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CDC advisory group votes to recommend Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

Perna took "personal responsibility" for the miscommunication and wants to make sure they are committed to fair and equitable distribution for everyone in the United States. More than a dozen states said they were told by the federal government that next week's shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine would be 20-to-40% less than originally projected. [Full Article...]

Covid-19: United Kingdom tightens Covid rules amid fear of new coronavirus variant

Covid-19: United Kingdom tightens Covid rules amid fear of new coronavirus variant Scotland and Wales are also restricting Christmas "bubbles" to a single day, while people in Northern Ireland have been asked to consider forming a bubble for Christmas Day only. Festivities in Scotland and Wales are also restricted to only Christmas Day, while Wales has moved forward its lock down measures to start from midnight. [Full Article...]

Netherlands bans United Kingdom flights after finding new coronavirus strain

The ban will remain in place until January 1, 2021 at the latest. The ban on United Kingdom flights comes after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and scientists announced on Saturday that the new strain of coronavirus identified in the country is up to 70% more infectious. [Full Article...]

Dancing, singing banned in Sydney as virus cluster grows to 68

Dancing, singing banned in Sydney as virus cluster grows to 68 Returning Queenslanders are offered the same deal until 1am Tuesday. Queensland Health officials have also confirmed the number of people now in the state that are close contacts of the Sydney cluster has grown to 15. People from Sydney , the Central Coast or Northern Beaches, or who have recently spent time in those places, won't be granted a permit. South Australia and Queensland then f... [Full Article...]

Operation Warp Speed: First Moderna shots to arrive Monday

U.S. Army General Gustave Perna, the chief operating officer of the federal vaccine effort, briefed reporters on Saturday, less than a day after the Food and Drug Administration authorized the vaccine developed by the biotech company Moderna . [Full Article...]

United Kingdom medical officer: New virus variant spreading more rapidly

United Kingdom medical officer: New virus variant spreading more rapidly The move will largely scrap Christmas gatherings in line with the rules for southern England. Those in tier four can not mix indoors with anyone not from their household. It may explain why, during the second lockdown, cases started to increase in London, while in Kent the tier three measures appear to have had little impact in recent weeks. [Full Article...]

Explainer: How the Moderna vaccine stacks up against Pfizer/BioNTech's

Explainer: How the Moderna vaccine stacks up against Pfizer/BioNTech's In an effort to pitch vaccine safety, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and others publicly received a shot of the Pfizer vaccine earlier Friday. Like other states , Arizona next week could be getting a smaller shipment of Pfizer vaccines than what was originally expected. [Full Article...]

India crosses 10 million Covid-19 cases as vaccine approval pending

The FDA announced the authorization on Friday after the agency's panel of outside experts on Thursday endorsed its use. "Authorization of Moderna's vaccine means we can accelerate the vaccination of frontline healthcare workers and Americans in long-term-care facilities, and, ultimately, bring a faster end to this pandemic", Azar said. [Full Article...]

Ontario extending Toronto, Peel Region lockdowns amid spiking COVID cases

Ontario extending Toronto, Peel Region lockdowns amid spiking COVID cases As of Thursday, seven public health jurisdictions are in the red zone and four others, including Toronto and the Peel Region, are in lockdown, but even their numbers are not coming down. "On the cusp of the holiday season, should stricter measures not be put in place, and should the public ignore health advice and choose to gather over the holiday season, the consequences risk overwhelming Ontario... [Full Article...]

Covid vaccine: US FDA probing 5 allergic reactions after Pfizer shot

Covid vaccine: US FDA probing 5 allergic reactions after Pfizer shot Moderna injections are expected to begin in coming days. Moderna's shots are expected to be used in the more remote and rural parts of the United States due to the relative ease of storing the doses. "Brighter days lie ahead", responded US President-elect Joe Biden, who plans to be vaccinated on Monday. President-elect Joe Biden is also expected to be vaccinated in public next week, according to... [Full Article...]

Covid-19 increases risk of development of mental disorders, - research

Covid-19 increases risk of development of mental disorders, - research The estimated incidence of a first psychiatric diagnosis within 90 days was 5.8% among COVID-19 survivors, compared to 2.8% in a comparison group of flu survivors, 3.2% in patients recovering from gallstones, and 2.5% in patients who had suffered fractures. [Full Article...]

California reports record for COVID-19 deaths as ICU bed availability falls

California reports record for COVID-19 deaths as ICU bed availability falls The figure declined on Wednesday, and more than 50 percent of the state's ICU capacity is filled with Covid-19 patients, according to the state's most recent figures. "I know none of us want our city to be in that situation". Ghaly echoed Spellberg's warning that the crush of patients at hospitals threatens care for everyone, not just COVID-19 patients. [Full Article...]

Hospital to receive COVID-19 vaccine in next two weeks

All told, roughly 375,000 Canadians are expected to be vaccinated with the two-dose Pfizer shot by the end of January. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is spending almost $9 billion toward research into treatments for COVID-19 as authorities work to deploy hundreds of thousands of vaccines in coming weeks. [Full Article...]

USA set to approve second Covid-19 vaccine

One panel member abstained. Earlier this week, the FDA stated in its briefing document that Moderna's vaccine is 94.1% effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19. A fast-spreading US surge is pushing hospitals to the brink, weeks after millions took to the air and roads for the Thanksgiving holiday, with admissions rising to record heights for a 19th straight day. [Full Article...]

5 things to know about Oklahoma's COVID-19 vaccine plan

5 things to know about Oklahoma's COVID-19 vaccine plan Thursday's review came days after reports of apparent allergic reactions to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in two Alaska health workers. Almost 3 million doses of that vaccine were on target for delivery this week to health care workers and people in long-term care facilities. [Full Article...]

Less than 100 vacant ICU beds in Los Angeles County

Less than 100 vacant ICU beds in Los Angeles County Meanwhile, the remaining intensive care unit ( ICU ) capacity in the 11-county Southern California region, which includes Los Angeles County, has dropped to 0.5 percent as of Wednesday, while the San Joaquin Valley region, which includes 12 counties in central California, is at zero available ICU capacity. [Full Article...]

No surprise there! York remains in Tier 2

No surprise there! York remains in Tier 2 The Health Secretary said there is a "very serious problem" in the county as he urged people to take adequate precautions. Bristol and North Somerset will move down to tier two from tier three. As a council we will continue to fight for them and to ensure a fair deal for the people who make our city the vibrant and thriving place it is. "Businesses are trying as hard as they can to find ways t... [Full Article...]

First Healthcare Vaccine Recipients Relieved and Grateful for its Arrival

Positive outcomes in adult studies are reassuring and suggest it is safe to proceed in testing kids, said Dr. Buddy Creech, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University and director of its vaccine research program. President Donald Trump is "absolutely open to taking the vaccine", a spokeswoman said. What does COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness mean? "As the world continu... [Full Article...]

Twitter To Remove Or Place Warning Labels On COVID Vaccine Conspiracy Tweets

Twitter says it will work with global health experts to enforce new rules prohibiting conspiracy-based misinformation about the coronavirus . A press release said she received Pepcid and Benadryl intravenously, though the Benadryl did not relieve symptoms. [Full Article...]

Second Alaska health care worker has severe reaction to COVID-19 vaccine

Second Alaska health care worker has severe reaction to COVID-19 vaccine However he was found to be COVID-19 negative a week later. USA healthcare experts have cited vaccines as a major step in seeking to curb the novel coronavirus that has already ravaged the country with 307,767 deaths and almost 17 million cases so far this year. [Full Article...]


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