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    By Emma Court | Bloomberg About one in 400,000 recipients of the Moderna Inc. Covid-19 vaccine had a severe allergic reaction to the first shot, according to a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Friday. The research, which tracked 10 cases of anaphylaxis among about 4 million doses administered through Jan. 10, concludes that such reactions to the vaccine still appear to be rare. Anaphylaxis to vaccines is uncommon but well-established — with flu shots, for instance, it occurs about 1.3 times per million doses administered, according to CDC officials. The CDC continues to emphasize the safety of Covid-19 vaccines. It recommends that only those who are allergic to a component of Covid-19 vaccines or who had a severe allergic reaction to an initial dose avoid receiving the shots. The risk of contracting Covid-19 outweighs that posed by the vaccines, officials and clinicians say....
    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 Pfizer will supply up to 40 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine to a global alliance aiming to provide poor nations with coronavirus vaccines, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday. The deal will allow Covax — co-led by the WHO — to begin delivering vaccine doses to participating countries in February, WHO's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press briefing. Tedros added that, pending emergency authorization, the program expects 150 million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine to become available for distribution in the first quarter of this year. The Covax program aims to provide 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to participating countries, which includes low- to middle-income nations, by the end of this year. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires two shots spread weeks apart,...
    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 Pfizer will supply up to 40 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine to a global alliance aiming to provide poor nations with coronavirus vaccines, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday. The deal will allow Covax — co-led by the WHO — to begin delivering vaccine doses to participating countries in February, WHO's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press briefing. The Covax program aims to provide 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to participating countries, which includes low- to-middle income nations, by the end of this year. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires two shots spread weeks apart, indicating the agreement would cover just 20 million people. Tedros said the agreement would also allow other countries with supplies of Pfizer's vaccine to donate them...
    More than one million COVID-19 vaccines were given out in the United States yesterday as Joe Biden - just two days into his presidency - laid out his 'full scale war-time' plan to reach that exact goal. Biden has been touting for several weeks now how he will aim to have 100 million Americans inoculated within his first 100 days in office. Yet just one day after his inauguration, the US recorded 1.3 million COVID-19 vaccines. The seven-day rolling average for new COVID-19 vaccines being administered is already at 940,000 a day. It came as Biden signed a new executive order on Thursday to speed up vaccine delivery and doubled-down on his plan to hand out one million doses per day. He did not address that the Trump administration had already been on that trajectory to boost the number of shots closer to the one million mark. President Joe Biden,...
    . Glastonbury Festival canceled again this year due to coronavirus pandemic LONDON, Jan 21 (.) – Glastonbury, the world’s largest music festival, has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers reported Thursday. “With great regret, we must announce that the Festival Glastonbury this year will not take place, and that this will be another year of forced cancellation for us, “British festival organizers said on Twitter.
    By Daniel Dale (CNN) — President Joe Biden delivered a factually accurate Thursday speech about the coronavirus pandemic. But then, after he signed a series of executive actions intended to address the crisis, he was asked by a reporter whether the vaccination goal he announced in December — 100 million doses administered in 100 days — is sufficiently ambitious. The question of whether the goal is too modest has arisen in part because the United States is approaching a 1-million-doses-administered-per-day level even before Biden gets to implement his plans. The nation has averaged 914,000 doses administered per day over the last week, according to data published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In defending his goal, Biden told the reporter: “When I announced it, you all said it’s not possible. Come on, give me a break, man. It’s a good start — 100 million.” Facts First:...
    Johnson & Johnson hopes to have enough COVID-19 vaccines for 100 million Americans by April as the feds ramp up nationwide inoculation efforts, a company official says. The New Jersey-based drugmaker is “going all out with its production” while it awaits results from a large-scale clinical trial that could allow the shot to be approved for emergency use in the coming weeks, according to Dr. Mark McClellan, a J&J board member and former Food and Drug Administration commissioner. “I do know that J&J is making a very large supply … with the goal of having perhaps enough vaccines for 100 million Americans by spring, by this April or so,” McClellan told CNBC Thursday evening. “That’s going to make a big difference in supply availability over the coming weeks and months if the trial does work out.” J&J expects to release data late this month from the Phase 3 trial of...
    Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden delivered a factually accurate Thursday speech about the coronavirus pandemic. But then, after he signed a series of executive actions intended to address the crisis, he was asked by a reporter whether the vaccination goal he announced in December -- 100 million doses administered in 100 days -- is sufficiently ambitious.The question of whether the goal is too modest has arisen in part because the US is approaching a 1-million-doses-administered-per-day level even before Biden gets to implement his plans. The US has averaged 914,000 doses administered per day over the last week, according to data published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But Biden defended the 100 million goal. He told the reporter: "When I announced it, you all said it's not possible. Come on, give me a break, man. It's a good start -- 100 million." Facts First: Biden's claim is...
    More On: COVID vaccine One-shot COVID vaccine may give this company an edge in vaccine rollout Nearly 2,000 COVID-19 vaccines spoiled after Boston VA cleaner accidentally unplugs freezer Doc charged with stealing COVID vaccine doses for family, friends Biden’s COVID war plan is a dud Johnson & Johnson hopes to have enough COVID-19 vaccines for 100 million Americans by April as the feds ramp up nationwide inoculation efforts, a company official says. The New Jersey-based drugmaker is “going all out with its production” while it awaits results from a large-scale clinical trial that could allow the shot to be approved for emergency use in the coming weeks, according to Dr. Mark McClellan, a J&J board member and former Food and Drug Administration commissioner. “I do know that J&J is making a very large supply … with the goal of having perhaps enough vaccines for 100 million Americans by spring,...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that a further 10 million doses of the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine could arrive in Turkey by this weekend. Speaking after prayers in Istanbul, Erdogan said delivery of a second batch of the vaccine had been approved by China. Turkey has so far received 3 million doses and has vaccinated nearly 2 million people, prioritizing health workers and the elderly, since its program started a week ago. Erdogan has said he expects a Turkish-developed vaccine to be available in May. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Mexico reported 1,803 new deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest number during the pandemic, which the number of fatalities reached 146,174, authorities from the Ministry of Health reported this Thursday. In addition, 22,339 new infections of COVID-19 were recorded, also the maximum in the emergency in the country, for a total of 1,711,283 cases confirmed. Previous highs were 1,584 deaths, on January 19, and 21,366 cases, on January 15. With these figures, Mexico ranks thirteenth in the world in number of infections and remains the fourth country with the most deaths for the pandemic, behind the United States, Brazil and India, according to the US Johns Hopkins University. Since the beginning of the pandemic in Mexico, 4,299,224 patients with a 45% positivity rate, reported the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, at a press conference. Continuous increase Among the patients studied there are 1,711,283...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s government is eagerly awaiting the Friday arrival of 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from India, while experts warn the precious cargo will do little to shore up an insufficient supply in South America’s biggest nation. Brazil’s health ministry on Thursday announced the shipment of the vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. It is expected to clear customs in Sao Paulo before being flown to Rio de Janeiro, where Brazil’s state-run Fiocruz Institute is based, the ministry said. Fiocruz has a partnership with AstraZeneca and Oxford for the vaccine’s distribution and production. The 2 million doses from India only scratch the surface of addressing the shortfall, Brazilian public health experts told The Associated Press, as millions more doses will be needed to cover priority groups, and shipments of raw materials from Asia have been delayed. “Counting doses from Butantan (Sao...
    WASHINGTON (KABC) -- President Joe Biden said Thursday help is on the way to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and reopen the economy - but because a clear national plan has been absent, Biden says it will get worse before it gets better.On his first full day in office, Biden issued another flurry of executive actions aimed at fighting what he calls a war against the pandemic."Four hundred thousand Americans have died. That's more than have died in all of World War II," Biden said. "This is a wartime undertaking.""While the vaccine provides so much hope, the rollout has been a dismal failure thus far."The Biden administration has set an ambitious goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open 100 vaccination centers by next month and the Biden administration will tackle the economic and racial inequities of coronavirus by creating a health equity task...
