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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Thousands of Coloradans have waited a week with countless questions and very few answers after the state told them their first vaccine dose was useless because of the way it was handled at the clinic they visited in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment suspended the vaccine operation at the Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic because they failed to properly document the temperature at which the vaccine was being stored. (credit: CBS) “I had a funny feeling about it, too, but decided to go ahead with it just because there were so many people there waiting for their vaccinations. They were super nice. The staff was friendly. It just didn’t feel like a medical situation,” said Darcy Stricker who drove from the Denver area to finally get her first dose on April 6. READ MORE: Explosion At Denver Homeless Encampment Underscores...
    (CNN)In my first year as a doctor, I've cared for many patients who eagerly wait their turn to get the Covid-19 vaccine.It should be coming soon. This week, President Joe Biden announced he's moving up the deadline for states to make all American adults eligible for coronavirus vaccines, shifting the date from May 1 to April 19. Prior to this, all 50 states had already expanded or announced a timeline to expand vaccine eligibility to anyone 16 or older by May 1.Now I can't help but wonder: Does this include my adult patients who are sick and stuck in the hospital?I spoke with colleagues who shared my concerns. I learned that at some hospitals, even if patients are sick with something other than Covid-19, they can't get the vaccine until they're discharged. This means they can only get the vaccine at a clinic or offsite location -- not when they're...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday nearly 6,000 members of the department have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 3,711 have received a second dose. “Since our last meeting, we have vaccinated an additional 582 individuals,” Moore said. “And now have just under 6,000 members of the organization that have had the first dose of the vaccine. The second dose has now been given to 3,711 personnel, which is an increase of nearly a thousand additional members of the organization.” READ MORE: LA Councilman Proposes Establishing Tiny Home Camps For The Homeless In Pacific Palisades, Marina Del Rey Moore said the department is also now administering the Johnson Johnson vaccine “through the cooperation with the fire department.” “If there’s some aversion to the particular vaccination, members of the public, as well as the department, are all reminded that these vaccines are...
    RUSSIAN officials have approved the ‘world’s first’ Covid vaccine for pets that reportedly stops the mutation of the virus between animals and humans. Mass production of the life-saving shots, Canivac-Cov, could be launched as early as April to protect our furry friends, according to Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary Supervision, Rosselkhoznadzor. 4The Canivac-Cov vaccine could protect our furry friends from the deadly virusCredit: Getty The Federal Centre for Animal Health began developing the miracle vaccine in spring last year after authorities were flummoxed by the transmission of the deadly virus from humans to our animal companions. The team launched clinical trials of Carnivac-Cov on dogs, cats, rabbits and minks last October, when it was thought that domestic animals could be infected by Covid-19, but not pass it on to humans. Scientists are still studying the long-term effectiveness, though it is thought to provide protective immunity to pets for at least six...
    Most states have agreed they will meet Biden's May 1 deadline to make all adults eligible for a vaccine, with the exception of Wyoming, New York, and Arkansas. Pete Bannan via Getty Images About a third of US adults have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.  The push by states coincides with Biden's May 1 deadline to make vaccines accessible to all adults. Most states have announced they will meet the deadline, aside from Wyoming, New York, and Arkansas. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. At least a third of all adults in the US have received at least one dose of one of the COVID-19 vaccines, reported the New York Times.  The push by states to get more residents vaccinated comes after President Joe Biden announced a May 1 deadline for states to make vaccines accessible for all adults.  Six states, including Alaska, Arizona,...
    Coronavirus cases among healthcare workers declined dramatically after staff got their first vaccine dose, two new studies have found. In one study of employees at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2.6 percent of all workers who were unvaccinated tested positive for COVID-19 compared to 1.82 percent of those given their first shot, a drop of 31 percent. That same study also found that just 0.05 percent of those who received both doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Modena vaccine were later infected.  In another study of frontline workers in California, only 0.13 percent contracted the virus, known as SARS-CoV-2, after being fully immunized.   'Right now, as the weeks go by, we see more and more that not only are these vaccines efficacious but, in the community, they are extremely effective in preventing infection with SARS-CoV-2,' Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said at a press...
