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    HEALTHY Brits in their 40s will get vaccinations from April with Matt Hancock hailing the “amazing job” done by The Sun’s Jabs Army. Phase 1 of the ambitious Covid rollout of first doses — covering 32million Brits either aged 50 and over or those at high risk — should be completed by April 15. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 10Carol Vorderman, 60, got her first Covid jab before she tearfully thanked volunteersCredit: INSTAGRAM 10 The programme — aimed at a countdown to opening the country fully on June 21 — will then switch to ten-year age bands. But it confirms that experts have rejected calls to prioritise teachers and police officers. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that vaccinations should continue by descending age, not occupation. Advisers insist it is the fastest way to cut pandemic deaths and allow life to return...
    AstraZeneca expects to get US emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine in April, the firm's president told lawmakers on Tuesday.  As soon as it gets the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) greenlight, AstraZeneca will have 30 million doses of the 62 percent effective shot ready to ship to the US, said president of the biopharmaceuticals arm of the company, Dr Ruud Dobber on Tuesday.  He told members of the House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce that the company could deliver 'up to 50 million' doses by the end of April.  The Trump Administration inked a deal with AstraZeneca for 300 million doses of its Oxford University-designed vaccine.  It has already been authorized by more than 50 countries and the World Health Organization, but mistrust brewed between the pharma giant and US regulators, who placed its large late-stage US trial on a nearly seven-week hold.  Meanwhile, AstraZeneca's easily stored,...
    Bloomberg Women have only 76% of the rights of men in the world (Bloomberg) – The World Bank has warned that the pandemic is reinforcing gender inequality in many countries, with women holding on average about three-quarters of men’s legal rights, a situation that could undermine global development. COVID-19 has exacerbated women’s challenges in employment and education, the bank said in its annual Women, Business and the Law report. While legislation in some countries has improved, women in some countries still face legal limits on their economic opportunities, including restrictions on traveling without a male guardian, as well as handicaps in parenting and retirement, the bank said. The pandemic also contributed to an increase in the severity and frequency of gender-based violence, according to the report. Countries should take steps to improve paid parental leave, government benefits and a ban on firing pregnant women, among other measures, the World Bank...
    The Covid-19 infection rate has dropped dramatically in the US over the past week and one expert has now predicted the pandemic could be largely behind us by April. According to Dr Marty Makary, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, "there is reason to think the country is racing toward an extremely low level of infection". 6Coronavirus cases are dropping, according to Makary.Credit: EPA 6The vaccines are being rolled out across the US.Credit: Alamy Live News 6Health workers were some of the first people to be offered the jab.Credit: AFP or licensors 6Makary said there are "fewer Americans left to be infected".Credit: AFP or licensors "As more people have been infected, most of whom have mild or no symptoms, there are fewer Americans left to be infected," he wrote in an article for the Wall Street Journal. "At the current trajectory,...
    The Charles County school board will vote Monday on a plan to bring back the remaining students who have opted for in-person learning on April 19. Superintendent Kimberly Hill has recommended that the board approve the plan. About the 8,000 students who have opted for in-person learning would attend classrooms Mondays and Tuesdays; the other half, Thursday and Fridays. Wednesday would be devoted to asynchronous education. Phase Two students, including special education students and English-language learners, are set to go back to school March 22 for four days a week. More Coronavirus News Sign up for WTOP alerts Latest coronavirus test results in DC, Maryland and Virginia Coronavirus vaccine FAQ: What you need to know Latest vaccination numbers in DC, Maryland and Virginia How DC-area Catholic schools are faring with in-person learning Some seniors frustrated with new Md. vaccine appointment call center Homeowners, renters in Md. struggling with payments...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will have difficulties making use of all available COVID-19 vaccines in April, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview with broadcaster ZDF on Friday. Once a 7-day coronavirus incidence of under 35 per 100,000 people is reached, further relaxations beyond the opening of shops may follow, she added. "For the next opening step after retail, we have to be careful whether we stay stable below 35," Merkel said. "When we have opened up shops and we are ... stable below 35 for two weeks, then we can consider the next step." The number of new daily infections in Germany has been falling, prompting some regional leaders to push for a timetable to ease the lockdown, which has been in place since mid-December. But concerns are growing about the impact of more infectious variants of the virus on case numbers. (Reporting by Andreas Rinke; writing by Kirsti...
