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Palestinian teen killed by Israeli forces in protest, Palestinians say
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers fatally shot a 15-year-old Palestinian on Friday during stone-throwing clashes in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said, although the Israeli military said its forces had not used live fire. A Palestinian demonstrator stands in front of an Israeli soldier during a protest against Jewish settlements, in Beit Dajan in the Israeli-occupied West Bank December 4, 2020. The Palestinian teenager was involved in a weekly protest against Israeli settlements at al-Mughayyir village near Ramallah, said Marzouq Abu Naeem, a village councilman. “This ugly crime is a war crime and a crime against humanity,” the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Palestinians want to establish a state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war.
Persons: , Marzouq Abu Naeem, Nickolay Mladenov, Organizations: West Bank, Reuters, REUTERS, Palestinian Health Ministry, Palestinian Foreign Ministry, United Nations ’ Locations: RAMALLAH, West, Palestinian, Beit Dajan, Ramallah, Israeli, al, “ Israel, Jerusalem, Gaza, Israel
A growing list of elected officials have been caught traveling, enjoying dinner parties and going on exotic vacations as America embarks on what could be a dark winter of the pandemic's deadly surge. Newsom's decree came a few weeks after he attended a dinner party with a dozen friends at a luxurious French Laundry restaurant in the wine country north of San Francisco. San Francisco Mayor London Breed, a Democrat, admitted Thursday that she attended an indoor dinner and birthday party, also at French Laundry, on Nov. 7. The contrite mayor tweeted: "I need to hold myself to a higher standard and I will do better." "It’s the politicians and the celebrities that set the messaging in our social media and media," said Caplan, a professor of medical ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Persons: Gavin Newsom, that'll, Newsom's, he's, Newsom, Vin Gupta, Gupta, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Kevin Stitt, Steve Adler, Adler, didn't, Arthur Caplan, Caplan Organizations: California Gov, Democrat, Institute of Health, University of Washington, NBC, San Francisco Mayor London, Oklahoma Gov, Republican, Oklahoma City, Austin, Austin American, Statesman, NYU Langone Medical Locations: California, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Oklahoma, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
We consulted fitness experts on how to go about finding the best rowing machine and which are the best rowers available now. Best rowers and rowing machinesThis smart rower comes loaded with adjustable features to personalize your indoor rowing workout. This model is also much more affordable than other smart rowers, a good option for those who aren’t looking to splurge. Hydrow also offers live classes from Olympic and elite instructorsSimilar to the Echelon, Hydrow lets users swivel the screen around and access yoga, pilates and other workouts to complement their rowing workouts. You can grab a 30-day risk-free home trial of the Hydrow and that includes free returns (including a free pick-up).
Persons: aren't, Brad McLam, — you've, Ergatta, it's, Yasmin Farooq, Hydrow Organizations: Sunny Health, Bluetooth, University of Washington
WHO's Tedros says concerned about perception pandemic is over
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a session on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland, October 5, 2020. Christopher Black/WHO/Handout via REUTERSGENEVA (Reuters) - Recent progress on COVID-19 vaccines is positive but the World Health Organization is concerned this has led to a growing perception that the pandemic has come to an end, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. “Progress on vaccines gives us all a lift and we can now start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, WHO is concerned that there is a growing perception that the COVID-19 pandemic is over,” he said. Tedros said the pandemic still had a long way to run and that decisions made by citizens and governments would determine its course in the short run and when the pandemic would ultimately end.
Persons: Ghebreyesus, Christopher Black, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, , Tedros, Pfizer Inc’s Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, Handout, REUTERS GENEVA, Pfizer, Pfizer Inc’s COVID Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, Britain, Wuhan, China
U.N. warns 2021 shaping up to be a humanitarian catastrophe
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Michelle Nichols | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Slideshow ( 3 images )NEW YORK (Reuters) - Next year is shaping up to be a humanitarian catastrophe and rich countries must not trample poor countries in a “stampede for vaccines” to combat the coronavirus pandemic, top U.N. officials told the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on Friday. The pandemic, measures taken by countries to try to stop its spread and the economic impact have fueled a 40% increase in the number of people needing humanitarian help, the United Nations said earlier this week. Tedros appealed for an immediate injection of $4.3 billion into a world vaccine-sharing program. “We simply cannot accept a world in which the poor and marginalized are trampled by the rich and powerful in the stampede for vaccines,” Tedros told the General Assembly. “This is a global crisis and the solutions must be shared equitably as global public goods.”
