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    (CNN)Out-of-work backstage crews in the entertainment industry are volunteering to help in the fight against Covid-19.In a letter addressed to President Joe Biden, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), a labor union representing stagehands, riggers and other crafts people in the entertainment industry, offered the White House Covid-19 Response Team and FEMA its "infrastructure and labor in the effort to build or convert vaccinations sites across the country."The IATSE represents roughly 145,000 entertainment workers who help make up the backbone of the film and entertainment industry. Their livelihoods were thrown into limbo last year when Hollywood studios were forced to halt production due to the pandemic."As you know, these workers have been unable to return to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they stand ready to do their part when they are called upon," IATSE President Matthew Loeb wrote in the letter, which the union shared on...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is increasing concern over a number of new strains of coronavirus and if the available vaccines are effective against them. CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez has the answers. How worried should we be about COVID-19 variants, or mutations? A tweet over the weekend from Former CDC Commissioner Dr. Tom Frieden sparked concerns. It said, “Covid is evolving in weeks and months the way flu evolves in years. Ominous.” Covid is evolving in weeks and months the way flu evolves in years. Ominous. — Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) January 23, 2021 While that sounds scary coming from a public health expert, there is considerable disagreement over the science behind that tweet. The coronavirus does mutate. All viruses do. But while COVID “evolves,” which is not exactly the same as mutating, there are good biological reasons why it does not do so as fast as the flu....
    (CBSLA) – Most counties require that appointments be made by registering online: Los Angeles County (open to 65 and up) Orange County Ventura County Riverside County San Bernardino County
    (CNN)If all has gone well with its clinical trial, Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine will likely be the next one available in the United States.Last week, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said that Johnson & Johnson is "right around the corner" from seeking emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine from the US Food and Drug Administration.The company said it's on track to have interim data from its clinical trial by the end of January. The company has a shareholder call on its fourth-quarter results Tuesday. Still, it can take weeks for the vaccine to make it through the US Food and Drug Administration's authorization process and it's not clear yet when any of those key steps will take place.New Covid-19 case counts drop, but variants loom. So a vaccine maker is working on another boosterThe two vaccines already available in the United States...
    What It Really Costs To Attend America’s Top 50 Colleges Renault Brings Dacia and Lada Closer Together Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life New CDC Director Just Called This 'One of the Biggest Problems' With COVID It's been less than a week since a new administration took office, including a newly appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky, MD. There are many challenges facing Walensky, President Joe Biden, and the rest of his administration, chiefly among them is COVID vaccine distribution. On Jan. 24, during an interview with Fox News Sunday, the new CDC head revealed to host Chris Wallace that "one of the biggest problems right now" regarding the pandemic centers on a certain...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hundreds of thousands of people in our region have already been vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccine eligibility has been expanded in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, though it’s not clear when the general population will be able to receive the vaccine. Here’s what you need to know about vaccine eligibility and distribution sites.   PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania is currently vaccinating the following people in the Phase 1A category, which was recently expanded to 3.5 million residents: Anyone over age 65 Anyone between the ages 16 and 64 with serious medical conditions, such as cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, heart conditions, immune deficiencies, obesity, pregnancy, smoking and Type 2 diabetes. Health care personnel Residents of long-term care facilities Find a vaccine provider to schedule an appointment here. A system is being established where people would sign up to get an appointment, which is what is already...
    The former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has defended Pfizer Inc for shipping fewer doses of its coronavirus vaccine  Last month, pharmacists told the company that each vial of the shot - which was supposed to contain five doses - could be squeezed to extract an extra sixth dose.  In response, the firm successfully persuaded the FDA to amend the vaccine's formal authorization language. This means Pfizer, which was guaranteed to ship 40 million vials by July, could now ship up to seven million fewer vials to account for the 'extra' doses.  Dr Scott Gottlieb, who is a member of Pfizer's board, said the company's decision  ensures that each vaccination site uses the extra sixth dose so none gets wasted.   Former FDA Commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb defended Pfizer on CNBC on Monday (pictured)  sending out fewer of its doses upon the news that an extra sixth...
    5,000 National Guard troops will remain in Washington, DC, into March Biden Says All Americans Could Have Access to Vaccine by Spring Biden raises the bar on vaccines and suggests US will get to 1.5 million a day © Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images President Joe Biden said Monday that he expects that the US will soon be able to vaccinate 1.5 million people a day, raising the bar by roughly 500,000 more vaccinations than its target of 1 million per day in his first 100 days in office. He said that the US could surpass that initial target in about three weeks. Load Error "I'm quite confident that we will be in a position within the next three weeks or so to be vaccinating people at the range of 1 million a day or in excess of that," he told reporters, clarifying that he was referring to 100 million...
    California has launched a new pilot website for residents to find out when it's their turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.The site, called My Turn, lets users schedule vaccination appointments as well as register to be notified via text or email when they become eligible, if they aren't already. Currently, the feature is only available for health care workers and people 65 and older in Los Angeles and San Diego counties.Officials are aiming to make it available statewide in early February.During a Monday afternoon press conference, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the tool was more than just a notification system or reservation system with state clinics, as other states have."It provides for providers the ability to have all that data automatically shared, not only with the state, but ultimately allow us to quickly share that data with the federal government," Newsom said. WATCH: Here's how COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from January 25, 2021: 455,783 cases; 6,098 deaths State announces new 72 hour deadline for providers to use vaccine Registration changed for vaccine pilot sites for those 65+ Minnesota to hold clinic to vaccinate school and child care workers Article continues after advertisement 455,783 cases; 6,098 deaths Three more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday, for a total of 6,098. While deaths have trended downward and that represents the...
    Bradley Cortright January 25, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden predicts that every American who wants to get a COVID-19 vaccine shot will be able to receive one by the spring. During an event at the White House on Monday, Biden was asked when he believes vaccines for the virus will be widely available to the general public. “I think it will be this spring. I think we’ll be able to that his spring,” Biden said. “But it’s going to be a logistical challenge that exceeds anything we’ve ever tried in this country. But I think we can do that.” He continued, “I feel confident that by summer, we’re going to be well on our way to heading toward herd immunity and increasing the access for people who aren’t first on the list all the way going down to children… But I feel good about where we’re going, and...
    President Joe Biden said on Monday he believes that vaccines will be available to all who want them in the spring. Biden talked about his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the need to pass a relief bill soon and his goal of 1 million vaccines a day through his first 100 days (though he said today that could be 1.5 million a day). “We are optimistic that we will have enough vaccine, and in very short order,” Biden said. “As we know, we came in office without knowledge how much vaccine was being held in advance or available. We’ve been around a week or so. We now have that. We’ve gotten commitments from some of the producers that they will, in fact, produce more vaccine in a relatively short period of time and then continue that down the road.” On the specific question of when all Americans who...