    Public health experts Thursday blamed COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the nation’s estimated 54 million people age 65 and over. The push that began over a week ago has not been accompanied by enough doses to meet demand, according to state and local officials, leading to frustration and confusion and limiting states’ ability to attack the outbreak that has killed over 400,000 Americans. Over the past few days, authorities in California, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida and Hawaii warned that their supplies were running out. New York City began canceling or postponing shots or stopped making new appointments because of the shortages, which President Joe Biden has vowed to turn around. The vaccine rollout so far has been “a major disappointment,” said Dr. Eric Topol, head of the Scripps Research Translational...
    Africa will have to wait “weeks if not months” before receiving Covid-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, according to various officials working towards getting doses for the continent. Close to 900 million doses have been secured so far through various initiatives, enough to inoculate about 30% of the continent’s 1.3 billion people this year. Hoarding by wealthy nations, funding shortfalls, regulations and cold chain requirements have slowed the process of rolling out the vaccines. “The world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure and the price will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the poorest countries,” warned WHO head Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus. Calls for equity have been growing. Close to 40 million doses have been administered in at least 49 higher-income countries, compared to just 25 doses given in just one of the lowest-income countries, according to Dr Tedros. “Not 25 million, not 25,000, just...
    By CARLA K. JOHNSON, BRIAN MELLEY and KAREN MATTHEWS Public health experts Thursday blamed COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the nation’s estimated 54 million people age 65 and over. The push that began over a week ago has not been accompanied by enough doses to meet demand, according to state and local officials, leading to frustration and confusion and limiting states’ ability to attack the outbreak that has killed over 400,000 Americans. Over the past few days, authorities in California, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida and Hawaii warned that their supplies were running out. New York City began canceling or postponing shots or stopped making new appointments because of the shortages, which President Joe Biden has vowed to turn around. The vaccine rollout so far has been “a major disappointment,” said Dr....
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s health ministry announced Thursday that a shipment of 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine is coming from India, a report coming as public health experts sound the alarm over insufficient supply in South America’s biggest nation. The vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, will clear customs in Sao Paulo on Friday before being flown to Rio de Janeiro, where Brazil’s state-run Fiocruz Institute is based, the ministry said. Fiocruz has a partnership with AstraZeneca and Oxford for the vaccine’s distribution and production. A flight from India planned for last week was delayed, derailing the federal government’s plan to begin immunization with the AstraZeneca shot. Instead, vaccination began using the CoronaVac shot in Sao Paulo, where the state’s Butantan Institute has a deal with Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac. Neither Fiocruz nor Butantan have received the technology from their partners to produce...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki started off her first full day by ducking the growing questions about the Biden’s administration’s vaccine rollout goal, and whether it is ambitious enough to address the Covid-19 pandemic. Near the end of Psaki’s Thursday press conference, Associated Press reporter Zeke Miller revisited a question that he had put to the president himself barely an hour earlier in the Oval Office. Noting that Biden’s goal of averaging one million Covid-19 daily doses for the first 100 days would essentially be self-fulfilling based on the current rate of vaccine administration, Miller pressed: “Shouldn’t we set the bar higher? That’s basically where the U.S. is right now.” To which Biden brushed off the reporter’s skepticism, in an exasperated reply: “When I announced it you all said it’s not possible,” he said. “Come on, give me a break, man. It’s a good start, 100 million.” As of Thursday morning,...
    (CNN)The Trump administration aimed to vaccinate 20 million Americans against Covid-19 by the end of 2020 but fell short of that goal even at the end of the term. Now, President Biden's promise to administer 100 million shots in his first 100 days in office will be put to the test. More than 17.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the first Pfizer/BioNTech shot was administered on December 14, according to the latest data from the CDC, for an average pace of about 462,000 shots per day.Biden inheriting nonexistent coronavirus vaccine distribution plan and must start from scratch, sources sayWhile significantly behind early promises overall, the pace of vaccination has steadily improved over the past five weeks. The number of doses administered in the last seven days was more than 10 times that of the first seven days of vaccine administration in the United States. And with additional...
    ▶ Watch Video: CBSN Washington — President Joe Biden is signing 10 executive orders at the White House on Thursday as part of his strategy to combat COVID-19, which has now claimed 400,000 American lives. Mr. Biden explained the outline of his plan, which entails vastly expanding testing, administering 100 million vaccine doses by the end of April and reopening the majority of K-8 schools in the next 100 days. The two authorized vaccines require two injections to be effective. The Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine requires a booster three weeks after the initial dose. Patients receiving the Moderna vaccine need a second dose after four weeks.  The U.S. was nearly on the pace of administering 1 million doses a day when Mr. Biden took office, so the country is already roughly on pace for the 100 million doses by the end of April. But 100 million doses only means 50 million...
    Washington — President Joe Biden signed 10 executive orders at the White House on Thursday as part of his national strategy to combat COVID-19, warning Americans that the pandemic which has already claimed more than 408,000 American lives is certain to get worse. "Above all our plan is to restore public trust," Mr. Biden said at the White House, appearing alongside Vice President Kamala Harris and Dr. Anthony Fauci, who will now play a more public role as the new administration embarks on its pandemic response effort. "Let me be clear, things are going to continue to get worse before it gets better," the president said. Experts expect the United States' COVID-19 death toll to reach half a million people next month. Mr. Biden promised that his administration's approach, laid out in a 200-page plan, matches the gravity of the moment, calling it a "war-time undertaking." Under the "National Strategy...
    The U.S. has administered more than 16 million coronavirus vaccines nationwide following the success of former President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) subsequent approval of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest data. The CDC’s data, last updated Wednesday, January 20, revealed that 35,990,150 doses of the vaccines have been distributed nationwide. Of those, 16,525,281 doses have been administered, with 2,161,419 receiving more than the first dose. Nearly 2 million of the 16 million-plus doses administered nationwide have been in long-term care facilities. Last week, Texas became the first state to administer an excess of one million vaccines. Overall, Republican states have appeared to fare better in the overall distribution of the vaccines, as Breitbart News’s analysis revealed. The latest data showed Texas continuing to lead by example, distributing 2,551,125 doses and administering 1,471,746 (5,076 per...
    Brazil says it will receive 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday from India
    California’s case count has hit the 3 million milestone. According to data gleaned from local public health departments across the state, there were 57,307 new cases and 700 new deaths reported from Tuesday, Jan. 19. And, of the 3.2 million vaccinations distributed throughout the state, 1.39 million have been administered, tracking showed.   California regions and ICU capacity for Jan. 19 As ICU capacity dwindles in Southern California the percentages in this graphic have been adjusted by state public health officials to represent the high levels of COVID-19 patients among all ICU patients. More actual beds may be available. Vaccines administered as of Jan. 17 The California Department of Public Health site shows a total of 3,226,775 vaccine doses, which includes the first and second dose, have been shipped to local health departments and health care systems as of Jan. 17. The totals of vaccines administered across six different...
    SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians to “hold me accountable” to a goal of administering 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 10 days, but nearly two weeks later a series of data collection problems have left state officials unable to offer clear evidence of success or failure. A spokesperson for the California Department of Public Health said Wednesday that it’s likely Newsom reached the 1 million mark over 12 days, not 10 days as promised, but noted that coding errors and data lags have hampered the state’s efforts to accurately count and publicly report how many doses are administered each day. Newsom’s self-prescribed litmus test was announced as pressures mounted for him to address the state’s slow vaccination rollout, which has left hundreds of thousands of doses sitting on shelves despite the public’s desperate need for the lifesaving drug. “We’ve learned a lot about how significant the...
