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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......

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......

Moderna looks to test Covid-19 booster shots a year after initial vaccination

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here One of the boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi, U.S. December 20, 2020. Paul Sancya | Reuters Moderna plans to test a booster shot of its......

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......

Covid infection provides some immunity for at least five months, UK study finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Patients arrive in ambulances at the Royal London Hospital, on January 05, 2021 in London, England. The British Prime Minister made a national television address on Monday evening announcing England is to enter its third lockdown of the covid-19 pandemic.......

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......

Brazil researchers now say China’s Sinovac vaccine is 50% effective — lower than announced earlier

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Covid-19 vaccines developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech are displayed during a press conference in Beijing on Sept. 24, 2020. Wang Zhao | AFP | Getty Images The Covid-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech is just 50.4% effective in a Brazilian......

Operation Warp Speed chief resigns at Biden team’s request, will stay through transition, sources say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Operation Warp Speed Chief Adviser Dr. Moncef Slaoui has submitted his resignation at the request of the incoming Biden team, under a plan that would see him stay in the role for a month to help with the transition, according......

U.S. to change Covid vaccine allocation to favor states that quickly administer shots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The federal government is changing the way it allocates coronavirus vaccine doses, now basing it on how quickly states can administer shots and size of their elderly population, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday. States will be......

Covid strain found in South Africa ‘could evade’ Eli Lilly’s antibody drug, CEO warns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Eli Lilly Chairman and CEO Dave Ricks told CNBC on Tuesday he expects the company’s Covid-19 antibody drug to be effective against the coronavirus variant found in the U.K. However, he said the strain found in South Africa likely presents greater......

Moderna doesn’t expect Covid vaccine data for young children until 2022, CEO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A nurse prepares a syringe with the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine for a worker of the New York City Fire Department Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (FDNY EMS), amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in New York, December 23, 2020. Carlo......

U.S. ‘flying blindly’ and guessing when it comes to new Covid variant, says doctor

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Ashish Jha, the Dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, warned “The News with Shepard Smith” that the United States is “flying blindly” and “guessing” when it comes to a highly transmissible new coronavirus variant in the country.   ......

Biden plans to release more Covid vaccine doses in break from Trump administration policy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks as he announces his Justice Department nominees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 7, 2020. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters President-elect Joe Biden plans to release more doses of the Covid vaccines once......

FDA chief encourages states to open Covid vaccines to older Americans, other groups

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People wait in a line on New Year’s Eve to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at a site for seniors in an unoccupied store at the Oviedo Mall. Governor Ron DeSantis ordered that Florida residents 65 and older be included in......

Pfizer vaccine appears to neutralize a key mutation of Covid variants found in UK, South Africa

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A doctor holds an ampoule of the Corona vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer between his fingers in the pharmacy of the University Hospital Tübingen (UKT). Sebastian Gollnow | picture alliance | Getty Images LONDON — A coronavirus vaccine developed by......

New York Gov. Cuomo warns Covid variant discovered in UK could strain hospitals, force shutdown

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A new and more contagious strain of the coronavirus that was first discovered in the United Kingdom could force New York into another economic shutdown if it spreads unchecked and weakens the state’s hospitals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.......

A record number of people died from Covid the last two days in America as rioters stormed U.S. Capitol

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Patients lie on stretchers in a hallway in the overloaded Emergency Room at Providence St. Mary Medical Center amid a surge in COVID-19 patients in Southern California on January 5, 2021 in Apple Valley, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images......

The Covid vaccine’s long journey: How doses get from the manufacturing plant to your arm

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is pictured at Rady Children’s Hospital before it’s placed back in the refrigerator in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. Adriana Drehsler | AFP | Getty Images As the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic mounts......

European regulator approves Moderna Covid vaccine for use in the EU

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Volunteers prepared doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at Forand Manor in Central Falls, RI on December 30, 2020. Boston Globe | Boston Globe | Getty Images LONDON — The European Medicines Agency on Wednesday recommended Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for......

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