    ANYONE over the age of 50 has been advised to book their coronavirus vaccine online. The speedy jab rollout has nearly finished whizzing through those aged 56 and above, leaving those in their early 50s. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 3All over 50s have been told to book their vaccineCredit: AP The NHS website has updated, telling everyone aged 50 and over to book their potentially life-saving Covid vaccine. You can book your vaccine online on the NHS website here. It means the mid-April target to vaccinate all over 50s and the most vulnerable - the top nine priority groups - could be smashed by the end of March. It’s speculated that those in their 40s will start being invited for their vaccine in a couple of weeks. Professor Anthony Harnden, deputy head of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, told BBC Breakfast on...
    By Robin Foster, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, March 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In more good news on the coronavirus vaccine front, a new government report finds that 88% of Americans who get their first COVID-19 shot return for their second. That bodes well for the United States, since full vaccination is vital to stopping the pandemic. In December 2020, the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were approved for emergency use, but both require two shots to get full protection. The recommended interval between doses is 21 days for Pfizer's vaccine and 28 days for Moderna, although 42 days between doses is permissible when a delay is unavoidable, according to researchers with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Response Team. To figure out if folks were indeed going back for their second shots, the team looked at vaccine administration data from Dec. 14, 2020, when the vaccines...
    Nearly everyone who got their first dose of a two-shot COVID-19 vaccine got their second dose within the recommended window, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the first two months of the United States COVID-19 vaccination campaign, around 12 million people got their first dose and were also scheduled for their second dose. The second dose is supposed to be given three weeks after the first for the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine and four weeks for the Moderna vaccine (with a few days’ buffer on each side). In that group, 88 percent of people had their second shot on schedule. Around 9 percent of people who had their first shot between December 14th and February 14th had not yet received their second dose but were still within 42 days from their first dose. The CDC says that when a delay is...
    (CNN)US President Joe Biden has pinned America's hopes of a return to normality on two key dates: May 1, by when he wants all adults to be eligible to get vaccines; and July 4, when he said Americans may be able to celebrate Independence Day in person. In his first prime-time TV address last night, Biden escalated the nation's "war footing" to help beat the virus. He announced that he was directing all states, tribes and territories to make all adults eligible to be vaccinated by May 1, stating his administration would build out the infrastructure of clinics, vaccine doses and medical staff to make that prospect real. But the President also asked the American people to do their part. "I will not relent until we beat this virus. But I need you, the American people ... I need every American to do their part," Biden said. "I need you...
    More On: COVID vaccine Anti-vax parents are demanding surrogates avoid the COVID vaccine Biden orders another 100 million COVID vaccine doses from Johnson & Johnson Wide resistance to vaccines plagues Ukraine’s COVID-19 fight US to buy 100M more doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine One in four adults in the United States have now received their first shot of the coronavirus vaccine, a White House official said Wednesday. Andy Slavitt, the senior adviser to President Biden’s coronavirus response team, announced the vaccination update in a post on Twitter. More than 95.7 million COVID-19 doses have been administered in the country since inoculation efforts began in mid-December, according to the latest data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over 62.4 million people or 18.8 percent of the population have gotten at least one vaccine shot, while 32.9 million people or 9.9 percent of the population have...
    A New England Medical Journal (NEJM) study is the latest in a slew of research to show that one dose of a coronavirus vaccine gives COVID-19  survivors as much protection as two doses offer people who have never been infected.  'These findings suggest that a single dose of vaccine elicits a very rapid immune response in individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19,' said study co-author and renowned Mount Sinai vaccinologist Dr Florian Krammer.  'In fact, that first dose immunologically resembles the booster (second) dose in people who have not been infected.'  But Dr Anthony Fauci and U.S. health officials have been insistent that everyone get two doses of vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer.  So why not give people who have had COVID-19 just one shot, instead of two?  An expert told DailyMail.com that now that the U.S. has more vaccine dose available from three manufacturers, the process of...
