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    Helen Cordova has celebrated two COVID-19 vaccinations in her family this month. Her mother got a booster on her 66th birthday, then headed to a boisterous family dinner at Chili’s, something that wasn’t possible last winter when both indoor and outdoor dining were banned. A few days later, Cordova’s newly eligible 5-year-old niece got her first dose after being promised a lollipop. Those shots — among more than 62 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that have now been administered in California — were so easy to get that they were practically mundane. How things have changed since Cordova, a 33-year-old nurse practitioner from the San Fernando Valley, got her own Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. A year ago this month, Cordova became the first person in California outside a clinical trial to get a COVID-19 vaccination, making history at a time when the virus was overwhelming hospitals and the first precious doses were limited to those most at risk: older people and front-line healthcare workers. California Gov. Gavin Newsom looks on as Helen Cordova receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at...
    Nurses? Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics, and catch the occasional whiff of seditionist right-wing rhetoric. But I hadn’t really fully understood just how horrifying that combination of right-wing extremism, Facebook, and a killer virus was until I became a regular at the Herman Cain Awards subreddit. This series is documenting some of those stories, so we are aware of what the other side is doing to our country. Today’s cautionary tale is short and sweet, because sometimes, less is more than enough. Oh boy, this one is … something. Let’s start with the husband: 1) No one is trying to arrest anyone for not vaccinating. Unfortunately.  2) DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND READ THIS 14TH AMENDMENT THING THAT I CLEARLY DIDN’T BOTHER READING BUT IT SAYS WHAT I WANT IT TO SAY. 3) Joe Biden was WHAT? Yeah, that “Joe Biden is dead and it’s all a Hollywood stage”...
    IRWIN, Pa. (KDKA) — A Westmoreland County man charged with locking a woman in a storage unit will stand trial. (Photo Credit: KDKA) READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Investigating After 11-Month-Old Girl's Death Caused By FentanylRussell Little of Irwin was in court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. READ MORE: West Virginia Lawmaker Craig Blair Compares Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Rule To Nazi GermanyPolice say he took the woman to the storage unit last month and locked her inside, leaving a backpack and a cooler behind. She told police Little assaulted her and left her there until the next morning. MORE NEWS: Biden Administration Says It Has Enough COVID-19 Vaccine Supply To Vaccinate 28 Million Kids Ages 5-11Little is also charged with loitering and prowling in another case.
    A Maine hospital has temporarily suspended pediatric, heart attack and trauma admissions Monday amid concern it could face staffing shortages when a COVID-19 vaccination mandate goes into effect later this month, according to local reports. Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston will assess and stabilize any patients who arrive at the emergency room and then divert them to another facility if they need to be admitted, local news outlet WMTW reported. LAST YEAR'S HEROES, THIS YEAR'S SCAPEGOATS: FRONTLINE WORKERS LIVELIHOODS AT STAKE OVER VACCINE MANDATES The hospital said it has already temporarily closed its neonatal intensive care unit in case of staff shortages when Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate takes effect at the end of the month, the Bangor Daily News reported. While a majority of the hospital staff is already vaccinated, more than 250 employees have not submitted their vaccination records as of Friday, the hospital told the paper. Of those 250 staffers, 170 have roles that directly deal with patients. As the hospital continues to work toward helping unvaccinated team members get the vaccine, the paper...
    One of the most exclusive units of the United States Armed Forces is at risk of facing a mass exodus over the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a recently-retired member told the Daily Caller. At least 60 of the Coast Guard’s 340 elite Aviation Survival Technicians – better known as helicopter rescue swimmers – are seeking exemptions from the vaccine mandate, retired rescue swimmer David Kroll told the Daily Caller in an exclusive interview. The Coast Guard is already short on rescue swimmers, Kroll said, and a loss of dozens more would threaten the effectiveness and stability of the force. Kroll, a 24-year veteran of the Coast Guard who served as a rescue swimmer and trained them at the Coast Guard’s “A” school in North Carolina before retiring in July, said the Coast Guard is already at least 20-30 swimmers short of where it would like to be, and ideally would have about 380 active swimmers. Additionally, there are at least 30 of the Coast Guard’s 800 rescue pilots who are seeking exemptions. “Most have submitted their accommodations and are waiting...
