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    President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden unsurprisingly presented vastly different views of the status of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. during the first general election debate Tuesday night. Trump attempted to blame China for the outbreak, saying that his administration has done a "great job" responding to the pandemic. He...
    NYC reports uptick in virus positivity rate 6 Recent Changes at the Grocery Store You Need to Know About A New Poll Reveals Only 2 in 3 Parents Intend to Get Their Kids Flu Vaccines This Year Between the onset of cold weather and the fact people will naturally be spending more time among...
    By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) - A key contender to head the World Trade Organization told Reuters on Tuesday she thinks the body should play a role in helping poorer countries access COVID-19 drugs and vaccines, and this topic should be part of negotiations if she wins. Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, seen by delegates as a...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – Healthcare workers across the country are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated for influenza this year, saying that it will not only help prevent the flu and save lives, but also reserve health resources needed to continue the COVID-19 fight. Even if you aren’t coming into contact with anyone else in...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday discussed possible medical cooperation, including on the development of COVID-19 vaccines, the Kremlin said in a statement. The Kremlin not give more detail on the nature of the potential cooperation that it said was discussed in the leaders' phone call....
    (CNN)With a black suit jacket shrugged off her left shoulder, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer didn't flinch while getting a flu vaccination on live television last week. "Literally the easiest thing I will do today," said Gov. Whitmer, who called the press conference to underscore preparations for this coming flu season. "Preventing the flu will help...
    Iowans will take a wait-and-see approach to a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new poll. Forty-five percent of adult Iowans say they will wait until others have taken a vaccine before getting the shot themselves, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll. Another 28% plan to be vaccinated as soon as possible and...
    Gov. Cuomo was really losing it last week. Strike one: His absurd vow that New York will do its own testing on any COVID-19 vaccine the feds approve. Strike two: His bizarre threat to cut off funding for the city if he doesn’t like its NYPD reform plans — even as he also hits Mayor...
    Around half a million sharks may be slaughtered in an effort to make a Covid-19 vaccine, wildlife experts have claimed. The top predators are harvested for squalene, a natural oil made in the liver of sharks, which is used medicine - including in current flu jabs. The ingredient is used as an adjuvant to increase the effectiveness...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City health officials said they’ve noticed an alarming number of students without proper vaccines against childhood diseases. Some local schools are making sure kids are ready to go back to school. With the school year officially underway, students should be getting their vaccines for things like measles and mumps. But, health officials...
    Hundreds of thousands of Chinese have been given experimental, emergency-use COVID-19 vaccines by the government since July, despite concerns over their safety and efficacy. China was initially criticized for for giving the vaccine to their top executives and leading researchers before human test trials. But in recent months, according to The Associated Press, they’ve...
    Hundreds of thousands of Chinese have been given experimental, emergency-use COVID-19 vaccines by the government since July, despite concerns over their safety and efficacy. China was initially criticized for for giving the vaccine to their top executives and leading researchers before human test trials. But in recent months, according to The Associated Press, they’ve given...
    China, which has largely eradicated the disease, should take action to prevent it from recurring, a Chinese health official said on Friday. But an external expert questioned the need for emergency use when the virus was not spreading in the country where it was first detected. So far it is not clear who or how...
    BEIJING (AP) — After the first shot, he had no reaction. But Kan Chai felt woozy following the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in China. “When I was driving on the road, I suddenly felt a bit dizzy, as if I was driving drunk,” the popular writer and columnist recounted...
    Novavax’s stock price surged Friday after the biotech firm started a key late-stage trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine. Shares in the Maryland-based company soared nearly 11 percent to $113.56 following its Thursday announcement that it kicked off the Phase 3 study in the United Kingdom, which is battling a surge in COVID-19 infections....
    Novavax’s stock price surged Friday after the biotech firm started a key late-stage trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine. Shares in the Maryland-based company soared nearly 11 percent to $113.56 following its Thursday announcement that it kicked off the Phase 3 study in the United Kingdom, which is battling a surge in COVID-19 infections. The...
    Executive Director of the World Health Organization's (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland.Denis Balibouse | Reuters As the global death toll from the coronavirus approaches 1 million people, it's "not impossible" to consider that number doubling if countries don't uniformly work to suppress...
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister said on Friday that Mexico has signed a commitment agreement to buy potential COVID-19 vaccines through the World Health Organization's global COVAX plan, which aims to deliver at least 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines by the end of next year. "Mexico ensures its participation in the principal...
    (CNN)China gained the "understanding and support" from the World Health Organization before starting a controversial emergency use program for its Covid-19 vaccine candidates, a Chinese health official said Friday.China has been administering experimental coronavirus vaccines to hundreds of thousands of people since July under an emergency use program approved by the Chinese government, before their...
    GENEVA, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Some northern hemisphere countries are having trouble obtaining additional flu vaccines amid increased demand, but health workers and elderly should be prioritised in case of any shortages, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. “Some countries are having trouble sourcing additional vaccine,” Ann Moen, WHO chief of influenza preparedness...