Persons: U.N, David Beasley, Adhanom Ghebreyesus, , Beasley, we’re, ” U.N, Antonio Guterres, Tedros, ” Tedros Organizations: General, Food Programme, World Health Organization, WHO, United Nations, United Nations ” Locations: COVID, China
WHO warns against pandemic complacency amid vaccine rollout
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
“Progress on vaccines gives us all a lift and we can now start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, WHO is concerned that there is a growing perception that the COVID-19 pandemic is over,” he said. Tedros said the pandemic still had a long way to run and that decisions made by citizens and governments would determine its course in the short run and when the pandemic would ultimately end. However, the WHO’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan also cautioned on Friday against complacency in the wake of vaccine roll-out, saying that although they were a major part of the battle against COVID-19, vaccines would not on their own end the pandemic. There are health systems in some countries at the point of collapse,” he said, without referring to specific countries.
Persons: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Pfizer Inc’s, , Tedros, Mike Ryan, Ryan Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, Pfizer, Pfizer Inc’s COVID, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, COVID Locations: GENEVA, Britain, Wuhan, China, U.S
A mother and son were stopped from boarding a flight in Baltimore, Maryland over the Thanksgiving holiday after authorities learned that the child had tested positive for the coronavirus. The Wicomico County Health Department said it had information that the mother and son were traveling to Puerto Rico and they could not be reached. "We immediately got the information for the mother and child and relayed that to the Maryland Transportation Authority police to begin to find the mother and child," Nelson said. Within 15 minutes, state police were able to obtain a legal isolation and quarantine order so that officers could stop the family from boarding the plane and have them return home. He said that they don't believe the mother knew that her son had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Persons: Travis Nelson, Nelson Organizations: . Maryland, Police, Wicomico County Health Department, Maryland Transportation Authority, Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport Locations: Baltimore , Maryland, Wicomico County, Puerto Rico, Baltimore
Lawmakers enacted $3 trillion in aid earlier this year but have not been able to agree on fresh relief since the spring. “The situation requires urgent action,” President-elect Joe Biden in a statement that called on the Trump administration and Congress to reach agreement on coronavirus relief. But it is unclear whether McConnell would agree to such a large package after pushing to keep COVID-19 relief spending near the $500 billion mark. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday, declined to comment on whether the $908 billion bipartisan proposal was too expansive. He said Trump wanted to see a “targeted” coronavirus relief bill.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Tom Brenner, , Tom Reed, Joe Biden, Trump, It’s, ” Biden, , Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, ” Pelosi, Reed, McConnell, Donald Trump, Larry Kudlow Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Congress, REUTERS, House, Republican, Democratic, ” U.S, Health, U.S . Chamber, Commerce, COVID, Senate, Republicans, Kentucky Republican, White Locations: Washington , U.S, , U.S, Kentucky
Throughout the state, politics and anger are infecting the public health discourse as health officials find that they're fighting not only Covid-19 but also threats and harassment from "anti-maskers" and others who refuse to follow safety guidelines. But nine months after the first Covid-19 case was confirmed in Kansas, she finishes many workdays in tears. Dozens of health officials in Kansas have left or lost their jobs after having weathered insults and harassment from people who refuse to follow mask mandates and safety guidelines, according to KCUR, a National Public Radio station in Kansas City, Missouri. On top of that, health officials have had to contend with other challenges: disinformation, distrust of government, fear of being asked to quarantine and missed shifts at work. Resistance to public health measures has not been confined to social media or fringe members of the community.
Persons: Jennifer Bacani McKenney, Bob McKenney, Jennifer McKenney McKenney, Andrew Miller, Miller, McKenney, Destany Wheeler, Wheeler Organizations: Fredonia, Public Radio, Facebook, county Health Department Locations: FREDONIA, Kan, Wilson, Kansas, Kansas City , Missouri, Fredonia, China, Covid
Viewed tens of thousands of times, a viral clip of fashion reality show Project Runway shows an outfit with a face mask designed by a contestant named Kovid Kapoor. While the 2019 scene is authentic, some users allege the video is evidence of “predictive programming”, implying that there was prior knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic. For years, face masks have been commonly used in some Asian countries in response to airborne illnesses outbreaks and the increase of air pollution. The practice has even resulted in an Asian fashion trend known as “smog couture”, which features face masks as a fashionable accessory ( here , here ). Reuters has debunked other claims that allege the COVID-19 pandemic was planned here , here , here .
