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 […]

School reopening: Here’s why it’s so hard


[ad_1] Unlike other countries, the US leaves school control at the local level, and the challenges to providing in-person instruction are not the same everywhere, making it nearly impossible to create effective federal and even state-level guidance as the pandemic wears on. Some buildings don’t have enough space to spread students out, while others don’t […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

CDC announces travel restrictions for countries hit by Ebola


[ad_1] Next week, the US government will start directing travelers from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo to six US airports, according to the CDC. Airlines will collect information from all passengers boarding flights to the US who were in either country within the previous 21 days, and share the data with the CDC […]

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 […]

Canada to receive 6.5 million Covid-19 vaccines by end of March


[ad_1] In a press briefing Friday, Trudeau repeated his expectation that every Canadian who wants a vaccine will receive one by September. Trudeau told reporters Canada had secured an additional two million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through Verity Pharmaceuticals and the Serum Institute of India. The first shipment of 500,000 vaccines is expected to […]

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 […]

Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Why Americans shouldn’t turn their noses up at J&J’s coronavirus vaccine


[ad_1] For several months, public health experts have praised the approximately 95% efficacy seen in vaccines by Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna. But the data surrounding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, developed by the company’s vaccine arm, Janssen, falls short of that figure. But those comparisons aren’t fair, experts say. They say the Johnson & Johnson vaccine […]

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 […]

Global stocks routed as inflation fears dominate


[ad_1] Asian markets followed US stocks lower. Japan’s Nikkei 225 (N225) tumbled 4%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) closed down 3.6% — that index’s worst day in nine months. South Korea’s Kospi (KOSPI) dropped 2.8%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) lost 2.1%. European stocks also dropped sharply in early trading. The FTSE […]

Johnson & Johnson: FDA advisers to consider third Covid-19 vaccine Friday


[ad_1] It’s the next step in a process that could end with the new vaccine’s rollout early next week. As with the two currently authorized vaccines, advisers and federal agencies are meeting over a weekend to try to get the vaccines to the US public as soon as possible. The FDA has already considered the […]

US coronavirus: Another Covid-19 surge hangs in the balance. This is how experts say we keep it from becoming reality


[ad_1] “The question that hangs in the balance right now is, will we have a fourth surge?” the former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday. “Every uncontrolled spread increases the risk that there will be dangerous variants that can be more infectious, […]

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 […]

The week in 43 photos


[ad_1] Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More […]

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your questions about Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine


[ad_1] Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel attends the Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York in December 2019. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Moderna’s current vaccine production numbers “are far from indicative” of future production, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said during an EU virtual summit Thursday.  “The numbers we are producing today are far from indicative of what we can produce […]

Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 2.5 million


[ad_1] Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel attends the Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York in December 2019. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Moderna’s current vaccine production numbers “are far from indicative” of future production, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said during an EU virtual summit Thursday.  “The numbers we are producing today are far from indicative of what we can produce […]

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 […]

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 […]

Congressional Republicans risk backlash as they unite against Biden’s Covid relief plan


[ad_1] After losing control of the White House and the US Senate in November, and still relegated to the minority in the US House, Republican leaders hope to win back suburban voters in 2022, in part by earning their trust that they would do a better job than Democrats easing the transition back to normal […]

Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City


[ad_1] Genomics researchers have named the variant B.1.526. It appears in people affected in diverse neighborhoods of New York City, they said, and is “scattered in the Northeast.” One of the mutations in this variant is the same concerning change found in the variant first seen in South Africa and known as B.1.351. It appears […]

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 […]

Moderna designs updated Covid-19 vaccine to combat South Africa coronavirus variant


[ad_1] Moderna has designed an updated version of its Covid-19 vaccine to help it combat the South Africa coronavirus variant, the company announced Wednesday. Initial doses have been shipped to the US National Institutes of Health for a clinical study. The new vaccine, called mRNA-1273.351, will be evaluated as a booster shot for people who have already been vaccinated against […]

