Kosova siguron 1.213.290 vaksina në marrëveshjen me Pfizer!


Kosova siguron 1.213.290 vaksina në marrëveshjen me Pfizer! Është arritur marrëveshja me Pfizer për blerjen e 1.213.290 dozave të vaksinës COVID-19. Ky moment shënon hapin më të rëndësishëm për Republikën e Kosovës përballë Covid-19, duke ruajtur shëndetin e qytetarëve dhe sistemin tonë shëndetësor. Pas një pune intensive të Ministrisë së Shëndetësisë dhe Ekipit Negociator të […]

A mund ta marrin kovid vaksinën shtatzënat?


A mund ta marrin kovid vaksinën shtatzënat? Shtatzënave duhet t’iu ofrohet kovid vaksina, por vendimin për t’u vaksinuar apo jo duhet ta marrë shtatzëna pas konsultimit me mjekun. Në disa vende (përfshirë Britaninë e Madhe) në kuadër të programit të vaksinimit po ftohen edhe grupmoshat më të reja dhe midis grave të ftuara mund të […]

As one Virginia school district prepares to reopen, educators and families balance Covid precautions and normal instruction


[ad_1] Half of the class will be there physically, with the other half watching from home. This week, public schools in the county will open their classroom doors for the first time in almost a year. It’s a hybrid model — students in each grade will be in the school just two days a week. […]

Opinion: Without a global vaccine plan, coronavirus variants could lead to untold number of deaths


[ad_1] Contrary to those who believe “herd immunity” — the point at which a significant percentage of a given population cluster has, either by infection or vaccination, acquired antibodies necessary to stave off the virus — is right around the corner, a new, more worrisome scenario is emerging. Epidemiologists are of the opinion that the […]

Q&A: How the scars of Flint’s water crisis shake city’s faith in Covid-19 vaccine


[ad_1] In 2014, the state’s public officials assured the residents that their water was safe to drink. It wasn’t. Now, with the coronavirus vaccine rolling out across the country, some Flint residents are wondering whether or not it’s safe to take. Hesitancy is particularly high in some Black communities, which have a history of being […]

US Coronavirus: Experts say the green light for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine helps bring US a step closer to normalcy


[ad_1] “This is really great news,” Dr. Esther Choo, a professor of emergency medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, told CNN Saturday. “Johnson & Johnson vaccine… performs very well, still has an outstanding safety profile and then has the added benefit of tremendous convenience.” “It’s been such a challenge to get even a single […]

Doctor: I’m worried the Olympics can’t be made safe against Covid


[ad_1] I, like many other public health professionals, am concerned that these measures may be both too little and too late. I worry deeply about the implications of the Games for the health of three groups: the athletes and staff; the spectators and their home country; and the host community itself. Currently, there are simply […]

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine gets emergency use authorization from FDA


[ad_1] With more than 28.5 million confirmed Covid-19 cases and over 511,000 reported deaths in the US since the start of the pandemic, and while the demand for vaccine still far exceeds supply, these vaccines can’t come soon enough. “A third safe and effective vaccine is very welcome news,” Andy Slavitt, the White House’s senior […]

Coronavirus vaccines: How J&J’s is different from the others


[ad_1] Two vaccines are already being distributed in the US — one made by Moderna and another made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. The new vaccine, made by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine division, is a little different. Here’s how. Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is designed to be given as a single dose. […]

Biden to laud House passing Covid relief bill as an important first step to defeating Covid-19


[ad_1] Slated to speak in the Roosevelt Room before he takes off to Delaware, the President will address the country for the first time after House Democrats approved his first legislative priority. The House approved the Covid relief package early Saturday morning along party lines by a vote of 219-212, sending the bill to the […]

What Matters: A third vaccine will bring us one step closer to normal


[ad_1] This one is from Johnson & Johnson. If authorized, it would mean another 20 million vaccine doses could be in circulation by the end of March. This vaccine is not as completely effective as the two other vaccines already authorized from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, but it’s good enough to get on the market and […]

Why Japan took so long to start Covid-19 vaccinations, even with the Olympics looming


