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Pfizer says committed to supply COVID-19 vaccine across the globe

About 800,000 doses of the vaccine are anticipated to be readily available within the United Kingdom from subsequent week. "We are prioritising the most vulnerable first and over-80s, care home staf...

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Former Toronto Police Chief named to COVID-19 vaccine rollout task force

More information to come. Toronto remains the hotspot in the province with 504 new cases, followed by Peel Region with 463 and York Region with 198 - the seventh straight day that region has recorde...

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Moscow starts mass COVID-19 vaccination with its Sputnik V shot

In addition, volunteers involved in post-registration Covid-19 vaccine trials can not be vaccinated though those who got a placebo during trials will be provided with an opportunity to receive the vac...

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Urgent health alert after worldwide travellers skip hotel quarantine in NSW

But the Premier still warned people against complacency. Mr Andrews said plans for larger sporting events such as the Australian Open and the Boxing Day Test Match are now in the works and details w...

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WHO's Ryan says vaccines will not eliminate Covid on their own

WHO's Ryan says vaccines will not eliminate Covid on their own

In an online press briefing Friday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the progress in vaccine development gives us all a boost and we can now start to see the light at the end o...

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World Health Organization chief cautions against pandemic complacency ahead of vaccine rollout

World Health Organization chief cautions against pandemic complacency ahead of vaccine rollout

Tedros said he was happy to be vaccinated on camera to help promote public confidence, but would not jump the queue to do so. "I don't want to take anybody's vaccine", he added. British medical chiefs...

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Canada's COVID-19 case count passes 400,000

Canada's COVID-19 case count passes 400,000

Ontario is reporting 1,780 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Ontario reported another 1,780 cases of COVID-19 and 25 more deaths from the illness on Friday and numbers were also "rising alarmingly" ...

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HYPOCRITE: NJ Governor who joined mass BLM protest shames conservatives for fundraiser

HYPOCRITE: NJ Governor who joined mass BLM protest shames conservatives for fundraiser

Matt Gaetz , who was the keynote speaker at the event. Still. Murphy said this type of behavior was "beyond the pale" and Gaetz was a "fool". "This establishment known as Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey ...

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Bahrain becomes second nation to give nod to Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine

As the island and world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are doing our best to provide timely and accurate information, and you can find more information on the links below. The approved vaccine i...

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Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination centers

Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination centers

A first phase running through February would see vaccines given to nursing home residents and some of the staff looking after them, representing a population of about 1 million. A second phase startin...

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Russian Federation adds 27,403 new COVID-19 cases

Russian Federation adds 27,403 new COVID-19 cases

Castex said the spread of the virus was continuing to slow in France and would soon go below the threshold of 10,000 new infections per day. Over the past months, Sputnik V has been offered to medic...

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Bahrain becomes second nation to grant Pfizer shot emergency use

Pfizer said "We have developed detailed logistical plans and tools to support effective vaccine transport, storage, and continuous temperature monitoring". As the island and world deals with the Cov...

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A record 50 new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Health

A record 50 new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Health

British Columbia's deputy provincial health officer says provincewide data show the most important area B.C. must tackle in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic is health inequity. "We know that ther...

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Funding, climate and fear trouble Africa's Covid vaccine plans

Funding, climate and fear trouble Africa's Covid vaccine plans

Transporting and storing the vaccines that will help put an end to the pandemic is already tricky enough as it is without interference. Her comments came as the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech ...

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Runny nose? Stay home says new Toronto schools policy

Runny nose? Stay home says new Toronto schools policy

The way it used to work, is that when a child was showing a symptom of COVID-19, like a runny nose, they could go home for 24 hours, and return to school if it got better. They must also arrange for a...

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Los Angeles mayor orders residents to stay home to avert 'dreaded scenario'

Los Angeles mayor orders residents to stay home to avert 'dreaded scenario'

The mayor of Los Angeles warned on Wednesday the city was nearing "a devastating tipping point" and ordered residents to stay in their homes and avoid social gatherings in new lockdown measures to rei...

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As hospitals fill, California announces new stay-at-home orders

As hospitals fill, California announces new stay-at-home orders

He continues, "If you are a small business looking and facing the question of going out of business or complying, I think it is a very hard position to be in, particularly when you look that we have o...

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Lilly, UnitedHealth to Study Bamlanivimab in High-risk COVID-19

Lilly, UnitedHealth to Study Bamlanivimab in High-risk COVID-19

The drug, bamlanivimab, which is administered via infusion received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November to treat patients with mild or moderate COVI...

