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Sanofi to support manufacturing, supply of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Sanofi to support manufacturing, supply of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
- January 29, 2021

Federal officials told reporters the vaccine dose figures had been given to the provinces for planning purposes. Pfizer expects that Canada will be able to extract six doses of its COVID-19 vaccine from vials instead of five, a difference that has caused confusion among provinces and prompted speculation about Canada's rollout timeline. (more...)
First US cases of South African coronavirus variant identified in SC First US cases of South African coronavirus variant identified in SC
- January 29, 2021

A mutation of the novel coronavirus that was first identified in South Africa has officially reached the United States . "At this time, we have no evidence that infections by this variant cause more severe disease". So far, the studies investigating the impact of variants on vaccines have largely focused on neutralizing antibodies, but experts note the shots also rally other parts of the immune system - including T cells, B cells, and other types of antibodies - providing additional reasons ... (more...)
Sen. Wicker insists Trump impeachment is an ’overreach’ by democrats Sen. Wicker insists Trump impeachment is an ’overreach’ by democrats
- January 29, 2021

In a vote on an action proposal, only five Republicans in the Senate deemed the accus unconstitutional and thus sided with the Democrats , who voted unanimously in favor of continuing the case against Trump. They did so although they had lived through every second of hell that had descended on the Capitol on January 6 having been aware who was behind the predicament that they faced. (more...)
Ontario reports 1740 new COVID-19 cases, 63 additional deaths Ontario reports 1740 new COVID-19 cases, 63 additional deaths
- January 29, 2021

Canada's most populous province reported 2,093 new infections today and 56 more deaths linked to the virus. Across Ontario there are 1,338 people in the hospital with COVID, with 358 now in intensive care units and 276 patients requiring ventilation. (more...)
Biden to order special enrollment period for healthcare.gov Biden to order special enrollment period for healthcare.gov
- January 28, 2021

That new three-month "special enrollment period" could begin as soon as February 15, according to a White House summary. Another will reopen enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. Biden has promised to build on former President Obama's Affordable Care Act to achieve his goal of medical insurance coverage for all Americans, without the single-payer public system that Sen. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson expects to report Covid-19 vaccine results next week Johnson & Johnson expects to report Covid-19 vaccine results next week
- January 28, 2021

While Pfizer-BionTech and Moderna use single-stranded RNA molecules to achieve this aim, the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson jabs use double-stranded DNA that is converted to RNA once inside the recipient's cells, attached to an adenovirus, a non-replication common cold. (more...)
Retired doctors, nurses to be approved to give COVID-19 vaccine Retired doctors, nurses to be approved to give COVID-19 vaccine
- January 28, 2021

Rochelle Walensky, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But GOP reaction to Trump's orders was muted since many Republicans had attacked President Barack Obama for using executive orders, The Washington Post had said. (more...)
Opposition criticise PTI government over Pakistan's low ranking on corruption index Opposition criticise PTI government over Pakistan's low ranking on corruption index
- January 28, 2021

Nigeria follows Guinea Bissau who finished on 165 as the most corrupt nation in the sub-region scoring 19 points. "The report focused on the global health response to COVID19". and Australia. The group's annual report on business leaders' perceptions of corruption - which gave the United States a score of 67 out of 100, down from 69 in 2019 - also cited weak oversight of the country's $1 trillion COVID-19 relief package. (more...)
We Want The Vaccines We've Ordered: UK After EU Row With AstraZeneca We Want The Vaccines We've Ordered: UK After EU Row With AstraZeneca
- January 28, 2021

A spokesman for AstraZeneca said after the meeting that the company has "committed to even closer coordination to jointly chart a path for the delivery of our vaccine over the coming months as we continue our efforts to bring this vaccine to millions of Europeans at no profit during the pandemic". (more...)
Health Experts Are Suggesting Wearing Two Masks, Instead of One Health Experts Are Suggesting Wearing Two Masks, Instead of One
- January 28, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser for President Biden on the novel coronavirus , failed to rule out double masking - even after getting vaccinated - during an appearance Tuesday on America's Newsroom . You must have heard the sudden hype surrounding the N95 masks with the exhalation valves, right? The World Health Organization recommends medical masks for certain groups of people beyond health care workers. (more...)
Albany Church to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine Kits | 98.5 The Cat Albany Church to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine Kits | 98.5 The Cat
- January 28, 2021