    HE’S used to filming documentaries on some of the most dangerous front lines on the planet, embedded with armies, gangsters and drug lords. But now TV’s Ross Kemp has joined a different front line — mucking in with The Sun’s Jabs Army to help deliver Covid jabs. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 8Ross Kemp has mucked in with The Sun’s Jabs Army to help deliver Covid jabsCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 8The EastEnders legend chatted to a nurse and vaccine patient at Salt Hill Activity vaccine centre in Slough, BerkshireCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 8Ross told volunteers that he wanted to thank them personallyCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd Sign up at nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk And the ex-EastEnders actor says our helpers are the real stars, adding he has never felt so humbled. A visibly emotional Ross, 56, told volunteers at Salt Hill Activity vaccine...
    With new questions surrounding the government’s inventory of Covid-19 vaccine doses, White House press secretary Jen Psaki is passing the buck to former President Donald Trump’s administration. Appearing Monday in the White House briefing room, Psaki was quizzed by two reporters about comments made by CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky — who told Fox News, on Sunday, that her agency does not yet know how many doses of the vaccine they have on hand. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins sought to at least obtain a rough estimate. “I know it’s complicated what’s being shipped and distributed, and actually injected,” Collins said. “But is there at least a ballpark amount that officials are aware of, of how much vaccine there is?” Psaki could not throw out a number, and pinned it on the Trump team. “The confusion around this issue — which, we acknowledge, there is some confusion — speaks to a larger...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Starting on Feb. 1, Massachusetts will move into Phase 2 of its coronavirus vaccine distribution plan. This phase will open up eligibility to several new groups: People 75 years and older, those who are over the age of 65 or have two or more medical conditions, more front-line workers including teachers, and individuals with one medical condition. Read: Massachusetts Adjusts COVID Vaccination Timeline Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday that the state is planning to have 165 vaccination sites up and running by mid-February. Mass vaccination sites with the capability to administer tens of thousands of shots per week will be located at Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium, Boston’s Fenway Park and the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury, the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Danvers and Springfield’s Eastfield Mall. So how can you determine when and where to get your coronavirus vaccine? Baker said residents aged 75 and older will be...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- COVID cases are now declining across all regions of the country. Hospitalizations are the lowest since mid-December."I think the next 4 weeks will be very telling, if that dip is temporary after the high of the holidays, or if we're heading in the right direction to improve our nation," said Dr. Shashank Ravi, Assistant Director, Stanford Emergency Department.However, over the weekend, the US passed 25 million cases. Five million of those cases occurred since January 1. The death toll now tops 418,000 people.President Biden issued a travel ban restricting travel from South Africa, as well as Brazil, UK, Ireland and 26 other European countries as variants of the virus spread around the world.What to know about coronavirus:Tracking COVID-19 availability and progress in NYCNew Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine TrackerFind out if you are eligible and where you can go to get your vaccineCoronavirus by zip code - New...
    With the COVID-19 vaccine becoming increasingly available, many people are wondering about the two-visit/two-dose treatment - and what happens if you miss that second required dose or take it really late. Concerns are arising about what the impacts are for people who get the first, but not the second dose of the mRNA-type COVID-19 vaccine. There are also questions about whether a person can mix vaccines - taking different products for the first and second doses. Data is limited, but it seems that some people can handle a little deviation from the vaccination schedule just fine. It is better, of course, to adhere to the researched and approved schedule, the CDC and FDA said. VACCINATION The mRNA-type COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses to be administered weeks apart for full effectiveness. Because the vaccine is so new, there isn’t much data on what happens when people don’t take the...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Join us for an Eyewitness News town hall on Wednesday as we get answers to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.The town hall part of an Eyewitness News special airing at 5:30 p.m.'Race to Vaccinate' will feature stories on the rollout of the vaccine and what went wrong, what's working and where we are going.As part of that special, our panel will answer your questions live starting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday here on abc7NY.com.! Submit questions below.Submit Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions HERE! MORE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 COVERAGENew Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine TrackerNew York City COVID-19 Vaccine TrackerFind out if you are eligible and where you can go to get your vaccineDo you have coronavirus symptoms?Where to get tested in New York, New Jersey and ConnecticutWATCH: Eyewitness to a PandemicCenters for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirusSubmit a News Tip or Question
    GameStop short-sellers lost $1.6 billion in a single day as Reddit traders rebelled against them 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Will Debut February 16 Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life The FDA Just Changed Its Stance on This COVID Vaccine Precaution Despite its slow and rocky initial rollout, medical experts are counting on the coronavirus vaccine to help eventually bring an end to the global pandemic. This is especially true as highly contagious variant strains of the virus have been reported across the U.S., with experts warning this could create another spike in cases. But a recent change made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in their stance on a major vaccine precaution that limits the time between shots could help ensure the...
    PETER Andre's doctor wife Emily has had the coronavirus vaccine, and the singer has urged everyone to help each other. The couple, who are backing The Sun's Jabs Army campaign, know just how debilitating and dangerous the virus can be. 4Emily Andre has had the coronavirus vaccine Emily, 31, is working on the frontline for the NHS, which has been overwhelmed by Covid-stricken patients in recent weeks as the daily death toll surged past the 1,000 mark. While Peter, 47, was left bed-ridden with the illness earlier this month. Speaking exclusively to The Sun, he said: "I've really been proud to get behind Jabs Army, and I think what's important is that as a nation we come together to try and find ways out of this lockdown, and we know the vaccine is a way out. "As a nation we do need to come together I'm so proud of something...
    Well, the brave new world of honesty in American politics lasted a grand total of 24 hours. President Joe Biden promised an immediate end to the constant lying from the White House that we endured over four years of Donald Trump's tenure. But then he couldn't help himself and promptly spewed the kind of brazen, bare-faced, media-bashing whopper that Trump would have loved. Biden's made a big noisy deal of setting a target of 100 million coronavirus vaccines in his first 100 days. But he knows that hitting this target would be a completely bogus 'achievement' because the US is already at that level of vaccination, averaging 914,000 daily doses administered last week according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and rocketing to 1.6 million on the very day of Biden's inauguration. So, at this rate, the goal will be easily attained, and masks the reality that America...
    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that he tested positive for coronavirus, according to The Hill. “I regret to inform you that I am infected with COVID-19,” López Obrador tweeted, according to The Hill. “The symptoms are mild but I am already under medical treatment. As always, I am optimistic. We will all move forward.” The president confirmed he will be working while ill and will talk Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone over acquiring doses of their Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, according to The Hill. (RELATED: Thousands Of Mexican, Brazilian Christians Reportedly Attend Clandestine Masses In Defiance Of Coronavirus Orders)   Lamento informarles que estoy contagiado de COVID-19. Los síntomas son leves pero ya estoy en tratamiento médico. Como siempre, soy optimista. Saldremos adelante todos. Me representará la Dra. Olga Sánchez Cordero en las mañaneras para informar como lo hacemos todos los días. —...