    February 11, 2021 10:34 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The main epidemiologist of the United States Government, Anthony Fauci, assured this Thursday that “in April” all the people of the country could receive the vaccine against COVID-19 thanks to the acceleration in production and the improvement in distribution. “When we get to April … it will be an open season, in the sense that virtually everyone in any category could be vaccinated,” Fauci explained. He also pointed out that herd immunity could be achieved by “late summer”. The United States has already reached the vaccination of 10% of its population, when 33.7 million people have received at least one of the 44.7 million doses administered, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Wednesday . Fauci acknowledged that one of the problems is “skepticism” about the vaccine, so he said that it is important to...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said he thinks the rate of vaccinations in the US will start accelerating soon. The expert told NBC News that he thinks April will be "open season" for vaccinations in the country. He emphasized that it will still take several more months to get the majority of people vaccinated. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Anyone and everyone who wants a coronavirus vaccine should be able to get one in the US starting in April, regardless of risk factors or priority groups, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told NBC News' Savannah Guthrie that he thinks April...
    Miami : Leading US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday that by April, anyone in the United States who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to receive it. In an interview with NBC’s “Today” morning television show, Fauci, who is also President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser, said projections indicate that top-priority groups such as front-line American workers and the elderly, they should have received their vaccinations by April. Fauci said after that, it would be “open season, that is, practically anyone and everyone, in any category, could start getting vaccinated.” From there, he said, given the logistics, it will likely take several more months to get the vaccines to everyone who wants them. Fauci hoped that by July or August “the vast majority of people in the country would have been vaccinated.” He credits the availability of new vaccines and a greater capacity to administer...
    The nation’s top infectious-disease doctor said on Thursday that the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. “is going to be picked up” in the next couple of months, and that around April, “open season” for vaccinations could begin, with anyone — not just those in high-risk groups — getting the shot. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and President Joe Biden’s science adviser, said on NBC’s “Today” show that “the escalation has been considerable” in getting vaccine doses out to Americans, and that he foresees “a much greater acceleration of dosage” in the early spring. Fauci credited forthcoming deliveries of the two approved vaccines, the potential approval of a third and moves taken by the Biden administration to increase the nation’s capacity to deliver doses. He predicted that April would see “open season,” in which “virtually anybody in any category could...
    VIDEO3:4903:49Former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb on making Covid vaccines widely availableSquawk Box Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday he expects Covid vaccine eligibility in the U.S. to be expanded significantly by April, suggesting the move will be necessary due to a lack of Americans wanting to receive the shots. "I think we're going to run out of demand sooner than we think. I suspect that in some point in March and certainly by the end of March, we're going to have to make this generally available," Gottlieb said on "Squawk Box." "That doesn't mean everyone can go and get a vaccine on April 1, but I think everyone is going to be able to go online and get an appointment sooner than we think." Demand has typically outpaced supply of available doses since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for Pfizer and Moderna's Covid two-dose vaccines...
    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...
    The COVID-19 vaccine should be available to Americans in relatively good health by the  spring, though returning to pre-pandemic life remains much further away, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday. "I had been saying, by my calculation, sometime by the end of March, the beginning of April that the normal, healthy man or woman on the street who has no underlying conditions would likely get [the vaccine]," the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told MSNBC. Faucis timeline combines that of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who estimated early March, and Operation Warp Speed chief adviser Dr. Moncef Slaoui, who said May or June for the average American to get the vaccine. "Its really going to depend on the efficiency of the roll out, the number of people that actually come forth," Fauci said. "The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices together with the [Centers for Disease Control and [Prevention] will put out, and...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci told MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson that he expects that healthy Americans without underlying conditions should expect to receive the coronavirus vaccine around the end of March or beginning of April, but we’ll still need to continue following precautions like wearing face masks through the fall of 2021. The Pfizer vaccine has been granted emergency use authorization and administration began on Monday. Current protocols have front line health care workers receiving the first rounds of shots, followed by people in long term care facilities, the elderly, and others with health conditions that put them at greater risk of death or complications from Covid-19. Other vaccines being developed by companies like Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are expected to be approved in the near future as well. Jackson asked Fauci about when he expected that “regular healthy Americans can go into sort of their local pharmacy, get the vaccine like you might...
