan said Sunday, per The Hill. The Associated Press reported six San Diego healthcare workers had allergic reactions to vaccines received Jan. 14 at a mass vaccination center. The site now is using other vaccines after being temporarily closed. More than 330,000 doses from that Moderna lot had been distributed to 287 California providers and arrived Jan. 5-12. Moderna had not return a request for comment from The Hill. Pan said an investigation by the state, Moderna, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration needed to be completed before providers administer more vaccines...
    LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — California’s state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions. Dr. Erica S. Pan on Sunday recommended providers stop using lot 41L20A of the Moderna vaccine pending completion of an investigation by state officials, Moderna, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the federal Food and Drug Administration. “Out of an extreme abundance of caution and also recognizing the extremely limited supply of vaccine, we are recommending that providers use other available vaccine inventory,” Pan said in a statement. She said more than 330,000 doses from the lot arrived in California between Jan. 5 and Jan. 12 and were distributed to 287 providers. Fewer than 10 people, who all received the vaccine at the same community site, needed medical attention over a 24-hour period, Pan said. No...
    British expert speaks about the myth that the vaccine against the Coronavirus Covid-19 can affect fertility or pregnant women. As we have already seen, there are many doubts and uncertainties about the effects of Coronavirus Covid-19 During pregnancy. It has been recently verified that the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in pregnant women it can put their health at risk and expose them to premature delivery. But now the fear, the myths and the questions have spread to the effect that the new vaccines may have on women who are expecting a baby. An expert speaks He UK, Between the conflicts of its care protocols and the detection of a new variant of the Coronavirus, it has been one of the places where the version has circulated the most that the vaccine could be dangerous for pregnant women. In fact, a recent survey of 55,642 British found that more than a...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Schools and Johns Hopkins are partnering up to vaccinate teachers and staff. An expected 500 employees will be vaccinated this week, including those who are already working in schools in person– teachers, meal service, administrators and custodians. “We know how important it is to the long term health and well-being of our city and our neighbors to see the safe and successful reopening of City schools,” says Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J Daniels. “I am glad Johns Hopkins can fulfill its mission to support the city and its citizens – especially our youngest – through this urgent and important partnership.” At the current scheduled pace of 500 a week, it will take 20 weeks to get all teachers and other staff vaccinated. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold. As Americans observed a national holiday Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pleaded with federal authorities to curtail travel from countries where new variants are spreading. Referring to new versions detected in Britain, South Africa and Brazil, Cuomo said: “Stop those people from coming here…. Why are you allowing people to fly into this country and then it’s too late?” The U.S. government has already curbed travel from some of the places where the new variants are spreading — such as Britain and Brazil — and recently it announced that it would require proof of a negative COVID-19 test for anyone flying into the country. But the new variant seen in Britain is already...
    BELGRADE, Serbia — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start — overshadowed by heated political debates and conspiracy theories. In countries like the Czech Republic, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania and Bulgaria, vaccine skeptics have included former presidents and even some doctors. Serbian tennis champion Novak Djokovic was among those who said he did not want to be forced to get inoculated. False beliefs that the coronavirus is a hoax or that vaccines would inject microchips into people have spread in the countries that were formerly under harsh Communist rule. Those who once routinely underwent mass inoculations are deeply split over whether to get the vaccines at all. “There is a direct link between support for conspiracy theories and skepticism toward vaccination,” a recent Balkan study warned. “A majority across the...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts is now rolling out coronavirus vaccinations to prisons and other congregate care settings. There are about 11,000 inmates and staff at Department of Corrections facilities. It’s expected to take about three weeks to give vaccines to everyone in the system who wants it. Group homes, shelters and residential treatment programs can also begin vaccinations. “These facilities are prioritized because they serve vulnerable populations in densely populated settings,” Gov. Charlie Baker said at a news conference last week. As of Thursday, Massachusetts had administered 239,000 vaccines. Also on Monday, Gillette Stadium officially opened as the state’s first mass vaccination site for first responders in the state.
    The World Health Organization chief on Monday warned that the world was on the brink of a 'catastrophic moral failure' on distributing vaccines which were mostly 'hoovered up' by wealthy countries. During WHO's week-long executive board meeting, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lamented that Guinea received a mere 25 vaccine doses while over 39million jabs have been administered in nearly 50 richer nations.  He lambasted drugmakers' profits and vaccine inequalities, charging that most vaccine makers have targeted locations where 'profits are highest.'  The World Health Organization chief on Monday warned that the world was on the brink of a 'catastrophic moral failure' on distributing vaccines. An elderly man receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine by a nurse at the vaccination centre of Beziers, France RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next China 'could have acted more quickly' in dealing with... US COVID hospitalizations reach their LOWEST...
    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health care workers in poorer countries and charging that most vaccine makers have targeted locations where “profits are highest.” Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus kicked off WHO’s week-long executive board meeting — virtually from its headquarters in Geneva — by lamenting that one poor country received a mere 25 vaccine doses while over 39 million doses have been administered in nearly 50 richer nations. “Just 25 doses have been given in one lowest income country — not 25 million, not 25,000 — just 25. I need to be blunt: The world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure,” Tedros said. He did not specify the country, but a WHO spokeswoman identified it as Guinea....
    (CNN)Mass public vaccination programs are underway across the globe. In the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci told NBC that President-elect Joe Biden's goal to distribute 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine in his first 100 days of office was "quite feasible."India, which trails only the US in total cases, began an ambitious nationwide vaccination drive this weekend after regulators approved the AstraZeneca/Oxford shot and a locally produced vaccine. In Turkey and Indonesia, tens of millions of people are poised to receive doses of the CoronaVac shot made by Beijing-based company Sinovac, Helen Regan reports.England has just expanded its vaccine program to people aged 70 and older, while South Korea's president says he believes the country will have complete Covid-19 "herd immunity" by November.There's an urgency to these rollouts. The world hit 2 million coronavirus deaths last week, and policy makers are scrambling to stem the human and economic toll wrought...
    BEIJING — A Chinese province grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and other family gatherings, threatening violators with criminal charges. The notice from the high court in Hebei province did not give specifics, but said all types of social gatherings were now being regulated to prevent further spread of the virus. Hebei has had one of China’s most serious outbreaks in months and it comes amid measures to curb the further spread during February’s Lunar New Year holiday. Authorities have called on citizens not to travel, ordered schools closed a week early and conducted testing on a massive scale. Hebei recorded another 54 cases over the previous 24 hours, the National Health Commission said on Monday, while the northern province of Jilin reported 30 cases and Heilongjiang further north reported seven. Beijing had two new cases and...