[ad_1] In Japan, only about 18,000 doses have been administered, according to the Japanese government. Like the US, Japan is using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as part of its program. Yet Japanese regulators took two more months to approve its use. The government says it has been deliberately cautious. After a series of vaccine scandals stretching […]

US coronavirus: Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a valuable weapon and its roll out will be quick, officials say


[ad_1] That amount could increase Covid-19 vaccination for states by 25% and would be delivered in as quickly as one or two days in the first week, the chief executive officer of the National Association of County and City Health Officials Lori Tremmel Freeman said. Vaccine administration has already been increasing, with 2.2 million more […]

Covid-19 vaccines allegedly stolen, expired and inappropriately administered in Tennessee county, state investigation finds


[ad_1] A total of 2,500 doses were either expired or wasted in Shelby County over a 20-day period from February 3 to February 23, according to a timeline of findings released by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) as part of an investigation. Additionally, two children were “inappropriately vaccinated” for Covid-19 at a Shelby County […]

Biden promises to help winter storm-battered Texas recover: ‘We’re in it for the long haul’


[ad_1] In his first official trip in the wake of a disaster, the President visited the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and later toured and met with volunteers at the Houston Food Bank, where first lady Jill Biden packaged food and water for the community earlier in the day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, […]

FDA vaccine advisers recommend authorization of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine


[ad_1] The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted unanimously to recommend EUA of the vaccine in people 18 and older. If the FDA acts on the recommendation — and it’s expected to do so quickly — the vaccine will become the third authorized for use in the United States. It will […]

Here’s what action is expected today on the latest US Covid-19 stimulus bill 


[ad_1] A health care worker fills a syringe from a vial with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus as South Africa proceeds with its inoculation campaign at the Klerksdorp Hospital on February 18. Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine “checks nearly all the boxes” on a list […]

Fully vaccinated people can gather individually with minimal risk, Fauci says


[ad_1] A medical worker inoculates a municipal worker with a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in New Delhi, India, on February 22. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images India has supplied more than 36 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to various countries, of which 6.75 million doses have been provided as grant assistance, a spokesperson for the […]

“We still have too much vaccine in the fridge,” says German health minister


[ad_1] A medical worker inoculates a municipal worker with a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in New Delhi, India, on February 22. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images India has supplied more than 36 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to various countries, of which 6.75 million doses have been provided as grant assistance, a spokesperson for the […]

South Korea extends social distancing measures as vaccinations begin  


[ad_1] A health care worker gestures to her arm before receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a public health center in Incheon, South Korea on February 26. SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg/Getty Images South Korea began its vaccine rollout on Friday as health authorities extended current social distancing measures and bans on gatherings of five or […]

India Covaxin: Some Bhopal slum residents thought they were being vaccinated against Covid-19 but were part of clinical trials


[ad_1] Locals who recalled hearing it back in December said they scrambled to take up the offer — 750 rupees was about twice what they’d usually earn for a day’s hard labor. And many had struggled to work at all during the pandemic. “They told us it is the corona vaccine and we should get […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines


[ad_1] How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so […]

Traumatized and tired, nurses are quitting due to the pandemic


[ad_1] For 10 of her 12 years in nursing, Ellsworth was an indefatigable intensive care nurse. The work energized her, and she felt privileged to witness some of the most important moments of people’s lives, when their worlds shifted for better or worse. Though she did all she could to save them, she also found […]

Why have India’s Covid-19 cases plummeted?


[ad_1] This has all happened without drastic measures such as circuit-breaker lockdowns, which have been used in places like New Zealand and Australia to get outbreaks under control. The Indian government is still implementing certain social distancing restrictions and has scrambled to assist overstretched hospitals — but the economy has reopened, domestic travel has resumed, […]

US coronavirus: US health leaders are preparing for all scenarios — including another wave of Covid-19 cases


[ad_1] But now is no time to let up on safety measures — for several reasons — according to experts. More than 54,000 people remain hospitalized with the virus nationwide, according to the COVID Tracking Project. And more than 57,000 Covid-19 deaths have been recorded this month alone. On Wednesday, California became the first state […]

