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Pfizer vaccine to reach United States hospitals on Monday Pfizer vaccine to reach United States hospitals on Monday
- December 13, 2020

Three trucks carrying pallets of boxed, refrigerated vaccines rolled away from the central MI facility of Pfizer, escorted by body armour-clad security officers in a pickup truck and an SUV. The development comes a day after a panel of outside advisers to the US FDA endorsed emergency use approval of the vaccine for mass vaccinations of Americans. (more...)
More than 600 facilities will receive coronavirus vaccines this week
- December 13, 2020

Around the world, more than 1.58m lives have been lost to Covid-19 since it emerged in China a year ago, according to an AFP tally from official sources. our vaccine supplies are going to be limited for quite some time to come", she said. 'D-Day was the beginning of the end and that´s where we are today, ' Perna said a news conference. (more...)
Pfizer vaccine to reach U.S. hospitals on Monday Pfizer vaccine to reach U.S. hospitals on Monday
- December 13, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorization to the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine late Friday evening. Shipping companies UPS and FedEx will deliver the vaccine to almost 150 state locations, Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of the Trump administration's Operation Warp Speed, was quoted as saying. (more...)
Ontario moving two more regions into lockdown on Monday Ontario moving two more regions into lockdown on Monday
- December 13, 2020

Next, in early 2021, additional hospital sites in Grey-Lockdown and Red-Control zones will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and it will be administered to more healthcare workers as well as long-term care home and retirement home residents. (more...)
Pinellas, Broward Counties To Receive 1st Coronavirus Vaccines Pinellas, Broward Counties To Receive 1st Coronavirus Vaccines
- December 13, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued a list of priority groups for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. The World Health Organization has said new vaccines should first be tested in tens of thousands of people to prove they work and don't cause worrisome side effects before being rolled out broadly. (more...)
Gov. Northam Announces New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread Gov. Northam Announces New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread
- December 13, 2020

Starting at 12:01 a.m. on December 14, all Virginians will be expected to stay at home between 12 and 5 a.m. unless they are traveling to and from work, obtaining food and goods, or seeking medical attention. This aligns with the new Centers for Disease and Prevention Control's (CDC) guidelines on universal masking. Reduction in social gatherings: All social gatherings must be limited to 10 individuals, down from the current cap of 25 people. (more...)
US to begin distributing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on Monday
- December 13, 2020

These are in various stages of development, but the fact that some vaccines are already being rolled out to the public in countries like the United Kingdom is a great sign. "We have spent months strategizing with Operation Warp Speed officials and our healthcare customers on efficient vaccine logistics, and the time has arrived to put the plan into action". (more...)
Province moves to put York Region and Windsor-Essex into lockdown Province moves to put York Region and Windsor-Essex into lockdown
- December 13, 2020

Yesterday Ontario's Chief COVID logistics officer Gen. Rick Hiller told reporters the vaccine will arrive in Toronto on Monday, and half of the shipment will be immediately flown to Ottawa where it will be administered by Ottawa Hospital. (more...)
Covid: US public to receive Pfizer vaccinations from Monday
- December 13, 2020

The remainder of the 636 delivery locations selected by states and US territories will receive doses on Tuesday and Wednesday, he said, adding that Pfizer will have more doses ready every week for distribution and administration. It will meet on Saturday morningto vote on whether to recommend public distribution of the Pfizer vaccine, who should get it and in what order. The administration had committed to buying 100 million doses - enough to cover 50 million people, since the vaccine consists ... (more...)
Pfizer Covid vaccine will reach hospitals across US on Monday
- December 13, 2020

The agency said the vaccine should not be given to anyone with a history of severe allergic reaction , known as anaphylaxis, to any component of the shot. Safety monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines was as robust as for other vaccines and the EMA regularly spoke with manufacturers about safety studies and whom to include in clinical trials, the agency also assured. (more...)
COVID-19 exposures confirmed at 3 Okanagan elementary schools COVID-19 exposures confirmed at 3 Okanagan elementary schools
- December 12, 2020

