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Mozambique expects to vaccinate 16 million against coronavirus by 2022

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Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi speaks with the press after voting in Maputo, Mozambique, October, 15, 2019. REUTERS/Grant Lee Neuenburg/File Photo MAPUTO (Reuters) – Mozambique expects to inoculate 16 million high-risk people against the coronavirus by 2022, a top government health official said on Friday. Mozambique will begin COVID-19 vaccinations next......

How the different Covid vaccines will handle new variants of the virus

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New more contagious variants of the coronavirus are being investigated in the United States, raising questions about whether the Covid vaccines currently in use will provide protection against mutations. There are multiple more contagious variants emerging around the globe, in......

In Brazil’s Amazon, isolated indigenous people welcome COVID vaccine

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By Leonardo Benassatto, Ueslei Marcelino YAUARETÊ, Brazil (Reuters) – An army helicopter flew to two isolated indigenous villages in Brazil’s Amazon jungle this week with a welcome cargo – coronavirus vaccines. The Hupda communities lined up to get their shots. Traditional medicine prescribed by a shaman is highly respected here,......

Canada to authorize Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine: CBC News

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FILE PHOTO: A vial of the Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen at Northwell Health’s South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, New York, U.S., March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) – Health Canada will announce the approval of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine on Friday,......

Wells Fargo will grant paid time off for vaccine appointments: memo

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FILE PHOTO: A Wells Fargo logo is seen in New York City, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co said on Thursday it will give all employees up to 8 hours of paid time off to accommodate COVID-19 vaccine appointments, according to a memo seen......

Alabama extends mask mandate for a month, breaking with Texas, Mississippi

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(Reuters) – Alabama’s governor said on Thursday she was extending the state’s mask mandate for another month, heeding the advice of health experts and breaking with decisions by neighboring Mississippi and Texas earlier this week to lift their requirements. FILE PHOTO: People wait in line to be inoculated against the......

Germany approves AstraZeneca for over-65s

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FILE PHOTO: A package of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is shown in the state of Brandenburg where the first coronavirus vaccinations are given in doctors’ surgeries, in Senftenberg, Germany, March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/Pool BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s vaccination authority has approved the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine on the......

CureVac gets vaccine production support from Novartis

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FILE PHOTO: A sign marks Novartis’ Institutes for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., January 2, 2020. Picture taken January 2, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German biotech firm CureVac has enlisted Swiss pharma giant Novartis to help with the production of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine. Novartis plans to......

UK regulator says will fast-track vaccines for coronavirus variants

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s medical regulator on Thursday said it would fast-track vaccines for coronavirus variants, adding that the makers of already-authorised shots would not need new lengthy clinical trials to prove their adapted vaccines will work. FILE PHOTO: Nurse Elspeth Huber from Hannage Brook Medical Centre prepares a dose......

President Biden promises enough vaccines for every adult in U.S. by end of May

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration is delivering good news in the fight against the pandemic, announcing there will be enough vaccines for all U.S. adults by the end of May. But it comes as some states are easing restrictions. Nancy Cordes......

UK to receive 10 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses from India’s Serum Institute

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(Reuters) – The UK will receive 10 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses made by the Serum Institute of India (SII), the UK government said in a statement on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker prepares to administer a dose of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine, marketed by the Serum Institute of......

Australia armed forces called in to support COVID-19 immunisation drive

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will seek the support of the defence forces in its COVID-19 immunisation drive, authorities said on Wednesday, as it looks to ramp up a vaccination rollout programme that is running behind schedule. FILE PHOTO: A healthcare professional administers a dose of the Pfizer coronavirus disease (COVID-19)......

Small businesses see COVID-19 vaccines for staff as booster shot to sales

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Hair salon owner Antonio Maiolo wants his dozen or so staff members to become vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible.  Maiolo, who opened his hair salon in Stamford, Connecticut, in early November, said one of his......

Ukraine’s president takes COVID-19 vaccine to reassure sceptics

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FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a hospital at an unknown location in eastern Ukraine March 2, 2021. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS KYIV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a coronavirus vaccine shot during......

Fauci warns of risks from single-dose strategy for Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Dominick Mastrangelo “We’re telling people [two shots] is what you should do … and then we say, ‘Oops, we changed our mind’?” Fauci told The Washington Post on Monday. “I think that would be a messaging challenge, to say the......

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