    ALMOST half of over-80s broke lockdown rules after having their first vaccination, ­figures have revealed. A rebellious 41 per cent of them felt confident enough about the jab to mingle indoors with someone outside their household or bubble less than three weeks after a dose. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 4Almost half of over-80s broke lockdown rules after having their first jabCredit: Alamy The Office for National Statistics revealed the number breaking the restrictions as UK Covid deaths fell by 26 per cent in a week, with a further 242 recorded yesterday. And new infections have dropped by 34 per cent in seven days to the latest 24-hour total of 6,573 cases. Those stats follow the good news that the number of coronavirus hospital inpatients in England has finally dropped below 10,000. The majority of older people have been isolated and shielding for nearly a...
    Donald and Melania Trump got the COVID vaccine in January before they left the White House, a Trump adviser told DailyMail.com. The revelation comes after Trump told the audience at CPAC on Sunday that 'everybody' should get the vaccine. 'We took care of a lot of people — including, I guess, on Dec. 21, we took care of Joe Biden, because he got his shot, he got his vaccine,' Trump said in his remarks. 'So everybody, go get your shot.'  It's the first time he's encouraged his followers to be vaccinated. Many of them are skeptical of the vaccine. Donald and Melania Trump got the COVID vaccine in January before they left the White House Donald Trump, at CPAC on Sunday, encouraged his supporters to get the vaccine as some Republicans are reluctant to do so Neither Trump took the vaccine publicly and it's unclear which vaccine they...
    MORE than 200,000 NHS workers and care home staff have not had their first dose of the Covid jab. This is despite chief medical officer Chris Whitty telling health care workers that they have a “professional responsibility” to get vaccinated. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 4More than 200,000 frontline workers have still not had a Covid vaccine (stock picture)Credit: PA:Press Association Out of 1,158,300 frontline workers in England, 1,051,876 people have had the vaccine, according to NHS statistics. In care homes the numbers are even worse, with 322,534 out of 444,200 of those who work with some of the most vulnerable patients taking the jab. Research by Professor Tim Spector at King’s College London has previously shown the vaccine has the potential to slash infection rates among NHS staff by 50 per cent. London is behind other regions with just 76 per cent of health...
    BRITAIN today hit a staggering 20 MILLION Covid jabs as the biggest vaccine rollout ever continues. The epic milestone comes just weeks after the UK smashed its target of 15million vaccines by February 15 a day early. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 3The UK has vaccinated 20million peopleCredit: Getty Images - Getty The achievement is a huge boost in the fight against the bug as lockdown begins lifting from March 8. Hopes of easing the national shutdown hinges on protecting the most vulnerable groups by spring to beat faster-spreading variants. Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zawahi tweeted: "BINGO! One Score...over 20,000,000 people have had the vaccination (1s dose). "What an achievement for February 2021. What a team! Proud to be with you on this journey @NHSuk". The vaccination programme is now on the second part of its first phase after everyone in the four priority groups...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Dozens of people learned this week a mistake was made with their first COVID vaccine shots, and now they don’t know what comes next. Dick Cecchini received his dose Tuesday at a Hy-Vee pharmacy in Mankato, more than an hour from his Lakeville home. He received a phone call from Hy-Vee the next morning letting him know of a problem. The pharmacy says 62 patients received first doses of the Pfizer vaccine that were diluted with sterile water instead of the saline provided by Pfizer. “We don’t know anything. Hang tight. We’ll get a hold of you,” Cecchini recalls being told. He learned Friday there was no reason for medical concern. Questions remain about how protected Cecchini and the others will be from COVID. “The first shot, does it do any good? What happens after the second shot? Do you have the same coverage?” Cecchini said. Hy-Vee...
    HEALTHY Brits in their 40s will get vaccinations from April with Matt Hancock hailing the “amazing job” done by The Sun’s Jabs Army. Phase 1 of the ambitious Covid rollout of first doses — covering 32million Brits either aged 50 and over or those at high risk — should be completed by April 15. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 10Carol Vorderman, 60, got her first Covid jab before she tearfully thanked volunteersCredit: INSTAGRAM 10 The programme — aimed at a countdown to opening the country fully on June 21 — will then switch to ten-year age bands. But it confirms that experts have rejected calls to prioritise teachers and police officers. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that vaccinations should continue by descending age, not occupation. Advisers insist it is the fastest way to cut pandemic deaths and allow life to return...