    Respond to new variants of the coronavirus, acceleration of vaccination, establishment of a joint certificate: the Twenty-Seven meet Thursday evening for a new summit by videoconference devoted to the fight against the pandemic. This 9th virtual meeting of EU heads of state and government on the health crisis will be held from 6:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. GMT). And this at a time when several countries, such as Germany, are toughening their measures to try to counter the spread of variants of the coronavirus (British, South African), which are more contagious. The Dutch government plans to enforce a curfew from 8:30 p.m. In France, it has been brought forward to 6 p.m. since Saturday. But Europeans are also anxious to preserve the functioning of the internal market and in particular cross-border transport of goods. The Germans propose that tests and quarantines be required in the EU for travelers coming from...
    > SEE the file: “Covid-19: the race for vaccination” It is in Israel that the expression “vaccine race” takes on its most meaning. Leading the acceleration of the logistics chain for deliveries, the country, as large as two to three French departments, administered 2.55 million doses, according to data compiled by the Covidtracker site on January 18, i.e. almost a quarter of the population. Before everyone else, the Hebrew state has obtained millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccine. As a result, some 3.6% of Israelis have already received the two doses necessary for optimal protection. Among the 60 countries or territories, which account for 61% of the world population, having launched their vaccination campaign, Israel holds, to date, the pole position. To achieve this success, the Israeli government ordered a total of fourteen million doses – capable of immunizing seven million people – from the Pfizer-BioNTech laboratories and …...
    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — India sent 1 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine to Nepal on Thursday, a gift that is likely to help repair strained ties between the two neighbors. Nepal health minister Hridayesh Tripathi said the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine, manufactured under license by Serum Institute of India, will be given to health workers and other front-line personnel within a week to 10 days. Tripathi said Nepal would like to purchase 4 million more doses, and asked for the Indian government’s help. There was no immediate response from Indian officials who were the airport when the vaccine arrived. Nepal foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali flew to India last week to formally request the vaccine. India, the world’s largest vaccine producer, began supplying coronavirus vaccine to its neighbors this week as it attempts to strike a balance between maintaining enough doses to inoculate its own people and helping developing...
    "We are not lacking the infrastructure. We are lacking the vaccine." Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said in a letter to the Biden Administration, a copy of which was seen by Cleveland.com. Getty/David Greedy Thousands of first-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been canceled due to state shortages of supply. According to the CDC, 16 million doses have been administered in the US as of Wednesday. President Biden is already facing pressure to fix the country's unsuccessful inoculation efforts. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Multiple states have reported they are running out of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, resulting in the cancellation of tens of thousands of scheduled first-dose appointments, according to a new report from the Associated Press. Barely a month after vaccines first became available in the US, states are facing frustrating supply shortages for seemingly no discernible reason, at the same time that the federal...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — California reported its second-highest number of COVID-19 deaths Wednesday but also a dip in hospitalizations below 20,000 for the first time since Dec. 27. The total of 694 new deaths is second to the record 708 reported Jan. 8, according to the state Department of Public Health. Hospitalizations stood at 19,979. California officials are pinning their hopes on President Joe Biden as they struggle to obtain coronavirus vaccines to curb a coronavirus surge that has packed hospitals and morgues. Doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been arriving haphazardly as they make their way from the source to counties, cities, and hospitals. California should have spent more money helping its smaller counties battle the coronavirus, state Auditor Elaine Howle said Tuesday, criticizing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration for favoring places with big populations despite data showing the needs of rural areas “were at least the same if not greater.”...
    It is in the nature of presidential candidates and new presidents: to promise great things. Just a few months before his inauguration in 1961, President John F. Kennedy promised that he would send a man to the moon before the decade was out. That promise was kept, but many others were not, such as Bill Clinton’s to achieve universal health care or George HW Bush’s not to generate new taxes. Now, during a once-in-a-century pandemic, Joe Biden has promised to provide 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in his first 100 days in office. “This team will help get 100 million doses into the arms of Americans in the first 100 days,” Biden said at the Dec. 8 press conference in which he introduced his health team. AMBITIOUS CHALLENGE After that statement, the Biden campaign clarified that it had meant that 50 million people would receive their two doses. They...
    Dozens of new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Connecticut, which continues combating the post-holiday surge of the virus across the country. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that there were 30,461 COVID-19 tests administered statewide on Tuesday, Jan. 19, resulting in 1,915 positive cases for a 6.29 positive infection rate. The infection rate is up from 5.65 percent the previous day and from more than 10 percent last week. Seventeen COVID-19 patients were discharged from Connecticut hospitals, as the number dropped to 1,124 statewide, though 44 new fatalities brought the death toll to 6,726 since the pandemic began. A total of 234,134 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Connecticut out of more than 5.35 million tested. Lamont noted that nearly 1.4 million Connecticut residents currently qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine, but the state is only expecting to receive approximately 45,000 doses each week from the federal government, leading to a...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are pinning their hopes on President-elect Joe Biden as they struggle to obtain coronavirus vaccines to curb a coronavirus surge that has packed hospitals and morgues. Doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been arriving haphazardly as they make their way from the federal government through the state and finally to counties, cities and hospitals. San Francisco’s public health department said it was likely to run out of vaccine on Thursday, in part because the state pulled back on administering a batch of Moderna shots after several health workers had a bad reaction. The county health department received 12,000 doses last week but fewer than 2,000 doses this week, although local hospitals had their own supplies. But Mayor London Breed said she was “ready to celebrate” when Biden takes office on Wednesday, believing there will be more support. Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous with...
    Quito – In the next three weeks, the Government will vaccinate against the coronavirus medical personnel, elderly people in geriatric centers and those who care for them, in the 24 provinces of the country, once it is confirmed that this afternoon the first doses will arrive from the manufacturer Pfizer and its partner Biontech and the pilot phase will begin. The first phase includes 86,000 doses. The distribution will be in more than 90 health units in 44 cantons in the 24 provinces. Initially and simultaneously it will be vaccinated this Thursday, in Quito, Guayaquil and part of the medicine will go to Cuenca for a logistical issue at the Pablo Arturo Suárez hospitals in the capital, Guasmo Sur in the main port and Vicente Corral in Cuenca. The Minister of Health, Juan Carlos ZevallosAs an example, he indicated that 120 people from the medical area will...
    VIDEO5:2005:20Jim Cramer on what changes Biden could make to cause the market to 'explode'Squawk Box The U.S. stock market could roar higher if President-elect Joe Biden is able to smooth out the country's rocky start to Covid vaccinations, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday, just a few hours before the Democrat is sworn into office. "It's pure chaos. I predicted it would be pure chaos. I never thought it would be this bad," Cramer said of the vaccine rollout on "Squawk Box." "If President Biden just says on Day One, 'It's a do-over. We've got plans, military get ready,' I think this market could explode." There is a need for additional stimulus to support Americans and businesses who have been hurt by the pandemic, Cramer said. However, he contended the most necessary fuel for the stock market to continue its robust recovery from pandemic-era lows is the timely manner...
    EFE Latam Videos Mexico reports 1,584 deaths from covid-19, the maximum during the pandemic Mexico, Jan 19 (EFE) .- Mexico reported 1,584 new deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest number of deaths during the pandemic, bringing the number of fatalities to 142,832, authorities of the Health Secretary. The previous figure was 1,314 deaths and had been reported a week ago. In addition, 18,894 new coronavirus infections were recorded for a total of 1,668,396 confirmed cases. With these data, Mexico ranks thirteenth in the world in the number of infections and remains the fourth country in the world with the most deaths from the pandemic, behind the United States, Brazil and India, according to the US Johns Hopkins University. Since the beginning of the pandemic in Mexico, 4,190,185 patients have been studied with a positivity rate of 44%, reported Alethse de la Torre, general director of...