    (CNN) -- Budweiser's Clydesdale horses have become synonymous with the Super Bowl. But this year, they're getting a rest: For the first time in 37 years, the beer company isn't advertising during the Super Bowl.Instead, Budweiser is shifting the money that would've been spent on the commercial slot--a reported $5.6 million for the February 7 event--to support "critical Covid-19 vaccine awareness" with donations and future ad campaigns, the company said Monday.The pandemic forced Budweiser to rethink its marketing approach, vice president of marketing Monica Rustgi told CNN Business, as the alcohol industry reeled from the sudden shutdown of bars, restaurants and big events. The brand wanted to "be proactive" in promoting vaccine awareness since it will eventually lead back to normalcy, she said in an interview.Some of Budweiser's planned advertising airtime this year will be given to the Ad Council and Covid Collaborative's Vaccine Education Initiative. Last year, both organizations...
    Google is offering some of its US offices, as well as its car parks and open spaces, as vaccination centres, it has announced.  The tech giant has contributed to combating Covid-19 in various ways throughout the pandemic, including working with Apple to create the blueprint for dozens of contact-tracing apps worldwide.  Google CEO Sundar Pichai has today also revealed that Google is adding Covid vaccine location information to both Maps and Search, to help people find more information on where and when they can get a jab. Google has previously said all staff will be working from home until at least July as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving their vast office spaces standing idle.  The US, which has supplies of both the Moderna and Pfizer jabs, has so far vaccinated six per cent of its population, around 20.5million doses, with 1.6 million administered on Friday— already exceeding President Joe...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Ten out of the more than 4 million people who got the first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine had a severe allergic reaction, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC."In all the cases no one has died and it's been all treatable. Most of them occurred within the first 10 minutes," said Peter Chin-Hong, a UCSF Infectious Disease specialist.Dr. Peter Chin-Hong says these cases are rare and added, "The allergic reaction are likely happening because the fatty bubble that incases the message and that messenger RNA vaccine might be an allergen to some people. But the good news is that it's not a lot of people," said Dr. Chin-Hong.In the published report the CDC monitored people who were vaccinated from December 21st, 2020 through January 10th."They estimate in this most recent study that it's 2.5 people per a million people that would...
    New York (CNN Business)Budweiser's Clydesdale horses have become synonymous with the Super Bowl. But this year, they're getting a rest: For the first time in 37 years, the beer company isn't advertising during the Super Bowl. Instead, Budweiser is shifting the money that would've been spent on the commercial slot — a reported $5.6 million for the February 7 event — to support "critical Covid-19 vaccine awareness" with donations and future ad campaigns, the company said Monday.The pandemic forced Budweiser to rethink its marketing approach, vice president of marketing Monica Rustgi told CNN Business, as the alcohol industry reeled from the sudden shutdown of bars, restaurants and big events. The brand wanted to "be proactive" in promoting vaccine awareness since it will eventually lead back to normalcy, she said in an interview.Some of Budweiser's planned advertising airtime this year will be given to the Ad Council and Covid Collaborative's Vaccine...
    Juan José Origel is giving something to talk about on social networks after he uploaded an image to his Twitter where he is seen receiving the vaccine against Covid-19 for which he has received several comments from Internet users. The 73-year-old television host in his message showed that he had to travel to the United States to receive the injection against the coronavirus that keeps the world in a health emergency, since here in Mexico he was not given such a shot. It should be remembered that the National Vaccination Plan of the Ministry of Health indicates that the first to receive the dose would be all health personnel who fight from hospitals, day after day and on the front line, this disease; in a second stage older adults are covered. However, Pepillo could not wait any longer and went to the neighboring country to the north to get the...
          Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Monday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 419,215.   The United States surpassed 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Biden administration is ramping up its early efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic by introducing a travel ban to slow a new variant of the virus and putting more weight behind the government’s vaccine distribution efforts.   President Biden is set to roll out a new ban on non-U.S. citizens entering the country who have recently been in South...
    A rescue team disinfects a theater in Wuhan, China. Xia Junjun/VCG via Getty Images Chinese state media is spreading a conspiracy theory that a US Army base created the novel coronavirus. It's also pushing the idea that Pfizer's vaccine is unsafe for the elderly, a claim disproven by researchers. The misinformation push comes as a team of WHO scientists arrive in Wuhan to study the virus origins. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chinese state media is playing up a baseless conspiracy theory that the novel coronavirus was created in a US lab, and is also claiming that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine may actually be killing the elderly. A report from the Associated Press found that state-sponsored media groups have been waging a two-pronged disinformation campaign to deflect responsibility for the coronavirus onto the West and discrediting Western-produced vaccines in favor of Chinese-manufactured ones.  Last week, the...
    BERLIN — German police say hundreds of cars and pedestrians are lining up at border crossings along the Czech-German border after Germany declared the Czech Republic a high risk area in the pandemic, meaning it requires proof a negative coronavirus test results before entry. At the crossings in Waldmuenchen and Fuerth im Wald authorities said hundreds of cars lined up on the Czech side trying to get into Germany in the early morning hours. Further backup was expected during the day Monday. Since Sunday, people from the Czech Republic need to show negative test results no older than 48 hours every time they enter Germany. The Czechs who commute to work in neighboring Germany formed long lines at some border crossings, waiting for required tests on the coronavirus. The Czechs were boosting the capacity of their testing site at the crossings and elsewhere to meet the growing demand. Czech Prime...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A new study has found essential workers, especially those in the food and transportation sector are at the greatest risk of death among Californians during the COVID-19 pandemic.Cooks hold the most hazardous occupation among essential workers in the state with 828 deaths. According to UCSF researchers, that role has the highest "risk ratio for mortality."RELATED: California Governor Gavin Newsom expected to lift strict stay-at-home orders, sources sayEMBED More News Videos In a letter to restaurant owners, the California Restaurant Association announced that officials with Gov. Newsom's office plan to lift the stay-at-home order in all regions of the state on Monday. The study examined death rates of California residents from March through October 2020, and compared them with pre-pandemic data to determine which jobs had the largest increases in deaths.RELATED: Latest Bay Area ICU capacity totalsPackaging machine operators and agricultural workers are among the list of the...
    By The Associated Press HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government on Monday morning ended an unprecedented lockdown after testing thousands of residents living in an area that had reported an increasing number of coronavirus cases, authorities said. The lockdown, which was implemented in the early hours of Saturday, covered 16 buildings in Kowloon’s Yau Tsim Mong district, known as a working-class neighborhood with many subdivided apartment units. During the lockdown, residents were not allowed to leave their premises until they had tested negative for the coronavirus. The district has been at the center of a worsening coronavirus outbreak, with over 160 cases reported over the first three weeks in January. Higher concentrations of the COVID-19 virus were also found in sewage samples, prompting fears that the virus could be transmitted via poorly installed plumbing systems in subdivided units that lack ventilation. The government said in a statement early Monday that...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A stunning turn with regional ICU availability numbers. The Bay Area is suddenly at 23.4% capacity after spending a couple of weeks in the single digits, according to state data released this weekend. ICU availability has become the number the state relies on when it comes to issuing stay-at-home orders, the threshold is 15%."This could potentially be the beginning of the end," said UCSF Epidemiologist Dr. George Rutherford.RELATED: Map: CA counties that can, can't reopen under new rulesThose encouraging words from Dr. Rutherford, after Bay Area's ICU capacity saw a dramatic improvement from 6% last week to more than 23% on Saturday."All this stuff suggests we're on the downslope of the third wave of the pandemic, finally," said Rutherford.Doctors confirm COVID-19-related hospitalizations have dropped at Zuckerburg San Francisco General Hospital."Percentages of ICU patients are staying down so overall that's given us capacity, it's very encouraging news...