    Thousands of Americans have experienced bad reactions after receiving coronavirus vaccines, a new report finds. Nearly 7,000 people had an 'adverse event' after being given either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna shot, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Friday.  However, fewer than 10 percent of patients had a reaction like anaphylactic shock that was classified as 'serious' by the agency's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). What's more, around 1.5 percent of people died after being immunized between mid-December and mid-January, but two-thirds of these deaths occurred among long-term care facility residents, most of whom had underlying conditions. As of Friday, more than 57.7 million people in the U.S. have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Of 6,994 adverse events following coronavirus vaccination, a total of 90.8% reactions were classified as non-serious such as a headache and chills after the Pfizer vaccine (above),...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts announced a “streamlined” vaccine distribution plan on Wednesday that directs COVID-19 vaccine doses toward high capacity sites and away from most smaller town clinics focused on serving only their residents. The state informed local boards of health that it “prioritizes equity and high-capacity throughput vaccination, particularly as vaccine supply from the federal government remains extremely constrained.” The plan will increase vaccine ability for mass vaccination sites, regional sites and pharmacy locations. RELATED: Reesie And Coco, 2 Rescued Puppies, In Need Of Donations For Lifesaving Surgeries Starting March 1, first doses will no longer be provided to municipalities that have individual clinics serving only their residents. That state said it will still make sure to distribute second doses so anyone who had their first appointment can become fully vaccinated. WBZ heard from towns this week that have been frustrated by a lack of shots sent their way,...
    For the first time this year no state in the country saw more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases across a seven-day average, it was reported on Tuesday, in the latest encouraging sign in pandemic progress. The COVID Tracking Project found that every single state is showing a decline in numbers compared to January. New York, California, Florida and Texas remained the hardest-hit states - but all had fewer than 10,000 new cases, on average, across the last seven days. An 89-year-old woman in South Central Los Angeles receives her vaccination on Tuesday A vaccine is readied in Chelsea, Massachusetts on Tuesday as a nationwide program continues The seven-day average of deaths is at its lowest level this year, in encouraging news RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Biden promises a vaccine for all Americans who want one by... Mardi gone! Images show...
    The number of COVID-19 infections being reported in the United States continues to decrease, with the country seeing its lowest weekly case numbers since last October.  There were just over 650,00 new infections reported in the seven days to February 13, according to The COVID Tracking Project. That total represents a 22.3 percent decrease from the number reported last week.  Hospitalization rates have also deceased 15.7 percent from last week, while deaths are down 13.8 percent in the past seven days.  However, officials are cautioning that the country is not out of the clear yet. The numbers currently being reported are still far higher than they were during the spring and summer surges of 2020.   On Saturday, the United States reported 90,199 new COVID-19 cases and 2,303 additional deaths.   More than  27.5 million Americans have tested positive to the virus, and 483,926 have now died.  More than 137,000 of those deaths...
    WORLD Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst last night urged Brits to get vaccinated for their country — as the Covid R rate dropped to its lowest since last summer. His patriotic appeal came as it emerged pubs and restaurants may open outdoors in April, earlier than planned, if transmission levels keep falling. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 10World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst last night urged Brits to get vaccinated for their country — as the Covid R rate dropped to its lowest since last summerCredit: Allsport - Check Holder 10Sir Geoff's patriotic appeal came as it emerged pubs and restaurants may open outdoors in April - sooner than plannedCredit: Rex Features And there was more good news, with the UK expecting to smash its ­target of offering a jab to all 15 million of the most vulnerable Brits before Monday. Sports fans...
    The Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, have received their first COVID-19 vaccinations, a Clarence House spokesperson confirmed to CBS News.  Prince Charles, 72, and Camilla, 73, are in the age bracket currently eligible to be vaccinated in the U.K. So far, about 12.6 million U.K. residents have received their first dose of the vaccine, according to BBC News. The over-70 age bracket is now eligible, following the rapid vaccinations of over-80 residents and health care workers.  In a statement, Clarence House did not specify when the royal couple received their shots, or which vaccination they were given.  Last month, Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and Prince Phillip, 99, received their coronavirus shots at Windsor Castle, where the queen and her husband have been spending their time during the lockdown in England.  At the time, royal officials said they took the rare step of commenting on the...