Persons: Kovid Kapoor, Eric Thayer, Nina Garcia, Karli Kloss, Elaine Welteroth, Brandon Maxwell, Adam Selman, , Brandon, ” Welteroth, Maxwell, Kapoor, ” Kapoor, World Health Organization ”, , Marni Senofonte, Korea —, Kovid Gupta, Read Organizations: New York, REUTERS, UNITED, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Ohio State University, Reuters, Chipko, World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Locations: New, India, Korea, China, American
In the first week of December 2020, social media posts showing President-Elect Joe Biden stepping out of a car with an orthopedic boot on his right foot falsely claimed that he was wearing an ankle monitor. Having suffered hairline fractures in his foot while playing with one of his dogs, Biden will likely require a walking boot for several weeks. Users alleging that Biden is hiding an ankle monitor with his boot provide no evidence and are likely tied to conspiracy theorists QAnon. Social media posts linking the boot and alleged ankle monitor to “the storm” can be found at here , here and here . After suffering hairline fractures on his right foot, President-Elect Joe Biden is currently wearing a walking boot, not an ankle monitor.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, QAnon, Leah Millis, Kevin O’Connor, , Donald Trump, Trump, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Read Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Democrat, Newsweek, Hollywood, Foreign, Social, University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Medicine, Public Health Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, Wilmington, Del
The cards are intended to fit into a wallet as a reminder when the second shot is due. Pfizer’s vaccine requires a second dose 21 days after the first and Moderna’s vaccine requires a second dose 28 days after the first. It's unclear whether the vaccine cards are intended only for people who get the Pfizer and Moderna shots. Not a vaccine passportThese vaccine cards are not intended to be used as a vaccine passport to get into bars, restaurants or airports. “Given the fact that we're in a pandemic and the seriousness of it, I don't know how much people will really need to be reminded about the second dose.”
Persons: Mike Pence, Tan, Johnson, ” Tan, Jason Hove, , Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, Department of Defense, Coalition, Food and Drug Administration, Pfizer, Moderna, UCLA Health Locations: Memphis , Tennessee
California Governor Gavin Newsom, also a Democrat, said on Thursday he would impose similar stay-at-home orders statewide, to take effect region-by-region as intensive care beds reach capacity. More than 213,830 new cases and 2,861 deaths were reported on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally of official data. With U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations also at record levels, some experts project the death toll could soon surpass 3,000 per day. But it will fall far short of protecting high priority groups such as healthcare workers, a Reuters analysis has found. Slideshow ( 5 images )“We really have to intensify our public health measures,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told NBC’s “Today” show.
Persons: Mayor London Breed, Gavin Newsom, Breed, you’re, , Newsom, Stephen Hahn, , ” Hahn, Josh Michaud, Anthony Fauci, ” Fauci, NBC’s, Fauci, Joe Biden’s, Biden, Donald Trump, I’m, ” Biden, Bill Clinton, George W, Bush, Barack Obama Organizations: ANGELES, Reuters, Friday, Mayor London, , U.S, University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics, Pfizer Inc, Moderna, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, Department of Defense, White, National Institute of Allergy, Democrat, CNN Locations: San Francisco, U.S, California, Bay, Napa County
Slideshow ( 2 images )ROME (Reuters) - More than half of Italians think it is right to give up personal freedom to protect public health, a survey said on Friday, suggesting the government’s curbs to fight the COVID-19 pandemic still have public support. The percentage is highest among young people, the survey showed, reaching a peak of 64.7% among those aged between 18 and 34. Italy was the first Western nation hit hard by the virus and has suffered more than 58,000 fatalities since its outbreak emerged in February. On Thursday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte imposed a ban on midnight mass and on movements between towns on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, among other measures. Fear was the dominant emotion among Italians in 2020, the survey showed, with some 73.4% saying they felt anxious and scared.