    With the distribution of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and others, COVID-19 could be under control “by the end of next summer," the vaccine's creator told Fox News. In an interview conducted on the day of the Food and Drug Administration approval of the vaccine, BioNTech co-founder Prof. Ugur Sahin laid out a detailed timeline of what the next year could hold for global efforts to stop the pandemic.    “Hopefully we can roll out the vaccine very fast,” he told Fox News, “significantly reducing the hospitalizations.” He noted lives could quickly be saved as the vulnerable will be a priority.  Fox News' Greg Palkot interviews BioNTech co-founder Prof. Ugur Sahin. LIVE UPDATES: FDA APPROVES PFIZER'S CORONAVIRUS VACCINE FOR DISTRIBUTION He said it will take the immunization of 30% of Americans with vaccines to start to see a difference. Sahin told Fox that could happen by next April. But he noted that people must have the injections. Acknowledging...
    Operation Warp Speed chief adviser Moncef Slaoui predicted that people’s lives may “start getting back to normal” by the spring if vaccine distribution and effectiveness go as planned. Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca have all participated to some degree in the Trump administration initiative for coronavirus vaccine research, development, and distribution. As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prepares to possibly approve the first vaccines over the next two weeks, Slaoui laid out the schedule and the potential impact during a Sunday morning appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” WATCH: “I think we may start to see some impact on the most susceptible people probably in the month of January and February, but on a population basis, for our lives to start getting back to normal, we’re talking about April or May,” Slaoui told anchor Margaret Brennan. “And therefore it’s absolutely vital that everybody, A, take comfort in the fact that...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci has confirmed that ordinary healthy Americans will not get their coronavirus vaccine until April, as he warned that the worst is yet to come. Fauci spoke on the day that COVID surpassed heart disease as the leading killer of Americans. A total of 11,820 people died from COVID-19 over the past week, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).  By comparison 10,724 died from ischemic heart disease; 3,965 from tracheal, bronchus and lung cancer; and 3,766 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  Speaking at a CNN Town Hall on Friday night, Fauci reiterated the time frame for the rollout of vaccinations, which could begin within the next few weeks. Anthony Fauci (center) spoke to Anderson Cooper (left) and Sanjay Gupta (right) on Friday A medical staff member cleans a patient in the COVID-19 ICU at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston ...
    THE USA wants to roll out the Pfizer Covid vaccine now after the UK got the green light – but America suffered the most deaths in a day since April. Outraged Americans reportedly want to know what the hold up is here after Britain's bid to roll out the jab was approved from next week as cases soar in the United States. 3Spc Demetrie Barnett of the Nevada National Guards gives a man a Covid-19 test at a drive-thru testing site in Las VegasCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3The FDA have yet to discuss the approval of Pfizer or Moderna's vaccine until December 10 as cases skyrocketCredit: AP:Associated Press 3 In its latest report to governors, the White House Coronavirus Task Force reportedly noted that the virus risk is at a historic high as daily cases surged to 90,000 and deaths doubled on American soil. "We are in an...
    Anthony Fauci has said that Americans will soon be able to walk into a CVS or Walgreens and get their COVID vaccine, in an encouraging sign for the nation. Fauci, the nation's top public health expert, spoke to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday in a Facebook Live chat. He said that 'help is on the way' - but cautioned: 'it's not here yet'.  On Tuesday the advisory committee will meet with the CDC to look at who gets the vaccine first, with healthcare workers and those in nursing homes likely to be first, in December, followed by seniors. The FDA, ultimately in charge of approving the vaccine, is due to meet on December 10. 'By the time we get to April they will have likely taken care of the high priority and then the general population of normal, healthy young men or women, 30, 40 years old, no underlying...