    The incoming director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that at least one new strain of COVID-19 has shown resistance to antibodies, but assured vaccines are still effective against new variants. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who has been nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to be the next head of the CDC, made the comments during a Sunday interview on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’. In a more grim prognosis, Walensky said she expects the US to reach a staggering 500,000 virus-related deaths by mid-February and warned of 'dark weeks ahead'. Currently the nation's total stands just shy of 396,000. A number of new strains of coronavirus have arisen over the past few weeks, including in the UK, South Africa, Brazil and even in the US. Concern has subsequently stirred that current treatments and vaccines may be ineffective in dealing with the new strains, however Walensky said any such...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Mass public vaccination programs using a Chinese coronavirus vaccine are underway across Indonesia and Turkey, where tens of millions of people are expected to receive doses of the CoronaVac shot made by Beijing-based company Sinovac.On Wednesday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo was shown receiving the country's first CoronaVac shot, after the government authorized it for emergency use. While on Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced he had also received the vaccine. But the rollouts come despite a growing number of questions over the effectiveness of the shot, which last week was revealed to have an efficacy rate of just 50.38% in late-stage trials in Brazil -- significantly lower than earlier results showed. That rate only barely crosses the 50% efficacy threshold as set by the World Health Organization, and far lower than the 78% previously announced to much fanfare in China earlier this month.The apparent discrepancy has led...
    J Brazil approved two vaccines for emergency use against the coronavirus Sunday as the country’s death toll from the disease it causes neared 210,000 and some of its hospitals grappled with an oxygen shortage.   The country’s health ministry said Sunday that the death toll was nearing 210,000, the second highest in the world after the United States.   Brazil approved emergency use of vaccines from both Britain’s Astra-Zeneca and China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Hours later, a nurse in Sao Paulo was inoculated with the Chinese vaccine known as “CoronaVac.”   Meanwhile in Manaus, the largest city in the Amazon, hospital employees described to the Associated Press having to choose which patients to provide with oxygen as supplies in the remote city dwindled.   Brazil has also recorded cases of a new variant of the virus that is potentially more contagious.   Pakistan also announced Sunday that it had approved...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The state run COVID-19 vaccination site at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens is moving to a new location on stadium property. Mike Jachles with the Division of Emergency Management said Sunday the site will be open on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, however the vaccines, which are being given by appointment only to seniors 65 and older, is moving to a different location. It will be on the south side of 199 Street. Where we are now on the north side of 199 Street, the COVID-19 test site will remain intact in the current location, and no appointment is needed for the COVID-19 test and they are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week.” Jachles said 1,027 vaccines were administered on Sunday and 2,800 tests were conducted. TRENDING ON CBSMIAMI.COM Fired Florida Data Scientist Rebekah Jones Turning Herself In After...
    By The Associated Press BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is launching a project to test almost all citizens for the coronavirus in nine days. The government hopes the nationwide testing will speed up a recovery from the latest wave of the infections, make it possible for students to return to school in February, help the health system and ease restrictions that harm the economy. The nationwide testing is set to start Monday and will be completed on Jan. 26. It’s not mandatory, but all people who want to go to work will need to have a negative test for the coronavirus beginning Jan. 27. Slovakia entered a tough lockdown before Christmas that includes a round-the-clock curfew. The exceptions include necessary trips to work, to do business or see doctors. People are also allowed to do necessary shopping in the stores that are the closest to their homes. Close to 3,500 people...
    . Mexico registers more than 20,000 new infections of coronavirus MEXICO CITY, Jan 15 (.) – Mexico reported 21,366 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Friday, the second highest daily number of infections since the epidemic began, which so far has infected 1,609,735 people in the country, according to official data. On October 5, Mexican health authorities registered a record of 28,115 infections, which was attributed to a reclassification of information.
    By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s health regulator on Sunday approved the urgent use of coronavirus vaccines made by Sinovac and AstraZeneca, enabling Latin America’s largest nation to begin an immunization program that’s been subject to months of delay and political disputes. Brazil currently has 6 million doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine ready to distribute in the next few days, and is awaiting the arrival of another 2 million doses of the vaccine made by AstraZeneca and partner Oxford University. On Saturday night, the health regulator Anvisa rejected an application for use of a Russian vaccine called Sputnik V, submitted by Brazilian company União Química. Anvisa said it didn’t evaluate the application because it didn’t meet minimum requirements to start an analysis. Vaccination in Brazil is beginning later than neighbors such as Argentina and Chile despite a robust public health system and decades of experience with immunization...
    Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US Overnight Health Care: Biden unveils COVID-19 relief plan | Post-holiday surge hits new deadly records | Senate report faults 'broken' system for insulin price hikes Should there be a 'Secretary of Thought'? MORE, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, was sanguine about the timeline for new coronavirus vaccine approvals, saying on Sunday that the clearance of new AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson shots is likely “weeks away.” “I would imagine within a period of a week or so, or at the most, a couple of weeks -- they're going to be getting their data together and showing it to the [Food and Drug Administration],” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And, they're going to have to get their data and safety monitoring board to look at it to see if it is appropriate...
    Over one million people in Texas have received a vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced on Thursday. The Lonestar State announced the milestone in a January 14 press release. It comes “exactly one month to the day after the first doses arrived at vaccine providers in the state on December 14.” The announcement also cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data showing that Texas has administered more doses than any other state at this point. “Among the top 20 states for doses distributed, Texas ranks number one for percentage of doses administered,” the announcement read. “Texas is leading the way for our nation once again,” Abbott said in a statement. “This is the biggest vaccination effort we have ever undertaken, and it would not be possible without the dedication and tireless efforts of our healthcare workers.”...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- State officials are urgently pressing the Trump administration for more coronavirus vaccine doses.The news comes as Johns Hopkins University reports the death toll from the virus nears 400,000 in the U.S.Multiple states now have more appointments than doses.Doctors at Northeast Georgia Medical Center say the ICU is at 200% capacity.Several governors are accusing the White House of lying that 20 million more doses were about to become available.Earlier this week, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the federal government was "releasing the entire supply" of vaccines to states "rather than holding second doses" in reserve, but those second doses had already been shipping out for weeks.What to know about coronavirus:Tracking COVID-19 availability and progress in NYCFind out if you are eligible and where you can go to get your vaccineWhere to get tested in New York, New Jersey and ConnecticutCoronavirus by zip code - New York CityDo...
    (CNN)While some states are seeing improving outlooks in their battle against Covid-19, other parts of the nation are hitting tragic records."Things will get worse before they get better," President-elect Joe Biden said, regarding the winter surge.Biden spoke about his Covid-19 vaccination plan Friday and promised Americans, "We will manage the hell out of this operation." He acknowledged that there will be stumbles and that the steps may take time, even many months, before the nation is in the place it needs to be. But as the Biden team and state governments plan and administer their vaccine rollouts, Covid-19 case numbers continue to rise each day. Biden outlines plan to administer Covid-19 vaccines to AmericansOn Saturday, Johns Hopkins University reported 198,218 new coronavirus cases and 3,286 new deaths in the US. More than 395,000 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic.Read MoreThere were 126,139 Covid-19 hospitalizations reported in the...