Latest Covid-19 vaccine and world news


[ad_1] Moderna has designed an updated version of its Covid-19 vaccine to help it combat the South Africa coronavirus variant, the company announced Wednesday. Initial doses have been shipped to the US National Institutes of Health for a clinical study. The new vaccine, called mRNA-1273.351, will be evaluated as a booster shot for people who have already been vaccinated against […]

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 […]

White House to distribute 25+ million free masks across the country


[ad_1] This file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, on December 2, 2020. Johnson & Johnson via AP Johnson & Johnson says that it has four million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine ready to ship “immediately” once it receives emergency use authorization, which could […]

Here’s what has to happen before the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available


[ad_1] A nurse administers the Covid-19 vaccine to an elderly patient at the Dunkirk hospital in France, on February 17. Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images France is “likely” to alter its guidance and allow people aged 65 and over to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, a spokesman for France’s health ministry told CNN Wednesday.  France had previously said […]

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. […]

Housing market concerns begin to emerge


[ad_1] Home Depot (HD) reported earnings and sales that topped Wall Street’s forecasts Tuesday. Lowe’s (LOW) also reported better-than-expected earnings and sales on Wednesday morning, and CEO Marvin Ellison said in a statement that sales were lifted thanks to “broad-based demand driven by the continued consumer focus on the home.” Still, rising interest rates could […]

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 […]

Ghana becomes first country to receive Covid-19 vaccine through COVAX program


[ad_1] The shipment, consisting of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines, arrived at 7 am GMT Wednesday on an Emirates flight at Kotoka International Airport, in Ghana’s capital Accra. The Minister for Health-designate, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu (MP) led a government delegation to receive the consignment. As the plane carrying the vaccines landed, state-run Ghana Broadcasting Corporation […]

US Coronavirus: Experts worry variant-fueled surge of Covid-19 could be weeks away but cases will likely fall again by summer


[ad_1] Several experts predicted Tuesday the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant that was first detected in the UK is likely to fuel another surge of cases in just a matter of weeks. “It could result in more of a wave in, say, April or May than we would have expected otherwise,” Trevor Bedford of the University […]

Pfizer, Moderna, J&J pledge 240 million total Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of March


[ad_1] Pfizer and Moderna — the two companies with Covid-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States — have pledged to make a combined total of 220 million doses available for shipment by the end of March. Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson, which could secure emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine from the […]

Opinion: I got vaccinated. What now?


[ad_1] With this progress, though, has come no small amount of consternation. A new set of daunting questions has arisen, the product of an increasing number of vaccines and vaccinees. Reasonably enough, people now want to know the specific dos and don’ts of daily living for the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. The nub is this: […]

Fauci says CDC guidance for fully vaccinated people could come soon


[ad_1] UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock is seen during a visit to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, on February 17. Molly Darlington/WPA Pool/Getty Images “New variant” cases of Covid-19 are falling across the UK, according to the country’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, who credits extra border measures for the drop. British people arriving […]

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 […]

White House works to inject stateliness into a virtual visit from Justin Trudeau


[ad_1] In-person visits from foreign leaders are still off-limits as the novel coronavirus continues to rage. So Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will beam into the West Wing from Ottawa, his bearded visage positioned next to Biden on a large screen as each man does his best to replicate the traditional choreography of a White […]

Boris Johnson set to take England out of lockdown


[ad_1] Johnson will tell the House of Commons on Monday afternoon that as of March 8, schools will finally reopen across England, as well as some very limited return of outdoor social interaction, including sitting on a park bench and having a coffee, which is currently not allowed. The Prime Minister will also announce that […]

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 […]

As 500,000 Covid death looms, US reaches pivotal moment


[ad_1] A warning from Dr. Anthony Fauci on CNN Sunday that Americans could be wearing masks into 2022 came as leading medical associations pleaded for extended vigilance from people exhausted by months of self-isolating and the punishing economic impact of the worst public health calamity in 100 years. But the national dichotomy between fear and […]

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, […]

Fauci: ‘Possible’ Americans will be wearing masks in 2022 to protect against Covid-19


[ad_1] Asked by CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” whether he thinks Americans will still need to wear masks next year, Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, replied: “You know, I think it is possible that that’s the case and, again, it really depends on what you mean by normality.” The comments […]

