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Biden says nothing can change the trajectory of the Covid pandemic over the next several months

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s plans to respond to the economic crisis during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response event in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, January 22, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters......

CDC quietly changes Covid vaccine guidance to OK mixing Pfizer and Moderna shots in ‘exceptional situations’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bins of syringes for the Pfizer BioNtech and Moderna Inc. Covid-19 vaccines in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Cherry Orr | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly changed its guidance on......

Johnson & Johnson plans to have 100 million vaccines for Americans by spring, board member says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Johnson & Johnson board member Dr. Mark McClellan told CNBC that “if the clinical trial works out,” the company could significantly increase the nation’s Covid vaccine supply availability within the coming weeks.  “I do know that J&J is making a......

Biden administration is trying to figure out what’s delaying Covid vaccine shots, CDC says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Courtney Senechal, RN, prepares to give the second Moderna vaccine shot for Covid-19, at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Boston on Jan. 19, 2021. Jonathan Wiggs | Boston Globe | Getty Images The Biden administration is trying to......

Dr. Fauci says new data shows Covid vaccines appear to be less effective against some new strains

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New data shows that the Covid-19 vaccines currently on the market may not be as effective in guarding against new, more contagious strains of the coronavirus, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Thursday. A handful of new......

Biden to sign 10 executive orders to combat Covid pandemic; invoke Defense Production Act to make supplies

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, U.S., January 20, 2021. Tom Brenner | Reuters On his first full day......

Dr. Fauci to lead U.S. delegation at WHO meetings as Biden plans to reverse Trump withdrawal

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden has picked Dr. Anthony Fauci to lead a U.S. delegation at the World Health Organization’s annual meetings this week, reversing outgoing President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the international aid group. The new administration plans to......

Biden Covid advisor challenges Cuomo’s letter to buy vaccine directly from Pfizer

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden’s Covid Advisory Board member Dr. Celine Gounder slammed the Trump administration’s piecemeal Covid response as some states across the U.S. scramble to get the vaccine doses they need.  “I think we’ve already had too much of a......

Biden CDC pick confident there’s enough Covid vaccine to meet target amid confusion over stockpile

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rochelle Walensky, who has been nominated to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks after US President-elect Joe Biden announced his team tasked with dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware......

Health Secretary Alex Azar resigning on Jan. 20

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar at the White House on August 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Pete Marovich | Getty Images Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is resigning on Jan 20, NBC News reported on Friday.......

Biden to deploy FEMA, National Guard to set up Covid vaccine clinics across the U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Spc. Katherine Deskins (L) of the Nevada Army National Guard administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to Clark County Fire Department Capt. Jasmine Ghazinour on the first day of Clark County’s pilot vaccination program at Cashman Center on January 14, 2021......

WHO says Covid vaccines aren’t ‘silver bullets’ and relying entirely on them has hurt nations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Employees store coffins, some marked with “infection risk” as others have “corona” scrawled in chalk, in the mourning hall of the crematorium in Meissen, eastern Germany, on January 13, 2021, amid the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. cremation. Jens Schlueter |......

New Covid variant first found in U.K. could become dominant strain in U.S. by March, CDC says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield holds up a CDC document that reads “COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations” as he speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing “Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts” on......

U.S. health officials push hospitals to administer unused Covid antibody drugs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. has shipped over half a million doses of antibody treatments that have the potential to keep high-risk Covid patients out of hospitals if given early enough in their infection. This would help already overburdened hospitals avoid additional strain,......

U.S. potentially facing ‘perpetual infection’ of Covid in spring as new variants spread, warns Dr. Scott Gottlieb

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb emphasized the importance of getting as many people vaccinated as possible, and warned of a potentially dire spring and summer without protective immunity as new Covid variants appear across the globe.  “If we can’t get more protective......

Biden unveils sweeping plan to combat the Covid pandemic in the U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled a sweeping plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, massively scaling up testing to support school reopenings, creating more health-care jobs and investing billions in a nationwide Covid-19 vaccine campaign. The......

New York says Covid vaccine appointments are booked 14 weeks out as expanded eligibility spurs demand

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Essential workers and people over 75 years old age got vaccinated in New York City, United States on January 10, 2021. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The New York State Department of Health says appointments to get......

J&J’s one-shot Covid vaccine is safe and generates promising immune response in early trial

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Johnson & Johnson‘s one-dose coronavirus vaccine is safe and appears to generate a promising immune response in both young and elderly volunteers, according to trial data published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. J&J scientists randomly assigned healthy......

Moderna CEO says the world will have to live with Covid ‘forever’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel Steven Ferdman | Getty Images The CEO of Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna warned Wednesday that the coronavirus that has brought world economies to a standstill and overwhelmed hospitals will be around “forever.” Public health officials and......

Dr. Fauci warns Covid variant found in South Africa could pose threat to antibody drugs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sits ahead of a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Graeme Jennings | Bloomberg | Getty Images......

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