    Lewis County General Hospital in New York will not be delivering babies after September 24 because so many maternity workers have resigned over coronavirus vaccine mandates. The announcement is according to Lewis County Health System Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cayer, who spoke during a press conference Friday in Lowville, WWNYTV reported. He explained that six workers in the maternity unit resigned instead of getting the coronavirus shot and an additional seven were undecided. Cayer also said the hospital will not be able to safely staff the unit and therefore pause delivering babies. He added he hopes it is a temporary situation and plans to work with the state Department of Health officials to ensure the unit will not permanently shut down. The Watertown Daily Times reported that services at the hospital may also have to be curtailed in five other departments if staff members resign rather than be vaccinated by the state’s Sept. 27 deadline for health care workers. Read more at: https://t.co/1o0wx2DCcu — PIX11 News (@PIX11News) September 13, 2021 “If we can pause the service and now focus on...
    LOWVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An upstate New York hospital will stop delivering babies in its maternity unit next week after too many workers resigned over vaccine mandates. Officials at Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville say they can’t safely staff the unit and won’t delivery babies until September 24. READ MORE: New York City Public Schools Welcome Students Back For 1st Day Of All In-Person Classes The county health system’s CEO says six employees in the maternity unit resigned rather than get a COVID shot and another seven are undecided. READ MORE: Caught On Video: Woman Kicked Down Escalator At Brooklyn Subway Station “If we can pause the service and now focus on recruiting nurses who are vaccinated, we will be able to reengage in delivering babies here in Lewis County,” Gerald Cayer said. Cayer says 27% of the hospital’s workers are still unvaccinated. MORE NEWS: Met Gala Returns Monday After Pandemic Hiatus All health care workers in New York State are required to get their first shot by September 27 or face termination.
    A hospital in upstate New York announced it will temporarily stop delivering babies after six employees in a maternity ward resigned instead of getting vaccinated for COVID-19.  Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville said on Friday that it will pause delivering babies after September 24.  According to WWNY, the hospital said it will work with the state's Department of Health to make certain the maternity ward doesn't close permanently. 'If we can pause the service and now focus on recruiting nurses who are vaccinated, we will be able to reengage in delivering babies here in Lewis County,' Lewis County Health System Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cayer said Friday a news conference.  'If we can pause the service and now focus on recruiting nurses who are vaccinated, we will be able to reengage in delivering babies here in Lewis County,' Lewis County Health System Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cayer said Friday a news conference On Friday, Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville said it will pause delivering babies after September 24 By September 27, all healthcare workers in the state—including...
    A Montana woman who works in pediatric oncology says she refuses to get the COVID-19 vaccine, even if that means she gets fired and her department has to shut down — which would leave children with cancer nowhere to be treated in the state.  TikTok user @ddrushn, who claims to work in healthcare but is not a nurse or doctor, has gone viral for a tearful video in which she weeps and shares her 'worries' for the families that would be affected if she were fired for refusing to comply with a vaccine mandate. But her fellow TikTok users — including several nurses — have slammed her for being selfish, ignoring science, and putting children with cancer at risk, insisting that the hospital or clinic where she works would be better off without her. An American woman who works in pediatric oncology says she refuses to get the COVID-19 vaccine, even if that means she gets fired and her department has to shut down Sob story: @ddrushn, who claims to work in a hospital but is not a...