    By The Associated Press SYDNEY — Australia’s medical regulator has approved use of its first coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to begin next month. The Therapeutic Goods Administration on Monday gave provisional approval for people aged 16 and over to use the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. The regulator said priority would be given to groups that include aged-care residents and workers, frontline healthcare workers, and quarantine workers. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed the development. He said Australia was among the first countries to complete a comprehensive and thorough process to formally approve a vaccine rather than just grant an emergency approval. Australia is aiming to complete inoculations by October. The nation of 26 million people has reported fewer than 30,000 virus cases and a little over 900 deaths. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — Two in five Americans live where COVID strains hospital ICUs — Pandemic...
    Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who has been selected to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.Susan Walsh | AP WASHINGTON – The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Sunday that the federal government does not know how much coronavirus vaccine the nation has, a complication that adds to the already herculean task before the Biden administration. "I can't tell you how much vaccine we have, and if I can't tell it to you then I can't tell it to the governors and I can't tell it to the state health officials," CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told "Fox News Sunday." "If they don't know how much vaccine they're getting not just this week but next week and the week after they can't plan. They can't figure out how many...
    The plan to start COVID-19 vaccinations at the Mets’ Citi Field stadium this week may now up in the air thanks to the local immunization shortage. Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio crowed nearly two weeks ago that the Queens stadium would start administering up to 7,000 shots daily beginning this week. But the national vaccine roll-out has been so rife with issues that city and state immunizations have slowed to a crawl — leaving the opening of new Gotham centers at the mercy of the supply chain, de Blasio administration officials told The Post on Sunday. A Mets rep said he was aware of the potential delay in opening the stadium-turned-vaccine center because of the lack of shots available. Yankee Stadium in The Bronx also is a planned mass city vaccination site, although officials have to yet to release a timetable on when it might start administering shots....
    Savannah Rychcik January 24, 2021 0 Comments Dr. Anthony Fauci is seeking to clarify what it really means for President Joe Biden to promise 100 million vaccinations in 100 days. During an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Margaret Brennan played an earlier interview Fauci gave discussing Biden’s vaccine distribution plan. “The goal that’s been set, which I believe is entirely achievable, is to have 100 million people vaccinated in the first 100 days… primary and boost,” Fauci said. Brennan pointed out Fauci seems to be “promising a bit more than the president.” She asked him how many people will be fully vaccinated within 100 days. “There was a little bit of a misunderstanding. What we are talking about is 100 million shots in individuals. So shots, as in other words, when you get down to, let’s say, a certain part of 100 days, at the end...
    A California resident died hours after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. “There are multiple local, state, and federal agencies actively investigating this case; any reports surrounding the cause of death are premature, pending the outcome of the investigation. Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased,” the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The county was recently notified of the person’s death, which is still under investigation. Police said the patient tested positive for COVID-19 in December and was then vaccinated hours before their death on Jan. 21. Police did not say which version of the coronavirus vaccine the person received, and they are scheduled for an autopsy on Monday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for two COVID-19 vaccines, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determining that data from two clinical trials indicated that “known and potential benefits of this vaccine...
    More On: COVID vaccine Fauci warns new COVID strain could be deadlier Fauci: Biden’s 100M COVID shots does not mean 100M people New CDC director has bad news for New York about COVID-19 vaccines Biden administration blames vaccine rollout delay on Trump White House The plan to start COVID-19 vaccinations at the Mets’ Citi Field stadium this week may now up in the air thanks to the local immunization shortage. Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio crowed nearly two weeks ago that the Queens stadium would start administering up to 7,000 shots daily beginning this week. But the national vaccine roll-out has been so rife with issues that city and state immunizations have slowed to a crawl — leaving the opening of new Gotham centers at the mercy of the supply chain, de Blasio administration officials told The Post on Sunday. A Mets rep said he was aware of...
    The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admitted Sunday that the US doesn’t have enough COVID-19 vaccines to meet states' needs, even as New York and Georgia desperately plead for more doses to inoculate their populations.   'We don't have as many doses as we would like now for states like New York, for other states claiming to have run out of the vaccine,' Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Fox News Sunday.   'Right now, that is the pressure point that I am feeling and by the end of March or so I really do hope our production scale has scaled up dramatically and that we actually have way more than we have right now,' she added. Her message comes after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said over the weekend New York was running out of vaccines and as Georgia's Gov. Brian Kemp also asked for more shots to keep up...
    By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday about obtaining doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, his foreign affairs secretary said Sunday. Marcelo Ebrard said via Twitter the two leaders would speak Monday morning about the bilateral relationship and supplying doses of the vaccine. The vaccine has not been approved for use in Mexico, but the government is desperate to fill supply gaps left by shortages of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Mexico has given more than 618,000 vaccine doses. A week ago, López Obrador said that his government had agreed with a U.N. proposal to delay shipments of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to countries like Mexico that had existing purchase agreements, in order to get more doses to poorer countries quicker. Mexico has registered nearly 150,000 COVID-19 deaths and more than 1.7 million infections. Hospitals in the...
    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Dr. Deborah Birx says when she was coordinator of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, she had to grapple with COVID-19 deniers in the White House and that someone gave the president “parallel” streams of data that conflicted with hers. Defending her tenure, Birx told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that she was at times censored by the Trump administration but denied ever withholding information. Birx said she would see Trump “presenting graphs that I never made” and that “someone out there or someone inside was creating a parallel set of data and graphics that were shown to the president.” She added that in the White House, “There were people who definitely believed that this was a hoax.” Birx did not identify the COVID-19 deniers and said she did not know who was presenting the parallel data to Trump, but said she realizes...
    Bradley Cortright January 24, 2021 0 Comments White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain is clarifying what has become a source of confusion around whether or not the Trump administration developed a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Klain was pressed on the confusion that has ensued after an unnamed Biden official claimed they were “starting from scratch” to develop a distribution plan. Host Chuck Todd noted that Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden‘s chief medical adviser, has pushed back on the claim that the Trump administration did not have a distribution plan. He asked Klain to give him an “assessment” of “what you inherited” from the previous administration. Klain began by noting that coronavirus vaccines were developed in record time, and there have been millions of doses of the vaccines administered. However, he said, “But the process to distribute the vaccine particularly...