Qantas says it will resume international flights in October of 2021


[ad_1] (CNN) — Australian airline Qantas said it plans to resume international flights by the end of October, 2021. The company released its half-year financial results on Wednesday and included the confirmation that it has a plan to restore international flights by the fall. That applies to both Qantas itself and to Jetstar, the lower-priced […]

Lack of equity within priority groups leaves Covid-19’s most vulnerable without vaccine, analysis suggests


[ad_1] Around the United States, there are various plans in place to prioritize distribution of the limited supply of vaccines — in December, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued federal guidance about who should be first in line to receive the shots, starting with frontline health care workers […]

Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective, FDA analysis finds


[ad_1] The efficacy of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against moderate to severe/critical Covid-19 across all geographic areas was 66.9% at least 14 days after the single-dose vaccination and 66.1% at least 28 days after vaccination, according to the analysis, which is meant to brief the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. The […]

Questions remain on J&J Covid-19 vaccine rollout as authorization decision approaches


[ad_1] On Monday, the White House did not disclose its plans for the J&J vaccine, although an administration official said they have worked closely with the company to formulate a distribution outline in recent weeks. Federal officials have expressed disappointment that fewer doses than initially expected will be ready if the vaccine is authorized soon. […]

First on CNN: Biden’s Covid plan gets backing from more than 150 top business leaders


[ad_1] The group of executives includes the top executives representing some of the powerful business interests in the US, ranging from bank and investment firms like Goldman Sachs and Blackstone, to technology companies like Google, Intel and IBM, to hospitality companies like Loews Hotels & Co. and airlines including American and United Airlines. Top executives […]

Greece calls for EU to adopt Covid vaccine passport


[ad_1] A new, more contagious variant of coronavirus first detected in the UK is likely to fuel a surge of cases in the spring, several experts predicted Tuesday. The variant, called B.1.1.7, was suspected of causing renewed spread in Britain. It’s been seen across much of the US — with the US Centers for Disease Control and […]

Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine: FDA committee to consider authorization for single-dose shot this week


[ad_1] The vaccine is the third under consideration for the US market, and would be the first single-dose Covid-19 shot available here. Like the earlier Covid-19 vaccines, it was developed and tested at a remarkable pace, condensing into months what might have taken years before the pandemic. But there are few answers on what will […]

US coronavirus: Officials are hopeful the US is getting closer to the end of the pandemic. But there are road bumps ahead


[ad_1] Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Sunday Covid-19 hospitalizations dropped below 1,000 for the first time since November 16 and are now down by more than half from their January peak. “With each day we are moving one step closer to eliminating and eradicating this pandemic,” Hogan said in a statement. “But we need to […]

Newsom recall proponents gather more than a million signatures


[ad_1] Capitalizing on the frustration and anger among California Republicans and small business owners about Newsom’s restrictive stay-at-home orders last year, which were intended to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as well as the high case numbers that the state experienced over the holiday months, recall proponents say they have actually gathered […]

Beijing’s 2008 Olympics were a soft power victory for China, but 2022 may be another story


[ad_1] Remembered today as an event in which record-breaking sporting achievements were matched only by the spectacular pageantry and organization of the Games, the success of the Beijing Olympics was no sure thing. China had never hosted the Olympics before, and in the run-up to the 2008 Games — held under the slogan “One World, […]

Publix joins a growing list of grocers offering incentives for workers to get vaccinated


[ad_1] The popular Southern supermarket chain said it is offering its employees $125 gift cards when they sign up and show proof of vaccination. While more and more employers are offering similar incentives, vaccine distribution and eligibility continues to vary across the country. Most of the more than 2.4 million low-wage grocery workers in the […]

Opinion: Ted Cruz isn’t the only issue in Texas


[ad_1] Nearly a year ago, the Covid-19 pandemic began bringing death, disease and economic distress to millions of households. But the disaster hasn’t come alone — a host of others have struck the US in the past 12 months. The 2020 hurricane season broke the record for the number of major storms, forcing meteorologists to […]

US Coronavirus: US Covid-19 numbers may be slowing but experts project tens of thousands more deaths in next 3 months


[ad_1] Another 91,000 Americans are projected to lose their life to the virus by June 1, the latest forecast from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation shows. “The most uncertain driver of the trajectory of the epidemic over the next four months is how individuals will respond to steady declines in […]