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 […]

In stimulus push, Biden calls on Republicans to heed their constituents


[ad_1] The friendship between Biden and Dole, the former Senate Republican leader who recently revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, was forged over the many years that the two men served together in the Senate. Biden often speaks with nostalgia about his working relationships with GOP leaders during that less […]

An Ohio bomb squad was called to disarm an adorable bag of kittens


[ad_1] Upon opening the “suspicious package” on Thursday, the bomb unit from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office discovered a cat and her six adorable 1-day-old kittens. “When Specialist Mike Grimes and Det. Detherage arrived, they didn’t hear ticking they heard purring!” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. Along with the family of felines, […]

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 […]

How to help and get help


[ad_1] Arts and culture How to give American Guild of Musical Arts Relief Fund: The AGMA is a labor union that represents artists involved in America’s operatic, choral and dance heritages. Their relief fund will support members who have lost opportunities and income during the coronavirus crisis. Broadway Cares: This non-profit helps vulnerable people in […]

More than 59 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the US


[ad_1] CTV Network Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians that public health measures, including restrictions on indoor social gatherings, would have to continue for weeks to comes as new Covid-19 variants, and a slow vaccine rollout, risk causing a dangerous third wave of the virus.  “We have to keep taking strong public health measures,” said […]

Biden explains why he can’t say when every American who wants a vaccine will get one


[ad_1] California will set aside 10% of Covid-19 vaccine doses to be used for teachers and child care workers in an effort to resume in-person education, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in a news conference Friday. The focused allocations will begin with a baseline of 75,000 doses and that number will be maintained as a minimum […]

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 may have enough vaccines to fully vaccinate its population by July


[ad_1] French President Emmanuel Macron is pictured during a video conference meeting with African Union officials at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on February 17. Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool/AFP/Getty Images European countries should allocate 4-5% of their vaccine supply to developing countries, French President Emmanuel Macron has urged ahead of the G7 virtual meeting Friday where the issue is […]

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 […]

One dose of Pfizer vaccine reduces symptomatic Covid-19 by 85% after a month, study shows


[ad_1] A pharmacist administers a Covid-19 vaccine at a Walmart Pharmacy in Danvers, Massachusetts, on February 1. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Demand for coronavirus vaccines is outstripping supply in the federal retail pharmacy program for the United States. CNN finds appointments are filling up quickly. Many pharmacies told CNN this week that they can receive […]

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 […]

What Matters: The power’s back on in Texas but the crisis continues


[ad_1] But just like mayors get in trouble when streets aren’t plowed or trash isn’t picked up, governors get blame when the state power system fails, even though the power systems operate largely on their own. Or in the case of most of Texas, entirely on its own. The government also gets the blame when […]

More than 1,500 reported cases of concerning variants in the US, CDC says


[ad_1] A pharmacist administers a Covid-19 vaccine at a Walmart Pharmacy in Danvers, Massachusetts, on February 1. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Demand for coronavirus vaccines is outstripping supply in the federal retail pharmacy program for the United States. CNN finds appointments are filling up quickly. Many pharmacies told CNN this week that they can receive […]

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 […]

US Coronavirus: US will have to work double time to make up for Covid-19 vaccine weather delays, Fauci says


[ad_1] “It’s been slowed down in some places going to a grinding halt,” Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said in an interview with MSNBC Thursday. “We’re just going to have to make up for it as soon as the weather lifts a bit, the ice melts and we can get the trucks out, […]

Vaccine makers looking into booster doses for better protection against variants, White House adviser says


[ad_1] Vaccine makers are looking into whether booster doses could provide better protection against coronavirus variants, Andy Slavitt, the White House’s senior adviser for Covid response, said during an interview with the Washington Post on Thursday. The White House official said Johnson & Johnson is already studying a second dose of its Covid-19 vaccine, and […]