    By The Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey on Sunday passed 25,000 Covid-19-related deaths since the start of the outbreak in March, the health ministry said. A daily toll of 140 fatalities saw the total figure rise to 25,073. Turkey has recorded more than 2.4 million infections since the first case was recorded on March 11 last year. The government reintroduced restrictions at the start of December, including weekday evening curfews and weekend lockdowns, to stem a second wave of infections. Restaurants and cafes have been restricted to take-away services, weddings and funerals are limited to 30 people and the over-65s and under-20s are banned from using public transport. The number of daily cases has fallen to around 6,000 in recent days from a high of more than 33,000 in December. Turkey began its vaccination program on Jan. 14, initially focusing on health workers and the elderly. More than 1.2...
    Move over, Pfizer and Moderna. You won’t be the only games in town too much longer. COVID-19 has existed for barely more than a year, but 64 vaccines are in clinical development and another 173 in preclinical development worldwide nonetheless, according to the World Health Organization. Dozens of hopefuls are in clinical trials in the U.S., including several by California researchers. But the two inching closest to the finish line here — by Oxford-AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson — could win emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as soon as this spring, which would instantly increase supply and deliver a much-needed jolt to the nation’s maddeningly sluggish mass vaccination campaign. Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center investigational pharmacy technician Sara Berech prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for a clinical trial on December 15, 2020 in Aurora, Colorado. The Johnson & Johnson...
    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that President Joe Biden’s goal of administering 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days actually means about 67 million Americans should be protected from COVID-19 during that time. Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, said the president’s goal refers to 100 million shots, not people. Current vaccines require two shots. Fauci maintained that goal could be difficult to meet even though the U.S. recently has been able to administer shots to about a million people a day. He explained that it will be harder to reach people once shots are given outside hospital and nursing home settings. Fauci also told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he supports a national commission to understand some of the problems in coordinating a COVID-19 response on the state and local level because states shouldn’t just be told, “You’re on your own.”...
    By The Associated Press NEW YORK — The United States has surpassed 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The new milestone, reported Sunday by Johns Hopkins University, is a grim reminder of the coronavirus’ wide reach in the U.S., which has seen far more confirmed cases and deaths than any other country in the world. The U.S. accounts for roughly one of every four cases reported worldwide and one of every five deaths. India has recorded the second most cases, with about 10.7 million. The number of new cases in the U.S. has shown signs of slowing recently, with an average of 176,000 reported daily in the past week, down from 244,000 in early January. The country’s first case of the infection was diagnosed almost exactly a year ago. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — Two in five Americans live where COVID strains hospital ICUs — Pandemic...
    My boss is very pushy and is mandating that we come back to the office with only a week’s notice and get the vaccine. I need time to sort out my life and child care after working remotely for the past year, and for medical reasons, I don’t want the vaccine. He said that if I refuse, he will terminate my employment. What can I do? Charmer, that one. Bullying bosses are at the top of my list of things I hate. Another is when New Yorkers stroll down the sidewalk as if on a country lane, heads buried in their phones. (C’mon people, look up and move it!) But I digress. The bullying boss has the right to require a vaccine in most cases. However, if your medical reasons are covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act you may be exempt from getting the vaccine. If so, and...
    More On: go to greg I interned in Trump’s White House – am I now unemployable? My credit has suffered – can I still get a good job? If I start at my new job before I get my bonus, will I still get paid? Is the New Year a bad time to make a career move? My boss is very pushy and is mandating that we come back to the office with only a week’s notice and get the vaccine. I need time to sort out my life and child care after working remotely for the past year, and for medical reasons, I don’t want the vaccine. He said that if I refuse, he will terminate my employment. What can I do? Charmer, that one. Bullying bosses are at the top of my list of things I hate. Another is when New Yorkers stroll down the sidewalk as...
    A senior citizen receives the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.Cheney Orr | Bloomberg | Getty Images People who get vaccinated against Covid-19 at Dodger Stadium leave with inoculation against the virus, a band-aid on their arm, and a CDC card with handwritten details such as when it was provided and which type of vaccine it was. The CDC card is a tradition that goes back to the 1880s, when paper cards were first used to let students return to schools amid a smallpox outbreak. Now, during the Covid-19 pandemic, those cards are going digital. Patients from L.A. County can sign up to get a text message with a link to the same information as the paper card. The message also offers to send a follow-up text to remind the patient to come back to get their second dose. It also includes a link to...
    (CNN)The US is again quickly approaching another grim milestone: 25 million Covid-19 cases in a little more than a year since the country reported its first infection. The devastating number is more than double the number of infections reported in India, which has the second-highest number of cases after the US, according to Johns Hopkins University data. And it's nearly triple the number of cases in Brazil -- with the third-highest number of cases in the world, according to Johns Hopkins.And while some states have reported encouraging trends in the past weeks, experts warn the US is still not out of the woods -- and Covid-19 variants could pose further challenges. Particularly one variant, which was first identified in the UK. It's now been detected in at least 22 states, according to data posted Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Washington state health officials announced Saturday they...
    India, with 1,300 million inhabitants, is, in total figures, the second country in the world most affected by COVID-19, after the United States, with 152,869 deaths and 10.6 million infections, but its mortality rate is low. The country began one of the most ambitious vaccination campaigns in the world on Saturday, to immunize 300 million people through July. In early January, two vaccines were approved in the country: Covishield, developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford and produced by the Serum Institute; and Covaxin, made by local company Bharat Biotech. The Serum Institute, founded in 1966 by Cyrus Poonawalla, the father of the current president of the company, produces 1.5 billion doses of vaccines per year, making it the world’s leading producer, even before the new coronavirus broke out. Vaccines against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, mumps, measles and rubella leave the factory and are...
    Healthcare centers across the US have had to begin canceling thousands of appointments to provide the COVID-19 vaccine in the face of dose shortages, prompting desperation and unanswered questions from health officials. The situation is especially dire in Texas, which averages about 20,000 new cases a day, raising concerns about whether officials will be able to slow the spread when they can’t get the vaccines they desperately need to do so, The New York Times reported. . Houston, the fourth-largest city in the US, is struggling with a similar problem when hospitals serving some of its poorest residents run out of the vaccine, prompting some public health experts to wonder why doses are not they are available to vulnerable communities, the newspaper also notes. It also highlights that the sense of chaos in distribution, not only in Texas but in a variety of states, is exposing how local officials are...
    Argentina became the first country in Latin America to approve the use of Sputnik V in people over 60 years old after the National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT) reported that it has “an acceptable margin of safety “to be applied in that age range. The vaccine was approved by the Argentine Ministry of Health on December 23, a day before the first batch with 300,000 doses arrived in the country to start on December 29 the voluntary inoculation campaign for health personnel between 18 and 60 years. Last Saturday the second shipment with 300,000 units of the second doses had arrived in the country. The agreement with Russia includes another 19.4 million doses through February, with an option to buy five million more. Argentina also has vaccine provision agreements with the University of Oxford associated with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and with...
