President-elect Joe Biden plans to use FEMA and the National Guard to build coronavirus vaccine clinics across the United States, according to new details of his Covid-19 vaccination plan released by his transition team on Friday. The Biden administration will also “quickly jumpstart” efforts to make the vaccines available at local pharmacies across the U.S.,
Moderna plans to test a booster shot of its Covid-19 vaccine a year after the initial two-dose immunization as the duration of protection from the brand new vaccines is still unclear. The biotech company plans to start the trial in July, according to a corporate presentation this week. Its clinical trial sites have already started
Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel Steven Ferdman | Getty Images The CEO of Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna warned Wednesday that the coronavirus that has brought world economies to a standstill and overwhelmed hospitals will be around “forever.” Public health officials and infectious disease experts have said there is a high likelihood that Covid-19 will become an
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sits ahead of a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Graeme Jennings | Bloomberg | Getty Images A mutated and more infectious coronavirus strain first identified in South Africa is “disturbing” and
Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine illustration Dado Ruvic | Reuters LONDON — Health care systems around the world are struggling to cope with rising numbers of Covid-19 infections as they race against the clock to vaccinate the vulnerable. The three vaccines currently approved for use by major Western economies all require two separate jabs and given
For the first time since the pandemic started, Israel now says more than a quarter of its most serious Covid-19 cases, where hospitalization is required, are in patients under the age of 60. The Israeli Ministry of Health is placing the blame squarely on a new strain first discovered in the United Kingdom last month.
A patient lies on a stretcher in a hallway near other patients in the overloaded Emergency Room at Providence St. Mary Medical Center amid a surge in COVID-19 patients in Southern California on January 5, 2021 in Apple Valley, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images Nearly 3,000 people in the U.S. are dying every day,
Healthcare workers prepare Pfizer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccinations in Los Angeles, California, January 7, 2021. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters The White House coronavirus task force said there could be a new variant of the virus that evolved in the U.S. and is driving spread, according to a document obtained by NBC News. The new variant,
Medical staff examine a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at United Memorial Medical Center on November 16, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura | Getty Images Texas public health officials announced on Thursday that they have identified the state’s first case of a new, more contagious variant of the
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, August 23, 2020. Erin Scott | Reuters Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday urged states against “micromanaging” their allotted coronavirus vaccine doses, saying it’s better to
Medical personnel is given the Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 corona virus vaccine at the Favoriten Clinic in Vienna, Austria, on December 27, 2020 on the occasion of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 corona virus vaccine rollout. Georg Hochmuth | AFP | Getty Images The U.K.’s decision to delay giving people the second dose of a coronavirus vaccine is proving
New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a law to make it a crime to sell or administer coronavirus vaccine shots to people who are trying to skip ahead in line.
A worker of the New York City Fire Department Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (FDNY EMS) receives a COVID-19 Moderna vaccine, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 23, 2020. Carlo Allegri | Reuters The head of the federal government’s Covid-19 vaccine program said
A man receives a nasal swab COVID-19 test at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid a coronavirus surge in Southern California on December 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images Three states across the U.S. have now identified cases of the new coronavirus strain in people
Decommissioned and suspended commercial aircrafts are seen stored in Pinal Airpark on May 16, 2020 in Marana, Arizona. Christian Petersen | Getty Images News | Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic has been brutal for U.S. airlines and significant relief isn’t expected until the second half of 2021. U.S. carriers’ 2020 net losses likely topped $35