Opinion: Gavin Newsom’s French Laundry scandal is no reason to toss him out


[ad_1] The case for recalling Newsom, a liberal Democrat, is centered on his alleged failures on Covid-19, the general state of California and Newsom’s personal foibles. It was the third category that gave initial energy to the recall effort. On November 6, 2020, Newsom attended a dinner at the French Laundry, one of California’s most […]

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 […]

One-third of military service members have opted not to receive Covid-19 vaccinations


[ad_1] Cautioning that it’s still “very early data,” Maj. Gen. Jeff Taliaferro, vice director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday, “The vaccine is the right thing to do, it’s clearly safe for service members.” The percentage of those who have decided not to receive a vaccine […]

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines can protect against coronavirus variant, lab studies suggest


[ad_1] For the study, researchers at Pfizer and the University of Texas Medical Branch genetically engineered versions of the virus to carry some of the mutations found in B.1.351. They tested them against blood samples taken from 15 people who had received two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as part of a clinical trial. While […]

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 […]

US Coronavirus: Lowering Covid-19 cases is the best thing US can do to improve chances that vaccines will continue working, expert says


[ad_1] “The best thing we could possibly do to improve the chances that the vaccine will continue working as we’re hoping it will, is to reduce cases as much as possible without having those reductions occur as a result of vaccine-derived immunity,” Dr. Michael Mina, an epidemiologist and immunologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School […]

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 […]

North Korea Pfizer hack allegations: South Korean lawmaker and spy agency dispute Covid-19 claims


[ad_1] South Korean lawmaker Ha Tae-keung told reporters Tuesday that he and other members of the National Assembly Intelligence committee were briefed by the country’s spy agency about the alleged attack. Ha’s office confirmed the remarks to CNN on Wednesday. Later that morning, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) put out a statement rebutting Ha’s claims. […]

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. […]

Joe Biden brings compassion, centrism and a big-time vaccine promise at CNN town hall


[ad_1] His reassuring words to second grader Layla Salas came during a CNN town hall in Wisconsin on Tuesday night when he also tried to move the nation on from the divisive aftermath of the impeachment trial of the predecessor he referred to as “the former guy.” “For four years, all that’s been in the […]

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, […]

The US has reported nearly 1,300 infections from Covid-19 variants


[ad_1] Taylor Glascock for CNN President Joe Biden said the United States might be in a “very different circumstance” by Christmas. Speaking at CNN’s town hall Tuesday night, Biden noted that with vaccinations, the ability to continue spreading coronavirus “is going to diminish considerably” due to herd immunity. “So if that works that way, as […]

Covid-19 vaccines will be widely available by the end of July


[ad_1] Taylor Glascock for CNN President Joe Biden tonight clarified confusion on what would qualify as a school reopening, saying that reports that a school could be considered open if it was open just one day per week stemmed from a “mistake in the communication.” Biden was responding to a question from CNN’s Anderson Cooper […]

Biden says prosecuting Trump will be up to the Department of Justice


[ad_1] Taylor Glascock for CNN President Biden said he does have some concerns about the online aspect of the coronavirus vaccine rollout, shining a spotlight on the digital divide in the United States. He also said some of that concern stems from time that was wasted by the previous administration. Biden said that while he does have some […]

Biden says country may be back to normal by “next Christmas” 


[ad_1] Taylor Glascock for CNN President Joe Biden tonight clarified confusion on what would qualify as a school reopening, saying that reports that a school could be considered open if it was open just one day per week stemmed from a “mistake in the communication.” Biden was responding to a question from CNN’s Anderson Cooper […]

Biden says his administration made a “mistake in the communication” on school reopenings


[ad_1] Taylor Glascock for CNN President Joe Biden tonight clarified confusion on what would qualify as a school reopening, saying that reports that a school could be considered open if it was open just one day per week stemmed from a “mistake in the communication.” Biden was responding to a question from CNN’s Anderson Cooper […]

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 […]

Latest vaccine and world news


[ad_1] Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration is again increasing its weekly Covid-19 vaccine supply being sent to states, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Tuesday. During a call with governors, White House Covid coordinator Jeff Zients informed the officials that the administration is “increasing the vaccine supply to 13.5 million doses […]

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 […]

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