    The National Institutes of Health director, Dr. Francis Collins, said Thursday that U.S. citizens might not have full access to a coronavirus vaccine until July. Both Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar had previously said that it would be available to most in the United States earlier. In an AARP conference call, Collins said that frontline workers, nursing homes, and people at high-risk would be prioritized for the vaccine in December. However, there will not be enough doses to fully vaccinate that population until February or March. “By the spring, people who are not in one of those high-risk groups will start to also have the chance to get access — we’ve got to start with the high-risk groups first," Collins said. "And by the summer, hopefully around July or so maybe our country...
            by Robert Romano  16.4 million jobs have been recovered since April when labor markets bottomed amid the state-led Covid pandemic economic shutdowns, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But with Covid cases once again on the upswing as the cold and flu season kicks into higher gear — about 166,000 confirmed new cases daily, and then the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reports 255,000 probable new cases daily when projected asymptomatic cases are factored in — states appear ready to go right back into shutdown mode. In New York, for example, where 484,000 remain on unemployment after peaking at 1.87 million in May, Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is already urging more restrictions as confirmed cases in the state have once again reached more than 5,000 on Nov.13 and Nov. 14, and probable cases are said to be about 8,600. The peak in March was projected to be nearly...
    BOSTON (CBS) – At The Grand nightclub in Boston’s Seaport District, neon lights change colors and dance over an empty dance floor. It’s a stark reminder that not a single customer has walked through the doors in more than a month. The Grand nightclub in Boston’s Seaport District. (WBZ-TV) “This is actually the first time I’ve been in here since March 15,” co-owner Randy Greenstein told WBZ-TV. His group, Big Night Live, owns more than a dozen entertainment venues, including three nightclubs in Boston. “I miss this feeling so bad,” Greenstein said about Boston’s late night club scene. The recent announcements about promising vaccine trials from companies Pfizer and Moderna offered the smallest glimmer of hope. According to Massachusetts’ COVID-19 reopening rules, places like nightclubs won’t be allowed to re-open until Phase Four, after the development of “vaccines and / or treatments enabl[ing] resumption of ‘new normal.’” “The good news...
    President Donald Trump said Friday that Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine will be available to the entire American population by April but seemed to concede for the first time publicly that he might be out of office at that point in time. “Millions of doses will soon be going out the door. They are already, waiting for that final approval,” Trump stated during a press briefing on Operation Warp Speed, the government’s coronavirus vaccine initiative. “As soon as April, the vaccine will be available to the entire general population, with the exceptions of places like New York state.” Trump, speaking publicly for the first time in eight days, also criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for deciding “to say, ‘I don’t think it’s good politically. I think it’s very bad from a health standpoint,'” regarding the vaccine news. (RELATED: Joe Biden Names Ron Klain, Obama’s Ebola Czar, His White House Chief Of...
    Getty Trump President Donald Trump said in a news conference on November 13 that mass doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be available to the public in mass doses “by April.” However, a key figure in the administration’s fight against COVID-19, General Gustave Perna, said it’s possible 20 million doses of a vaccine could be available to Americans by December if emergency approval is received from the Food and Drug Administration. In the news conference, Trump focused on his administration’s COVID-19 response. He said that the elderly, frontline workers, and other at-risk Americans would get the vaccine first. The Pfizer vaccine, which the company announced is 90% effective, and others under development, still need to receive emergency authorization. The government’s efforts to get a vaccine ready for public use is called “Operation Warp Speed.” “As we continue to combat the virus, our economy is rebounding beyond any...