    Yahoo News Masaryk, from a luxury avenue in Mexico to a ghost zone MEXICO CITY, (EL UNIVERSAL) .- The economic blow of the covid-19 pandemic has caused the closure of luxury stores in the most exclusive areas of Mexico City, causing rents to fall between 15 and 20% in avenues like Masaryk, in Polanco; the Madero pedestrian street in the Historic Center, as well as in Altavista or Santa Fe. According to the firm specialized in the real estate sector Lamudi, derived from the health contingency, the stores have had to close a good part of their premises, as has been seen in the main commercial corridors of the capital. In the case of Masaryk alone, in December 32 stores had been reported to close, including boutiques, wedding dress and jewelry stores, while most of the firms have focused on maintaining their sales through various e-commerce platforms Lamudi highlighted that...
    ROME — Italy’s virus czar is pressing ahead with plans to take legal action against Pfizer after the U.S. pharmaceutical company announced delays in delivering pre-ordered COVID-19 vaccines to Europe. Domenico Arcuri said he had secured unanimous backing from Italy’s regional governors to take civil or criminal action, where possible. In a statement late Tuesday, he said: “It was unanimously decided that such action will be taken in the coming days.” Pfizer confirmed last week it would temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe and Canada while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion doses per year at its Belgium plant. Arcuri said the delay would amount to a 29% reduction in upcoming deliveries to Italy. In announcing the impending legal action, Arcuri said: “The health care of Italian citizens isn’t negotiable.” As of Wednesday, Italy had administered more than 1.2 million vaccine shots, or 76% of the doses already delivered to...
    The Government of Russia plans to administer the vaccine Sputnik V against him coronavirus to almost 70 million people, half of its population, until June, assured the head of Industry and Commerce, Denís Mánturov. « About 70 million doses should be distributed nationwide and administered to the population until June. To be more exact, 68 million people should be vaccinated in this period, » the minister told the Vesti station. FM. The country, with a population of more than 140 million inhabitants, began on December 5 the immunization campaign against the coronavirus and to date one million people received the vaccine. Sputnik V, the first vaccine registered in the world, it was developed by the Nikolai Gamaleya Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology with funding from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). The inoculation consists of two doses that are applied with an interval of...
    As the United States’ COVID-19 death toll topped the once-unthinkable mark of 400,000 lives lost Tuesday, California reached a milestone of its own, surging past 3 million coronavirus cases as the state endures one of the worst outbreaks in the country. There is mounting evidence that the massive increase in cases that swamped hospitals in much of California over the past two months is finally abating. But any optimism is tempered by frustration at the slow rollout across the state of the vaccines that will ultimately end the pandemic, and the specter of vaccine shortages for weeks if not months to come. Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody warned they could run out of doses soon. She said her agency and others like it around the state have been hampered by an inconsistent supply, and 21,000 doses it received were from a batch of the Moderna vaccine that...
    As the United States’ COVID-19 death toll topped the once-unthinkable mark of 400,000 lives lost Tuesday, California reached a milestone of its own, surging past 3 million coronavirus cases as the state endures one of the worst outbreaks in the country. There is mounting evidence that the massive increase in cases that swamped hospitals in much of California over the past two months is finally abating. But any optimism is also being tempered by frustration at the slow rollout across the state of the vaccines that will ultimately end the pandemic, and the specter of vaccine shortages for weeks if not months to come. State Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly reported Tuesday that the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in California is in decline, as is the number being treated in intensive care units and the percentage of coronavirus tests that come back positive. The basic...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Vaccine supply issues continued to plague California on Tuesday even as other indicators about the spread of the coronavirus showed what the top health official called “rays of hope” amid the deadliest days of the pandemic. San Francisco’s public health department said its likely to run out of vaccine Thursday, in part because the state pulled back on administering a batch of Moderna shots after several health workers in San Diego had a bad reaction. The county health department received 12,000 doses last week and had expected the same amount this week, but received only 1,775. Local hospitals including the University of California, San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente have larger supplies available. Still, “This unreliable source makes it very hard to plan,” public health director Dr. Grant Colfax said. Sacramento County Public Health has just 975 doses allocated for this week, and area hospitals...
    South Africa has the highest number of infections in Africa More than a third of all Covid-19 cases in Africa have been in South Africa and numbers are surging with the emergence of a new variant of the virus. But unlike some other badly hit countries in the world, South Africa is yet to start its vaccination programme. Has South Africa got Covid vaccines? President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa has so far secured twenty million doses, due to be delivered in the first half of 2021. But there’s no detailed timeline for a programme aiming to vaccinate as many as forty million people. Health care workers and patients in the temporary outside area Steve Biko Academic Hospital created to screen and treat suspected Covid-19 cases on January 11, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. According to the Gauteng Department of Health, the hospital has noted a sharp increase in...
    Savannah Rychcik January 19, 2021 0 Comments Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is warning New York City will have to cancel appointments after Thursday if they do not receive another supply of COVID-19 vaccines. “At the rate we are going, we will begin to run out on Thursday, this Thursday, two days from now and we will have literally nothing left to give as of Friday,” de Blasio said during a press briefing on Tuesday. He added, “What does that mean? It means if we don’t get more vaccine quickly, a new supply of vaccine, we will have to cancel appointments and no longer give shots after Thursday for the remainder of the week at a lot of our sites.” Watch his comments below: Mayor Bill de Blasio says NYC will run out of vaccine doses by Thursday and will have to cancel many appointments after that...
    This Tuesday, the Government of Mexico received a new shipment of Pfizer vaccines against COVID-19 and this will be the last one until next February 15. What is this about? The Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, explained on Monday that the ‘stop’ in shipments is caused by an improvement in the pharmaceutical plant in Europe. “Pfizer is making a technological adaptation to its main plant, in Belgium. What this implies is that it has than stop machines to make physical adaptations to that infrastructure, “he said. So the vaccination plan will have to be suspended? Apparently not. This Tuesday, Marcelo Ebrard, Secretary of Foreign Relations, reported that the space between Pfizer shipments will be ‘filled’ by shipments of the Russian ‘Sputnik V’ vaccine and the one designed by CanSino Biologics. Taken from YouTube Next week, Russia will send our country 400 thousand doses, which will...
    Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard presented on Tuesday the schedule of shipments of vaccines against COVID-19 that are scheduled between January and March. With those injections, plus those that were already sent by Pfizer in the first days of January, the federal government expects that 14.1 million people will have already been vaccinated against the new coronavirus by the end of the third month of the year. The inventory of the doses against the new coronavirus consists of injections from Pfizer, CanSino Biologics, AstraZeneca and ‘Sputnik V’. Pfizer After the shipment that will arrive in Monterrey and Mexico City on Tuesday (of 219,375 doses), the US pharmaceutical company will not resume shipments until February 15. The restart of this process will begin with a shipment of 781,950 doses. In total, by March the Government of Mexico will have 4 million 331 thousand 925 Pfizer vaccines against...
    President-elect Joe Biden outlined his plan to roll out coronavirus vaccinations once in office, which includes getting more people vaccinated, making more vaccination sites and increasing the supply of vaccines. Biden’s plan is ambitious and seeks to smooth out current kinks in the system that Biden blamed on President Donald Trump. Despite Biden referring to Trump’s coronavirus vaccine rollout plan as a “dismal failure,” most of the blame lies on logistical and state-wide issues, not Trump. Biden has pledged to get 100 million arms injected with the vaccine within 100 days, according to CNN. “This is a time to set big goals to pursue them with courage and conviction, because the health of the nation is literally at stake,” Biden said, CNN reported. Biden’s original plan as of December 2020 was to distribute 100 million vaccines in his first 100 days, meaning that only 50 million people would be vaccinated since...