    Save Some Serious Coin on a New Apple Watch with These Apple Watch Deals WATCH: Purdue WR Rondale Moores ridiculous vertical jump Prince Charles and Camilla have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine © Max Mumby/Getty Images Prince Charles and Camilla at a Windsor Castle event for volunteers in December 2020. Max Mumby/Getty Images Prince Charles and Camilla got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Clarence House confirmed. The couple are in one of the UK's vaccination priority groups due to their age.  The Prince of Wales tested positive for coronavirus back in March and experienced "mild symptoms." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Prince Charles and Camilla have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A Clarence House representative confirmed the news to Insider, although it is currently not known which vaccine the pair received or where they were administered.  Due to their...
    PRINCE Charles and Camilla have BOTH received their first dose of the Covid-19 jabs, it can be revealed. Camilla, 73, is reported to have received it from a royal doctor at her home in Wiltshire ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Charles and Camilla have received their Covid jabsCredit: AP:Associated Press While Prince Charles, 72, is understood to be in London - but it has not been confirmed where he received his jab. It is the second bit of good news for the royal family after Charles' niece Princess Eugenie yesterday gave birth to a baby boy. A Clarence House spokesman said: "The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall had had their first Covid-19 vaccinations." Charles suffered a mild dose of the virus during the first wave last March and had to isolate at Birkhall, in Scotland. The couple have previously confirmed they planned to...
    (CNN)About one in 10 Americans -- nearly 32.9 million people --- have so far received at least a first dose of the two-part Covid-19 vaccines, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows, and about 9.8 million people have been fully vaccinated. And while US and state leaders are optimistic vaccinations will ramp up further in the coming months, several challenges remain, including supply shortages and equitable access -- which come as public health experts say the US is in a race against time as Covid-19 variants keep spreading across the country. Jumping hurdles for a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine"We're in a situation, and we will be for a little while, of undersupply," said Andy Slavitt, the senior White House adviser for Covid-19 Response. In Delaware, officials announced Tuesday the state was no longer expecting to open another phase of vaccine eligibility on March 1 as was...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Sunday morning started the effort to get people fully vaccinated against COVID-19. About 100 private or unaffiliated healthcare workers got their second shot of the vaccine. Over the past month, more than 700 people have received their shots through the help of the Direct Primary Care Physicians of Pittsburgh. “We’re excited to see some familiar faces back today,” Dr. Natalie Gentile of Gentile Family Direct Primary Care said. One of those faces was Pitt Medical Student Alexis Hester. We were there as she got her first shot four weeks ago. “Once my grandma is vaccinated, we can have Easter together and I can study in coffee shops. It really opens a lot of doors, and I’m excited about that,” Hester said. The second year med student has been unable to shadow and go into the hospital for her studies. This second dose changes all that. “I’m going...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A University of Minnesota infectious disease expert says he supports the idea of delaying the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to get more people vaccinated. Dr. Michael Osterholm spoke before the Minnesota House Health Committee yesterday when he made comments on the vaccine process. Osterholm was also chosen to be part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force. The debate whether or not to just give patients once vaccine dose to get them out more quickly has been tossed around by scientists. On Wednesday, Olsterholm voiced his support for this idea to get more people 65 and up vaccinated as the virus continues to claim thousands of lives everyday in the U.S. Osterholm said it would involve getting more seniors vaccinated with their first dose and then possibly postponing the second dose until later this Spring or in the early summer. Osterholm said he believes the...
    The rate of coronavirus vaccinations is high among nursing home residents in the U.S. but low among staff members, a new report finds. More than three-quarters of people living in long-term care facilities had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 immunization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Wednesday. However, when it came to nurses, administrators and others working at centers who were offered the jab, just a little more than one-third had received it. The findings confirm anecdotal reports of nursing home staff members turning down vaccines and feeling they are being treated as 'guinea pigs.' Researchers say more outreach efforts are needed to ensure this vulnerable population that the shot is both safe and effective.   A new CDC report found that nearly 78% precent of nursing home residents have received at least one vaccine dose with half of facilities vaccinating at least 60%...