    Scientists around the world based their research on a mathematical model through which they explained how spread the virus and stated that within a few years the vaccines will no longer be necessary to save lives and the virus will cease to be a danger to the population. The coronavirus is here to stay While science tries to advance to find drugs that help eradicate or decrease the symptoms of coronavirus (Covid-19), a recent study indicated that the SARS-CoV-2 will not go away And it will happen like a common cold. In the publication of the journal Science, scientists from Emory and Penn State Universities, in the United States, used a mathematical model through which they showed how spreads the virus by collecting data both current gravity and benign nature, arguing that this will cease to be a threat to the population. The study also explains that « our analysis...
    . ABSTRACT-The Fed will maintain ultra-expansionary policy amid the stagnation of the economy Jan 15 (.) – The Federal Reserve has no plans to backtrack on its ultra-lax monetary policy, even as the incoming Joe Biden administration pushes for more rounds of stimulus to prepare the economy for faster growth once the COVID-19 vaccinations are fully deployed. Boston Fed Chairman Eric Rosengren was the latest central bank authority on Friday to call for continued support for the economy, welcoming the plans. Democrat Biden to propose tax stimulus of up to $ 1.9 trillion.
    By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil hasn’t approved a vaccine yet, and independent health experts who participated in its immunization program say the plan is still incomplete. Members of the expert committee and former health officials interviewed by The Associated Press condemned the government’s unjustifiable delay in formulating a vaccination effort, in seeking syringe suppliers and months spent rejecting all but one possible vaccine manufacturer. They also say President Jair Bolsonaro undermined the ministry’s effectiveness, pointing to the removal of highly trained professionals from leadership positions, replaced by military appointees with little or no public health care experience. Bolsonaro, who said he had the coronavirus last year, has downplayed the need for face masks or restrictions to limit the spread of the virus. Brazil is second in the world with more than 208,000 confirmed deaths, behind the U.S. with 392,000 deaths. It ranks third globally with 8.9...
    The coronavirus has mutated and developed new strains that could have a greater contagion capacity in recent months, but everything seems to indicate that these new versions of SARS-CoV-2 do not affect, for the moment, the vaccines that have already begun to be supplied to the population. “There is no clinical proof that any of the vaccines currently on the market are not effective against the new strains,” says Dr. Julián Olalla, spokesman for the Spanish Society for Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (Seimc). “In fact, there is some laboratory evidence that one of these vaccines is effective in vitro against the British strain,” adds Olalla. Until now, Pfizer It has been the only pharmaceutical company that is already producing vaccines against Covid-19 that has tested its against the new strain identified last December in the United Kingdom and the results have been positive. However, the British it was...
    The vaccine campaign in India is based on two vaccines. These are Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council for Medical Research, and Covishield, a version developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. Vaccinate 300 million people by July TheIndia, second country most affected by the epidemic of coronavirus, embarks on the vaccination campaign against Covid-19. The first injection will take place this Saturday with the objective of vaccinating 300,000 people today. Indian authorities plan to vaccinate 300 million people by July. The priority public is above all the 30 million nursing staff. Next will come the 270 million people over 50, or with a state of great vulnerability to the coronavirus. Vaccines “100% safe” Two main vaccines will be administered to the Indian population, reports The Parisian. The first one called Covaxin was developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council for Medical Research. In contrast,...
    A year after it emerged, COVID-19 has now claimed more than 2 million lives worldwide. Experts have said for much of the last year that the only way to escape the coronavirus' grasp is through widespread vaccination. Weapons to win that war have been and continue to be approved by individual countries' drug regulators in record time. But the pace — and a host of other unique factors — have left many around the globe with concerns about the vaccines' safety and efficacy. Safe, effective, and urgentNational regulatory bodies insist corners haven't been cut. They've reviewed and accepted data provided by pharmaceutical companies showing the major vaccines already approved, and those expecting a greenlight within weeks, are between 70% and 95% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infection. More importantly, none of the trials carried out on the three vaccines to emerge first, by Pfizer/BioNtech, Moderna and Oxford/AstraZeneca, have...
    (CNN)States are racing to get Covid-19 vaccine supplies and distribution in order as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned Friday of more contagious variants of coronavirus potentially exacerbating the spread.CDC officials implored Americans to continue with preventative measures against the coronavirus, while highlighting the variant first identified in Britain known as B.1.1.7.The B.1.1.7 variant appears to more readily infect human cells and one CDC simulation of its transmissibility raised concerns that it could become the most dominant form of coronavirus in March. New, contagious coronavirus variant could worsen pandemic, CDC warnsThe CDC called for continued and aggressive vaccine distribution to try and stem the tide. "Higher vaccination coverage might need to be achieved to protect the public," CDC researchers warned.On Friday, 3,258 people died of Covid-19 in the US, as the total number of deaths from the pandemic edged closer to 400,000. The nation also recorded...
    The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, appears this Saturday from 10:30 a.m. at a time when the peak of contagions of the pandemic is maximum and several communities have already requested the home confinement in their territories. These requests have been rejected by Health, which has led them to further restrict measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This Friday, the country exceeded the maximum incidence of the entire pandemic -575.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants- and a new record of cases: 40,197 new coronavirus infections and 235 deaths, a figure that pulverizes the previous daily maximum that had been reached on Wednesday of this week. Placeholder mam module Latest covid news in Spain: restrictions, infections, deaths, vaccines and live alarm status
    Disneyland reopened its doors after 10 months closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But it did not do it as an amusement park, but as a mega vaccination center for the population of California. The slow launch of vaccines in that state has been widely criticized, with one of the lowest per capita inoculation rates in the country. Now the authorities have expanded the criteria for giving the vaccine to include all people over 65 years of age. “The Disneyland Resort has taken a step forward to help combat the spread of Covid-19 by establishing the park as the first major Distribution Point to administer coronavirus vaccines to residents,” the statement said. Additionally, more venues for these services will be announced as the deals finalize.
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS/AP) — Getting 100 million shots into Americans’ arms in his first 100 days is only the beginning of his coronavirus plan, President-elect Joe Biden declared Friday. Lasting impact, he said, will come from uniting the nation in a new effort grounded in science and fueled by billions in federal money for vaccination, testing and outbreak sleuths. “You have my word: We will manage the hell out of this operation,” Biden said. But he also underscored a need for Congress to approve more money and for people to keep following basic precautions, such as wearing masks, avoiding gatherings and frequently washing their hands. “This is not a political issue,” Biden said. “This is about saving lives. I know it’s become a partisan issue, but what a stupid, stupid thing to happen.” Biden spoke a day after unveiling a $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” to confront the virus and...