    Joe Biden's new CDC director has said the incoming administration plans to bring in the military and medical students to ramp up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, as just 4.5 percent of Americans have so far received a shot. Dr. Rochelle Wallensky told Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos Tuesday morning that the CDC will commission military medical personnel, retirees and nursing and medical students to make sure there are enough people 'on the ground' to get shots into the arms of Americans.   Wallensky said they will also make the vaccine more 'accessible' by launching mobile vans and giving pharmacies doses as she vowed that the incoming administration will focus on 'the science'.     Biden announced an ambitious target Thursday to get 100 million Americans vaccinated in his first 100 days in office as part of his $1.9 trillion 'American Rescue Plan'.  So far, the US has administered just 14.7 million shots of the vaccine...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Amazonian city of Manaus in Brazil began administering vaccines against the coronavirus, providing a ray of hope for the rainforest’s biggest city whose health system is collapsing amid an increase in infections and dwindling oxygen supplies. Amazonas state Gov. Wilson Lima led a ceremony that kicked off the vaccination campaign Monday night in Manaus, an isolated riverside city of 2.2 million people. Vanda Ortega, 33, a member of the Witoto ethnicity and a nurse technician, received the first dose of CoronaVac, a vaccine developed by Beijing-based biopharmaceutical company Sinovac. “I want to thank God and our ancestors,” said Ortega, who is also a volunteer nurse in her Indigenous community. Brazil on Monday began rolling out its national immunization program with 6 million doses of CoronaVac in almost a dozen states, and hopes to receive 46 million doses up to April to distribute among...
    VIDEO3:0303:03Signs of a Covid peak, getting back to normal lifeThe News with Shepard Smith President-elect Joe Biden's Covid Advisory Board member Dr. Celine Gounder slammed the Trump administration's piecemeal Covid response as some states across the U.S. scramble to get the vaccine doses they need.  “I think we've already had too much of a patchwork response across the states," Gounder said in a Monday evening interview on "The News with Shepard Smith." In a Friday coronavirus briefing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the federal government is sending his state 50,000 fewer doses of the vaccine than the week before. The state was getting fewer doses as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded vaccine eligibility to anyone over the age of 65 on Jan. 12. On Monday, Cuomo sent a letter to Pfizer asking if the state of New York could buy vaccines directly from the company....
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom said his state had administered more doses of the coronavirus vaccine than any other state, even though the majority of doses received had yet to be administered. On Twitter, Newsom acknowledged that the state needed to do more – but said that it had administered 40% of its doses to health care workers and the state’s most vulnerable populations. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that California was among the states that had administered the highest number doses – at more than 1.07 million. Texas, however, had administered 1.16 million. GOV. NEWSOM WON'T JUMP VACCINE LINE: ‘DON’T THINK THAT WILL SIT WELL’  Still, other data paints a slightly more nuanced picture. California is the most populous state in the U.S. with almost 40 million people, dwarfing second-place Texas, which has about 29 million people. Consequently, the Golden State has received more doses...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Monday became the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections. The grim milestone, as tallied by Johns Hopkins University, wasn’t entirely unexpected in a state with 40 million residents but its speed stunning. The state only reached 2 million reported cases on Dec. 24. The first coronavirus case in California was confirmed last Jan. 25. It took 292 days to get to 1 million infections on Nov. 11 and 44 days to top 2 million. California’s caseload is also far ahead of other large states. Texas had more than 2 million and Florida topped 1.5 million. The state has recorded more than 33,600 deaths related to COVID-19. A caseload surge that began last fall has strained hospitals and especially intensive care units as a percentage of the infected — typically estimated to be around 12% by public health officials —...
    EFE videos Panama enables schools for the vaccination campaign against covid-19 Panama, Jan 18 (EFE) .- The president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, announced this Monday the qualification of 1,101 vaccination centers against covid-19 in schools throughout the country, while the first tens of thousands of doses are expected arrive this week. “For phase 2, 3 and 4 (…) schools and colleges will be used as vaccination centers, there are 1,101 centers nationwide,” declared the Panamanian president, during the inauguration of facilities for patients with coronavirus in the City of Health, a controversial and millionaire hospital complex accused of corruption. According to the authorities’ forecasts, the first 40,000 doses of the Pfizer / BioNtech vaccine are expected to arrive in Panama this week, to begin a vaccination process divided into five phases in this first quarter. “It will already be announced what day, or night, the first batch of vaccines will...
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar stated that the incoming Biden administration is purposely attempting to make the coronavirus vaccine situation look worse than it is “so they can look like heroes when they come in and just carry forward the momentum that we have established.” Azar specifically noted President-Elect Biden’s promise to have 100 million vaccines administered by the end of his first 100 days and stated that if they’ve only done 100 million vaccinations by the end of April, “it will be a tragic squandering of the opportunity that we have handed them.” Azar said, “We have now made available close to 50 million doses of unbelievably effective vaccine to the governors to get out there. Over 31 million doses have been distributed, 14 million have been, as of Friday, actually administered. There was always going to be a ramp-up...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked Pfizer if he can buy COVID-19 vaccines directly from the drug manufacturer to speed up the vaccination process because the US government is not providing enough supply. Cuomo wrote to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Monday with his request after slamming the Trump administration for not increasing the supply of vaccine doses New York is receiving despite increasing the number of people now eligible. So far, New York has used up just over one million of the 1.8 million doses the state has been allocated.  There are currently 7 million New Yorkers eligible for the vaccine after the federal government expanded the criteria to include those aged over 65.  In his letter to Pfizer, Cuomo asked if he could bypass the federal government and buy direct from the manufacturer because they weren't part of Operation Warp Speed.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 15, 2020.Andrew Kelly | Reuters New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Monday for the ability to buy Covid-19 vaccine doses directly from the company. The request comes after an alarmingly slow start to the national vaccine rollout, with the country millions of injections short of the Trump administration's initial projections. As of Jan. 15, the U.S. had distributed more than 31 million doses and administered just over 12 million. Health officials had hoped to inject 20 million Americans by the end of 2020. Cuomo, a Democrat, blamed the Trump administration for failing to send enough vaccine doses to his state. This week, he said, New York would receive 250,000 doses — 50,000 fewer than the week before. In his letter to Bourla, Cuomo...
    NEWS TO BE FOLLOWED – Pfizer / BioNTech delivery delay caught at the end of the quarter The Minister for Industry Agnès Panier-Runnacher assured that the delay in delivery of vaccines from Pfizer / BioNTech will be caught up “At the end of the 1st trimester”, remaining however “Vigilant”. “The schedule calls for a drop in delivery of 140,000 doses this week and, starting next week, we will have 520,000 weekly deliveries”, as originally planned, she told CNews. Friday, the two laboratories announced unexpectedly not to be able to provide the amount of doses to which they had committed, triggering the wrath of European countries, already criticized for the slowness of the vaccination campaign. They then assured the next day that they had put in place a “plan” to limit delays in the delivery of their vaccine to one week, while Europe feared that the deliveries...
    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...
    BORIS Johnson has announced that more than four MILLION Brits have now had the Covid vaccine - including half of over-80s and care home residents.  The PM unveiled the bumper new stats as ministers geared the country up for phase two of the jabs rollout, which will see it offered to all over 70s.  ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Boris Johnson revealed over 4 million Brits had had a Covid jabCredit: ©Heathcliff O'Malley, All Rights Reserved, not to be published in any format without prio 5 Speaking during a visit to the OxfordBiomedica factory, he said: "We've done about four million people in this country which is obviously encouraging.  "We've now down more than half of the over 80s, half of the people in care homes, the elderly residents of care homes.   "Those groups remain a top priority but it's right that...