But some numbers are improving, including plenty of capacity in regional hospitals. The vice president of the Erie County Medical Society said "elective" is a really misleading term. He said doling out shots week by week does not allow planning for their use. New York deployed the first kits last week to five New York City Housing Authority senior citizen complexes and eight churches and cultural centers where almost 4,200 people eligible to receive the vaccine were vaccinated, Cuomo said. (more...)
Britain surpasses 100000 Covid-19 deaths in grim new milestone Britain surpasses 100000 Covid-19 deaths in grim new milestone
- January 27, 2021

Care home residents have accounted for nearly a third of the total number of coronavirus deaths in England and Wales, according to analysis of official data by the PA news agency. This means care home residents account for 32.4 per cent of all the Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales that have been registered so far. "The number of registered deaths from Covid of care home residents has increased by 25% since last week". (more...)
Ontario reports 49 new COVID-19 deaths, daily cases below 1,700 Ontario reports 49 new COVID-19 deaths, daily cases below 1,700
- January 27, 2021

The seven-day rolling average now stands at 2,346, compared to 2,893 a week ago. To date, 9,375,676 tests have been completed. There were almost 55,200 tests completed in the last 24 hours. The adjustment ensures that the province's most vulnerable population, such as long-term care residents, high-risk retirement community residents, and Indigenous elder care homes, have access to both required doses of the vaccines. (more...)
Fauci suggest wearing 2 masks is not a bad idea at all Fauci suggest wearing 2 masks is not a bad idea at all
- January 27, 2021

Anthony Fauci has suggested to wear two masks. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. They aren't shaped to your face but are held in place by the elastic ear loop. Should I buy an FFP2 mask? One, you want to protect other people in case you have virus in your nasal fairings, and if you look in the community, there is enough virus out there that before we start pulling back on things like public health measures, you want the overwhelming population ... (more...)
First US Case of Brazilian COVID Variant Detected in Minnesota First US Case of Brazilian COVID Variant Detected in Minnesota
- January 27, 2021

In a related development, Deutsche Welle is reporting that a traveler who arrived in Frankfurt, Germany from Brazil three days ago, also had the Brazilian variant of the coronavirus , although the individual was asymptomatic, say health officials. (more...)
International Olympic Committee to consider placing Italy on probation for interference International Olympic Committee to consider placing Italy on probation for interference
- January 27, 2021

Deputy Speaker and 1-PACMAN Party List Rep. Michael Romero filed House Resolution 1507 urging the interagency task force against emerging infectious diseases and other concerned agencies to classify as frontliners athletes who are qualified and those who are vying for a slot in these sports events. (more...)
Biden overturns ban on transgender people joining U.S Biden overturns ban on transgender people joining U.S
- January 27, 2021

Many lawmakers, including some Republicans, said they wanted Biden's national security team to be in place as quickly as possible. "And it's time to act now, not only because it's the right thing to do, but because if we do we'll all be better off for it". (more...)
Johnson & Johnson Tops Q4 Earnings; Vaccine Update Soon Johnson & Johnson Tops Q4 Earnings; Vaccine Update Soon
- January 27, 2021

Here is the latest of 11 major programs. Biden announced the new goal Monday , which is up from his earlier policy of 100 million shots within the first 100 days of his administration. The world's biggest maker of health care products reported net income of $1.74 billion, or 65 cents per share, down from $4.01 billion, or $1.50 per share, a year earlier. (more...)
United Kingdom tops grim milestone of 100,000 COVID deaths United Kingdom tops grim milestone of 100,000 COVID deaths
- January 27, 2021

He said Covid-19 vaccines offer a "way out" of the pandemic, "but we can not let up now". "We sadly still face a tough period ahead". Johnson - who spent a week in the hospital with the virus in April - has promised that a public inquiry will examine Britain's handling of the pandemic, though he has not said when it will start. (more...)
Shandro, Hinshaw to give COVID-19 update at 3:30 Shandro, Hinshaw to give COVID-19 update at 3:30
- January 26, 2021

However, Shandro said, the government is taking action to address the potential for the variants to drastically bump up infections, hospitalizations and deaths in Alberta. This is a breaking news story. Slides presented by the minister showed that with no measures in place, 250 cases of COVID-19 with the variant from the U.K.in circulation could blossom to 10,217 cases a day within six weeks. (more...)

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