    New York : This is how each vaccine against the virus works. Photo: Miguel Sierra / EFE The numbers of new cases and deaths from COVID-19 continue to rise in almost all parts of the world. The best hope is now in the different vaccines -various of which have already been approved- to stop contagion. Although all immunizations have the same objective – to train the immune system so that it can recognize the coronavirus and thus fight it – not all are done in the same way or work according to the same principles. In this graph we show you 4 types of vaccines that they have developed for covid-19 and we explain how they work. Now you can receive notifications from BBC News Mundo. Download our app and activate them so you don’t miss our best content.
    Health officials in Norway say that 23 people died within days of receiving their first dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. Thirteen of the 23 deaths, all nursing home patients, were a direct result of side effects from the shot, officials say, according to the New York Post. “The reports suggest that common adverse reactions to mRNA vaccines, such as fever and nausea, may have contributed to a fatal outcome in some frail patients,” Sigurd Hortemo, chief physician at the Norwegian Medicines Agency, said in a statement. All 13 deceased nursing home patients were over the age of 80 years old. In addition to those who died, nine other Norwegians reportedly suffered serious side effects from the vaccine, including allergic reactions, strong discomfort, and severe fever. More than 30,000 Norwegians have received the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine since late last month, and health officials say the nursing...
    Pharmaceutical Pfizer will reduce deliveries of its Vaccine anti Covid-19 to Canada amid restructuring of production at its European facilities, Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand told reporters on Friday. « Due to work to expand its European manufacturing capacity, the production of the Vaccine Pfizer / BioNTech Covid-19 it will be affected for a short time. This expansion work means that Pfizer is temporarily reducing deliveries to all countries that receive Vaccines manufactured in its European facilities. And that includes Canada, « Anand said. Canada receives its supplies from Vaccines from Pfizer’s European production facility after the president of the United States, Donald trump, sign an executive order to prioritize the national distribution of Vaccines Covid-19 about your shipments to foreign countries. However, Anand assured reporters that the slowdown in the delivery of Vaccines will not affect Ottawa’s goal of completing the Vaccinetion for September. The...
    Employees store coffins, some marked with "infection risk" as others have "corona" scrawled in chalk, in the mourning hall of the crematorium in Meissen, eastern Germany, on January 13, 2021, amid the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. cremation.Jens Schlueter | AFP | Getty Images The World Health Organization said Friday that coronavirus vaccines aren't "silver bullets" and relying solely on them to fight the pandemic has hurt nations. Some countries in Europe, Africa and the Americas are seeing spikes in Covid-19 cases "because we are collectively not succeeding at breaking the chains of transmission at the community level or within households," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a news conference from the agency's Geneva headquarters. With global deaths reaching 2 million and new variants of the virus appearing in multiple countries, world leaders need to do all they can to curb infections "through tried and tested public health measures," Tedros said. "There...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s parliament approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the tiny nation hit a new record in case numbers Friday and more hospitals reported they were at full capacity. The new daily toll of 6,154 cases and 44 deaths came on the second day of a nationwide 11-day curfew that the government and doctors hope will reign in the dramatic surge of the virus. Lebanon, a tiny Mediterranean country of about 6 million people, has witnessed a sharp increase of cases in recent weeks, after some 80,000 expatriates flew in to celebrate Christmas and New Year. During the holiday season, restrictions were eased to encourage spending by expatriates amid a suffocating economic and financial crisis, the worst in Lebanon’s modern history. On Friday, the American University Medical Center, one of Lebanon’s largest and most prestigious hospitals, said in a statement that its...
    Rumors on social media of soon-to-expire COVID-19 vaccines up for grabs at the Brooklyn Army Terminal sparked a frenzy of people rushing to the site in the hopes of scoring a shot Thursday evening — before the city showed up with a dose of reality.  Images and messages shared on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp purported that the Sunset Park vaccination site had "410+ doses" that were available to "anyone in community age 18+."  The subsequent rush led City Hall to dispatch workers there to disperse the crowd, a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio said.  A vial of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine is displayed at a clinic organized by New York City's Department of Health, on Monday, Jan. 11. (AP) EXPANDED CORONAVIRUS VACCINE ROLLOUT IN US SPAWNS NEW SET OF PROBLEMS  "There is NOT available vaccine for people without appointments. This was misinformation and the notification did not come from...
    DOJ internal watchdog opens investigation into Capitol riots Airlines cull South Africa routes as virus flares Anxious consumers hopeful on vaccines and Biden aid, sentiment survey shows © David Ryder/Getty Images ECONOMIC REPORT Load Error The numbers: Consumer attitudes toward the economy stabilized in early January as anxious Americans grew more hopeful with coronavirus vaccines being rolled out and the prospect of more federal aid from President-elect Joe Biden. The first of two reading of consumer sentiment this month fell just slightly to 79.2 from 80.7 in December, according to an index produced by the University of Michigan. Economists polled by Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal had forecast the index to slip to 79.4. The index is still more than 20 points below its precrisis peak. Read: Consumer inflation increases in December on higher gas prices What happened: An index that measures how consumers feel about...
    (CNN)At the current rate of daily fatalities, the US death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic may reach 400,000 before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ensemble projections estimate 403,000 total Covid-19 deaths in the US by the third week of January. This comes as hospitals and health care systems scramble to keep up with the influx of new patients.Currently, more than 128,000 people are hospitalized in the US, according to the COVID Tracking Project. In the US, 388,533 people have died from Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Thursday's figures showed 229,386 new cases and 3,769 new deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.The City of Laredo, Texas, tweeted an "emergency message" Thursday saying their medical professionals are overwhelmed with the surge in Covid-19 cases. Read More"Our medical professionals are overwhelmed with the surge in COVID-19 cases. Lives are at...
    ALISO VIEJO (CBSLA) – Soka University has signed a contract with Orange County to become a coronavirus vaccine super site as the number of cases skyrockets in the area. “The more super sites that open, the faster people can get vaccinated,” said Aliso Viejo Mayor Tiffany Ackley Thursday. She added the gym on campus can be transformed into a makeshift medical clinic within 48 hours. “We have seen people just waiting in lines outside in the heat, people who perhaps shouldn’t be doing that,” added Ackley. “People can come here and it will be indoors, more climate-controlled, and more comfortable for people.” Exactly when the site will open has yet to be officially announced, but Ackley said it could be soon. County officials said there are agreements with other spots, but will not confirm where because they do not want people lining up without reservations. At Soka University, 1,000 vaccines will...