Opinion: Biden is racing a ticking clock to fulfill this campaign promise


[ad_1] The appeal didn’t work. More voters were drawn to Vice President Bush, whose campaign manager Lee Atwater, along with consultant Roger Ailes, put together a blistering strategy that smeared Dukakis and rallied Americans around an unabashed patriotism. While Dukakis promised competence, Bush painted him as a radical “card-carrying member of the ACLU” who would […]

Inside the grounds of Europe’s biggest Hindu temple, volunteers debunk myths and administer coronavirus vaccines


[ad_1] This public vaccination clinic is Patel’s passion project, set up inside a school on the grounds of London’s Neasden Temple, the largest Hindu place of worship in Europe. “Because I go to the temple it has a special meaning for me,” Patel, a local healthcare manager, said. “It’s about bringing the clinic out to […]

Stimulus plan: Here’s what’s in the House Democrats’ full proposal


[ad_1] Stimulus checks The House bill would provide direct payments worth up to $1,400 per person. A family of four could receive up to $5,600. Individuals earning less than $75,000 a year and married couples earning less than $150,000 would be sent the full amount. But not everyone who received a previous stimulus check would […]

US coronavirus: Covid-19 vaccines may prevent infection and not just symptoms, study suggests


[ad_1] A team at the Mayo Clinic health system looked at more than 31,000 people across four states who had received at least one dose of either vaccine — and found their vaccines were upwards of 80% effective in preventing infection 36 days after the first dose. Vaccine efficacy was 75% 15 days after the […]

A month into office, Biden seeks to reassure on the pandemic at home and abroad


[ad_1] Addressing back-to-back diplomatic meetings and making one of his first official trips outside of Washington as president on the same day, he communicated both the very real seriousness of the crisis and his willingness to fight it with investment in science and infrastructure both at home and abroad — a stark departure from his […]

Senior White House Covid-19 adviser on vaccine distribution: ‘Saturday, we’re going to be shipping more doses than states have ever received before’


[ad_1] “Starting tomorrow, Saturday, we’re going to be shipping more doses than states have ever received before,” Slavitt said. “Because we’re going to be shipping this week’s doses and next week’s doses.” Slavitt said it means that “for all the governors and all the states that have said we want more vaccines, they’re going to […]

New York City’s indoor dining capacity will increase by next Friday, governor says


[ad_1] The tiny remote Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean could “become the first island to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19,” the British Military said Friday. The island – a UK overseas territory – has a population of just over 800 inhabitants. At least 1,950 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine arrived at Ascension […]

Schools can open at any stage of community spread of virus, CDC director says


[ad_1] The tiny remote Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean could “become the first island to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19,” the British Military said Friday. The island – a UK overseas territory – has a population of just over 800 inhabitants. At least 1,950 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine arrived at Ascension […]

It’s too risky to go to a single-dose coronavirus vaccine regimen, Fauci says


[ad_1] The tiny remote Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean could “become the first island to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19,” the British Military said Friday. The island – a UK overseas territory – has a population of just over 800 inhabitants. At least 1,950 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine arrived at Ascension […]

US pharmacies see high Covid-19 vaccine demand ‘outweigh inventory’


[ad_1] Then, she “hit the jackpot” — she got an appointment to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at her local Walgreens two days later, on February 10. Foster, 65, returned immediately to the Walgreens website to schedule an appointment for her husband, but all remaining appointments had been taken. “It was like getting concert tickets,” Foster […]

A drop in Covid-19 cases can be deceptive, official warns. Here’s how the US can stay ahead of a variant-driven surge


[ad_1] “We are used to mutations with the flu. This is a much higher percentage of success than the flu,” Slavitt, who is responsible for the Covid response, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday. The US has witnessed a 26% decline in new cases from this time last week, continuing the trend of the steepest […]

Nation’s top governors under fire as three big states reckon with deadly crises


[ad_1] Governors are being asked to account for the pervasive problems that have been exposed by those events: gaping income equality, food insecurity, an appalling level of health inequity and the inefficiency of the nation’s health care delivery system. Even though governors cannot control the unpredictable path of a novel virus or the severity of […]

