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United Kingdom approves use of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine and orders 10m more doses United Kingdom approves use of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine and orders 10m more doses
- January 09, 2021

Two highly contagious new variants of the virus have the world on edge. Combined with the contract finalized with Moderna for its vaccine , Von der Leyen said the European Union now has the capacity to vaccinate 380 million people, more than 80 per cent of the European Union population. (more...)
Students in Southern Ontario will continue online learning until January 25 Students in Southern Ontario will continue online learning until January 25
- January 09, 2021

Premier Doug Ford says he is going to consult with the province's medical experts on whether students should return to schools next week. It cites current projections showing more than 500 critically ill COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals by January 24. (more...)
California orders surgery delays as coronavirus swamps hospitals California orders surgery delays as coronavirus swamps hospitals
- January 09, 2021

Just before New Year's Eve, 10,056 deaths had been confirmed countywide. Last week, the new highly contagious coronavirus strain from the United Kingdom was discovered in Southern California. Health officials are scrambling to cope with a massive influx of coronavirus patients in California, which has recorded more than twice as many new cases as any other U.S. (more...)
Two persons died after Covid-19 vaccination in Norway Two persons died after Covid-19 vaccination in Norway
- January 09, 2021

The firm's current global capacity is some 600 million doses by the end of the year, although it plans to try to ramp that up to one billion. The EU is lined up to receive 160 million doses of Moderna's shot, with deliveries pegged to begin next week, thanks to the European Medicines Agency's endorsement Tuesday. (more...)
No new concerns with Moderna's coronavirus vaccine: US FDA No new concerns with Moderna's coronavirus vaccine: US FDA
- January 08, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is to meet on December 17 to discuss Moderna's application. How many vaccines are here now? . Vaccines for residential care facilities for the elderly should come later this month. The American biotechnology committed that it will distribute six million doses upon FDA's approval. The United States has planned to deliver 40 million vaccine doses - enough for 20 million people - this month, which includes both the vaccine from Moderna and the one ... (more...)
CNN Anchor Calls Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis an ‘Ass’ CNN Anchor Calls Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis an ‘Ass’
- January 08, 2021

He says you must own property in Florida and spend a significant amount of time in the sunshine state. DeSantis: Because we distributed [the] vaccine to hospitals and the hospitals said first come, first serve. Little, the spokesman for Lee Health, released a statement in response to DeSantis' comments: "Like Governor DeSantis, we want to vaccinate people in our community as quickly as possible". (more...)
Facebook and YouTube remove Trump video calling extremists ‘special’ Facebook and YouTube remove Trump video calling extremists ‘special’
- January 08, 2021

It was true that Trump addressed supporters gathered for a so-called "Save America Rally" near the White House earlier in the day. Former Republican Rep. "On August 24, 1814, the British stormed our Capitol and set fire to it", tweeted Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). "Now the Capitol has again been breached and sieged. (more...)
Police warn of scam COVID-19 vaccine text message Police warn of scam COVID-19 vaccine text message
- January 08, 2021

Have you received this fake NHS vaccine text or any other type of scam relating to the vaccine? Similar scams have also been reported in Edinburgh, where forms ask for details from recipients' bank cards to "verify their identity". "This is a scam, do not share your details". This is a very convincing text purporting to be from the NHS. Cold calls that ask you to provide personal or financial details or ask you to pay over the phone to access the vaccine have also been reported. (more...)
It’s our first shot in the arm from Oxford jab It’s our first shot in the arm from Oxford jab
- January 08, 2021

He said he was looking forward to celebrating his 48th wedding anniversary with wife Shirley in February. Sam Foster, the Chief Nursing Officer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation, spoke of her pride at giving the first dose of the Oxford vaccine outside of a clinical trial. (more...)
6521 new Covid-19 cases and 10 death confirmed 6521 new Covid-19 cases and 10 death confirmed
- January 08, 2021

The impacts of these measures will be evaluated after 14 days to determine next steps. As things are right now, Northern Ontario is also supposed to exit the provincial lockdown on Saturday. Ontario is now under a province-wide lockdown that will be in effect in northern Ontario for 14 days, and the southern part of the province for 28 days. (more...)
Morocco approves use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Morocco approves use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
- January 08, 2021