    After just one week in the White House, the Biden administration is already buckling under the pressure from the coronavirus pandemic as officials are still yet to locate the 20million COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed to the states last month.   A Politico report on Saturday painted a picture of what officials have described as a messy transition for the Biden team that has been confronted with a worse-than-expected situation on all fronts.  Prior to taking office, Biden had promised to tackle the pandemic with an effective COVID-19 response plan and later announced a rather ambitious goal to inoculate 100million Americans in his first 100 days.  But the president and his team have since found themselves floundering and grappling to keep the virus under control while simultaneously dealing with a vaccine shortage.  The team is also still trying track down the 20million doses that were...
    A hospital in Washington State is under fire from Gov. Jay Inslee after 110 major donors allegedly were moved to the front of the line for a COVID-19 vaccine. Overlake Medical Center & Clinics shut down invite-only online access to schedule appointments with its vaccine clinic after receiving a call from Inslee's staff, The Seattle Times reported.  Molly Stearns, chief development officer at the hospital, reportedly sent an email last Friday which was addressed: 'Dear Overlake major donors.' 'We're pleased to share that we have 500 new open appointments in the Overlake COVID-19 vaccine clinic, beginning this afternoon and tomorrow and next week,' the email reads, according to the outlet.  Overlake Medical Center, pictured, has come under fire for allegedly giving preferential treatment for vaccines to rich donors  The Overlake Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in the country to treat COVID-19 after its emergence Inslee...
    THIS online calculator reveals when you're likely to get your Covid vaccine, as data shows all adults could get their first jab the summer. Government officials need to jab 2.5 million people per week to reach everyone by autumn, according to Omni's Vaccine Queue Calculator. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6 6Omni's calculator says if the current vaccination rate continues, a 16 year old could expect their first Covid vaccine dose by July. This is only if 70 per cent of people accept their jab, therefore shortening the queue But official data reveals that 2,554,647 first doses were given in the past seven days - almost 60,000 over the weekly target. If this rate continues, ministers will hit their target of giving the most vulnerable Britons (14 million) their first dose by the third week of February. And all other adults could...
    POPE Francis has received his first dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine, the Vatican has announced. The 84-year-old pontiff was among the first of the Vatican’s 450 residents to get the jab as the nation-state began its vaccine rollout on Wednesday. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2Pope Francis, 84, received his first dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine on WednesdayCredit: Reuters 2Pope Francis received his first dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine on January 13Credit: EPA Pope Francis, who only has one lung after the other was removed due to an infection while he was a teenager in Argentina, has called on Catholics to follow his lead, calling it an “ethical duty”. Pope Emeritus Benedict, 93, was also vaccinated against the virus on Thursday as Vatican City’s jabs programme began in earnest. The pair are expected to receive their second dose in...
    The Vaccines against him Covid-19 They should not be demonized by the place where they come from, Uruguayan biologist Juan Cristina, former dean of the Faculty of Sciences and current head of the Sectoral Commission for Education of the University of the Republic (public), told Sputnik on Tuesday. « It is important not to demonize any of the Vaccines by the countries they come from. The Vaccines that passed stage two are safe, « he said. With time running out, Uruguay has to reach an agreement with a laboratory to get the Vaccine against him Covid-19 at a time when this country of little more than three million inhabitants is in the first wave of infections. According to the local press, the Uruguayan Government could be interested in the Vaccine from the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer. Uruguay, hit by the pandemic on March...
    Opinion: The urgent unanswered questions about the attack on the Capitol Royal Mail reveals 28 areas where Covid has limited deliveries Sweden Says About 80,000 People Have Had Their First Covid Shot (Bloomberg) -- Sweden provided a first real glimpse of how its Covid vaccination program is progressing. © Photographer: Fredrik Lerneryd/Getty Images Europe GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - JANUARY 07: A resident at one of Attendo's nursing homes in Gothenburg receives his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine on January 7, 2021 in Gothenburg, Sweden. All of the 97 permanent residents of the nursing home received their vaccination. Sweden is set to receive 80,000 Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine doses a week, which will be used first to vaccinate the elderly. Sweden aims to provide the vaccine for its entire adult population in the first half of 2021. (Photo by Fredrik Lerneryd/Getty Images) The country’s public health authority said that roughly 80,000...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Some nurses in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) are set to receive their first dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine on January 8. CBS 11 News spoke to a couple of health workers who say they are thrilled that this day has come. Jennifer Barrett, a school nurse at Career Institute North, said, “I was super excited. I feel blessed to be given the opportunity to have the vaccine.” Nearly 60 DISD nurses are receiving their first doses of the vaccine today. Due to remote learning there’s been a limited number of people on campuses across the district this year. Barrett said she typically sees 10 to 15 students and staff for some sort of illness every week. This is the second round of DISD nurses receiving their first dose of the vaccine. With their inoculation, a total of 147 DISD frontline healthcare workers will have...