    Appointments to get vaccinated against covid-19 in the United States have increased in recent days. (Free Press Photo: .) The situation is especially dire in Texas, which averages about 20,000 new cases a day, raising concerns about whether officials will be able to slow the spread when they can’t get the vaccines they desperately need to do so. New York Times. Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, is struggling with a similar problem when hospitals serving some of its poorest residents run out of the vaccine, prompting some public health experts to wonder why doses aren’t they are available to vulnerable communities, the newspaper also notes. It also highlights that the sense of chaos in distribution, not only in Texas but in a variety of states, is exposing how local officials are struggling to fill the void left by lack, until this week that Joe took office as president....
    AP Boston / 23.01.2021 21:24:46 About 1,900 of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. broke down at the veterans hospital in Boston, United States, after a contractor accidentally unplugged a freezer, hospital officials announced. Staff at the Jamaica Plain Veterans Medical Center discovered Tuesday that a freezer had failed, in which s1,900 doses of the covid-19 vaccine were wasted Authorities discovered the freezer plug was loose after a contractor accidentally unplugged it during cleanup, according to a statement from the medical center spokesperson. Kyle toto. The freezer was in a safe place and had an alarm system, he added. The system is investigating the cause of the incident and why the monitoring alarm system did not work. Toto stated that more doses are on the way and that officials « do not foresee an interruption » in the vaccination effort of the medical center. The temperature problems...
    By The Associated Press BEIJING — A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country’s north battles new clusters of coronavirus. The single-occupancy rooms in the city of Nangong in Hebei province just outside Beijing are each equipped with their own heaters, toilets, showers and other amenities, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Special attention has been paid to Hebei because of its proximity to the capital and the province has locked down large areas to prevent further spread of the virus. The provincial capital Shijiazhung and the city of Xingtai, which encompasses Nangong, have been largely sealed off from the rest of the country. Community isolation and large-scale testing have also been enforced. China on Saturday marked the anniversary of the start of a 76-day lockdown in the central city of Wuhan, where the virus was first detected in late 2019. A World Health Organization...
    Healthcare centers across the U.S. have had to start cancel thousands of appointments to supply the vaccine against Covid-19 in the face of dose shortages, which is causing desperation and unanswered questions from health officials. The situation is especially dire in Texas, which averages about 20,000 new cases per day, Raising concerns about whether officials will be able to curb the spread when they can’t get the vaccines they desperately need to do so. The New York Times. Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, is struggling with a similar problem when hospitals serving some of its poorest residents run out of the vaccine, prompting some public health experts to wonder why doses are not available for vulnerable communities, the newspaper also points out. It also highlights that the sense of chaos in distribution, not only in Texas but in a variety of states, is exposing how local officials are struggling...
    By The Associated Press NEW YORK — New York will be sending more vaccination preparation kits to senior housing complexes and churches in an effort to ensure fairness in vaccine distributions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. The kits include syringes, vials, room dividers, privacy curtains, cleaning supplies, personal protective gear and other items. They also include instructions on how to set up a vaccination site. New York deployed the first kits last week to five New York City Housing Authority senior citizen complexes and eight churches and cultural centers where nearly 4,200 people eligible to receive the vaccine were vaccinated, Cuomo said. Kits are now being sent to four additional New York City senior complexes and eight other churches statewide, with plans to vaccine another 3,000 people at those locations by Tuesday. Locations in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, and Buffalo will be receiving the...
    As expected, given the growing interest around vaccines against Covid-19, the false news around them has not been long in coming and now, this phenomenon has reached one of the most controversial drugs so far: Sputnik V. During the afternoon yesterday, various media indicated that the Mexican businessman, Alejandro Cossío, acquired 2 million units of the Sputnik V vaccine. In an interview reported by El Financiero, the Veracruz businessman himself indicated that he would only be waiting for authorization from Cofepris to begin distributing these supplies. “I already have two million Sputnik V vaccines, (…) I welcome this presidential decision, I welcome it, I think there is a lot of sensitivity on the part of the president and we are waiting for the decree he offered to be issued and that together with it comes the authorization of the Mexican regulatory body that is Cofepris ”, reads what was reported...
    By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has denied a Southern California church’s request to overturn the state’s coronavirus restrictions barring worship services indoors during the coronavirus pandemic. The Sacramento Bee says Friday’s ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals leaves the door open for addressing Gov. Gavin Newsom administration’s limits on church attendance if a California county is in a less-restrictive COVID-19 tier. A three-judge panel ruled against South Bay United Pentecostal Church of Chula Vista over public health orders that restrict religious services from being held inside while virus case rates and hospitalizations remain high. Currently in California, indoor worship services are banned in all purple-tiered counties — those deemed to be at widespread risk of coronavirus transmission. This tier accounts for the vast majority of the state. Just four counties are in less-restrictive tiers. __ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: Life in the...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- A new report suggests California ranks last compared to other states in the percentage of COVID-19 vaccines that have been administered.According to Bloomberg's vaccine tracker, California has only administered 37.3% of its vaccine supply.Locally, Riverside County residents are among those voicing their frustrations with not being able to sign up for vaccine appointments on the county's website."I'm not losing sleep over it, but let's put it this way, I'm tired of being cooped up," said Cynthia Edwards of Menifee, who says not only is she in the 65+ category, but she is also a substitute teacher.She said that every time she has tried to sign up for vaccine appointments on Riverside County's website, there aren't any available."I know people who are 20 years younger than us that seem to be getting it," said Edwards. "I don't know what's going on here.""I called my own healthcare provider,...
    JONATHAN Van-Tam has urged Brits who have received the Covid-19 vaccine not to break lockdown rules as they could still spread the virus. The deputy chief medical officer warned it is vital that every person plays their part to stop transmission of the disease. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 7Jonathan Van-Tam is urging people who have received their Covid jab to continue following the current restrictionsCredit: Universal News & Sport (Scotland) 7Brits who have been vaccinated could still spread the virus, Professor Van-Tam saidCredit: The Sun It comes as the coronavirus vaccine rollout in the UK hit a new daily record with 1.2million jabs doled out in the last three days. NHS figures show that 425,596 Brits received the jab yesterday, in a boost to the government’s target of vaccinating 13.5million vulnerable people by mid-February. But despite the speed of the rollout,...
    By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — The governor of Brazil´s Amazonas state has announced tough new lockdown measures to combat a surge in COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed local hospitals. Gov. Wilson Lima said Saturday that as of Monday, the state’s 4 million people can only go out for essential activities such as buying food or seeking medical attention. Hospitals in the state capital of Manaus have been strained amid reports that a new variant of the novel coronavirus is more contagious, and the state has seen a shortage of oxygen supplies. The state health secretary says 584 people are on a waiting list for hospital beds, 101 of them requiring intensive therapy. “People need to understand that we have to take tough measures to save as many lives as possible,” Lima said in an announcement posted on social media. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: Life in the Chinese...