    The next month could see the COVID-19 death toll in the US surpass half a million, a nominee for President-elect Biden’s administration warned. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who is Biden’s pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that there will be “dark weeks ahead” in the pandemic after the new administration takes office. “By the middle of February, we expect half a million deaths in this country,” Walensky told CBS anchor Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” on Sunday. She added that Americans “still haven’t seen the ramifications of what happened from the holiday travel,” which could mean more hospitalizations and deaths. The US on Monday was nearing the 400,000 virus-related deaths since the pandemic began. Biden has pledged to deliver 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the first 100 days of his presidency as one of his top priorities. “We have looked carefully and...
    More On: Coronavirus Breath of a salesman: Over 100 COVID cases linked to traveling ‘superspreader’ Norway finds no evidence that COVID vaccine caused deaths Tough cell: Germany to hold COVID quarantine violators in detention centers China calls Pompeo ‘Mr. Lies’ after Wuhan lab ‘conspiracy theory’ The next month could see the COVID-19 death toll in the US surpass half a million, a nominee for President-elect Biden’s administration warned. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who is Biden’s pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that there will be “dark weeks ahead” in the pandemic after the new administration takes office. “By the middle of February, we expect half a million deaths in this country,” Walensky told CBS anchor Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” on Sunday. She added that Americans “still haven’t seen the ramifications of what happened from the holiday travel,” which could mean more hospitalizations and...
    President-elect Joe Bidens call to vaccinate 100 million people in 100 days against COVID-19 is not only doable but was the "original plan," Operation Warp Speed chief scientific adviser Dr. Moncef Slaoui said Monday.  "Our plan has always been to be able to produce and distribute 200 million doses of vaccine between the middle of December and the end of the month of March, in the first quarter of the year 2021," Slaoui, who has resigned his post but is staying on for another month to assist with the new administrations transition period, said on Fox Business "Mornings With Maria." "Thats enough vaccine doses to immunize fully 100 million Americans with two doses of vaccine." Slaoui acknowledged that the immunization process has gone slower than had been hoped for or expected, but said that now, vaccinations have climbed to 900,000 people a day being immunized. "We look forward to frankly learning...
    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. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that most vaccine makers have targeted locations where "profits are highest." Tedros kicked off the 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. "It's...
    “With the acceleration of the vaccination campaign in nursing homes (accommodation establishment for dependent elderly people), we will have largely reached the million French people vaccinated by the end of the month.“, he declared to the press, after having visited the vaccination center of the Grenoble University Hospital where he himself worked as a neurologist. “Not everyone can be vaccinated in a day or a week, not because the logistics would not follow, but because the challenge is to have enough doses to vaccinate all French people.“, he warned, however, after this short visit organized on the occasion of the opening of vaccinations to all people over 75 years old and to those with” high risk “pathologies (chronic renal failure , cancer under treatment …). Vaccination has hitherto been reserved for certain priority groups including nursing home residents or caregivers. “Whenever doses arrive, we make them immediately available, we...
    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on his social media accounts that he will be the first in the country to Vaccinego against him Covid-19 with a drug created by the Chinese Sinopharm. « I announce today that to build confidence in the Vaccinetion and encourage the fight against infection by CoronavirusI’ll be the first to Vaccinerme, « Hun Sen was quoted as saying by the Khmer Times newspaper. He added that last Friday he accepted the Chinese proposal to supply one million doses of the Vaccine of Sinopharm and emphasized that for the Cambodian population the Vaccinetion will be free. The prime minister acknowledged that one million doses are not enough for the country and pointed out that in the future the Government plans VaccineThere are between 10 and 13 million citizens, which corresponds to 80 percent of the population. The Vaccine from...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California reported 669 COVID-19 deaths — the second-highest daily death count — on Saturday and the nation’s most populous county announced it had detected its first case of a more transmissible strain of the coronavirus Public health authorities in Los Angeles County confirmed its first case of the variant of COVID-19 first detected in the United Kingdom. It was identified in a man who recently spent time in the county. The man has traveled to Oregon, where he is isolating. Although his is the first confirmed case of the variant, health officials believe it is already spreading in a county that surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases on Saturday. Although the variant does not appear to make people sicker, it spreads more easily, which could result in more infections, and with them, additional hospitalizations in a region hit hard by the surge. “The presence of the U.K....
    Originally Published by: Coronavirus has infected 1 in 3 people in Los Angeles since start of pandemic: officials NJ expands COVID-19 vaccine to smokers but teachers, other essential workers kept waiting Texas surpasses 2M coronavirus cases, second highest in US Los Angeles County this weekend surpassed 1 million COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic and reported its first case of the more contagious variant that was initially discovered in the United Kingdom last year. On Saturday, the county recorded more than 14,000 cases and some 253 deaths and 7,597 hospitalizations, statistics from the country’s department of public health show. The figures push Los Angeles to the top county in the nation in terms of COVID-19 cases, totaling more than the next two counties, Cook and Maricopa, combined. Though California has been among the strictest states in the nation in implementing restrictions, it has continued to see a surge...
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN)Amid a devastating resurgence of the coronavirus in parts of Brazil, federal health officials have finally voted to authorize two vaccines for emergency use. Sunday, Brazilian regulatory agency Anvisa approved both the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and the Coronavac vaccine.Minutes later, Monica Calazans, a Black nurse from downtown São Paulo, became the first Brazilian to be vaccinated. Calazans, who is at high risk for Covid-19 complications and works in an ICU that has been at 90% capacity or above since April, exploded into tears before receiving the Coronavac shot.Health care in Brazils Amazonas state in collapse as Covid-19 infections surge"You don't understand what this means to me," she told São Paulo state governor João Doria.Brazil is the country hit hardest by Covid-19 in Latin America. It has recorded more than 8 million cases and more than 200,000 deaths from coronavirus. While several of its neighbors have already approved vaccines...
    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...
    . videos The Chinese vaccine is the only list in Brazil to start immunization Sao Paulo, Jan 17 . .- A team of more than 370 people works around the clock in the inspection, packaging and labeling of “Coronavac”, the vaccine developed by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac and the Butantan Institute, which for having 6 millions of ready doses, it is the only option if you want to start vaccination in Brazil. This Sunday the Coronavac and the Oxford vaccine received the endorsement of the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa, regulator) to be used in an emergency in the country, but Brazil only has ready doses of the Chinese antidote, which has a 50.4% effective and until today it is the only option with which immunization can be started. The vaccine developed by the AstraZeneca laboratory and the University of Oxford was the great bet of the Government of Jair...
    EFE videos The Chinese vaccine is the only list in Brazil to start immunization Sao Paulo, Jan 17 (EFE) .- A team of more than 370 people works around the clock in the inspection, packaging and labeling of “Coronavac”, the vaccine developed by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac and the Butantan Institute, which for having 6 millions of ready doses, it is the only option if you want to start vaccination in Brazil. This Sunday the Coronavac and the Oxford vaccine received the endorsement of the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa, regulator) to be used in an emergency in the country, but Brazil only has ready doses of the Chinese antidote, which has a 50.4% effective and until today it is the only option with which immunization can be started. The vaccine developed by the AstraZeneca laboratory and the University of Oxford was the great bet of the Government of Jair...
    “The feasibility is quite clear,” insisted on the NBC channel, Dr. Fauci, face of the fight against the virus in the United States since the start of the pandemic. “There is no doubt about it. It is doable.” If two vaccines have been developed, tested and validated by the health authorities in record time, the pace of vaccination, deemed too slow, is criticized in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the largest federal public health agency in the United States, 31.1 million doses have already been delivered, but less than 40% have been administered (12.2 million). In addition, some states, including New York, have warned that they risk running out of doses next week, due to a lack of sufficient deliveries coordinated by the federal government, after having significantly accelerated their vaccination campaign. At the same time, the country is experiencing the worst phase of...