    The pandemic is far from over. Across the country, hospitals are filling up again, but not without a common trend. With more than 90% of COVID-19 related deaths amongst unvaccinated people, unvaccinated individuals are making up the majority of patients in hospitals. While some are begging for vaccines when it's too late, others still refuse to despite getting COVID-19 and recovering. Misinformation about the vaccine and conspiracy theories are running so deep that despite barely surviving the coronavirus, some people believe the vaccine holds a greater threat. These people in hospitals waiting to be discharged not only are putting their own lives constantly in danger but that of others as they spread their misinformation too. “Here I am recovering getting out of here finally tomorrow… am I gonna get a vaccine? No, because there’s too many issues with these vaccines,” Scott Rowe, a man who was hospitalized after getting COVID-19 told CBS News. xI don’t even have words for this pic.twitter.com/vrCnrfhnfb— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 22, 2021 When asked if he would have taken the vaccine prior to being...
    A growing number of Republicans are encouraging Americans to get vaccinated, despite misinformation spread by right-wing commentators. Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, the number two House Republican, announced yesterday that he has received his first Pfizer shot -- telling Nola.com the vaccines are "safe and effective." Louisiana's largest private hospital, Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge, has more COVID patients right now than any other hospital in the state. They admitted 23 patients in 24 hours over the weekend and filled up an entire floor of the hospital with just those patients. CBS News' lead national correspondent David Begnaud was given access to one of the COVID units. "I honest to God thought I walked my last day on this earth. I could not breathe. I just-- all of a sudden, my lungs just didn't work," Paula Johnson told Begnaud. She was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. "I have no comorbidities, nothing, never had a lung problem. Don't smoke, nothing. And it took my lungs and just... I don't even know how to explain it. It's...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization says people who got the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for the first dose can be offered either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for the second.The advice affects more than two million Canadians who received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine before provinces stopped using it for first doses last month.The vaccine is potentially linked to a rare but serious blood clotting syndrome. In Canada, 41 confirmed or suspected cases of vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia have been diagnosed and five people have died.Several European countries are giving Pfizer or Moderna as second doses to AstraZeneca recipients, including Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Spain.NACI's published report says AstraZeneca recipients can be offered the same vaccine if they want it, or can be given either Pfizer or Moderna. The guidance is not binding but most provincial governments have indicated they were waiting for the information before setting their policies.Here are more of today's headlines:NYC to start in-school vaccinationsNew York City will start offering in-school vaccinations to students at select locations starting Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. The...
    MIAMI (CBS Miami) – Doctors and nurses with the UHealth pediatric mobile unit were in northeast Miami-Dade on Tuesday morning to vaccinate kids and some of the most underserved in Miami-Dade County against COVID-19. The vaccination site at the Center for Haitian Studies at 8260 Northeast 2nd Avenue was open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with vaccinations for people 12 years and up. READ MORE: Val Demings Planning To Challenge Marco Rubio For Senate Seat “This is a big day,” said Bibi Ramkhelawan, whose 12-year-old daughter Jenna got her COVID-19 vaccine. “She needs to be vaccinated so she can be safe in school,” said Ramkhelawan. “I don’t want her to be exposed to a virus.” The vaccination site offered all three vaccine options, including Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer. A spokesperson with UHealth said about 25 people were vaccinated on Tuesday morning. “It’s very important to educate people and also to give them access to the vaccine,” said Dr. Larry Pierre, the Executive Director for the Center for Haitian Studies. Dr. Pierre said along with...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The UHealth pediatric mobile unit took to the streets on Monday to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone aged 12 and above. The mobile health unit was stationed at Visitation Catholic Church at 100 NE 191st Street in Northeast Miami-Dade. READ MORE: Zoom Fatigue: Spending Hours On Video Calls For Work Leading Many Into Virtual Funk It had all three vaccines available. The single-shot Johnson and Johnson and the Moderna vaccine for those 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only one approved for kids 12 and above. READ MORE: Arrest Made In Deadly Davie Shooting The UHealth pediatric mobile unit, which provides free medical care to the most underserved populations, will make several other stops throughout Miami-Dade County this week. Here is the schedule: MORE NEWS: Parents Tied Up, Robbed During Armed Home Invasion, 5-Year Old Child Not Hurt Tuesday 5/18: Center for Haitian Studies;  8260 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33138 Wednesday 5/19: Air Base K-8 Center for International Education; 12829 S.W. 272 St. Homestead, FL 33032 Friday 5/21: Our Lady of...