    Biden revealed the $ 2 trillion coronavirus plan to turn the tide of the pandemic, accelerate vaccines and provide financial aid to the United States | 01/14/2021 | ionicons-v5-c20: 00 | Israel Rubio | In saying that the nation faces « a crisis of profound human suffering, » the President elect Joe biden revealed on Thursday a plan for the coronavirus $ 2 trillion to turn the tide of the pandemic, accelerate vaccines, and provide financial aid to those struggling with economic consequences prolonged. « I know what I just described is not cheap, but we simply cannot afford not to do what I propose, » Biden said in a speech to Nacional level. « By investing now boldly, wisely, and with an unwavering focus on American workers and families, we will strengthen our economy, reduce inequality, and put our nation’s long-term finances on the most sustainable course, » Biden said. His plan includes checks...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The U.S. Naval Academy is rolling out COVID-19 vaccines for defense department servicemembers and others, the academy said. On Thursday, the academy and the Naval Health Clinic Annapolis began administering the vaccines to servicemembers, volunteers and civilians. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The vaccines are being administered in phases, and those who fall under the Phase 1A designation have already gotten them. Midshipmen are under Phase 2 and will get vaccinated after those in Phases 1B and 1C, the academy said. For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here
    JOE Biden is set to unveil a coronavirus stimulus relief package today with $1,400 checks and a focus on vaccines, according to reports. The emergency coronavirus relief is said to be up to $1.9trillion, according to Bloomberg. 6Joe Biden is set to unveil a coronavirus stimulus relief package on ThursdayCredit: Reuters 6Part of the package is said to be $1,400 stimulus checksCredit: Getty Images - Getty "We’re in the teeth of this crisis, and we need to take immediate action to get the virus under control," President-elect Biden said in a tweet on Wednesday. "That’s why tomorrow, I’ll be laying out my vaccination and economic rescue package to beat COVID-19 and build back better." Elements of the package are said to include a round of $1,400 stimulus checks, along with payments of up to $1,400 a week for unemployment, PBS reported. The package is also said to include funding for...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- People aged 65 and older began getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as three new sites opened in Riverside County Thursday.Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that residents 65 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine, following new guidance from the federal government. The previous age requirement for tier 1 of Phase 1B was 75 years old.Several free vaccine clinics are scheduled to get underway over the next week countywide as officials continue to work to speed up the rate of vaccinations in a quest to thwart the spread of the coronavirus."The county team is moving quickly to open more sites that will vaccinate even more of our residents,'' Supervisor Karen Spiegel said . "We know so many of our residents want the vaccine and we're working diligently to make that happen.''RELATED: California is allowing residents 65 and older to get scarce coronavirus vaccinesEMBED More News Videos...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services has announced that the State of Texas has administered more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine—making Texas the national leader in vaccinations. “Texas is leading the way for our nation once again,” said Governor Abbott. “This is the biggest vaccination effort we have ever undertaken, and it would not be possible without the dedication and tireless efforts of our healthcare workers. We still have a long road ahead of us, but Texans continue to prove that we are up to this challenge.” The milestone comes one month to the day after the first doses arrived at vaccine providers in the state on December 14, 2020. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, the Lone Star State has administered more doses than any other state. Among the top 20 states...
    An action plan against the coronavirus presented by President-elect Joe Biden has as its axis a massive vaccination campaign and greater coordination between all levels of government. Miami World / AP The nation, divided, is in the midst of the most dangerous wave of the pandemic yet. More than 380,000 people have died in the country. Biden hopes that his multi-dimensional strategy, which he plans to unveil in a speech Thursday night, will allow the country to start on the road to recovery after his first 100 days in office. “It will be tough,” Biden said Monday upon receiving his second dose of vaccine. “It will not be easy. But we can do it ”. A more disciplined approach to vaccination is the new element that is expected to change the situation, but it is far from the only one. Biden calls on the population to overcome the feeling of...
    Pope Francis and former Pope Benedict have both received their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine, a Vatican spokesman said Thursday. Both Pope Francis and his predecessor are at a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus due to their age: Pope Francis is 84 and former Pope Benedict is 93, according to CNN. Pope Francis also had lung surgery as a young man that resulted in the removal of part of his lung, CBS reported. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni announced that he was “able to confirm that within the vaccine program of the Vatican City State, to this date the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine has been administered to Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus,” according to CNN. It is not immediately clear which vaccine the popes received. (RELATED: Media Calls Biden A ‘Devout Catholic.’ Where Does He Actually Stand With The Catholic Church?) Catholic bishops said in December that under...
    The Johnson & Johnson laboratory advances the first data of its vaccine against the Coronavirus Covid-19: a single dose, immune response for months. There is a crucial moment in the evolutionary trajectory of the global pandemic of Coronavirus Covid-19. The first vaccines have already begun to be mass produced to be applied in different sectors. But it is also the moment in which we are seeing new projects from laboratories that previously did not show as much weight in the competition. And it turns out that, at least in the case of Johnson & Johnson, they promise to achieve vaccines much more affective than the current ones. A single dose vaccine As reported by friends of CNN, The North American company Johnson & Johnson has published the first results of phase 2 of its experimental vaccine against Coronavirus Covi-19 with encouraging results. In this stage they participated 800 volunteers...
    As roughly 4,000 Americans die each day from COVID-19, public health and medical experts are aghast that the vaccines that could save them remain beyond reach — due to multiple governmental failures involving planning, coordination and public communication. “Many people are eager to get the vaccine, and they want to know when and where they are going to get it,” said Dr. Eric Toner, a senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “For the most part, people at the local level don’t know, and people at the state level are still trying to figure it out.” Calls to doctor offices and pharmacies about vaccines yield no answers, leaving people frustrated and anxious. Emails from doctors’ offices lack specifics. County public health websites may offer the best information, and people in some places can use them to sign up for vaccinations. Some experts said the...
    What should I know about COVID-19 vaccines if I’m pregnant? Vaccination is likely the best way to prevent COVID-19 in pregnancy, when risks for severe illness and death from the virus are higher than usual. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says COVID-19 vaccinations should not be withheld from pregnant women, and that women should discuss individual risks and benefits with their health care providers. The U.S. government’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being rolled out for priority groups doesn’t list pregnancy as a reason to withhold the shots. But the OB-GYN group says women should consult their doctors, since COVID-19 vaccines have not yet been tested in pregnant women. Evidence about safety and effectiveness is reassuring from studies that inadvertently included some women who didn’t know they were pregnant when they enrolled. More answers are expected from upcoming research, including a study by...
    Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said on Wednesday that he expects the world will have to deal with the coronavirus "forever." "SARS-CoV-2 is not going away," Bancel said during a panel at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference, according to CNBC. "We are going to live with this virus, we think, forever." More than 23 million people in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began last year, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. There have been more than 384,000 deaths attributed to the virus. Health experts have stipulated as far back as May that the novel coronavirus could become another endemic virus that recurs either seasonally or in sporadic outbreaks. "I doubt we are going to eradicate this," National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci said in November. "I think we need to plan that this is something we may need...
    (CNN)Johnson & Johnson says it plans to have data from advanced, Phase 3 trials of its coronavirus vaccine by the end of the month. If they're positive, the company plans to apply for emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration and make the vaccine available to the public. Early stage trial data published Wednesday shows a single dose of the vaccine prompted an immune response in all volunteers after a few weeks and if the company wins an EUA for the single-dose approach it would be the first single dose vaccine to get an OK in the US.Two vaccines already have FDA and European authorization and three are authorized in the UK. Here's how some of the top coronavirus vaccines and vaccine candidates work.Pfizer/BioNTechRead MorePfizer and its German-based partner BioNTech use a new approach to making vaccines that uses messenger RNA or mRNA.This design was chosen for...
    Californians 65 and older are now allowed to get the coronavirus vaccine. It’s a major expansion of who can get vaccination, but remains an open question about whether everyone who wants the vaccine can get it. Especially right away. California California allows everyone 65 and older to get COVID-19 vaccine California California allows everyone 65 and older to get COVID-19 vaccine The move allows counties to begin a major expansion of vaccine priority lists. More Coverage How to do I get my coronavirus vaccine if I’m 65 and older? Here is what we know Tracking the coronavirus in California Here is what we know:Q: What do the changes mean? Until now, vaccines had been reserved mostly for front-line health care workers and employees and residents of long-term care facilities. But now people 65 and over can also get in line for...
    Dr Paul Offit (pictured) says he believes the U.S. can get the coronavirus pandemic under control by June A public health expert claims the U.S. may be able to control the spread of the novel coronavirus by this summer. Despite America recording its highest single-day death toll with more than 4,300 fatalities, Dr Paul Offit told CNN's New Day he is optimistic for several reasons. Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center and a physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, says two new vaccines are soon expected to be approved, which will speed up the national rollout. He adds that with warmer weather and the incoming Biden administration, the U.S. may be able to stop the transmission of COVID-19 by June.  Currently, there are only two vaccines approved for emergency use authorization in the U.S.: one by Pfizer and the other by Moderna....
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California is immediately allowing residents 65 and older to get scarce coronavirus vaccines.Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement Wednesday puts seniors in line before emergency workers, teachers, childcare providers and food and agriculture workers even as counties complain they already don't have enough doses to go around.CA COVID-19 VACCINE TRACKER: How the state is doing, when you can get a coronavirus vaccine"There is no higher priority than efficiently and equitably distributing these vaccines as quickly as possible to those who face the gravest consequences,'' Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement. To those not yet eligible for vaccines, your turn is coming. We are doing everything we can to bring more vaccine into the state.''While health care workers and those in nursing homes and other congregate living facilities can still be vaccinated, state officials are expanding to those 65 and up because they are at the greatest risk of...
    Moderna CEO Stephane BancelSteven Ferdman | Getty Images The CEO of Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna warned Wednesday that the coronavirus that has brought world economies to a standstill and overwhelmed hospitals will be around "forever." Public health officials and infectious disease experts have said there is a high likelihood that Covid-19 will become an endemic disease, meaning it will become present in communities at all times, though likely at lower levels than it is now. Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel appeared to agree Wednesday that Covid-19 will become endemic, saying "SARS-CoV-2 is not going away." "We are going to live with this virus, we think, forever," he said during a panel discussion at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference. Health officials will have to continuously watch for new variants of the virus, so scientists can produce vaccines to fight them, he said. Researchers in Ohio said Wednesday that one of the two new...
    Researchers at Ohio State University say that they’ve discovered two new coronavirus variants that are likely to have originated in the U.S., numerous sources reported. The new variant carries a mutation identical to the U.K. strain, which is more contagious and has been detected in several states, a statement from The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center said. The variant likely originated in the U.S. and is classified as COH.20G/501Y. It was discovered in a patient in Ohio. BREAKING: Researchers at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center have discovered a new strain of COVID-19. https://t.co/cmYi67WSiR — Enquirer (@Enquirer) January 13, 2021 The researchers also report the evolution of another U.S. strain with three new mutations. The “Columbus strain” was the dominant virus in the city in late December and into January, and includes gene mutations “not previously seen together in SARS-CoV2.” “This new Columbus strain has the same genetic...
    In an effort to speed the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk of dying, California state officials on Wednesday announced that people 65 and over will get the vaccine sooner than had previously been planned. Under the new guidelines from the California Department of Public Health, people in Phase 1A of the state’s tiered system – health care workers and nursing home residents – are still eligible to receive vaccines. After those people are given vaccines, seniors 65 and older will be in the next group. The state is setting up system to let people know if they are eligible to receive a vaccine, and if not yet eligible, to register for a notification via email or text when they are, Newsom’s office announced. That system is expected to launch next week. A second phase of that system will help counties, cities and others run mass...
    COVID-19 herd immunity won't be reached in 2021 - even with vaccines being rolled out, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. It means measures like social distancing, excessive hand washing and face masks aren't going away any time soon. 3A sign in High Wycombe reads "COVID-19 RISING HERE HANDS FACE & SPACE"Credit: London News Pictures Herd immunity is when a large number of people are protected against a disease, usually through vaccination but also through natural infection. If enough people are vaccinated, creating "herd immunity", it's harder for the disease to spread to those people who cannot have vaccines, slowly pushing the virus out of circulation. Generally experts estimate that 75 per cent of the population need to be jabbed to achieve herd immunity. But for measles, for example, at least 95 per cent of people need the vaccine. Dr Soumya Swaminathan, the WHO's body's chief scientist, urged people to...
    The U.S. reported a single-day high in coronavirus deaths this week, with Johns Hopkins University tallying 4,327 fatalities on Tuesday. The harrowing number brings the country’s cumulative death toll to over 380,820. The deaths come as the country sees a shift in vaccination policy to distribute more shots to wider groups of people in an effort to speed the process. On Tuesday, the Trump administration recommended states widen distribution plans to include people ages 65 and older, as well as those at high risk for infection. It said states should avoid reserving second doses for people who have already received their first jab, as there should be ample supply when needed. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the change in policy was made once the government felt confident in vaccine manufacturing and production. Hours later, speaking at the "Futures Forum on Preparedness," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious...