    (CNN)Last week, a Covid-19 patient of mine told me he is finally going home after four months in the hospital. His tracheostomy tube has been taken out and he's breathing on his own. He's finally able to walk again, with some help. It's a new beginning for him and as he wished me a happy New Year, I felt hopeful for the first time in a long time. Dr. Susannah HillsThe Covid-19 statistics in our country have been truly devastating. We surpassed 24 million cases and we are closing in on nearly 500,000 American lives lost to the pandemic. Even here in New York City, after the overwhelming sickness and death we experienced in the spring, hospitals are again nearing capacity, staff are being redeployed to care for Covid patients, and military volunteers are being sent to provide support. It feels like we started 2021 by taking a huge step...
    An Israeli healthcare group on Friday said coronavirus infections had plunged among people aged over 60 who had been vaccinated.  Israel is currently leading the global vaccination drive, with around 30 per cent of its citizens having had at least a single dose of a jab so far. But concern had risen globally over infection, death and hospitalisation rates in the country, which remained stubbornly high. Out of 82,930 active cases on Thursday, 1,918 were hospitalized. Last week, the hospitalisation figure was just over 1,000.   Officials had hoped that the vaccine drive - which began on December 19 - would start to show an effect by mid-February. But KSM Maccabi Research and Innovation Center claimed on Friday there had been a 'significant decrease' in the number of coronavirus infections among people aged over 60 who were vaccinated between December 19 and 24. After analysing data of more than 50,000 patients aged...
    By The Associated Press CHICAGO — Restaurants and certain bars across Chicago and suburban Cook County have opened their doors to customers for the first time since late October after winning approval Saturday from Illinois health officials. With the city and county moving up to Tier I of the state’s coronavirus mitigation plan, restaurants and bars that serve food can seat customers indoors at 25% capacity or 25 people per room, whichever is less. Tables will be limited to no more than four people indoors or six people outdoors, and tables must be spaced 6 feet apart. Indoor service will be limited to a maximum of two hours and bars and restaurants must close by 11 p.m. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: Immigrant wariness a hurdle for U.S. vaccine efforts. UK doctors urge government to review policy of delaying 2nd virus vaccine shot for 12 weeks. Hong Kong in lockdown to...
    More On: Coronavirus Fauci gives promising update on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Hong Kong imposes strict COVID-19 lockdown Israel gave me a COVID-19 vaccine before the US got to my elderly parents Pfizer to ship fewer vials of COVID vaccine to US after extra doses discovered Wuhan, the Chinese industrial city where the coronavirus was first detected, has largely returned to normal as the rest of the world battles the pandemic. Residents in the city of 11 million were jogging and practicing tai chi in a park, many of them without face shields, last week. Wuhan accounted for most of China’s 4,635 deaths, but has been free of outbreaks since lockdown was lifted in April, according to the Associated Press. China announced another 107 coronavirus cases, bringing its total infections to nearly 89,000 since the beginning of the pandemic. More than two million people around the world...
    Getty/David Greedy Residents in Florida's wealthiest zip codes received the COVID-19 vaccine at a faster rate than those from low-income areas. Over 100,000 people have been vaccinated in large counties like Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach. New state data show large inconsistencies with the pace of vaccinations across counties and demographics.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine for residents of Florida's wealthiest zip codes is outpacing that in low-income communities. New state data show over 100,000 people have been vaccinated in large counties like Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach, but there are large inconsistencies with the pace of vaccinations across counties and demographics.  Fisher Island, which has a median income of $200,000, has vaccinated at least half of its residents, according to the Miami Herald. Less than 20 miles away in Opa-locka, where the median income is under $22,000 and the Herald...
    By The Associated Press MADRID — Spain’s top military commander has been forced to resign after he and other high-ranking officers violated established protocols and received the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of time. Spain’s defense ministry confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday that Minister Margarita Robles had accepted the resignation of Chief of Staff Gen. Miguel Ángel Villarroya. His resignation comes after online news site El Confidencial Digital reported that Villarroya and other top brass had broken national protocols for Spain’s vaccination strategy, which currently only allows nursing home residents and medical workers to receive shots. Several public officials have jumped the vaccine queue in recent weeks, including a regional health chief for southeast Murcia, who also resigned. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: Immigrant wariness a hurdle for U.S. vaccine efforts. UK doctors urge government to review policy of delaying 2nd virus vaccine shot for 12 weeks. Hong Kong in lockdown...
    By The Associated Press MECCA, Calif. — Advocacy groups are heading into farm fields in California to bring vaccines and information to migrant laborers in Spanish and other languages. Some immigrants in the country illegally may fear that information taken during vaccinations could be turned over to authorities and not seek out vaccines. Those who speak little or no English may find it difficult to access shots. These challenges are particularly worrying for Latino immigrants, who make a large portion of the workforce in industries where they have a significant risk of exposure. In California’s sprawling Riverside County, home to a $1.3 billion agriculture industry, a health care nonprofit went to a grape farm to register workers for vaccine appointments. The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation also shares information about the virus and how to get tested on WhatsApp in Spanish. The National Day Laborer Organizing Network has used a...
    New York : We are all receiving videos, audios and messages on WhatsApp about why we should not get the vaccine and everywhere we hear of conspiracy theories. I thought: do I get the vaccine or not? What a dilemma! I confess that I was confused and scared. I also thought about the number of deaths and the consequences that this virus is leaving. That is why I decided to consult with someone who I really trust and is really a reliable source on Covid-19, and it is Doctor Juan Rivera, who has been my family doctor for years. After listening to your medical point and taking into account that I am type 1 diabetic, that is, if I get infected with this virus, I run a higher risk of dying than the rest of the population, and if I add to this that I am a cancer survivor...
    TEACHERS should go to the front of the queue for coronavirus jabs, most people believe. Six out of ten Brits want them to be given top priority to speed up the safe reopening of schools. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1 The British public want teachers to be given priority with the vaccine Police officers and essential shop workers are the nation’s choice to be next in line for the vaccine, a Sun on Sunday poll reveals. The overwhelming majority still believes that the most vulnerable people, along with NHS and care home staff, should be protected first. But there is huge public support for making teachers a priority so kids can return to classes as quickly as possible. Last night the public verdict was backed by senior Tory MPs. Former work and pensions secretary Esther McVey said: “It’s vital schools...
    THE NEW UK mutant strain of Covid-19 MAY be between 30 and 90 percent more deadly, say scientists as they continue to study the virus. Speaking on Friday, January 23 (2021) at a Downing Street conference, the PM said he had seen "some evidence" the new "Kent" strain is "associated with a higher degree of mortality". ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4The new strain's scientific name is VUI 2020/01, with VUI standing for Variant Under Investigation What is the new Covid strain? The new strain's scientific name is VUI 2020/01, with VUI standing for Variant Under Investigation. The variant has been behind a surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations since December 2020 - which forced the PM to tighten Christmas rules before placing England into a third national lockdown on January 5. The highly infections UK variant of Covid-19 first detected in Kent has...
