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Colorado orders first 46800 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Colorado orders first 46800 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine
- December 06, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is meeting December 10 to consider an emergency use authorization for the vaccine . Pharma firm Pfizer has said it is dedicated to ensure availability of its COVID-19 vaccine for use by governments across the world. (more...)
Britain prepares to rollout Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine
- December 06, 2020

With 357 million doses ordered by the Government - and 800,000 already being sent by Pfizer - it's hoped 10 million doses will be here by the year's end. Elderly care home residents and their carers will be the very first to get inoculated, followed by those aged 80 and over and frontline health and care staff. (more...)
Melbourne's Coronavirus Restrictions Are Easing Further at Midnight Tonight
- December 06, 2020

The two people boarded a Virgin Australia flight from Sydney to Melbourne, after arriving into the country earlier today and foregoing quarantine in NSW. It comes after Victoria recorded its 37th day without any new coronavirus cases. In all other settings, masks will be strongly recommended. Pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to effectively double their capacity with the changes. (more...)
World Health Organization warns of complacency during pandemic World Health Organization warns of complacency during pandemic
- December 06, 2020

He said they will also need to recognize that the vaccine will not be available to everyone for a while. The WHO Chief stated that a beam of light is rapidly flowing across the tunnel, but the corona virus vaccine must surely be shared equally for the benefit of the global public and not as a private product. (more...)
Vaccine Does Not Mean Pandemic is Over Vaccine Does Not Mean Pandemic is Over
- December 05, 2020

But he cautioned against the "growing perception that the pandemic is over" with the virus still spreading fast, putting enormous pressure on hospitals and healthcare workers. A further 163 candidate vaccines are being developed in laboratories with a view to eventual human trials. British medical chiefs said the arrival of a vaccine should result in deaths falling "significantly" by early next year but warned social mixing over Christmas could cause another spike before then. (more...)
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine demonstrates durable immunity in early clinical trial Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine demonstrates durable immunity in early clinical trial
- December 05, 2020

Vaccine estimates for 2021 are not yet available. It's not yet clear exactly how much vaccine will be sent to Idaho in the first few weeks. "However, if a suitable COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with strong supporting evidence of safety, quality and effectiveness from clinical trials becomes available before the end of the transition period, European Union legislation which we have implemented via Regulation 174 of the Human Medicines Regulations allows the MHRA [UK medicines regulator] to ... (more...)
Canada Covid-19 surge sees 100,000 new cases in two weeks Canada Covid-19 surge sees 100,000 new cases in two weeks
- December 05, 2020

It took six months for Canada to record its first 100,000 cases of COVID-19, four months to reach the 200,000 threshold and less than a month to arrive at 300,000. "The progression of the COVID-19 pandemic has been filled with hard news as rapid epidemic growth continues and high infection rates are affecting more and more health regions", Tam said, adding "the impacts of ongoing community spread are increasingly being felt in high-risk populations and settings, including long term care homes ... (more...)
Justices order review of California virus rules for churches Justices order review of California virus rules for churches
- December 05, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided against California Gov. Gavin Newsom's restrictions on indoor religious services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The church filed a lawsuit against the state, but a district court would not grant its request to halt the restrictions. "It is past time to end the unconstitutional restrictions on places of worship". (more...)
Democratic NJ governor tells Matt Gaetz he's 'not welcome' in state Democratic NJ governor tells Matt Gaetz he's 'not welcome' in state
- December 05, 2020

Phil Murphy's Executive orders (E.O.'s 183, 192, and 194 specifically) regarding capacity mandates and mask wearing ", states a December 4 administrative order signed by James Boo, director of the city's Division of Environmental Health. Gaetz' office did not immediately respond to request for comment. The Jersey City venue - reportedly the Maritime Parc in Liberty State Park - was picked by the junior GOPers to avoid New York City pandemic restrictions. (more...)
Moscow launches online registration for Covid-19 vaccination Moscow launches online registration for Covid-19 vaccination
- December 05, 2020