All individuals who tested positive are now self-isolating and working with local public health teams. COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities and the risk to all of us remains high. Of the cases reported today, there were 469 in Fraser Health, 119 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 41 in Northern Health, and eight on Vancouver Island. (more...)
Ontario moving Windsor-Essex and York Region into lockdown on Monday
- December 12, 2020

Ontario is set to receive 90,000 COVID-19 vaccines in hotspots this December, with the first doses being administered early next week. Newfoundland and Labrador reported one new case of COVID-19, in the town of Harbour Breton, which has been on partial lockdown since two cases were announced there over the weekend. (more...)
Australia halts coronavirus vaccine development
- December 12, 2020

Australia has a population of 25 million people. The doses will be placed in freezers at one of UCSD's hospitals, likely Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla. Q: What are the side effects of the vaccine, both short and long term? On Friday morning, hours before the Pfizer authorization, the president attacked the FDA on Twitter , calling the agency "a big, old, slow turtle". (more...)
Federal COVID-19 modelling shows Canada still on troubling path Federal COVID-19 modelling shows Canada still on troubling path
- December 12, 2020

Although numerous 10 provinces have already reimposed some limitations on businesses and limited gatherings as numbers continue to spike, chief public health officer Theresa Tam said more action was needed to reduce pressure on the healthcare system as hospitalizations soar. (more...)
Saskatchewan to reveal distribution plan for COVID-19 vaccine Saskatchewan to reveal distribution plan for COVID-19 vaccine
- December 12, 2020

The first delivery of 1,950 vaccine doses from Pfizer is expected by December 15, to begin the province's immunization program. As for how the SHA will decide who among those populations will get the vaccine first, Deiner said the most vulnerable among long-term care will be at the top of the list as much as possible. (more...)
FDA Authorizes First Vaccine Against COVID-19 FDA Authorizes First Vaccine Against COVID-19
- December 12, 2020

Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) Friday issued authorization for emergency use of the first COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration released its letter to Pfizer granting the authorization Friday evening. (more...)
Panel seeks more vaccine data before emergency nod Panel seeks more vaccine data before emergency nod
- December 12, 2020

According to government sources, an SEC meeting was held on Wednesday to review the application submitted by the pharma majors for emergency use authorisation (EUA) for their vaccine candidates. Bharat Biotech launched its Phase 3 efficacy trial in mid-November. Also, the MHRA's evaluation of data is likely to bring more clarity on dosage of the vaccine - which has shown efficacy of 62% when two full doses were given to trial participants, but 90% for a smaller sub-group given a half dose and ... (more...)
Doctor reacts to Pfizer vaccine news Doctor reacts to Pfizer vaccine news
- December 12, 2020

Interestingly, the FDA noted data are not available to make a determination about how long the vaccine will protect someone from COVID-19, nor is there evidence the vaccine blocks transmission. Others with vaccines in advanced development include Moderna , which could win emergency U.S. authorisation as soon as next week, AstraZeneca Plc with Oxford University, and Johnson & Johnson. (more...)
APH reports new case of COVID-19 APH reports new case of COVID-19
- December 12, 2020

The province said additional details on the rollout of the initial vaccines will be released Friday. Ontario is now seeing just under 2,000 new cases a day, but at 3% growth the number of daily cases would top 4,000 cases by January, at 5% it would hit 10,000 cases a day and at 9% it would reach 15,000 cases a day, modelling shows. (more...)
White House presses FDA chief to OK vaccine by end of day White House presses FDA chief to OK vaccine by end of day
- December 12, 2020

The warning, combined with the tweets, constituted the latest attack by Trump, who has complained vociferously that the vaccine wasn't authorized before Election Day, blaming it on the "Deep State" inside the agency that he accused of working against his reelection. (more...)

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