    Dorchester, Md. (WJZ) — A GoVAX Mobile Vaccine Clinic is available in Hurlock until Sunday May 9, according to the Maryland Department of Health. The mobile vaccination unit provides free COVID-19 vaccinations through Maryland’s GoVAX Mobile program. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Nearly 5M Vaccine Doses Have Been Administered In The State “Mobile vaccination clinics make it easy for Marylanders to get vaccines, and we plan to use them extensively in the coming weeks to help ensure that anyone who wants a vaccine gets a vaccine,” said Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. The unit is located at 102 School Street in Hurlock, across the street from the Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company. Dorchester County Health Officer Roger Harrell and Deputy Health Officer Dr. Casey Scott visited the mobile vaccination unit on Monday. “If you’re ready to get a vaccine, now is the time to do it,” said Dr. Scott, who is a GoVAX Doctor in addition to being Dorchester County’s deputy health officer. “Appointments are not required here at the Hurlock mobile clinic, so it’s convenient to get a vaccine...
    BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (WABC) -- Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont on Monday announced the deployment of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's first-in-the-nation COVID-19 mobile vaccination unit.The state was selected by FEMA to be the first in the country to receive one of these units, which consists of two mobile trailers.It will be on loan to the state for the next 60 days, and it will be deployed to targeted communities based on the social vulnerability index.The unit will is holding its first clinic at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.RELATED | How to get the coronavirus vaccine in ConnecticutThe state is preparing for its biggest eligibility expansion yet this week, with vaccinations expected to be open to all adults beginning Thursday.The plan has received some criticism and raised questions about how adults with high-risk medical conditions will be prioritized when the expansion is based on age only.State officials have said the age-based approach will streamline the rollout.State Chief Operating Officer Josh Geballe said previously the state is planning "dedicated clinics" for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are considered more at risk,...
    A new mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit from FEMA is making its national debut in Connecticut. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced that FEMA has loaned the state its mobile vaccination van, which can provide up to 250 vaccinations each day. Hartford Health, Trinity Health, Griffin Health, and UConn Health will be administering the doses at sites across the state. The mobile unit was scheduled to debut on Monday, March 29 at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport before making the rounds across the state.  It will utilize the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine so as to avoid having to make a second appointment to complete the vaccination process. According to FEMA, the trailer will travel through 17 communities in Connecticut over 60 days. “The partnership with FEMA and the federal government has been exceptional, providing support to our state during this critical time as we continue to move as fast as possible to vaccinate as many residents as we can,” Lamont in a statement. “This first-in-the-nation Mobile Vaccination Unit is a vital tool in our toolbox to reach communities across Connecticut which have...