    More On: COVID vaccine Pfizer to ship fewer vials of COVID vaccine to US after extra doses discovered De Blasio pleads with Biden for quick action on COVID vaccine shortage ‘I gave up’: NYC seniors desperate to get COVID vax rip registration system Biden’s 1M shots-a-day COVID-19 ‘goal’ was already reached — by Trump I’m 56 years old, in good health, and not a health-care or essential worker. But on Jan. 2, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I was over the moon with joy — and relief. It took less than 30 minutes to go to the clinic, get my shot, and return home. Thankfully, my life partner, Gidon, who is 85, received his vaccine two days earlier.  Of course, I couldn’t resist posting our vaccination selfies on social media, but an instant later, I felt terribly guilty. At the time, many of my friends...
    Reconversion is a degree and knowing how to adapt to circumstances, too. The arrival of the pandemic has changed companies and the way they work. And that is the case of Rovi in ​​which there is a clear before and a magnificent after in its contribution to the fight against the coronavirus. Its agreement with Moderna, dating from July of last year, for the filling and finishing of the vials of its messenger RNA vaccine -in the specific case of the American company called mRNA-1273- in its factory in Madrid, with the purchase of a new production line and equipment for the formulation of the vaccine, the bias of its price has changed. Since that time, when the stock was trading at 25.53 euros per share, it has risen 76% until its close yesterday. The company has been progressing with what, little by little, has been presented...
    In the first quarter of 2021, more than 17 million doses of the vaccine against him coronavirus to medical centers in Russia, declared Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Gólikova. « This week we have drawn up a preliminary vaccination plan for the first quarter of 2021, based on the fact that medical institutions will receive a little more than 17 million doses of the vaccine, » he told Rossiya 1. According to estimates, this amount will be enough to vaccinate about 20 million citizens, Gólikova added. The official also said that to date Russia has produced 7.6 million doses of the vaccine and that 2.1 million doses have already been distributed to the regions. « We expect volumes to increase even more next week … so vaccination opportunities will continue to increase, » he said. According to the vice prime minister, 2,250 vaccination posts operate in the country. « We have advised our...
    LONDON — Britain’s main doctors’ organization says it is concerned about the U.K.’s decision to give people a second dose of coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by manufacturers and the World Health Organization. The U.K., which has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, adopted the policy in order to give as many people a first dose of the vaccine as quickly as possible. So far almost 5.5 million people have received a first dose of either a vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech or one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. AstraZeneca has said it believes a dose of its vaccine offers protection after 12 weeks, but Pfizer says it has not tested the efficacy of its jab after such a long gap. The British Medical Association urged England’s chief medical officer to “urgently review” the policy for the Pfizer vaccine. It...
    The European Commission told . that AstraZeneca informed the EU vaccine supplies board about the change to the delivery schedule and was trying to access more details from the drugmaker. A spokeswoman for AstraZeneca explained to . that “although there is no set deadline for the start of shipments of the vaccine, if it receives approval in Europe, the initial volumes will be lower than originally planned.” The European Union vaccination campaign had already been affected by a temporary reduction in the supply of the doses of Pfizer and BioNTech, due to an adaptation that the pharmaceutical company will carry out in one of its plants in Belgium. Despite negotiation, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has not authorized the AstraZeneca vaccine and the University of Oxford. Approval from European regulators is expected later this month. Pfizer and BioNTech will contribute 40 million for poor countries The...
    The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca informed the European Commission this Friday that, after the approval of its coronavirus vaccine by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which is expected at the end of the month, it will not be able to initially deliver the amount of expected dose. As stated by Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on Twitter, “During today’s Steering Committee with Member States on the EU Vaccine Strategy, AstraZeneca representatives announced delays in the delivery of vaccines compared to the forecast of the first quarter of this year “. The European Commission and the Member States expressed “their deep dissatisfaction” in this regard, according to the commissioner, who did not specify what amounts are involved. The vaccine from AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford is expected to receive approval from the EMA for commercialization in the European Union in late January. It would then be the third vaccine against...
    The National Vaccination Plan began Monday in this country of 212 million inhabitants, several weeks after the United States or Europe. The day before, the Brazilian regulator Anvisa had given its authorization for the CoronaVac vaccine from the Chinese laboratory Sinovac, of which six million doses were already available, and that of the British laboratory AstraZeneca / Oxford, of which two million doses finally arrived on Friday from the India after delays. On Friday, a new authorization for 4.8 million doses of CoronaVac was issued for the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo, associated with Sinovac. The two vaccines are currently reserved for priority populations. Once the first stocks are exhausted, the supply will depend on the import of products for the on-site manufacture of CoronaVac and British vaccine. However, as of Tuesday, professionals sounded the alarm in the face of delivery delays while the epidemic is flaring again, with...
    The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca informed the European Commission this Friday that, after the approval of its coronavirus vaccine by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which is expected at the end of the month, it will not be able to initially deliver the amount of expected dose. As stated by Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on Twitter, “During today’s Steering Committee with Member States on the EU Vaccine Strategy, AstraZeneca representatives announced delays in the delivery of vaccines compared to the forecast of the first quarter of this year “. The European Commission and the Member States expressed “their deep dissatisfaction” in this regard, according to the commissioner, who did not specify what amounts are involved. The vaccine from AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford is expected to receive approval from the EMA for commercialization in the European Union in late January. It would then be the third vaccine against...
    (CNN)As the US set a new daily record for Covid-19 inoculations and states clamored for more vaccine supplies, Pfizer and the FDA said pharmacists and health practitioners can in some cases extract an additional dose from each vial.Originally, each vial of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine was designed to contain five doses, but some pharmacists reported they could extract six doses when using certain syringes. As a result, the FDA approved an updated label that states: "Low dead-volume syringes and/or needles can be used to extract six doses from a single vial. If standard syringes and needles are used, there may not be sufficient volume to extract a sixth dose from a single vial."Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said this increase in doses per vial "provides an additional 20% capacity." The New York Times first reported Pfizer's plans to base its vaccine commitment on doses instead of vials.Biden unveils Covid-19 plan based on...
    Covid-19 vaccine vials. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Pfizer will ship fewer COVID-19 vaccine vials to the US after extra doses were discovered. The company has pushed the FDA to formally acknowledge the extra doses found in each vial. Some pharmacists say they're still struggling to extract the extra doses. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Last month, pharmacists across the US found a pleasant surprise when they discovered that the vials of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine contained extra doses. As a result, Pfizer will now ship fewer vials of vaccine to the US to account for that, according to a New York Times report. The pharmaceutical company has committed to providing 200 million vaccine doses to the US by the end of July. The extra doses found in the initial allocations will now count toward that number. Pfizer charges by the dose and for weeks has reportedly pushed officials at...
    Here’s How To Cheat Your Tax Bracket — Legally Nissan Shows Off Adorable, Minuscule e-NV200 Winter Camper Concept Van Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life The CDC Just Quietly Gave You Permission to Do This to Get Vaccinated The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been regularly updating its vaccine guidelines to keep up with the science, as well as the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic. The goal has remained to safely get as many vaccines into as many arms as possible, but the recommendations have shifted. In a surprising update on Jan. 22, the CDC said that in "exceptional situations," your first and second dose can be two different vaccines, despite the fact that these vaccines are "not interchangeable."...