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pledged Wednesday that China will help Indonesia fight the coronavirus by sharing its experiences, providing vaccines and supporting the Southeast Asian country as it begins to produce them domestically. “Despite the sharp increase in the demand for vaccines, we still overcame difficulties and did not hesitate in response to Indonesia’s need to provide vaccines to our friends in Indonesia,” Wang told reporters after meeting in Jakarta with Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi. Indonesia has received 3 million doses of the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine and raw materials for 15 million doses that are to be produced in Indonesia. President Joko Widodo on Wednesday was given the first vaccination after the government approved the Sinovac Biotech Ltd. vaccine for emergency use and began efforts to inoculate millions of people in the world’s fourth most populous country. Indonesia has recorded more than 846,000...
    A coronavirus outbreak has ravaged an upstate New York nursing home, claiming at least 32 residents’ lives in its deadly march, per multiple reports. The outbreak at The Commons on St. Anthony in Auburn started on Dec. 21, according to CNYcentral.com. The latest death toll marks a surge of 20 additional residents since Jan. 5. A spokesperson for the Loretto-owned facility, an organization that serves older adults throughout the region, said there are 104 ongoing infections, 46 recoveries and nearly 50 staffers in quarantine, per the outlet. The deadly novel virus has claimed at least 32 lives at the nursing home, per reports. (iStock) The facility initiated COVID-19 vaccinations on Dec. 22 and reached 263 residents and over 100 staff members. Second doses were administered on Tuesday. According to a statement from Loretto, the building is following so-called droplet precaution, which involves full personal protective equipment (PPE) with residents, and isolating positive patients. ...
    (CNN)Against the backdrop of a mounting death toll, the Trump administration reversed course on its vaccine policy Tuesday, instructing states to begin vaccinating every American 65 and older and release reserved second doses in an effort to boost a sluggish rollout -- effectively adopting the approach proposed by President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration."This next phase reflects the urgency of the situation we face," Alex Azar, the health secretary, said Tuesday. "Every vaccine dose that is sitting in a warehouse rather than going into an arm could mean one more life lost or one more hospital bed occupied." Opening up vaccinations to those 65 and older, as well the most vulnerable people under 65, could help in areas where there have been more doses than people eligible or willing to receive them -- in some cases leading to extra doses expiring and being tossed away. And releasing reserved second doses could...
    A nurse prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, at a vaccination center, in Sarcelles near Paris on January 10, 2021.ALAIN JOCARD | AFP | Getty Images France is thought to be one of the most vaccine-skeptical nations in the world, with public distrust of immunization programs borne out in opinion polls even prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, cynicism in France toward inoculation efforts appears to persist, despite Covid-19 vaccines being rolled out across the U.S., U.K. and European Union. An Ipsos survey conducted in conjunction with the World Economic Forum between Dec. 17-20 (and so after the first Covid-19 vaccinations had been given in the U.S. and U.K. but not yet in the EU), found the lowest levels of vaccination intent in France. The survey — of 13,500 people in 15 countries — found that only 40% of adults asked in France intended to get the vaccine. The highest intention was...
    The arrival of the new strain of coronavirus B117 to Tamaulipas, put in fgo red to the authorities Before the care that has to be redoubled to avoid being positive for this virus, since according to the Ministry of Health, it is more aggressive. They confirm 202 new cases and 23 deaths from covid-19 When presenting the balance of the pandemic, the state official Gloria Molina Gamboa reported that during the last 24 hours, 202 new cases and 23 deaths associated with the virus were confirmed; With them, the official figure rises to 42,914 accumulated positives, of which 36 thousand 389 have recovered and 3 thousand 489 have died. Anticovid vaccines arrive at Tampico Airport The director of the Issste Tampico Luis Miguel Rodríguez González He came to receive doses, he assured that the first anti-covid dose will be applied early tomorrow. They bring with them coolers in which they...
    If you cannot view this on your mobile device. Click here. California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly will provide an update on COVID-19 in California at 1:30 PT. Related Articles COVID fears grow in Capitol as three lawmakers test positive Cal Performances unveils 2021 streaming spring arts season Coronavirus: CNN’s Sara Sidner breaks down in tears while reporting on health crisis Sign of hope? Bay Area high school officials might adjust sports calendar Coronavirus: California death toll surpasses 30,000; ICU capacity plummets in Bay Area
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Gov. Tom Wolf and health experts stressed the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine at a virtual briefing Monday. “The COVID-19 vaccines are really an important tool in our fight against COVID-19, but they’re only going to be effective if Pennsylvanians actually get vaccinated,” said Wolf. Wolf says the vaccines are free and they’ve been thoroughly researched. He says it’s a myth that they’ll give you COVID as the vaccines don’t contain live virus, but some people do have minor side effects for a few days. “If you hear a rumor about COVID vaccines or see something online that concerns you, please take a few minutes to verify the information before you get worried,” Wolf said. RELATED STORIES: Moderna Expects Protection From Its COVID-19 Vaccine To Last For At Least One Year COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Dr. Rachel Levine Believes State’s Vaccine...
    The race is on to get Americans vaccinated against the coronavirus as COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to surge. Here’s what you need to know. More Coronavirus news Sign up for WTOP alerts Latest coronavirus test results in DC, Maryland and Virginia Vaccine priorities: How DC, Md., Va. will handle distribution Looking for more information? D.C., Maryland and Virginia are each releasing more data every day. Visit their official sites here: Virginia | Maryland | D.C.   Q: Can I get a vaccine in the D.C. area? States are updating the rules as more doses of the vaccine become available. Virginia on Monday allowed 11 health districts, including six in Northern Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William) move into Phase 1b, which means front line essential workers, those age 75 and older, and people living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps can sign...
    In the nearly yearlong battle against the novel coronavirus, hopes of ending the pandemic are riding with the development of COVID-19 vaccines, two of which have already seen emergency approval in the U.S. and have since been rolled out across the country — albeit slowly.  Many health care workers and residents and staff at long-term care facilities have received either the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, the first to receive emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or the one developed by Moderna, the second such shot to be granted such approval from the federal agency. More vaccinations are to follow, with the Trump administration, in an effort to speed such efforts, asking states to widen distribution to include people ages 65 and older, and those at high risk for severe illness by releasing second doses that were being reserved for those who've already received the first shot.  Both vaccines proved...
    ROCKLAND COUNTY, New York (WABC) -- Rockland County has run out of COVID-19 vaccines, and officials don't know when they can get more, highlighting fears of a shortage as municipalities ramp up efforts to vaccinate their eligible citizens.The Department of Health says it has administered all of the 1,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine that it received from the state last week.Officials say they have requested more, but the Rockland County Executive Ed Day's office says there's been no word as to how many doses will be sent or when they will arrive -- which they say makes it difficult to plan for actually vaccinating people."We're not accepting appointments until we have the vaccine in hand and know exactly how many doses we're working with," a statement read.RELATED | How to get the coronavirus vaccine in New York, New York City and New JerseyThe health department administered the 1,000 doses...