    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced Monday in order to close the COVID vaccine equity gap, health care workers will begin to vaccinate residents at some churches and even in their homes. “We were one of the first Maryland jurisdictions to bring vaccines to people’s homes and this effort has made an incredible impact for those who are unable to leave their homes, and many who have developmental disabilities,” Ball said. “And for many of our residents who have mobility issues, we’ve been able to vaccinate them in their cars for a smoother experience.” READ MORE: COVID In Maryland: Hospitalizations Under 800 First Time Since November Ball announced the county will launch its Mobile Integrated Community Health (MICH) unit to host clinics at faith-based organizations and bring the vaccine to targeted areas for distribution. One of the first churches to host a clinic will be St. John’s Baptist Church. Officials are asking other churches reach out should they want to hold a vaccination event. “After nearly a year with COVID-19 in our community, we have...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A new COVID-19 mobile vaccine unit will launch Friday in Southeast Los Angeles as part of an effort to vaccinate the hardest-hit areas of L.A. County. The launch was being announced by L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis at a food distribution event in South Gate. Armineh Tavitian, left, escorts a couple to a recovery area after they receive COVID-19 vaccines at site opened by the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center at the East L.A. Civic Center. March 3, 2021. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images) “The Southeast L.A. region has seen a record number of COVID-19 cases, but has some of the lowest vaccination rates in L.A. County,” Solis said in a news release. It’s unclear exactly how many doses the mobile unit will be capable of administering on a daily basis. On Thursday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for the state’s most vulnerable communities. “You can’t safely reopen your economy until you get this disease behind us,” Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom said...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF/BCN) — Police were in a standoff with a suspect or suspects after a shooting in East San Jose sent one victim to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The shooting was reported on the 2200 block of Alum Rock Ave. at 10:20 p.m., San Jose police said. READ MORE: San José School District Secures Vaccine for Entire Workforce A police tactical unit was called out and officers surrounded a building on that block. Residents of an upper floor unit were evacuated. READ MORE: Golden Gate Fields Races to Make Up for Missed Vaccine Appointments At around 3 a.m., officers were seen using flash-bang devices and calling out for any suspect. It was not known if a suspect was found. MORE NEWS: Study Shows Stockton Universal Basic Income Experiment Led to Increased Employment No suspect information or motive was immediately available.
    Feb 24 (.) – A unit of China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) and CanSino Biologics Inc (CanSinoBIO) have applied for public use of their COVID-19 vaccines in China, which, if granted, would mean that China has four vaccines approved that were developed within the country. While China does not yet approve vaccines from Western pharmaceutical companies, it has licensed domestic products for use in select groups or for the general public. Chinese vaccines have also gained traction in developing countries, which are battling an increase in coronavirus infections. Sinopharm’s affiliate Wuhan Biological Products Institute said Wednesday that its vaccine is 72.51% effective against COVID-19, citing an interim analysis of data from late-stage clinical trials, without offering further details. The vaccine has already been given to limited groups of people at increased risk of infection under an emergency vaccination program that began in July. He is one of two Sinopharm candidates to have entered phase III clinical trials abroad. The other, developed by a Beijing-based subsidiary of Sinopharm, received approval for public use in December, following months of emergency use among...
    After the alleged case of « influentialism » was made known, in which executives of the Municipal Hospital of Lerma incurred, when receiving the anticovid vaccine, on December 24, the Secretary of Health of the State of Mexico confirmed that the director from this medical unit received the dose. In a press release, The agency confirmed that the director of this unit, Baruch Delgado Peña, was vaccinated on December 24, 2020, at the facilities of the 22 Military Zone, located in the municipality of Rayón, adhering to the guidelines established by the federal and state health sector. It indicated that according to the guidelines issued by the government of Mexico, the doctor and manager received this dose “since his role keeps him at risk of infection because he is in charge of the permanent supervision of the hospital, a function that involves entering continuously to the various areas of the hospital and attending to relatives of infected patients «  The agency also denied that the deputy director of this unit, Juan Carlos Guadarrama Márquez and the head of Education, Stephanie Zambrano Vázquez,...
    PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Hundreds of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine sent to Colorado went to waste recently. A portable storage unit malfunctioned in Pueblo, rendering 300 doses of the Pfizer vaccine unusable. The Pfizer vaccine needs to be kept at -70 degrees. (credit: CBS) The Colorado State Joint Information Center confirmed the information to KKTV on Wednesday. “The state’s goal is to use every single available vaccine, acknowledging that emergencies may occur infrequently,” a representative with the Colorado State Joint Information Center wrote. As of Wednesday, more than 200,000 Coloradans have been immunized with at least one dose of a vaccine, while nearly 44,000 people have received two doses. (credit: CBS)  
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Different efficacy results for a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine released separately in China and in United Arab Emirates are both real and valid, an executive at China National Biotec Group (CNBG) told state media. China approved its first COVID-19 vaccine for general public use on Thursday, a shot developed by an affiliate to state-backed Sinopharm, after the developer said the vaccine showed 79.34% efficacy based on an interim analysis of late-stage clinical trials. That rate is lower than the 86% rate for the same vaccine reported by the United Arab Emirates on Dec. 9. Countries have certain differences in their standards and procedures in diagnosing patients, and the final results of COVID-19 case identification were different, Yang Xiaoming, chairman at Sinopharm unit's CNBG, told Global Times, a tabloid published by the People's Daily, the official newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party. "Therefore, there were differences between the comprehensive multi-country data we reviewed and the protection rate data previously evaluated by the UAE and Bahrain," Global Times quoted Yang as saying in a report published on Thursday. "But these...
    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine defence minister said on Wednesday that unapproved COVID-19 vaccines given to President Rodrigo Duterte's military security detail had been smuggled into the country, but called the move "justified". News of the special troop unit being inoculated as early as September has caused a stir among activists, with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yet to approve any COVID-19 vaccines and no set timeline for when health workers would receive one. Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) obtained the vaccine without government authorisation and had administered them without his knowledge. "Yes smuggled, because they were not authorised, only the government can authorise," he told reporters when asked if the vaccine was smuggled into the country. "They need to explain because they violated FDA rules." He added: "It is justified ... it will protect them so they will not be infected and at the same time they can protect the president." On Tuesday, PSG head Brigadier General Jesus Durante told news channel ANC that a handful of unit members had given...
    Chief of critical care at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Dr. Joseph Varon, said that half of the nurses in his unit refuse to get the coronavirus vaccine for political reasons, according to an interview conducted by Steve Inskeep of NPR. When asked about skepticism toward the vaccine among healthcare workers, Varon replied, “Yesterday, I had a – not a fight, but, you know, I had a friendly argument with more than 50% of my nurses in my unit telling me that they will not get the vaccine.” Most of their reasoning for refusing the vaccine was politically motivated, Varon told NPR. (RELATED: Nearly 40% Of Americans Say States Should Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations) RN from Jackson Health Systems, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the Jackson Memorial Hospital on December 15, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Varon also said that coronavirus cases in Houston have increased exponentially since Thanksgiving. “You have no idea how crazy things are. I mean, it’s beyond ridiculous. The number of patients have increased. The severity of illness has increased. I...
    Health care workers were the first nationwide to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week, but a doctor at Houston Memorial Medical Center said Wednesday that half of his unit's nurses don't want it, calling it a "political toy."  "Yesterday I had a - not a fight - but I had a friendly argument with more than 50 percent of my nurses, in my unit, telling me that they would not get the vaccine," Dr. Joseph Varon told NPR's Steve Inskeep Wednesday.  "Of course I pushed the concept that people should get vaccinated, and I asked, ‘why not?’ And, you know, at the end of the day, like I have said before, coronavirus has become a political toy, and most of the reasons why most of my people don't want to get the vaccine are politically motivated." PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINES UNDER CLOSE WATCH AMID SNOWY WEATHER, AZAR SAYS Varon said that he and his staff will have access to the vaccine next week. Despite some hesitation, he said others are "very happy" and "actually kind of annoyed" that they didn't make the first round of vaccination.  The...
    DOVER, Del. (CBS) — The first Delawarean has received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine according to Gov. John Carney and other health officials. Elisabeth Cote, a progressive care unit nurse at Bayhealth received the vaccine Tuesday morning at Bayhealth’s Kent campus in Dover. Cote received the vaccine roughly 24 hours after the first shipment arrived at Bayhealth on Monday. “After nine long months fighting COVID-19, this is a moment of hope for Delaware and for our country. There is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Gov. Carney said in a statement.  “Delaware’s nurses, doctors, nursing assistants, and non-medical staff have all demonstrated courage and leadership every day of this COVID-19 crisis. Now, nurses like Elisabeth Cote are leading by example again by stepping up to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It is because of them that we will beat this pandemic and come out stronger on the other side.” Bayhealth is the first health care system in Delaware to receive the vaccine. Delaware, which received 975 of its 8,775 pre-ordered doses from Pfizer, was one of the first states in the...
