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Ontario's Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Released Ontario's Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Released
- January 01, 2021

The province said today that vaccine maker Pfizer had asked it to save half the doses received and to reserve them as booster shots for those already vaccinated. Over the last 24 hours just three out of Ontaro's 34 public health units reported no new cases at all and five others outside of the GTHA reported more than 100, including Windsor-Essex (257) which now has the highest rate of infections a per capita basis. (more...)
Nursing homes await COVID-19 vaccine Nursing homes await COVID-19 vaccine
- January 01, 2021

The Seattle Times reports Monday was the first day long-term care facilities could receive vaccines under a federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens, which is handling shots for most of the state's approximately 4,000 long-term care facilities. (more...)
Caution despite vaccination to be mantra for 2021: PM Modi Caution despite vaccination to be mantra for 2021: PM Modi
- January 01, 2021

It's a matter of time. He said he used to say " jab tak davai nahi dhilai nahi " but now the mantra for 2021 should be: " Davai bhi, kadaai bhi ". Don't be under the illusion that there will be no need for restrictions once the vaccine arrives. (more...)
Plans to require air passengers to test negative for COVID-19 Plans to require air passengers to test negative for COVID-19
- December 31, 2020

Several other countries, including the USA, have implemented a negative test requirement for incoming passengers. "It's an additional layer of protection", he said. Blair noted the government can not prevent Canadians from coming home, but the law does require travellers to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. (more...)
Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Approved In The UK Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Approved In The UK
- December 31, 2020

When will the vaccinations start? The first doses are being released Wednesday, and the vaccination campaign will start Monday. The UK has ordered 100 million doses from the manufacturer AstraZeneca - enough to vaccinate 50 million people. (more...)
The pandemic is severe, but ‘not necessarily the big one,’ World Health Organization warns The pandemic is severe, but ‘not necessarily the big one,’ World Health Organization warns
- December 31, 2020

Since emerging in Wuhan, COVID-19 has killed nearly 1.8 million people around the world, out of over 81 million infected. The last major global pandemic that occurred before now was the Spanish Flu which killed more than 50 million people between 1918 and 1919. (more...)
Florida Seniors Camp Out Overnight to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Florida Seniors Camp Out Overnight to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
- December 31, 2020

Beginning today, seniors and community healthcare providers in Broward County can pre-register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Broward Health. "Although I'm grateful to get the vaccine, I feel that there's got to be a better way to distribute this", he said. (more...)
Racing Behind Closed Doors Once More in UK Racing Behind Closed Doors Once More in UK
- December 31, 2020

National media outlets are speculating Cumbria could be among the areas named, as its COVID-19 cases have risen sharply, and has seen outbreaks of the new strain of the virus. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also have implemented strong lockdown measures. "Unfortunately, this new variant is now spreading across most of England and cases are doubling fast", said Hancock. (more...)
CDC: COVID-19 Variant Has Probably Been in US Some Time
- December 31, 2020

State officials notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the individual was placed in isolation. 'It is nearly certainly in multiple states and I think we will be seeing evidence of that in the days to come, ' Gawande told CNN's Bianna Golodryga. (more...)
Ontario has now administered almost 19000 COVID-19 vaccine shots Ontario has now administered almost 19000 COVID-19 vaccine shots
- December 31, 2020

Another vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech is already being administered to health-care workers, but its storage requirements limit where that can be done. Phase 3 of the vaccination plan will take place in late summer, providing booster shots and vaccines to anyone else who wants them, he added. There are no specifics on which communities are among those who will be taking part in the task force in the north. (more...)
Biden, Trump To Campaign In Georgia On Eve Of Crucial Senate Polls Biden, Trump To Campaign In Georgia On Eve Of Crucial Senate Polls
- December 30, 2020

Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler both announced Tuesday that they support an effort to amend the recently passed omnibus spending bill to increase direct payments for Americans under a certain income level from $600 to $2,000. (more...)
NYE restrictions tightened in Sydney after spike in COVID cases NYE restrictions tightened in Sydney after spike in COVID cases
- December 30, 2020

All six cases in the Croydon cluster are members of the same family and the source of the new cluster is under investigation. Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said more cases are expected to emerge given the family attended social gatherings over Christmas, the Guardian reported. (more...)
No travel history in first reported United States case of COVID-19 variant No travel history in first reported United States case of COVID-19 variant
- December 30, 2020

Colorado Politics reported there is a second suspected case of the variant in the state according to Dwayne Smith, director of public health for Elbert County. For the moment, the variant is likely still rare in the USA, but the lack of travel history in the first case means it is spreading, probably seeded by travellers from Britain in November or December, said scientist Trevor Bedford, who studies the spread of COVID-19 at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. (more...)
AG to probe vaccine 'fraud,' vows $1M fines AG to probe vaccine 'fraud,' vows $1M fines
- December 30, 2020

The commissioner for the state's department of health, Dr. Howard Zucker received reports about ParCare community Health Network wrongfully obtaining the vaccine and then illegally transporting it to facilities in different parts of the state. (more...)
Britain OK's AstraZeneca Vaccine To Fight COVID-19 Pandemic Britain OK's AstraZeneca Vaccine To Fight COVID-19 Pandemic
- December 30, 2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has labeled the news a "triumph" and says healthcare workers will begin vaccinating people "as quickly as possible". Taiwan has agreed to buy nearly 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, including 10 million from AstraZeneca Plc, the government said on Wednesday (Dec 30), adding that it had confirmed the island's first case of the new British variant of the disease . (more...)
"Super Spreader" Corona Mutation SARS-CoV-2 is 70% more contagious
- December 30, 2020

Principal scientific adviser K Vijay Raghavan said most vaccines do target the spike protein and there are changes in the variants. The government has set up the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium of 10 government labs to test and sequence 5% of the positive samples , including those of all global passengers. (more...)
Trump slams Republicans after House votes to override veto on defence bill Trump slams Republicans after House votes to override veto on defence bill
- December 30, 2020

Then last week, in a video posted to his personal Twitter account , President Trump called on congress to increase the payments to $2,000. "There's one question left today: Do Senate Republicans join with the rest of America in supporting $2,000 checks?" Edward J. (more...)
AstraZeneca Reveals Covid-19 Vaccine With 70% Efficacy AstraZeneca Reveals Covid-19 Vaccine With 70% Efficacy
- December 30, 2020

In the second, they were given two full doses at least one month apart. The combined analysis from both dosing regimes resulted in an average efficacy of 70.4%. He also celebrated the suggestion that the vaccine could reduce asymptomatic infection. Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has reiterated that India may not require Pfizer's vaccine against the novel coronavirus, with other vaccine candidates being tested in the country showing promising results in safety trials so far. (more...)
Pennsylvania reports 8545 new covid cases, 267 deaths Pennsylvania reports 8545 new covid cases, 267 deaths
- December 30, 2020

Mason County reported a total of 38 new cases, representing new cases since December 24. There are 14 active lab confirmed cases and 205 probable cases. As of December 27, 2020 when other provincial and national numbers were available, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 255,670 people tested per million population. (more...)
America is scared of new variant of Covid-19 America is scared of new variant of Covid-19
- December 30, 2020

The individual is a male in his 20s who is now in isolation in Elbert County and has no travel history, according to a press release issued by the Colorado governor. The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said last Friday: "I can confirm that we have detected the new United Kingdom variant of SARS-CoV-2 by whole genome sequencing at the National Virus Reference Laboratory in UCD". (more...)

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