    Jurgen Klopp strikes positive tone, says Liverpool belief hasn’t wavered 45 fun, cheap things to do with kids indoors Biden CDC pick confident theres enough Covid vaccine to meet target amid confusion over stockpile President-elect Joe Biden's top health officials are confident the U.S. will have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses to meet his goal of inoculating 100 million people in 100 days. The U.S. has delivered over 31.1 million vaccine doses across the country so far, but only 12.3 million people have been inoculated, according to the most recent CDC data. Biden's incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that the new administration is "inheriting a huge mess." © Provided by CNBC Rochelle Walensky, who has been nominated to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks after US President-elect Joe Biden...
    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...
    (CNN)It's been over a month now since the first Covid-19 vaccines were distributed in the United States, and we still haven't reached the initial goal set out for 20 million Americans to be vaccinated -- one initially set for the end of 2020. That has come and gone, and the promised windfall of doses being released from the federal reserve turned out to be a false hope, as the reserve had already been exhausted. The federal government led by President Donald Trump has over-promised and under-delivered. As more and more Americans want the vaccine, we're getting more shots into arms, but not enough.The number of Americans vaccinated with at least one dose as of Friday stands at 10.6 million, according to the CDC. The number of total doses administered stands at 12.3 million. That's an increase of more than 5 million from last Friday, which equals to a little less...
    Rochelle Walensky, who has been nominated to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks after US President-elect Joe Biden announced his team tasked with dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on December 8, 2020.Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden's top health officials are confident the United States will have enough coronavirus vaccine doses to meet the incoming administration's goal of inoculating 100 million people in 100 days despite a slower-than-expected rollout of the life-saving drugs. "That is what the president elect has promised. It will be a hefty lift, but we have enough to do that," Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Biden's pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. The president-elect has vowed to place suppressing the virus as a top priority once he's sworn into office in the...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci says it might be possible for President-Elect Joe Biden to speed up the coronavirus vaccine distribution process within his administration’s first 100 days. NBC’s Chuck Todd held an interview with Fauci on Meet The Press in order to focus on the setbacks America has witnessed so far in the vaccine rollout. When Todd arrived at Biden’s promise for America to have 100 million inoculations in his first 100 days, he asked Fauci how long it would take for that to happen if Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to boost manufacturing. Fauci answered that there’s “no doubt” about the feasibility of Biden’s plan, and it “can be done.” “I can tell you one thing that’s clear is that the issue of getting 100 million doses in the first 100 days, is absolutely a doable thing,” Fauci said. “What the president-elect is going to do...
    Several Midwest states have reported dramatic decreases in new COVID-19 infections while cases spike in places like Washington, DC, as Dr Anthony Fauci on Sunday backed President-elect Joe Biden's plan to vaccinate 100 million in 100 days. While the US is reporting more than 23.7 million infections and nearly 400,000 deaths, some states have seen a decrease in active cases. But others are still grappling with an increase in hospitalizations, cases and deaths.  A coronavirus projection from the University of Washington estimates more than 566,000 deaths by May 1 in the US, a figure that could be lowered by thousands with a nationwide mask mandate.  States like North Dakota, which has been under a mask mandate since November, reported significant decreases in COVID-19 cases. Medical professionals have credited the state's mask mandate for the drastic reduction of infections. North Dakota Gov Doug Burgum on Friday said mid-November active cases dropped...
    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.”...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon finalized a deal with Pfizer on Sunday for 2.1 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine amid surge in infections that has overwhelmed the country’s health care system. The doses are to arrive in Lebanon starting early February, according to Lebanon’s health ministry. The government’s statement said the Pfizer vaccines will be complemented with another 2.7 million doses from the U.N.-led program to provide for countries in need. It gave no date for when those doses are expected to arrive but said the agreement was signed in October. A lawmaker earlier told The Associated Press the Pfizer deal being negotiated is for $18 a dose, a price that takes into consideration Lebanon’s economic troubles, and is expected to cover 20% of the population for free. Another 2 million doses are being negotiated in coordination with Lebanon’s private sector and the other international pharmaceutical companies that have developed...
    “There may be fluctuations in orders and shipping schedules at our Puurs, Belgium, facility in the immediate future to allow rapid production volumes to increase,” the company said. Pfizer’s statement comes after Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Sweden protested, through a joint letter, that the delivery of vaccines was delayed between three and four weeks. In the letter, the nations indicated that the situation was “unacceptable” and that it “diminished the credibility of the vaccination process.” The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the chief executive of Pfizer had guaranteed the delivery of all the doses ordered by the block by the first quarter of 2021. The company did not specify which markets will be affected by the drop in deliveries. The Mexican administration has a contract to acquire 34 million doses of Pfizer, which will allow 17 million Mexicans...
    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...
    By The Associated Press BERLIN — Germany has carried out more than a million vaccinations as new infections and deaths remain high and officials mull whether to increase lockdown measures. Figures released by the national disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, on Saturday showed nearly 1.05 million vaccinations have been recorded — 79,759 more than a day earlier — in the nation of 83 million people. Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country’s 16 state governors will consult Tuesday on how to proceed with lockdown measures, which are currently due to expire on Jan. 31. On Saturday, Germany recorded 18,678 confirmed cases in the previous 24 hours and another 980 deaths. It says there have been 139 cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days — far above the maximum of 50 authorities want to reach. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: Spain confident of vaccine program despite delay after record...
    SACRAMENTO -- More Californians than ever are dying from the coronavirus -- a knee-bucking 525 every day - and with the number expected to keep climbing state officials said Friday they are sending more refrigerated trailers to act as makeshift morgues for overwhelmed county coroner's offices.There are now 98 of the trailers to help county coroners store bodies "with respect and dignity," Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci said. In Los Angeles County, where on average a person dies every 6 minutes, temporary storage facilities have been set up in the parking lot adjacent to the coroner's office. The Office of Emergency Services is using state hospitalization data to anticipate how many people may die in coming weeks. The state analyzes multiple models to try to predict hospitalizations and deaths. The "ensemble" projection that combines all the models is estimating another 10,000 people will die in the next three...
    Reuters January 16, 2021 0 Comments The governors of several states accused the Trump administration on Friday of deception in pledging to immediately distribute millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses from a stockpile that the U.S. health secretary has since acknowledged does not exist. Confusion over a vaccine supply windfall that was promised to governors but failed to materialize arose as scattered shortages emerged on the frontlines of the most ambitious and complex immunization campaign in U.S. history, prompting at least one large New York healthcare system to cancel a slew of inoculation appointments. Just 10.6 million Americans have received a shot since federal regulators last month granted emergency approval to two vaccines, one from Pfizer Inc and BioNTech and a second from Moderna Inc, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported. That tally falls far short of the 20 million vaccinations the Trump administration had promised to...
    BELGRADE, Jan 16 (Reuters) – A plane carrying one million doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived on Saturday in Serbia, making it the first European country to receive the Chinese vaccine for mass inoculation programmes. President Aleksandar Vucic was accompanied by Beijing’s ambassador to the Balkan country at Belgrade’s airport as containers carrying the vaccines were unloaded from an Air Serbia plane. “I would like to thank President Xi Jinping and Chinese leadership for sending us one million doses of the vaccine,” Vucic, who has helped forge close ties with China in recent years, told reporters. He said Serbia’s medical regulator was expected to approve the Sinopharm vaccine in the next few days, allowing vaccinations with the doses to start within a week. More than 20,000 Serbians have so far been vaccinated since the mass inoculation began in late December, mainly elderly people in retirement homes and medical workers. Most...
            by Andrew Trunsky  President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Dr. David Kessler, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration and a member of his coronavirus advisory board, to lead the nation’s vaccination effort, the transition team announced Friday. Kessler, who will become the chief science officer of the COVID-19 response according to a press release from Biden’s transition website, led the FDA under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He will be responsible for ensuring that Biden’s vaccination plan — which calls for 100 million vaccinations in 100 days — is successful. A Biden transition official told the Associated Press that Kessler’s role will succeed that of Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the chief advisor to Operation Warp Speed. Biden asked Slaoui on Wednesday to step down before he takes office on Jan. 20. Though Operation Warp Speed was instrumental in developing two effective coronavirus vaccines in record time, the federal...