Taiwan blames ‘external forces’ for blocking BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine deal. China says it had nothing to do with it


[ad_1] Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, said Thursday it was “purely fabrication” that Beijing had intervened in BioNTech’s vaccine sale to Taiwan, state news agency Xinhua reported. A day earlier, Taiwanese health minister Chen Shih-chung said in a radio interview that Taiwan and BioNTech were about to sign a deal for […]

Florida county commissioner limited vaccine drive to the two richest zip codes and then created a ‘VIP list’


[ad_1] Vanessa Baugh admitted on Thursday that she “wanted to make sure certain people were on the list” for vaccination after emails revealed that she directed county officials to create a list to let her and others jump the line. In response to criticism that county officials had only permitted residents from the two richest […]

Government action took months as nursing home workers died during the pandemic


[ad_1] A CNN analysis of violation data reveals that by the end of 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state worker safety programs approved by the agency had cited around 200 long-term care facilities which are currently facing roughly $2.6 million in penalties related to Covid-19. But the vast majority of these […]

Opinion: My baby and I are safer with the Covid-19 vaccine than without it


[ad_1] Still, we followed through with part of the plan as scheduled, moving to Michigan in the summer of 2020 and signing a lease for a sizable two-bedroom apartment. But as Covid-19 added uncertainties to an already unfamiliar territory, we discussed postponing the family part of our plan. We thought of the small details like […]

US Coronavirus:Covid-19 variants could fuel another surge. Fauci says we have two powerful tools against them


[ad_1] “The continued spread of variants that are more transmissible could jeopardize the progress we have made in the last month if we let our guard down,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House briefing. But by lowering cases, the US will give “fewer opportunities for the […]

AstraZeneca’s vaccine contract with the UK is based on ‘best efforts,’ just like its deal with a frustrated EU


[ad_1] British officials had earlier declined to provide the contract to CNN, making no mention of the redacted version, and have repeatedly refused to give details on the country’s vaccine supplies, citing “security reasons.” A junior UK government minister said in a recent interview that publishing the contract would risk national security. Yet in response […]

Covid-19 vaccines will be available for all Americans by July, but vaccination process will take longer, Fauci says


[ad_1] Patients wait after receiving their Covid-19 jabs at a vaccination centre at Salisbury Cathedral on February 11, in Salisbury, England. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Covid-19 infections in England have fallen by more than two-thirds in recent weeks, initial findings from a survey on community prevalence show.  The interim findings from the ninth report of REACT-1, a study into Covid-19 […]

DeSantis defends controversial vaccine deal with developer — and threatens to pull vaccines if officials don’t like it


[ad_1] Manatee County announced on Tuesday that Florida’s Division of Emergency Management would host a “pop-up” vaccination spot at Lakewood Ranch this week for 3,000 Manatee County residents, according to a statement from the county. The vaccines, however, would be limited to people living in only two zip codes — 34202 and 34211. Manatee County […]

Serrana, Brazil will vaccinate all adults against Covid-19 to study efficacy on infection rate


[ad_1] The study will involve the city of Serrana, in the southeastern State of Sao Paulo, the research institute said “The entire adult population, estimated at 30,000 people, will be immunized in three months, in an unprecedented action,” the Butantan Institute wrote via Twitter on Wednesday. The idea to vaccinate the largest number of people […]

Here are the states allowing teachers to get Covid-19 vaccines


[ad_1] Several governors are making teachers a priority. In West Virginia, all teachers over the age of 50 who said they wanted the vaccine have already received it, according to Governor Jim Justice. In Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine has set a plan to have all teachers vaccinated by the end of February, with the goal […]

Confused by guidelines on quarantine after vaccination? You’re not alone


[ad_1] The new guidance only applies if it has been at least two weeks since your final dose, no more than three months since that dose, and provided you don’t develop symptoms. “It’s important to note that CDC is not suggesting someone who is vaccinated cannot spread COVID-19 within the first 90 days of being […]

Biden says teachers should move up in the ‘hierarchy’ to receive Covid-19 vaccines