    At least two hospitals in Southern California have been found to be vaccinating the relatives of employees working at the facilities, instead of those in the priority groups including the elderly. Redlands Community Hospital in Culver City say they found themselves with 'extra' doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and so reached out to people who didn't work at the medical center.  The hospital claim that the vaccine doses would have otherwise expired and insist that all first-responders working at the 420-bed facility were treated first. At least two hospitals in Southern California have been vaccinating non-frontline workers having received 'extra' doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine including Redlands Community Hospital A relative who works at Southern California Hospital, but did not want to be identified, also said that family members were invited to receive Pfizer vaccines. 'The hospital had planned on vaccinating all of their employees, but a large number...
    Dozens of senior citizens in a luxury high rise in Texas were given COVID-19 vaccines in the state's first wave. The Montebello condominium complex in uptown Houston boasts marble tile bathroom floors, an outdoor pool, valet parking, a concierge service and a 24/7 security guard, and has condos that can sell for up to $4.8 million. And, in the last two weeks, approximately 60 residents have been immunized against the virus, reported the Daily Beast. In Harris County, where Houston is located, there are more than 237,000 confirmed cases, one-sixth of all infections in the state.  But thousands of at-risk healthcare workers have been struggling to receive their vaccines due to hospitals quickly running out of supply. Approximately 60 residents of the luxury Montebello condominium complex (pictured)  in uptown Houston received COVID-19 vaccines Meanwhile healthcare workers have been struggling to receive their vaccines due to hospitals quickly running out of...
    (CNN)Dr. Anthony Fauci, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins received their first doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine Tuesday.The shot, which Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, received in the left arm, was administered at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, by Dr. Heike Bailin, chief of the NIH Occupational Medical Services."It's important for two reasons. One is that I'm an attending physician here at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, and so I do see patients," Fauci said as he was about to be vaccinated. Gupta: Getting vaccinated against Covid-19 is like PPE at a molecular level"But as important, or more important is as a symbol to the rest of the country that I feel extreme confidence in the safety and the efficacy of this vaccine and I want to encourage...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As the first round of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are distributed to health care workers on the front lines, three are sharing their experience with ABC7 Eyewitness News.Dr. Sharon Robinson is a pediatrician with the NorthShore University HealthSystem where she also serves as a Physician Director of Primary Care. She lives just outside Chicago with her husband and her two daughters.Dr. Tara Henderson is the Interim Chief, Section of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation University of Chicago Medicine. Director, Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Survivorship Center. She has a particular interest in the care of childhood cancer survivors. Billy Kneitz, RN is an emergency room nurse at Rush University Medical Center and has been for the last 20 years. He has a passion for helping people in a time of crisis and said the past year "has been, like many others in health care, the...
    Stay safe, MarketWatchers, and don’t miss these top stories:Personal Finance Bad news for parents: Remote learning is here to stay for many K-12 schools ‘Even when kids are home because of snow, they’ll still be learning,’ New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said this week.Will COVID-19 push more employees to work remotely after the pandemic? This economist says yes A new Vanguard study quantifies the future of remote work, and looks at the number of potential hybrid jobs. Millions of Americans are in ‘survival mode’ — beware, decisions made in this frame of mind can make or break you ‘Unfortunately, our ability to see the big picture is severely limited when we’re in fight-or-flight mode.’‘Light at the end of the tunnel’: America’s nurses share their hope and relief as first colleague gets COVID-19 vaccine More than 270,000 health-care workers contracted COVID-19 and 915 have died as of mid-December, according to...