The Department of Health spokesperson added: "Our vaccination programme has achieved a great deal in a very short space of time and we are very grateful to the many colleagues across our Trusts and GP practices who are working tirelessly to make sure that we get the vaccine to patients and healthcare staff". (more...)
USA aircraft carrier to remain in Middle East amid tension: Pentagon_china USA aircraft carrier to remain in Middle East amid tension: Pentagon_china
- January 08, 2021

USA officials have been on heightened alert for possible retaliation from Iran , including from allied militia in Iraq that have previously launched rockets at US facilities in the country. Ahead of this week's anniversary Centcom demonstrated to Iran its deterrence capabilities by flying long range B-52 strategic bombers to carry out three overflights of the Persian Gulf. (more...)
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
- January 08, 2021

With few of its own factories, US -based Moderna is reliant on partners - big contract manufacturers, long-haul truckers, even military recruits enlisted to guard vaccines in secret warehouses - to get shots to more than 400 million Europeans desperate for pandemic relief. (more...)
Legal Age For Smoking In India To Be Raised To 21 Legal Age For Smoking In India To Be Raised To 21
- January 08, 2021

Large cigarette manufacturers may face rough seas ahead if the Centre's plans to raise legal age for tobacco products consumptions is implemented. Statements and conclusions of studies published in the American Heart Association's scientific journals are exclusively those of the study authors and do not necessarily reflect the association's policy or position. (more...)
American among those arrested in Hong Kong on security charge American among those arrested in Hong Kong on security charge
- January 08, 2021

The mass arrests, including of former lawmakers, were the largest move against Hong Kong's democracy movement since the law was imposed by Beijing to quell dissent in the semi-autonomous territory last June. Families of two of the 12 Hong Kong citizens, who were arrested while trying to flee the city, appointed Lu and Ren to represent them, but the lawyers were denied access to their clients. (more...)
Hospital worker arrested for spoiling vaccine doses Hospital worker arrested for spoiling vaccine doses
- January 08, 2021

The vaccine is slowly being rolled out across the country, first to health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. The incident occurred at the Aurora Medical center in Grafton. However, a licensed pharmacist named Steven Brandenburg was booked Thursday for the same charges, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department. (more...)
Britain rolls out AstraZeneca shots as virus vaccinations gather pace Britain rolls out AstraZeneca shots as virus vaccinations gather pace
- January 06, 2021

Britain - one of the worst-affected countries by the global health crisis, with more than 75,000 deaths - is pinning its hopes on the jab as the mainstay of its mass vaccination drive. "Companies say they can make the doses available so no more excuses, ministers need to get these life saving injections rolled out ASAP". Russian Federation said on November 24 its Sputnik V vaccine was 91.4% effective based on interim late-stage trial results. (more...)
Mexico approves emergency use of Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine Mexico approves emergency use of Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine
- January 06, 2021

Pinker said he was looking forward to celebrating his 48th wedding anniversary with wife Shirley in February. More than a million people in Britain have received injections of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to the Department of Health and Social Care. (more...)
Toronto will begin reporting on workplaces with COVID-19 outbreaks Toronto will begin reporting on workplaces with COVID-19 outbreaks
- January 06, 2021

No specific details have been provided by the city for any of the workplaces named - not even precise locations for where the outbreaks ocurred. The measure was announced Monday along with stricter guidelines for employers reporting cases among their staff. (more...)
LA ambulances stop transporting some patients due to Covid strain LA ambulances stop transporting some patients due to Covid strain
- January 06, 2021

And it will only get worse if we give into demands to reopen at a time when our cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to skyrocket. "Despite what protesters claim, this is not a hoax". The increased case numbers have translated to a continuing crunch on hospitals. The county is now averaging 184 deaths a day over the last week - the equivalent of someone dying of COVID-19 every eight minutes - and about 13,500 cases a day, a count expected to grow because many testing sites were closed ... (more...)

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