[ad_1] “I think that we should be vaccinating teachers. We should move them up in the hierarchy,” he said. Later, responding to a question from a high school teacher on how schools can safely reopen and whether school staff should be vaccinated before returning to class, Biden said officials are not suggesting large classes to […]

Winter storms: Millions are still without power as forecast calls for more ice and frigid temperatures in hardest-hit states


[ad_1] “Swaths of half an inch of ice will be possible” over the next three days for areas from Texas to Mississippi and up through Virginia, according to the National Weather Service. “All severe weather hazards will be possible including a couple of tornadoes” from the Florida Panhandle to the coastal Carolinas Thursday, NWS said. […]

Dr. Fauci shifts the timeline on when the general public will be able to get a coronavirus vaccine


[ad_1] “If you start talking about when the vaccine would be more widely available to the general population, I was hoping that that would be by the end of April, namely, have gone through all the priorities and now say, OK anyone can get it,” Fauci said. “That was predicated on J&J, the Johnson product, […]

US consumers now have the first national standards for face mask quality 


[ad_1] Drivers and passengers in vehicles arrive for their Covid-19 vaccinations administered by members of the National Guard on the opening day of a new mass Covid-19 vaccination site established between the federal government and the state on February 16, on the campus at California State University of Los Angeles. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images The […]

Biden to press for Covid-19 relief package during CNN’s Wisconsin town hall


[ad_1] Biden’s first work trip outside Washington since taking office signals his intent on making a public sales pitch for his agenda after spending nearly a month in the shadow of the impeachment proceedings, which ended in acquittal on Saturday. Aides say the President, known for his outgoing style with voters, has been eager to […]

Stimulus update: The latest on what House Democrats are proposing


[ad_1] Stimulus checks The House bill would provide direct payments worth up to $1,400 per person. A family of four could receive up to $5,600. Individuals earning less than $75,000 a year and married couples earning less than $150,000 would be sent the full amount. But not everyone who received a previous stimulus check would […]

Texas official says conditions without power are dire


[ad_1] A snow plow clears a street on February 15 in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Charlie Riedel/AP As the nation continues to deal with extreme winter weather, many states across the country have been forced to delay Covid-19 vaccinations. Below is a quick look at how some states are responding to the weather. Texas On […]

Texas grid operator say it’s “optimistic” about power restorations — but local leaders are frustrated


[ad_1] A snow plow clears a street on February 15 in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Charlie Riedel/AP As the nation continues to deal with extreme winter weather, many states across the country have been forced to delay Covid-19 vaccinations. Below is a quick look at how some states are responding to the weather. Texas On […]

White House Covid-19 adviser says drop in US cases could be “misleading” in face of variants


[ad_1] Japan’s minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccinations, Taro Kano, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on February 16, 2021. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images   Japan will begin vaccinating its healthcare workers Wednesday with 40,000 doctors and nurses from 100 hospitals across the country receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, according to the head of […]

Japan begins vaccine rollout on Wednesday


[ad_1] Japan’s minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccinations, Taro Kano, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on February 16, 2021. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images   Japan will begin vaccinating its healthcare workers Wednesday with 40,000 doctors and nurses from 100 hospitals across the country receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, according to the head of […]

Los Angeles County elementary schools cleared to reopen as Covid-19 case rates fall


[ad_1] “The state permits elementary schools to reopen as soon as we reach an adjusted case rate of 25 per 100,000,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a news release on Monday. “We are informing Los Angeles County schools tonight via an emailed letter that we expect to announce we have […]

Cities and states begin delaying Covid-19 vaccine distribution because of winter storms


[ad_1] The severe winter weather sparked emergency declarations in at least seven states, including Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas. Here are the localities and states that have delayed or postponed vaccine distribution so far: The city postponed vaccine appointments scheduled to take place Tuesday at the Alamodome until Saturday due to the […]

Here’s why some Covid-19 numbers keep improving. (Hint: It’s not widespread vaccinations)


[ad_1] Researchers reported Sunday that they identified seven troubling new coronavirus variants circulating in the US, according to Dr. Wilbur Chen, an infectious diseases specialist at the University of Maryland Medical School. “We certainly want to preserve the full efficacy of these vaccines by preventing more variant viruses, but again, these vaccines are effective and […]

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