    MARTINEZ (KPIX) – A dose of hope is spreading throughout the Bay Area as the first vaccinations take place from San Francisco to Martinez. According to Contra Costa Health, more than 9000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been sent to the Regional Medical Center. It’s a small number but the hope is with each dose, the Bay Area can finally contain the coronavirus. “This is one step closer to a normal world,” said Dr. Sergio Urcuyo, who was the first in Contra Costa County to get the vaccine. Now he has taken the first step to protect those that he loves the most. “What I always worry about is I have a wife and kid back home and I always worry about them,” said Dr. Urcuyo. This was the day all frontline workers have been waiting for nearly 11 months. Dr. Antonio Gomez at San Francisco General...
    The first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine became available Monday to select Americans, kickstarting what will be a months-long process to vaccinate enough people to achieve herd immunity.  Distribution of the vaccine began after Pfizer received emergency FDA approval Dec. 11. The medicine will be rolled out to hundreds of sites over the course of the week as authorities carry out the final stages of Operation Warp Speed.  Front line medical workers were among the first Americans to get the shot Monday. The Trump administration expects roughly 20 million Americans to be vaccinated before the end of 2020, and state governments will get the final say on who is first in line, according to New York Magazine.  A CDC advisory panel recommended that the first doses from Pfizer go to medical workers and nursing home residents, according to the Washington Post. These groups reportedly comprise about 24 million Americans. (RELATED: Local...
    Daniel McCarthy watched a Queens, N.Y. nurse’s televised COVID-19 vaccination Monday to become the first New Yorker with the vaccine and among the earliest ranks with the shot. One emotion welled inside McCarthy: Relief. “The vaccine sends the message we are gaining control back,” said McCarthy, a registered nurse working in outpatient care for a Long Island, N.Y.-based hospital system. In the pandemic’s early spring days, McCarthy stood outside for 15 minutes to calm his nerves before walking inside the home of his first patient recovering from a coronavirus hospitalization. In those first months, he paid multiple trips to approximately 25 patients. Then there was a lull from summer to early fall, some of those months going without any new patients. That all changed last month. “Right after Thanksgiving, I’m started to get bombarded” with new patients — four new patients over the weekend and three...
    The biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history began Sunday with shipments of millions of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine heading out for widespread distribution in the Bay Area and across the country. Local hospitals and public health agencies prepared to receive doses that were scheduled to arrive as early as Monday from Pfizer’s Michigan facility. “We’ve been getting ready for this for a long time,” said Dr. Desi Kotis, chief pharmacy executive at the University of California San Francisco. California is expected to receive 327,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in its first shipments, with the first shots being administered sometime this week. The state also is expecting to receive about 700,000 doses of a vaccine developed by Moderna by the end of December.  The Food and Drug Administration could authorize emergency use of the Moderna vaccine by the end of the week, officials said. The vaccines will be delivered...
    BRITS will be given coronavirus vaccine jabs in special drive-thru lanes while sitting in their cars, it emerged today. The groundbreaking vaccine will arrive in the UK in “hours, not days” after it was approved for use yesterday. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4The drive-thru lanes will be similar to the ones used for Covid testingCredit: London News Pictures 4The government will look to recruit special teams to help deliver the vaccinesCredit: London News Pictures England’s deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam confirmed the Pfizer jab will arrive on British soil “very shortly”. The government has outlined three main routes of how the jab will be administered. Special teams will take the vaccines into care homes where residents and staff will receive it first. Huge centres will also be created which are expected to include drive-thru lanes where Brits will get the...
    LONDON (AP) — Pfizer-BioNTech say UK allows emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine, world’s first backed by rigorous science. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Russia claimed today that its controversial Covid-19 vaccine is 90 per cent effective - shortly after Pfizer sparked a wave of optimism around the world by giving the same figure for its own vaccine.   Moscow's so-called Sputnik V jab was approved in August before human trials were complete, prompting criticism from scientists, and today's news from Pfizer has widely been seen as the first robust sign of an effective vaccine.  Stock markets reacted positively to today's news while US president-elect Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump have both welcomed the breakthrough.   But not to be outdone, Russia's health ministry claimed its own product was equally effective, citing data collected from vaccinations of the public.   'We are responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of the Sputnik V vaccine among citizens who have received it as part of the mass vaccination programme,' said Oksana Drapkina, the head of an official research institute. ...
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