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As US Nears 1 Million Covid Deaths, One Hard-Hit County Grapples With Unthinkable Loss

April 1, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

Connie Houtz didn’t think covid would be that bad. She’d seen many people in this rural hamlet in central Pennsylvania get infected yet recover within a few days. She did not get vaccinated because she worried about how a new […]


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Health Experts Worry CDC’s Covid Vaccination Rates Appear Inflated

December 9, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

For nearly a month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s online vaccine tracker has shown that virtually everyone 65 and older in the United States — 99.9% — has received at least one covid vaccine dose. That would be […]


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WHO chief urges world to follow U.S. lead and support waiving Covid vaccine patent protections

May 7, 2021

Via: CNBC

World Health Organization Director General-Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday urged other countries, particularly the Group of Seven industrialized nations, to follow the U.S. example and support a World Trade Organization motion to temporarily waive Covid-19 vaccine patent protections. “Wednesday’s announcement […]


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Biden hits 100-day vaccine goal as case counts in Michigan, U.S. show signs of slowing

April 22, 2021

Via: CNBC

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration had reached its goal of 200 million Covid vaccine shots administered during his first 100 days in office, and touted that half of U.S. adults, and 80% of seniors, have received at […]


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WHO says more than 87% of the world’s Covid vaccine supply has gone to higher-income countries

April 9, 2021

Via: CNBC

Wealthy countries have received the vast majority of the world’s supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses, while poor countries have obtained less than 1%, the World Health Organization said at a press briefing Friday. Of the 700 million vaccine doses that […]


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Biden will reach goal of having 100 million Covid vaccine ‘shots in arms’ in his first 100 days as early as Thursday

March 18, 2021

Via: CNBC

President Joe Biden is poised to meet his goal of delivering 100 million Covid-19 vaccine shots in his first 100 days in office as early as Thursday, a senior administration official told NBC News. The president reached the goal ahead […]


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WHO says it’s investigating reports of blood clots in people who got AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

March 12, 2021

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization said Friday it is reviewing recent reports of blood clots in some people who received the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine that has prompted a few countries to halt their rollout of the shots. At least nine countries, […]


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Biden to announce Merck will help make Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine

March 2, 2021

Via: CNBC

President Joe Biden will announce Tuesday that pharmaceutical giant Merck will help make Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, a senior administration official confirmed to NBC News. The announcement comes as the administration works to ramp up the production of J&J’s […]


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Moderna expects $18.4 billion in 2021 sales from Covid vaccine, chief medical officer to depart

February 25, 2021

Via: CNBC

Moderna said Thursday it expects to generate $18.4 billion in sales from its Covid-19 vaccine this year. In releasing its fourth-quarter earnings, Moderna also said its chief medical officer, Tal Zaks, will leave the company in late September. The company […]


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Biden administration increases the number of Covid vaccine doses shipped weekly to states and pharmacies

February 16, 2021

Via: CNBC

The Biden administration is increasing the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses shipped to states weekly, sending out 13.5 million doses this week and doubling the number going to retail pharmacies, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. As of […]


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Biden administration to begin shipping Covid vaccine doses to community health centers

February 9, 2021

Via: CNBC

The White House will begin shipping doses of Covid-19 vaccines directly to federally qualified community health centers next week to expand outreach to traditionally underserved communities, White House Covid-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients announced Tuesday. Along with other initiatives such […]


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Biden administration to send military troops to California to help staff Covid vaccine sites

February 5, 2021

Via: CNBC

The Secretary of Defense has approved the deployment of more than 1,000 active duty troops to help deliver Covid-19 vaccines across the U.S., a member of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus response team announced Friday. Some of the troops will arrive […]


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Pfizer says its Covid vaccine trial for kids ages 12 to 15 is fully enrolled

January 25, 2021

Via: CNBC

Pfizer said it had fully enrolled its Covid-19 vaccine trial in kids ages 12 to 15, a key step before the vaccine could be used in that age group. The study, an extension of the one used to support the […]


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BioNTech says Covid vaccine is effective against key new strains; to publish more data in days

January 11, 2021

Via: CNBC

The CEO of German pharmaceutical company BioNTech has said he remains confident the company’s Covid vaccine, developed in partnership with Pfizer, will be effective against the highly-infectious variants of the virus discovered in the U.K. and South Africa. “We are […]


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Senate Democrats demand Trump fix ‘failed’ Covid vaccine rollout

January 11, 2021

Via: CNBC

Senate Democrats on Monday demanded the Trump administration make changes to its Covid-19 vaccine rollout strategy, saying it has “failed” states by not providing detailed guidance on how to effectively distribute the potentially lifesaving doses to Americans across the country. […]


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New York attorney general investigating whether clinic fraudulently obtained Covid vaccine doses, Cuomo says

December 28, 2020

Via: CNBC

The New York Attorney General is investigating whether a health-care clinic in the state fraudulently obtained Covid vaccine doses and distributed them to the public, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Cuomo declined to provide details of the investigation because it’s […]


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U.S. plans to study allergic reactions from Pfizer’s Covid vaccine

December 21, 2020

Via: CNBC

The U.S. is looking at why a handful of people have suffered from severe allergic reactions shortly after receiving Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine shots, a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases official told CNBC on Monday. The study – which […]


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U.S. plans to ship 6 million Moderna Covid vaccine doses once FDA gives OK as early as week’s end

December 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

U.S. officials said Monday they plan to ship just under 6 million doses of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine once the Food and Drug Administration issues an approval for emergency use, which could come as early as Friday. Medical supply company McKesson […]


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U.S. plans to ship 2.9 million Covid vaccine doses as early as the end of this week

December 9, 2020

Via: CNBC

U.S. officials said the federal government plans to start distributing 2.9 million Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of this week once the Food and Drug Administration grants emergency clearance for Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine, which could come as early […]