Health workers, nursing home residents should get vaccines first: U.S. panel

The vaccine will be made available across the United Kingdom from next week

The vaccine will be made available across the United Kingdom from next week

It will likely fall to the healthcare professionals at these facilities to take on reporting of any unusual symptoms after residents are vaccinated, but that could place an additional burden on already taxed teams-not to mention that the symptoms of fever, fatigue and coughing are often common among frailer people in this age group so it will be harder to determine which symptoms need to be reported.

Gen. Gus Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, said in a November 23 news briefing that he was planning for at least 6.4 million vaccine doses to go to states in the first push.

Mr Hancock also told Sky News there would be "three modes of delivery" of the vaccine. The committee chose to meet now to give state and local officials guidance, he said.

A statement from the public health director for Los Angeles County highlighted the ravages of the surging pandemic.

A secondary endpoint tracking severe COVID-19 cases reveals 30 severe cases observed in the trial cohort and one COVID-19 death.

How do you make a vaccine for coronavirus? That's what a group that advises the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on such fraught issues decided today in a near unanimous vote. The CDC now recommends a 14-day quarantine in order to curb the transmission of the virus.

Pfizer said Britain's emergency use authorisation marks a historic moment in the fight against Covid-19. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech and the biotech Moderna independently have fashioned the vaccines from messenger RNA (mRNA), a technology that has never come to market.

- December 17: FDA advisers meet to debate evidence behind the Moderna vaccine.

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FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn has likewise said the process could take longer than the Trump administration has suggested.

A Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech has been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for use in the United Kingdom, paving the way for mass vaccination to start.

Health care workers and elderly people living in long-term care facilities should receive top priority for COVID-19 vaccines in the United States if, as expected, one or more becomes available next month in limited supply. "The NHS stands ready to start vaccinating early next week", he said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, leading medical officials are pleading with Americans to abide by public health measures for slowing a pandemic that claimed 37,000 USA lives just last month.

The monthly record for US Covid-19 deaths of 58,740 was set in April.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the UK's medical regulator, gave a green signal to the coronavirus vaccine co-developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc on Wednesday, concluding it's both safe and effective.

Health care workers are defined as paid and unpaid people who work in health care settings and could be exposed indirectly or directly to COVID-19-positive patients or infectious materials.

Pandemic-related restrictions have ravaged the U.S. economy. A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers yesterday unveiled a US$908 billion (RM3.7 trillion) Covid-19 relief bill aimed at breaking a deadlock over emergency assistance for small businesses, industries and the unemployed.

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