    The Vaccines against him Covid-19 They should not be demonized by the place where they come from, Uruguayan biologist Juan Cristina, former dean of the Faculty of Sciences and current head of the Sectoral Commission for Education of the University of the Republic (public), told Sputnik on Tuesday. « It is important not to demonize any of the Vaccines by the countries they come from. The Vaccines that passed stage two are safe, « he said. With time running out, Uruguay has to reach an agreement with a laboratory to get the Vaccine against him Covid-19 at a time when this country of little more than three million inhabitants is in the first wave of infections. According to the local press, the Uruguayan Government could be interested in the Vaccine from the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer. Uruguay, hit by the pandemic on March...
    The United States has already administered more than 9 million vaccines against COVID-19, since the campaign began last December. Miami World / DNA Cuba According to Bloomberg, at least 379,862 people in that country have completed the two-dose vaccination regimen. Throughout the United States, 2.8 doses have been administered per 100 people, and 36% of the injections distributed to the states. The initial round of vaccines, which runs through early this month, has been distributed primarily through hospitals and other institutional healthcare settings. The next phase will focus on pharmacies and health clinics, and will expand the pool of people eligible to receive vaccines. So far, the United States manages state appropriations for Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine, as well as Moderna’s vaccine, with the goal of distributing 20 million by the end of this month. The effort to vaccinate 140 million vulnerable and priority people as quickly as possible...
    WORCESTER (CBS) – Governor Charlie Baker will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to provide an update on on coronavirus vaccinations for first responders. You can watch it live at 12 p.m. on CBSN Boston in the video above. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and other local leaders will join Baker for the update. On Monday, Massachusetts began providing coronavirus vaccinations for first responders around the state.
    (CNN)Days after the US Capitol siege, which saw a mob storm the halls of Congress and unmasked Republicans pack into secure rooms with their colleagues, lawmakers are beginning to fear that the riot kicked off a coronavirus superspreader event.Lawmakers and Capitol staff on Sunday received a memo from the Capitol's attending physician warning of a possible risk of Covid-19 exposure after lawmakers were forced to gather in a secure location during the breach of the Capitol.Two Democratic lawmakers who have tested positive in the days since are blaming fellow members of Congress who refused to wear masks while sheltering in place. "Only hours after President Trump incited a deadly assault on our Capitol, our country, and our democracy, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum COVID-19 precaution and simply wear a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic — creating a superspreader event on top of...
    (CNN)Biotechnology company Moderna believes its vaccine should protect people against Covid-19 for at least a year, a top official told investors Monday."Our expectation is that the vaccination should last you at least a year," Moderna's chief medical officer Tal Zaks told the JP Morgan 39th Annual Healthcare Conference.Hospitals thought theyd see Covid-19 vaccine shortages. Sometimes, they have to throw away dosesBoth Moderna's and Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccines have won emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration.Zaks said the company will have to test people to see if adding a third dose -- a boost -- might extend protection. Currently, the vaccine is given as two doses about a month apart. Because both vaccines were only invented within the past year, no one knows how long they'll protect people."We'll have to boost people to see how well the boost works," Zaks said. "We think there is an opportunity to...
    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has asked the federal government if the state can go to Pfizer Inc and directly buy 100,000 more doses more of the coronavirus vaccine. On Monday, Whitmer sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting permission to purchase doses straight from the pharmaceutical company.  'This direct purchase will fill a two week lag in supply and ensure that we can continue to ramp up our vaccination efforts across Michigan,' she wrote. 'It is also consistent with Operation Warp Speed's commitment to deliver a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine to Americans as quickly as possible.' However, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still has more than 500,000 doses sitting unused on shelves.  Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (left) sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (right) on Monday. In the letter, Whitmer asked to buy...
    The World Health Organization (WHO) assured that its investigative mission on the origin of the pandemic, which should begin this week in China, not looking to find « a culprit. » « It is about understanding the origins of the pandemic, not finding a culprit, » said the director of health emergency issues at WHO, Michael Ryan. « It is about finding scientific answers to the interaction between man and animal. It is an absolute necessity. » What we are looking for are answers, not guilty or accused, « he stressed. WHO researchers who will study the origin of the coronavirus will arrive this week in China, Beijing announced on Monday, a year after the country’s first death from covid-19 was reported. The visit of these 10 WHO experts is a very sensitive issue for the Chinese regime, concerned that it is not considered responsible for the epidemic that has caused, at the moment, almost 2 million...
    The Netherlands, France and Germany, among others, have received their first doses. the exact date for Belgium, however, is not yet known. Lhe first doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine will be distributed in Europe from Monday, the US pharmaceutical group said in a press release. In the Netherlands, France and Germany, among others, the vaccine began to be delivered on Monday; the exact date for Belgium, however, is not yet known. Last Wednesday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission gave the green light for Moderna’s vaccine. Besides Pfizer / BioNTech, it is the second vaccine that can be used in Europe against the coronavirus. Europe has ordered 160 million doses from the American manufacturer, which will be distributed among the 27 Member States. Belgium has ordered 2 million doses, much less than the number of vaccines ordered from Pfizer / BioNTech. The Moderna vaccine is...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- Joe Biden received the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Monday.The President-elect's vaccination comes the week before he is sworn in as the next president of the United States, and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate the nation. More than 374,300 Americans have died of the virus as of Monday morning, and cases are rapidly climbing across the country.Biden received the first dose of the vaccine last month live on national television as part of an effort by his incoming administration to reassure the country of the vaccine's safety. The President-elect expressed his confidence in the vaccine and encouraged Americans to receive one as soon as it becomes available to them.The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, like the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Moderna, requires two doses administered several weeks apart in order to reach nearly 95% efficacy. Both vaccines have received emergency use authorization by the US...
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    WILMINGTON, Del. -- Joe Biden will receive the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Monday, according to the President-elect's transition team.The President-elect's vaccination will come the week before he is sworn in as the next president of the United States, and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate the nation. More than 374,300 Americans have died of the virus as of Monday morning, and cases are rapidly climbing across the country.Biden received the first dose of the vaccine last month live on national television as part of an effort by his incoming administration to reassure the country of the vaccine's safety. The President-elect expressed his confidence in the vaccine and encouraged Americans to receive one as soon as it becomes available to them.The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, like the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Moderna, requires two doses administered several weeks apart in order to reach nearly 95% efficacy. Both vaccines...
    WHO Scientific Officer Soumya Swaminathan stressed the importance of continuing to apply protective measures