Persons: Giuseppe Conte Locations: ROME, Italy
'No presents:' Mexicans asked to curb Christmas plans to control pandemic
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday asked Mexicans to cancel year-end travel plans, curb their movement and even stop giving Christmas presents amid rising coronavirus case numbers in the country. Lopez Obrador also announced more hospital beds as well as extra medical equipment and staff to help in the fight to curb the pandemic. The World Health Organization on Monday warned that Mexico was in “bad shape” regarding the coronavirus as infections and deaths surge. Mexico Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell that same day also said the pandemic would very probably continue to worsen in Mexico until January. He said there should be no New Year’s Eve parties and even suggested Mexicans do not give Christmas presents this year.
Persons: Santa Claus, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Hugo Lopez Organizations: REUTERS, Jose Luis Gonzalez MEXICO CITY, World Health Organization, Monday, Health Locations: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
'No presents': Mexicans urged to embrace abstemious Christmas to stop pandemic
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicans should cancel celebrations and even avoid exchanging Christmas presents to beat the coronavirus, the president said on Friday, pitching a frugal festive season to one of the world’s largest capital cities as infections scaled new heights. “Let’s leave Christmas presents for another time,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, urging people to scale down or forego traditional family gatherings over Christmas and New Year. It was also the first time Mexico had recorded more than 10,000 new cases three days in a row. Local government would cut operations to a minimum but restaurants in the city could stay open, she said. Mexico has recorded just over 1.15 million COVID-19 cases and almost 110,000 deaths, the fourth-highest death toll worldwide.
Persons: Santa Claus, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Let’s, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Claudia Sheinbaum, Hugo Lopez Organizations: REUTERS, Jose Luis Gonzalez MEXICO CITY, Best, World Health Organization Locations: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Mexico City
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. leaders urgently called on Americans to wear masks and threatened even more drastic stay-at-home orders after deaths from the coronavirus set a single-day record, with two people dying every minute. Fauci said he has accepted Biden’s offer to be his chief medical adviser, as well as keep his current position. Washington University’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) now projects 538,893 COVID-19 deaths by April 1, nearly double the current death toll since the pandemic began. State and local authorities across the country have ordered a wide range of limitations on social and economic life. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Thursday she may extend a three-week “pause” on some private and economic activities.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, I’m, ” Biden, Dr, Anthony Fauci, we’re, Fauci, NBC’s, , ” Fauci, Biden’s, Carlos Del Rio, Del Rio, Gretchen Whitmer, Mike DeWine, Organizations: WASHINGTON, Bergen Community College, REUTERS, Jan, CNN, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, White, National Institute of Allergy, Washington University’s Institute for Health Metrics, Emory University School of Medicine, California Governor, Ohio Locations: Paramus , New Jersey, U.S, Atlanta, United States, California, California Governor California, State, Michigan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expects to move quickly after a Dec. 10 review of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and 20 million Americans could be vaccinated this year, its commissioner said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn testifies at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 23, 2020. As soon as the FDA approves a vaccine, “I will be first in line and I will encourage my family to take this vaccine,” Hahn told Reuters in an interview. Many federal officials are expecting a vaccine approval within days of the Dec. 10 meeting, though one FDA official recently said an approval decision could take weeks. Hahn said he has not made any plans about his next job after the presidential transition.
Persons: Stephen Hahn, Graeme Jennings, BioNTech, ” Hahn, Mark Meadows, Hahn, Joe Biden, , Donald Trump, Pfizer’s, Biden, COVID, Jeff Zients Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, Pfizer, U.S, Capitol, Washington , D.C, FDA, Reuters, Department of Health, Human Services, Obama, Politico Locations: U.S, Washington ,, Britain, United States
Swiss expand coronavirus risk quarantine list, add United States
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.72   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: A poster placed in front of check-in counters reminds passengers to wear protective masks, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, at the airport in Zurich, Switzerland July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland has expanded its list of countries here with a high risk of coronavirus infection from which new arrivals must quarantine themselves for 10 days, the Federal Office for Health said on Friday. The United States has been added to list, which also now includes more areas of neighbouring Italy and Austria, as well as Hungary, Poland and Portugal. It takes effect from Dec. 14.
Organizations: REUTERS, Wiegmann, Federal Office, Health, United Locations: Zurich, Switzerland, Wiegmann ZURICH, United States, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Portugal
In a series of interviews, Fauci questioned the level of scrutiny the British regulators had given the authorization process of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, which was approved for widespread use in the U.K. on Wednesday. Fauci even suggested that the process had been rushed after Britain became the first nation to formally approve the vaccine. The U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, or MHRA, defended its approach to the vaccine in a statement issued Friday. Stephen Evans, a professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said he thought Fauci had “over-stated” concerns about the U.K. assessment process of the Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine. Fauci’s comments landed as some British officials pointed to the vaccine rollout as a sign the U.K. superiority.
