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United Kingdom regulators authorize 3rd COVID-19 vaccine - Moderna's

United Kingdom regulators authorize 3rd COVID-19 vaccine - Moderna's

In the event, they were barely used and were mothballed for use potentially during further waves of the pandemic. More than anything, the move is seen as a symbolic one to make clear to London resid...

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USA reports 29 severe allergic reactions to coronavirus vaccine shot

USA reports 29 severe allergic reactions to coronavirus vaccine shot

In addition, the officials said, the MMWR report from December 14-23 focuses on the Pfizer vaccine, since the Moderna vaccine was not available until December 21. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include a s...

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Elementary school students not returning to in-person learning Monday

Elementary school students not returning to in-person learning Monday

Ford said more measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus are coming. Premier Ford said he received new data Wednesday night that indicates COVID-19 positivity rates amongst children have bee...

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Ethics should guide COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Ethics should guide COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Scientists replicated a key mutation in the fast-spreading "U.K." and "South Africa" strains. The Moderna vaccine works in a similar way to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine that is already being offe...

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COVID-19 claims five in Clark County as new cases surge

COVID-19 claims five in Clark County as new cases surge

In Montana on Tuesday, Gov. Greg Gianforte shifted some Covid-19 vaccination policies "effective immediately" to include people 70 and older and those 16 to 69 with specific conditions. The disparit...

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Prof Karina Butler says AstraZeneca vaccine news is encouraging

Prof Karina Butler says AstraZeneca vaccine news is encouraging

The South African Health Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says data on the effectiveness of Ivermectin in the treatment or prevention of COVID-19 is expected to be available in a few weeks' time. The "mo...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna receives European Commission authorisation

COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna receives European Commission authorisation

In trials with more than 30,000, the Moderna vaccine offered almost 95 per cent protection from severe COVID. She said global competition for promising vaccines was fierce when it started negotiations...

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GOP's Loeffler concedes to Warnock in Georgia runoff

GOP's Loeffler concedes to Warnock in Georgia runoff

First to be declared a victor was Reverend Raphael Warnock , who is the first African American ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Georgia. Both contests tested whether the political coali...

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Some Ottawa parents 'livid' that online learning is extended

Some Ottawa parents 'livid' that online learning is extended

Students are now scheduled to return back to school on January 25, which aligns with the plan for the return of in-person learning for secondary schools students. "While we want to be back in school a...

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Fake NHS covid-19 vaccine text message

Fake NHS covid-19 vaccine text message

Scams are becoming more and more sophisticated and they also come in many forms, making it hard to distinguish real messages from fake ones. "Please delete these text messages and block them, and ha...

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United Kingdom first in world to start using Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

United Kingdom first in world to start using Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

It has started giving people the Pfizer and Moderna shots, but the 4.2 million people vaccinated so far is far below the official predictions of 20 million by the new year. London and southeast Engla...

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10 deaths and 6,521 new cases of Covid-19

10 deaths and 6,521 new cases of Covid-19

Currently, the demand far exceeds the amount of vaccine distributed each week. Anne Ryan, Head of Service, Health and Well-Being & HSE Mid West Community Healthcare Covid-19 Vaccination Lead, said...

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Morocco approves AstraZeneca/Oxford virus jab

Morocco approves AstraZeneca/Oxford virus jab

Nor are they the ones largely responsible for the spread. "I am so pleased to be getting the Covid vaccine today, and really proud that it is one that was invented in Oxford ", said Pinker, a ...

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The aircraft carrier 'DE ... US withdraws from conflict with Iran

The aircraft carrier 'DE ... US withdraws from conflict with Iran

U.S. Navy officials were also planning for the ship's return from its lengthy deployment to ready it for its next deployment, said a defense official. Writing that there had been "chatter" of more att...

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EU Authorizes Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Saying It Has 160 Million Doses

EU Authorizes Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Saying It Has 160 Million Doses

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "Every part of the government and the NHS are working around the clock to rapidly scale up our COVID-19 vaccination programme so we can protect those most at risk ...

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Mixing smoking, vaping can be as harmful as smoking cigarettes

Mixing smoking, vaping can be as harmful as smoking cigarettes

The long lag time between tobacco exposure and cardiovascular disease makes it hard to evaluate how newer products, such as e-cigarettes, affect cardiovascular health. Researchers also conducted exten...

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HONG KONG - CHINA Activists sentenced in Shenzhen: family lawyer license revoked

HONG KONG - CHINA Activists sentenced in Shenzhen: family lawyer license revoked

Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong's most prominent democracy activists, was one of more than a dozen young, more confrontational politicians who outshone old guard democrats in the unofficial prima...

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AstraZeneca/Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine set for United Kingdom rollout

AstraZeneca/Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine set for United Kingdom rollout

Pinker said he was so pleased and that he can "now really look forward to celebrating my 48th wedding anniversary with my wife Shirley later this year". Chief nurse nurse Sam Foster holds a vial of th...