    2020 ended with the start of vaccination. On December 8, Margaret Keenan, 90, became the first woman to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the United Kingdom and in Spain, on December 28, Araceli Hidalgo, in Guadalajara, opened all the news, bringing hope for 2021. Our World in Data, the data website of the University of Oxford, reports that have administered a total of 24 million doses of the vaccine against covid-19 all over the world. However, this does not mean that 24 million people have been immunized. The vaccines currently on the market require a double dose. In the top 1 is Israel. The Asian country began the process about three weeks ago and since then they have managed to administer the vaccine at almost two million doses, thus managing to reach 22% of its population. Priority has been given to people over 60 years old, health workers or...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More Californians than ever are dying from the coronavirus — a knee-bucking 525 every day — and with the number expected to keep climbing state officials said Friday they are sending more refrigerated trailers to act as makeshift morgues for overwhelmed county coroner’s offices. There are now 98 of the trailers to help county coroners store bodies “with respect and dignity,” Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci said. In Los Angeles County, where on average a person dies every 6 minutes, temporary storage facilities have been set up in the parking lot adjacent to the coroner’s office. The Office of Emergency Services is using state hospitalization data to anticipate how many people may die in coming weeks. The state analyzes multiple models to try to predict hospitalizations and deaths. The “ensemble” projection that combines all the models is estimating another 10,000 people will die in...
    With the coronavirus pandemic approaching 400,000 U.S. lives lost but the drugs that can halt the carnage finally in hand, California’s vaccine distribution system has spent the last 48 hours on the brink of collapse. The outgoing presidential administration, it was revealed Friday, has exhausted a federal stockpile of doses that states were counting on to continue immunizing their front-line workers and most vulnerable residents. California’s governor gave residents false hope — unwittingly, at best — by announcing a vastly expanded pool of vaccine recipients without confirming the expected increase in supply. That led to an infrastructure meltdown this week at some of the state’s most prominent healthcare systems, which left tens of thousands of people spending hours on hold on the phone or frantically refreshing crashing websites in a mad scramble to make appointments that were unlikely to be fulfilled. San Jose resident Patty Lippe, who said she has...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More Californians than ever are dying from the coronavirus — a knee-bucking 525 every day — and with the number expected to keep climbing state officials said Friday they are sending more refrigerated trailers to act as makeshift morgues for overwhelmed county coroner’s offices. There are now 98 of the trailers to help county coroners store bodies “with respect and dignity,” Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci said. In Los Angeles County, where on average a person dies every 6 minutes, temporary storage facilities have been set up in the parking lot adjacent to the coroner’s office. The Office of Emergency Services is using state hospitalization data to anticipate how many people may die in coming weeks. The state analyzes multiple models to try to predict hospitalizations and deaths. The “ensemble” projection that combines all the models is estimating another 10,000 people will die...
    Lester Holt confronted Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on NBC Nightly News Friday about issues with the coronavirus vaccine rollout. The interview came on the heels of the Washington Post’s new report saying, “When Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced this week that the federal government would begin releasing coronavirus vaccine doses held in reserve for second shots, no such reserve existed, according to state and federal officials briefed on distribution plans.” After Azar talked about “tremendous success” with the rollout, Holt said, “You seem to be laying the blame at the feet of governors, but I’ll remind you that it was the Trump administration that said 20 million doses by the end of 2020. We’re two weeks into the new year. What went wrong?” “We said we would have doses available for 20 million people that could be available,” Azar responded, calling that “a projection...
    FIVE million over-70s are expected to start receving the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine next week, it has been reported. It comes as 316,694 people got their first dose yesterday, taking the UK total to 3.2million. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3The over-70s could be getting their letters to get their Covid-19 vaccine as early as next weekCredit: AFP or licensors That includes 45 per cent of over-80s and nearly 40 per cent of care home residents. In some areas more thant 90 per cent of over-80s have been vaccinated, and now ministers are reportedly getting ready to give the go-ahead to the next age group in line for the jab. Letters inviting over-70s to book their vaccination could start arriving early next week, The Daily Telegraph reported. This means appointments could be made as early as next weekend....
    Reuters January 15, 2021 0 Comments U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Friday said he would order increased production of syringes and other supplies to ramp up vaccinations against COVID-19 and improve upon the Trump administration rollout that he called a “dismal failure.” Under Biden’s plan, federal disaster-relief workers would set up thousands of vaccination centers, where retired doctors would administer shots to teachers, grocery store workers, people over 65 years old and other groups who do not currently qualify. The Democrat would invoke the Defense Production Act to increase production of equipment needed to distribute the vaccines, such as glass vials, needles and syringes, according to a document released by his transition team. He would also use the law to support vaccine refrigeration and storage. Biden said his team has identified companies that are ready to be activated under the law, which enables the president to order businesses to...
    New York : To the complicated plot of vaccination process against COVID-19 in the big Apple a sentence from Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined this Friday: If the federal government does not send extra doses next week, the city will run out of supplies of new drugs! There are in the five county inventories less than 186,000 units of the first dose of Pfizer and Moderna. The municipal president revealed that health centers such as Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Hospital They no longer accept appointments because they don’t have immunizations available. “We have a fundamental problem here. We are speeding up the vaccination process, but we will not have enough vaccines by the end of next week. We need maximum pressure on Washington and Albany. And also on the manufacturers, so that they deliver hundreds of thousands of doses to us immediately ”, he highlighted. The New...
    CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta called out the “incompetence” in the coronavirus vaccine rollout on Friday. Jake Tapper spoke with Gupta following President-elect Joe Biden’s speech on his administration’s plans for vaccine distribution. Tapper credited the scientists who worked night and day to get us to the point, but added, “now comes the hard work.” Gupta said, “There’s not really a coordinated response right now. There’s not these community centers that we’re been talking about. There’s been understaffing of health care workers.” Tapper brought up reports from across the country about some states not having the second doses they need and said, “This is just complete dereliction of duty. I know President Trump has checked out. He’s focused entirely on tending to his own fragile ego. I don’t know what Mike Pence is doing. But there just isn’t the federal leadership. How did this even happen?” Gupta agreed and added, “We’re...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state's supply of coronavirus vaccines is running low and that a majority of available doses are in arms. During a press conference on Friday morning, Cuomo revealed 74 percent of more than 1.1 million shots have been administered.  Cuomo said he expected more doses of the vaccine from the federal government after officials said it would release doses in reserved. Instead, the state got 50,000 fewer doses, with its allocation dropping from 300,000 doses per week to 250,000 per week. This means there may not be enough doses to vaccinate all 7.1 million eligible people in the state after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded federal guidelines to include anyone 65 years old or older in the first phase. Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday (pictured) that 74% of the state's 1.1 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been injected...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is calling a report that the federal vaccine supply reserve has been exhausted “appalling.” On Friday afternoon, Walz tweeted the report from the Washington Post entitled, “Vaccine reserve was already exhausted when Trump administration vowed to release it, dashing hopes of expanded access.” Earlier this week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that the federal government will be releasing COVID-19 vaccine doses that were held in reserve. That reserve, however, had already been exhausted, according to the Washington Post. State health officials across the country, including in Minnesota, were expecting a surge of vaccine doses due to the federal government’s announcement. On Thursday, the Minnesota health department issued guidance that expanded access to the vaccine, advising providers to include those 65 years of age and older. It’s unclear how those plans will change. “This is appalling,” Walz said. “Minnesotans are...