    Florida Gov. DeSantis’s new data analyst: an anti-mask sports blogger pushing coronavirus conspiracies Internet sleuths use misinformation in attempt to prove dead people voted in Michigan Mask Orders in Eastern Europe; Russia Vaccine Data: Virus Update (Bloomberg) -- A resurgence of cases and deaths continued in Europe, with Germany reporting its highest daily fatalities since mid-April. A state premier warned that German Christmas markets and religious services may be in jeopardy with the current rate of infection. Load Error The developer of Russia’s flagship vaccine said it shows a 92% efficacy rate in preventing infections, as the country pushes for a top slot in the fight against the coronavirus after Pfizer Inc. reported a similar breakthrough for its shot. The coronavirus is also roaring back in U.S. cities. Hospitalizations in the country reached a record, and cases topped 1 million in the first 10 days of November...
    A coronavirus vaccine could be widely available to much of the American public as early as April of next year, Operation Warp Speed chief Dr Moncef Slaoui told Business Insider in an exclusive interview.  His program aims to have a shot anytime between then and June, which Dr Slaoui believes will make it possible to life to return to some semblance of normality by the second half of next year.  Data on whether or not the six leading vaccine candidates appear to work should be available by the end of the year, he said.  Of course, Dr Slaoui has skin in the game. A former executive at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which is making working on one of the vaccines, Dr Slaoui only accepted the position in the Trump administration task force on the condition he got to keep his shares in his former company.  A vaccine may be ready by then,...
    By Anthony Esposito and Adriana Barrera MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will need up to 200 million coronavirus vaccine doses, according to a senior government official, and inoculation of its 120 million inhabitants could start as early as April if clinical trials and regulatory approvals for pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca Plc go as planned. In partnership with the governments of Mexico and Argentina, AstraZeneca initially plans to produce 150 million doses in early 2021 and eventually make at least 400 million doses for distribution throughout Latin America. AstraZeneca is among those working on COVID-19 vaccine candidates now in development around the world. Mexico's government also has said it is considering other options for bringing a vaccine quickly to its population, the second-largest in Latin America. AstraZeneca will be able to produce between 30 and 35 million vaccines per month, Martha Delgado, a Mexican deputy foreign minister, told Reuters in an interview...
    VLADIMIR Putin's pals in the Russian elite have been taking an experimental coronavirus vaccine since April in a bid to beat the pandemic, insiders have revealed. Russian tycoons and oligarchs have reportedly been taking the shots developed by the military-backed and state-run Gamaleya Institute in Moscow. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Vladimir Putin's rich and powerful friends have been taking an experimental vaccineCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Russian scientists are working to develop a vaccineCredit: Getty Images - Getty The names of those taking the vaccine were not disclosed by insiders but they are described as "billionaires" and "top executives", reports Bloomberg. According to a rich list compiled by Forbes, there are at least 102 billionaires in Russia. Participants have reportedly claimed the vaccine have left them with fevers and muscle aches, but others have said there are no side effects. Scientists...
    COVID-19 around the next month of November, which if successful, could be distributed next year, as announced by members of the team this Sunday. After positive results with apes last May, two types of vaccines will be sent to San Diego (United States) and Vancuver (in Canada), to produce 10,000 doses by November, said Kiat Ruxrungtham, director of the vaccine research center the Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok, at a press conference. The vaccine, developed in collaboration with a team from the University of Pennsylvania, in the United States, will be tested in a first phase in about one hundred people divided into two groups: first, different doses will be inoculated into a group of individuals between 18 and 60 years and then to another group with ages between 60 and 80. If the results of the first phase are positive, it will go to a second phase, in which...
    Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn on Sunday said the United States is in a “fundamentally very different” place to deal with the alarming spikes in COVID-19 infections and deaths in some parts of the nation. In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Hahn said there were important lessons learned in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic. “’We are… in a very fundamentally different place than we were in March and April,” he said. “We have new therapeutics we didnt have at the time — remdesivir, steroids, and the plasma treatment... more testing capacity… but still a concerning trend and really we can stop this by following the guidelines.” Hahn said it was the FDA’s “solemn promise” to carefully vet any new vaccine developed and “when one becomes available, the U.S. government and others will have a plan for distributing that vaccine to all Americans.” Hahn repeatedly refused to back President Donald Trump’s assertion in his Independence Day speech that...
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