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United Kingdom is first country to approve COVID-19 vaccine

United Kingdom is first country to approve COVID-19 vaccine

The UK has become the first Western country to officially have a new coronavirus vaccine, marking a potential exit route out of the pandemic. It is the fastest ever vaccine to go from concept to r...

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Ohioans Are Asked To Avoid Traveling to Ohio Due to Covid

Ohioans Are Asked To Avoid Traveling to Ohio Due to Covid

In the week since the last travel advisory, 64,106 cases have been reported by the Ohio Department of Health . Based on widely used state-level data from the COVID Tracking Project , Ohio's posi...

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Georgia-Vanderbilt football game postponed due to COVID-19

Georgia-Vanderbilt football game postponed due to COVID-19

Fuller became the first woman to kick for a Power Five school when she handled the opening kickoff of the second half in Vandy's loss to Missouri on November 28. Georgia (6-2) is now a game behind F...

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Yellowstone County reports 2 additional COVID-19 deaths on Thursday

Yellowstone County reports 2 additional COVID-19 deaths on Thursday

Some good news, as the number of hospitalized Herkimer County residents is down from six to eight from Monday to Tuesday. There are 2,572 people with COVID-19 now hospitalized and 23% of these peopl...

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Queensland reacts to NSW COVID case

Queensland reacts to NSW COVID case

So far, none of the tests have returned positive results, but genome testing has revealed the female worker at the heart of the outbreak likely contracted COVID-19 from worldwide flight crews. "There ...

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United Kingdom drugs regulator defends fast pace of vaccine approval

United Kingdom drugs regulator defends fast pace of vaccine approval

According to the US government's leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, the way the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works is the correct way, because "if you go quickly, and you do i...

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California closes some campgrounds due to COVID-19 concerns

California closes some campgrounds due to COVID-19 concerns

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new rules that take effect Saturday, created to keep local health systems from collapsing under the weight of skyrocketing COVID-19 caseloads. This would mean that L.A. C...

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Covid: First batch of vaccines arrives in the UK

Covid: First batch of vaccines arrives in the UK

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) reviewed preliminary data on the vaccine trials dating back to June. "The U.K. did not do it as carefully and they got a couple of days a...

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World Health Organization tightens guidelines on mask-wearing in Covid-19 areas

World Health Organization tightens guidelines on mask-wearing in Covid-19 areas

The WHO said its Covid-19 Guidance Development Group (GDG) "considered all available evidence on the use of masks by the general public including effectiveness, level of certainty and other potential ...

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Portugal unveils its national vaccination plan for COVID-19

Portugal unveils its national vaccination plan for COVID-19

Veran said the priority will go to people aged 75 and above, followed by people 65 and above and health care workers who are 50-years-old and older or who have health conditions making them vulnerable...

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Royal Free to be Covid-19 'vaccine hub' | Hampstead Highgate Express

Trudeau also came under fire from the Conservatives, who questioned why Canada is seemingly behind the United Kingdom in the vaccine process. This interview has been edited for clarity and length ....

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UK Licenses Pfizer Vaccine for Emergency Use l KBS WORLD Radio

UK Licenses Pfizer Vaccine for Emergency Use l KBS WORLD Radio

Gustave Perna, Warp Speed's chief operating officer, said at a briefing Wednesday. Slaoui joined the effort under the condition that political pressure remained away from the development effort . Ope...

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CDC: Stay Home for the Holidays Or Get Tested Twice

CDC: Stay Home for the Holidays Or Get Tested Twice

The move reflects the agency's recognition that the two-week quarantine rule is onerous for many people and that most of the public health benefit from quarantining people exposed to the virus can be ...

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Supreme Court gives temporary win to California churches over coronavirus restrictions

Supreme Court gives temporary win to California churches over coronavirus restrictions

The Nov. 25 ruling that said NY could not enforce limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in coronavirus hot spots, which upset Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Liberty Counsel noted that the Christian ...

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California announces new statewide lockdown to fight surging Covid cases

County. In the update, bars, wineries, personal services, and hair salons and barbershops were named as some of the sectors which would face temporary closure when a region is placed on this stay-at...

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COVID-19: Area District Pauses In-Person Learning Till 2021

COVID-19: Area District Pauses In-Person Learning Till 2021

The latest case was found in a students at Forest Glade Public School. Earlier on Thursday, before the closure was announced, three of the school's 30 staff members had refused to work, citing an un...

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U.S. registers record-breaking 3,157 COVID-19 deaths in a single day

Daily coronavirus cases and hospitalizations also have been soaring - prompting CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield to say Wednesday that the winter months are likely "going to be the most hard time ...

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