Castex, who unveiled France's vaccination strategy alongside several ministers of his government, confirmed the vaccination would not be made compulsory but urged as many as possible to get a shot. The next phase will last from February to spring and the second group of people that will receive the injections are those considered at risk due to their health or age, as well as certain healthcare professionals. (more...)
Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot
- December 05, 2020

Russian Federation on Saturday started its vaccination programme for COVID-19, with clinics in the capital Moscow inoculating those most at risk from the virus. People having certain underlying conditions, pregnant women, and people who have a respiratory illness for the last two weeks are barred from the vaccination. (more...)
BC records another 11 deaths due to COVID-19 BC records another 11 deaths due to COVID-19
- December 05, 2020

Active cases in the Interior are at 570 with 18 people in hospital and four of those people in intensive care. "I know many, many people are doing all they can to make sure that we can help each other to get through this COVID-19 response". (more...)
Facebook to remove 'false claims' about COVID-19 vaccines Facebook to remove 'false claims' about COVID-19 vaccines
- December 05, 2020

Putin's "large-scale vaccinations" statement came after United Kingdom became the first country to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, which it plans to roll out from early next week, for widespread use. Its "coercive tactics" have included publicly releasing personal details about critics and their family members online as a means of intimidation, Pompeo said in announcing the new restrictions. (more...)
'Cancel everything': Los Angeles' mayor urges residents to stay a home 'Cancel everything': Los Angeles' mayor urges residents to stay a home
- December 05, 2020

It's time to cancel everything. Barbara Ferrer, director of Los Angeles County Public Health, said Saturday that officials expected more narrow conformity restrictions would be sufficient to slow the spread of coronovirus without giving it stringent measures. (more...)
Some California Sheriffs Won't Enforce Newsom's Stay-Home Order Some California Sheriffs Won't Enforce Newsom's Stay-Home Order
- December 05, 2020

With a new lockdown order looming in California over a reported spike in COVID-19 cases and hospital beds filling up, the state's far-left Gov. Gavin Newsom won't be getting much help enforcing his new restrictions from Southern California sheriffs. (more...)
USA secures 650000 additional doses of Lilly's COVID-19 antibody USA secures 650000 additional doses of Lilly's COVID-19 antibody
- December 05, 2020

Approved by regulators for emergency use, the treatment called bamlanivimab is manufactured by the Indiana-based drug company Eli Lilly. The antibody therapy recently received emergency approval from the FDA. government-backed pilot project. It is not indicated or authorised for use in patients who have been hospitalised with COVID-19, and may actually be associated with worse clinical outcomes when administered to hospitalised patients who require high flow oxygen or mechanical ventilation. (more...)
Confirms 2 additional COVID-19 deaths Confirms 2 additional COVID-19 deaths
- December 05, 2020

Hamilton County reported 467 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. The number of deaths in the city remains unchanged at nine. Dr. Amy Person, health officer for Benton and Franklin counties, attributes the decrease in the number of new cases to new Washington state restrictions put in place in mid November. (more...)
Britain grants Pfizer coronavirus vaccine emergency authorization Britain grants Pfizer coronavirus vaccine emergency authorization
- December 05, 2020

But Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned "we must first navigate a hard winter" of restrictions to try to curb the virus until there's enough vaccine to go around for everyone who wants to be vaccinated. The vaccine has been approved for emergency use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA), which was given power to approve the vaccine by the government within special parameters before January 1, says the Guardian . (more...)
California state officials announce regional stay-at-home order California state officials announce regional stay-at-home order
- December 05, 2020

The number can fluctuate as hospitals put in place their own "surge protocols", rearranging beds within hospital units to be able to accommodate a greater number of ICU patients if necessary. Those doses will be divided among six regions in the state. The Southern California region includes Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties. (more...)
Georgia-Vanderbilt football game postponed due to COVID-19 Georgia-Vanderbilt football game postponed due to COVID-19
- December 05, 2020

The Mizzou men's basketball team hosts IL at 7 p.m. for the annual Braggin' Rights rivalry game. With Vanderbilt's specialists unable to participate at Missouri last week due to the COVID-19 protocols, Sarah Fuller made history as the first woman to play in a Power Five conference game. (more...)

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