    EAST ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- For most nursing home residents, the new COVID vaccine can't come soon enough - just ask the staff at Momentum at South Bay in East Islip."There's so much excitement -- to choose who wants to go first was something to see. This generation of fighters, they want to get back to a sense of normalcy," said Joe Aplustille.Residents like 77-year-old Carol Fitzpatrick, who had a mild case of COVID a few months back are anxiously awaiting the vaccine. She still doesn't see her family, unless it is by a window, or through a phone."For me, I lost a lot of friends," said Fitzpatrick.Now, the nursing home has no COVID cases, and visitation is tightly restricted through negative tests, and limits on the number allowed in.ALSO READ | First COVID vaccine shipment could arrive SundayEMBED More News Videos If the Pfizer COVID vaccine receives final approval by the FDA Friday, New York could get in a shipment of the vaccine as soon as Sunday. They have readied the room for the vaccines, and administrators tell...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will soon begin Phase III clinical trials on around 5,000 people for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's CanSino Biologics Inc, a Saudi health ministry spokesman said on Sunday. Last month, CanSino's co-founder said the company was in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of the vaccine candidate, Ad5-nCOV. The vaccine uses a harmless cold virus known as adenovirus type-5 (Ad5) to carry genetic material from the coronavirus into the body. Researchers said last month that CanSino's vaccine, co-developed with China's military research unit, appeared to be safe and induced immune responses in most subjects. Saudi Arabia plans to test the vaccine alongside a placebo on 5,000 volunteers and is currently preparing trials in the cities of Riyadh, Dammam and Mecca, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Saturday. No COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for commercial use. CanSino's candidate became the first in China to move into human testing in March but other potential vaccines developed by Sinovac Biotech and a unit of China National Pharmaceutical...
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) could be ready for public use by the end of this year, state media reported on Wednesday, ahead of a previous expectation it may become available in 2021. Sinopharm Chairman Liu Jingzhen told state broadcaster CCTV the company expects to finish late-stage human testing within about three months. Sinopharm's unit China National Biotec Group (CNBG), which is responsible for two coronavirus vaccine projects, said in June the shot may not be ready until at least 2021 as a lack of new infections in China made it difficult to find people to test it on. But China has since found alternative trial sites abroad, overcoming some of the obstacles it faces in the global race to produce a vaccine to fight a pandemic that has killed over 600,000 people globally. Sinopharm's experimental shot has entered a Phase III trial involving around 15,000 participants and two vaccine strains in the United Arab Emirates. Another potential vaccine, developed by Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech using a similar technology, has also...
    SUZHOU / BEIJING, Jul 11 ​​(.) – China’s CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to start a phase III trial of its experimental vaccine for COVID-19, one of its officials said Saturday. founders. China’s success in reducing COVID-19 infections has made large-scale vaccine trials more difficult, and so far only a few countries have agreed to work with it. “We are maintaining contacts with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia (for the phase III trial) and it is still under discussion,” Qiu Dongxu, CEO and co-founder of CanSino, said at a conference on the development of antiviral drugs in Suzhou. , in eastern China. Qiu said its phase III tests are likely to start “very soon” and that the company plans to recruit 40,000 participants. Its candidate for COVID-19, Ad5-nCov, became the first in China to move to the human testing phase in March, but it is lagging behind other potential vaccines in terms of advancing the trials. Two experimental vaccines developed by Sinovac Biotech and a unit of the China National Pharmaceutical Group...
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