    On Tuesday, consumer pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson announced that their vaccine for COVID-19 was entering phase 3 trials. It seems hard to get excited about yet another vaccine at this point, especially when others began their phase 3 trials weeks, or even months, ago. The focus on vaccines, including at Daily Kos, has been...
    VIDEO1:2201:22Sanofi CEO on coronavirus vaccine development and the pressure 'to get it right'Mad Money with Jim Cramer Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson told CNBC on Thursday that the pharmaceutical company is not cutting any corners in its pursuit of developing a coronavirus vaccine.  "We have been making vaccines for over 100 years. We haven't changed anything in...
    (CNN)Operation Warp Speed, the mission to develop an effective Covid-19 vaccine, seeks to deliver 300,000 doses by January 2021. According to projections from the University of Washington, by then the US death toll from the novel coronavirus will likely have reached nearly 400,000. Edgar MarcuseWhat evidence of vaccine effectiveness -- balanced by what assurance of...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The same day the National Academies of Science and Medicine raise their alarms about the politicization of science, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised his own concerns the vaccine approval process has become "politicized."Cuomo said New York State would conduct its own review of any vaccine the FDA approves to assure...
    By DANICA KIRKA and MARIA CHENG, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Two firms developing COVID-19 vaccines say pharmaceutical companies are trying to give the public as much information as possible about their testing regimes as drugmakers and public health officials seek to boost confidence that any approved vaccine will be safe. AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot...
    As drugmakers race to develop coronavirus vaccines, a task force formed by the nation's oldest Black physicians group will be tracking the data amid fears that political considerations could overrule safety concerns, particularly when it comes to African Americans.  "This is about ensuring safety for Operation Warp Speed," said Dr. Leon McDougle, president of the National...
    LONDON – Two firms developing COVID-19 vaccines say pharmaceutical companies are trying to give the public as much information as possible about their testing regimes as drugmakers and public health officials seek to boost confidence that any approved vaccine will be safe. AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot and Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer of Johnson &...
    By STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach delivered a pep talk to Japanese government officials and local organizers on Thursday that included suggestions that “hundreds of millions” of doses COVID-19 vaccines would be available before the postponed Olympics open in July. Bach was speaking from Switzerland in an on-line...
    TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach delivered a pep talk to Japanese government officials and local organizers on Thursday that included suggestions that “hundreds of millions” of doses COVID-19 vaccines would be available before the postponed Olympics open in July. Bach was speaking from Switzerland in an on-line gathering of officials in Japan during...
    A FIFTH of Brits say they are unlikely to get a coronavirus jab - even if one is approved, a study has found. The new research highlights "concerning" levels of misinformation around vaccines - with more than half fearing "unforeseen effects". ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4A...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Another COVID-19 vaccine has entered what is described as the pivotal stage before applying for Food and Drug Administration approval. It’s a very large Phase 3 trial from Johnson & Johnson. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Wednesday, this trial may have some advantages over other candidate vaccines. MORE: Potential AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. I live with my mom who finished chemotherapy...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Kroger announced Tuesday it has partnered with the Dallas County Health and Human Services to offer drive-thru flu vaccines in Dallas. Their collaborative effort will have the capacity to administer up to 600 vaccinations during the one-day event, according to Kroger. “In light of the challenges we may face from both the...
    A health worker injects a person during clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida.Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images If you're on Medicare and hope to get a coronavirus vaccine as soon as it's available, it may take an act of Congress for it to be...
    Isaac Arnsdorf September 23, 2020 7:48PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on ProPublica. The former pharmaceutical executive tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the administration's race to a COVID-19 vaccine is refusing to give up investments that stand to benefit from his work — at least during his lifetime. The executive, Moncef Slaoui,...
    Reuters September 23, 2020 0 Comments A top U.S. health official told a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday that he expects COVID-19 vaccinations to take place over many months and that most Americans could be vaccinated by July of 2021 at the latest. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Robert Redfield said...
    A top U.S. health official told a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday that he expects COVID-19 vaccinations to take place over many months and that most Americans could be vaccinated by July of 2021 at the latest. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Robert Redfield said he expects there to be about...
    WASHINGTON — Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn and infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said the public should trust the COVID-19 vaccine approval process. Hahn, whose agency would approve a vaccine, and Fauci told a Senate committee they would take a vaccine themselves — after Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden...
    WASHINGTON — Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn and infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said the public should trust the COVID-19 vaccine approval process. Hahn, whose agency would approve a vaccine, and Fauci told a Senate committee they would take a vaccine themselves — after Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and...
    The Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue new rules for an emergency use authorization for a coronavirus vaccine – and they will make it very unlikely that an inoculation will be cleared before Election Day, according to a report. The FDA is issuing the guidance to increase transparency and public trust amid polls...
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus.The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world's largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil,...
    Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus. The study starting Wednesday will be one of the worlds largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico...
    Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus. The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world's largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico...
    MOSCOW — What do you do when Vladimir Putin offers you Russia’s new coronavirus vaccine, for free? United Nations staff in New York and around the world are now facing that choice, after the Russian president offered Tuesday to provide them the Sputnik-V vaccine in a speech to this year’s General Assembly marking the...