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Aurora pharmacist arrested for intentionally spoiling coronavirus vaccine

Aurora pharmacist arrested for intentionally spoiling coronavirus vaccine

However, storing the vaccines at room temperature would cause the mRNA molecules in the vaccine to fall apart, making it ineffective against COVID-19, according to Moderna. He was immediately fired fr...

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Province to provide an update on COVID-19 response

Province to provide an update on COVID-19 response

Alberta's top doctor will be providing an update on the province's response to the pandemic Tuesday afternoon after almost 100 people were reported to have died from COVID-19 in the last five days. As...

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First Oxford vaccine administered amid United Kingdom lockdown calls

First Oxford vaccine administered amid United Kingdom lockdown calls

Britain began vaccinating its population with Oxford University and AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot on Monday in a world first, racing to give protection to the elderly and vulnerable as a new surge o...

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Ontario reports 3,128 new COVID-19 cases, 51 additional deaths

Ontario reports 3,128 new COVID-19 cases, 51 additional deaths

The province has four active reported cases of COVID-19. Niagara Health has stepped in to temporarily manage the Oakwood Park Lodge outbreak in Niagara Falls. Of those, 4,808 doses were administered...

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USA may halve Moderna`s vaccine doses to inoculate more people

USA may halve Moderna`s vaccine doses to inoculate more people

The move came amid criticism of Health Minister Jens Spahn - including from his conservative political allies - that Germany has failed to procure enough vaccines and been too slow to ramp up its nati...

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Cuomo: New COVID Strain From UK Now Spreading in NY

Cuomo: New COVID Strain From UK Now Spreading in NY

He was symptomatic, but he is on the mend and he's doing better. As it was a retail establishment, we want the cooperation of the public, ' Cuomo said. But some US officials also have cited a lack of ...

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COVID-19 Vaccines May Not Prevent South African Variant, UK Scientists Fear

COVID-19 Vaccines May Not Prevent South African Variant, UK Scientists Fear

The COVID-19 vaccines still undergoing rollout in the United Kingdom has a chance of not working on the new COVID-19 coronavirus variant officials tracked incoming from South Africa, according to ...

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Current Covid transmission rates 'put too many people in funeral homes'

Current Covid transmission rates 'put too many people in funeral homes'

The Chief Medical Officer added that the Irish health service will feel the impact of a "very sharp increase" in COVID-19 hospitalisations, as HSE chief executive Paul Reid confirmed that non-urgent ...

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Scotland announces new coronavirus lockdown as England to also take 'further steps'

Scotland announces new coronavirus lockdown as England to also take 'further steps'

England and Scotland joined Wales and Northern Ireland by introducing national restrictions on Tuesday. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove told Sky News on Tuesday morning that he could n...

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Biden's inauguration to include presidential escort, 'virtual parade across America'

Biden's inauguration to include presidential escort, 'virtual parade across America'

The inauguration will include a "Virtual Parade Across America" featuring musical acts, marching bands, poetry, dance troupes, and essential workers. Biden's inauguration ceremonies will kick off on...

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Four variants of Coronavirus in circulation globally since pandemic broke

Four variants of Coronavirus in circulation globally since pandemic broke

In a tweet, the ICMR claimed that no country has yet reported successful isolation and culture of the UK-variant of SARS-CoV-2. India has so far reported 29 cases of the new UK COVID strain which ...

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Gov. Cuomo announces NY's new vaccine rollout plan to start Monday

Gov. Cuomo announces NY's new vaccine rollout plan to start Monday

That amounts to roughly 300,000 out of roughly 650,000 allocated doses so far, according to Cuomo. "I don't want the vaccine in a fridge or a freezer, I want it in somebody's arm", he said. And that...

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Wisconsin pharmacist thought vials of the vaccine he spoiled was unsafe

Wisconsin pharmacist thought vials of the vaccine he spoiled was unsafe

During a virtual court hearing on Monday, prosecutors said Brandenburg had told police he ruined the doses because he didn't think the vaccine was safe. CNN reached out to Brandenburg's attorney, Jas...

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Province reporting 2964 new COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths

A third of Ontario's long-term care homes are reporting COVID-19 outbreaks, marking a new record for the province, as advocates say spread among staff has forced some facilities to seek new sources of...

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Active COVID-19 cases continue to decline in most of NE Iowa

Active COVID-19 cases continue to decline in most of NE Iowa

There were less than five new student cases reported at the North Judson-San Pierre Elementary School, Winamac Middle School, and LaVille Junior/Senior High School. "We are anticipating a small increa...

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California reports record spike in new Covid-19 deaths

Part of Saturday's death count was the result of a backlog. December, defined by continued lockdowns, closures and holiday gatherings, marked the fastest acceleration of new cases throughout the pande...

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European Union rejects criticism for slow Covid-19 vaccine rollout across bloc

European Union rejects criticism for slow Covid-19 vaccine rollout across bloc

Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the total vaccinations are likely higher and there have been reporting delays from the sites, particularly at psychiatric facilities, on the sho...

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