• Lake adding appointment system for COVID-19 vaccine

    9 days ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    Lake County is adding an option to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine in addition to the state-run first-come, first-serve program.
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  • Trump Administration Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Plans Designed to Speed Up Distribution

    9 days ago - By Time

    The Trump administration is asking states to speed delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and older and to others at high risk by no longer holding back the second dose of the two-dose shots, officials said Tuesday.
    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that “the administration in the states has been too narrowly focused.”
    As a result, he said, the Trump administration is now asking states to vaccinate people age 65 and over and those under 65 with underlying health conditions that put them at high risk. He said the vaccine production is such that the second dose of the...
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  • Concern Over Response to COVID-19 in Patients With Blood Cancers

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    Patients with solid tumors mount robust responses to COVID-19, but for those with blood cancers, responses are slower and milder, which may have implications for vaccination, say UK researchers.
    Medscape Medical News
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  • Covid-19: London's Nightingale hospital taking patients

    9 days ago - By BBC

    The facility at the ExCeL Centre also has the capital's first mass vaccination centre on site.
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  • BioNTech Lifts 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Output Target to 2 Bln Doses

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    Pfizer Inc's partner BioNTech SE has boosted the 2021 delivery target for their COVID-19 vaccine to 2 billion doses, up from 1.3 billion previously, as they add new production lines and as more doses can be extracted per vial.
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  • NHS doctors instructed to postpone routine care and administer covid-19 vaccines instead

    NHS doctors instructed to postpone routine care and administer covid-19 vaccines instead

    9 days ago - By Natural News

    The British Medical Association and The National Health Services have instructed general practitioners to postpone routine checkups and administer covid-19 vaccines instead. Healthcare systems around the world have been radically transformed in 2020, as family and friends are barred from their loved ones and conditioned to believe that getting vaccinated is the...
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  • Novavax Bosses Cash Out for $46 Mln With COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Still Under Way

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    Top executives at US pharmaceutical company Novavax aren't waiting to see how well their COVID-19 vaccine works before they reap the financial rewards.
    Reuters Health Information
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  • Travel Body Rejects Compulsory COVID-19 Shots as Experts Say Herd Immunity Not Close

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    The head of a global travel organisation on Monday opposed making COVID-19 vaccinations a requirement for travellers in the fight against the pandemic, despite scepticism about reaching herd immunity this year.
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  • Hospitals: Stop Playing Vaccine Games and Show Leadership

    Hospitals: Stop Playing Vaccine Games and Show Leadership

    9 days ago - By MedPageToday

    America's hospitals are supposed to be the center of scientific genius, but in stewarding the COVID-19 vaccine, many hospitals have been the center of poor management and cronyism. Wealthy health systems with thousands of employees...
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  • Top in ID: Updates on COVID-19 treatment, vaccination

    9 days ago - By Healio

    In a recent interview, David L. Haymann, MD, chair of WHO's Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Infectious Hazards, said that many experts believe SARS-CoV-2 could become endemic. It was the top story in infectious disease last week.
    Another top story was about preliminary data on the efficacy of an antibody cocktail in reducing viral load among patients with COVID-19.
    Read these and more top stories in infectious disease below:
    Q&A: Will COVID-19 become endemic?
    During a WHO briefing, Haymann said vaccines and good public health practice will help the world “learn to live
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  • DeSantis says ‘we're not doing any tourists' at vaccine sites

    9 days ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state is not open to tourists seeking vaccinations at its COVID-19 sites in a press conference from The Villages on Tuesday.
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  • EU Seeks More Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines, Eyes Deals With Valneva, Novavax

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    The European Union is in talks with Moderna to order more of its COVID-19 vaccine despite the company seeking a higher price, and is also trying to close COVID-19 vaccine deals with Valneva and Novavax, according to two EU officials and an internal document.
    Reuters Health Information
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