Month: December 2020

A pharmacist dilutes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine while preparing it to administer to staff and residents at the Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 30, 2020. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Dozens of people in West Virginia were mistakenly given Regeneron‘s Covid-19 antibody treatment instead
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CDC headquarters in Atlanta Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg via Getty Images Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that a new strain of Covid-19 now circulating in the U.S. could further stress hospitals that are already overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. Colorado health officials announced Tuesday that they detected the first known
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President-elect Joe Biden plans to invoke the Defense Production Act after he takes office next month to boost production of Covid vaccines, a member of his Covid-19 advisory team said Monday. “You will see him invoking the Defense Production Act,” Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board, said during an interview on
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Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is pictured at Rady Children’s Hospital before it’s placed back in the refrigerator in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. Adriana Drehsler | AFP | Getty Images Doses of the coronavirus vaccine may have been wrongfully obtained and distributed throughout parts of New York, the state’s top doctor said Saturday. Dr.
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Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images President Donald Trump‘s opposition to a $900 billion coronavirus aid package overwhelmingly passed by U.S. lawmakers late Monday jeopardizes the first significant climate change legislation to win congressional approval in about a decade. Trump has threatened to veto the stimulus bill, which includes $600 direct checks for individuals and $35 billion
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In a nearly 17-year career with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Officer Omar E. Palmer had encountered plenty of precarious situations, from suitcases filled with weapons and drugs to disorderly passengers in John F. Kennedy Airport’s international terminal.  “I would often get calls, when he would get off work in the middle of the night
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Workers move boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as they are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan on December 13, 2020. Morry Gash | AFP | Getty Images Officials with Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government program to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to Americans, had to slash
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) (R-KY) with House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (L) (D-CA). Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will receive Pfizer’s Covid vaccine in the coming days, after the attending physician in Congress urged lawmakers to sign up for the shot under federal guidelines designed
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Some health-care workers are hesitant to receive coronavirus vaccinations, but hospital CEOs told CNBC on Thursday they expect attitudes to shift after a larger percentage of employees are immunized. “I think shortly everybody will want to take it,” Will Ferniany, CEO of UAB Health System in Alabama, said on “Squawk on the Street.” “About 60% are
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Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is pictured at Rady Children’s Hospital before it’s placed back in the refrigerator in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. Adriana Drehsler | AFP | Getty Images U.S. officials said Wednesday they quarantined several thousand doses of Pfizer‘s coronavirus vaccine in California and Alabama this week after an “anomaly” in the
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Tony Potts, a 69-year-old retiree living in Ormond Beach, receives his first injection as a participant in a Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial sponsored by Moderna at Accel Research Sites on August 4, 2020 in DeLand, Florida. Paul Hennessy | NurPhoto | Getty Images Fatigue, headaches and muscle pain are the most common side
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Commuters walk along the Thames Path in view of Tower Bridge in London, U.K., on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Hollie Adams | Bloomberg via Getty Images LONDON — London will be placed into England’s toughest tier of coronavirus restrictions from Wednesday, following a rapid rise in Covid-19 infection rates. Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Monday
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The first Covid vaccine has just been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. Late Friday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer–BioNTech coronavirus inoculation for distribution across the country.  Within hours, FedEx and United Parcel Service will begin shipping 2.9 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer plants to hospitals, clinics, and other
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Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com Getty Images Tony Hsieh seemed to have it all. Hsieh launched the Las Vegas-based shoe ecommerce platform Zappos and sold it to Amazon for $1.2 billion in 2009 — the largest acquisition in Amazon’s history at the time. He was an entrepreneur darling for his unconventional leadership style, which put
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Side effects from Covid-19 vaccines are indications that the shots are helping build protection against the disease, former FDA Chief Dr. Margaret Hamburg told CNBC on Thursday. “The data does tell us that this vaccination causes some reaction at the time of administration that is fairly routine, but notable if you’re receiving the vaccine,” she said
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Coronavirus patients who develop “post-Covid syndrome” brain fog and fatigue — often referred to as “long haulers” — may feel the effects for more than a year, according to a Mayo Clinic doctor studying the phenomenon. Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, an occupational medicine specialist, told CNBC in a phone interview Wednesday that he won’t be “too
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A member of staff poses with a phial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination health centre on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the UK’s history on December 8, 2020 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Justin Tallis | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday data from Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine
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El Paso County detention inmates, also known as ?trustees? (low level inmates) and Sheriff officers and morgue staff help move bodies to refrigerated trailers deployed during a surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) deaths, outside the Medical Examiner’s Office in El Paso, Texas, U.S. November 14, 2020. Ivan Pierre Aguirre | Reuters The number of people
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