Persons: Anthony Fauci, Fauci, , Raine, Stephen Evans, Gavin Williamson, Matt Hancock, Alok Sharma, Andreas Michaelis, ” “, ” Michaelis, BioNTech Organizations: LONDON, Pfizer, National Institute of Allergy, Diseases, Sky News, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, NBC, FDA, British, . Department of Health, Social Care, Medicines, Healthcare, Agency, London School of Hygiene, U.K, Science Media, BBC, State for Education, LBC, European Union, Twitter, Associated Press Locations: Britain, U.S, United States, France, Belgium
Gucci donates $500,000 to UNICEF to help supply COVID vaccines
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.70   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )MILAN (Reuters) - Luxury brand Gucci, owned by French group Kering, will give at least $500,000 to UNICEF to help supply and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable people around the world, it said on Friday. In addition to the $500,000 donation, Gucci said it would match money raised for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) by up to $100,000, and invited its followers to donate through the platform gucci.benevity.org/community between Dec. 5 and 26. The U.N. agency is raising funds for COVAX, a programme, led by the World Health Organization and the GAVI vaccine group, to pool funds from wealthier countries and non-profit organisations to buy and distribute vaccines to poorer countries. COVAX has so far raised $2 billion. Gucci’s cash will fund activities such as the supply of test kits to curb community transmission, cold chain equipment to keep doses of vaccines effective and the transport of vaccines.
Persons: Gucci Organizations: Gucci, UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund, COVAX, World Health Organization Locations: MILAN
The first shipment is expected to cover inoculations of 3.2 million people, nowhere near enough for the 21 million U.S. healthcare workers. That means some states’ health workers will be better protected than others. The approach would initially leave out around 190,000 healthcare workers in Alabama and more than 570,000 in Illinois, according to Kaiser Family Foundation data on healthcare workers by state. “We want to ensure our hospital capacity as much as possible through vaccination for those healthcare workers who are at highest risk for infection,” she said. New York state will receive 170,000 shots initially, enough for roughly 13% of its healthcare workers.
Persons: Yves Herman, Pfizer Inc’s, , Josh Michaud, Kaiser’s, Alan Morgan, Jennifer Dillaha Organizations: YORK, Department of Defense, Pfizer, REUTERS, Pfizer Inc’s COVID, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, of Defense, State, Veterans Health Administration, Moderna Inc, Department of Health, Human Services, Federal, Reuters, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, Pentagon, Family, Moderna, BioNTech, CDC, STATES PLAN, National Rural Health Association Locations: Puurs, Belgium, U.S, Alabama, Illinois, California, United, Arkansas’s, Alabama , California, New Mexico, Wisconsin, North Dakota, New York
How to Handle the Covid-19 Vaccine Breakthrough the Right Way
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Tom Frieden | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +17 min
If Covid-19 vaccines were only 70% effective, a vaccine taken by 70% of people would protect roughly half of society. At 70% uptake (and combined with the immunity of unvaccinated people who have recovered from the virus), vaccination could end the explosive spread of the virus. A researcher works in a lab run by Moderna Inc., which said last month that its Covid-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective, based on interim data from a late-stage clinical trial. ”No serious adverse events have been identified among the tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials of the leading Covid-19 vaccines. Related Video The U.K. granted emergency-use authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine and could begin distribution to the most vulnerable populations within days.
Persons: I’m, SANDY HUFFAKER, Johnson, Alex Kraus, Craig F, Walker, BioNTech’s, Gavi, won’t, Covid, Dr, Frieden Organizations: Moderna Inc, Pfizer Inc, AstraZeneca, University of Oxford, Covid, REUTERS, Centers for Disease Control, Pfizer, Moderna’s, Trump, Getty, Employees, Bloomberg, CDC, Residents, Boston Globe, University of Maryland School of Medicine, AP, World Health Organization, Coalition for, Preparedness, Council, Foreign Relations Locations: U.S, Europe, Covid, San Diego, AFP, Wurzburg, Germany, Boston, Covax
Norway to use three vaccines to stop COVID-19 from early 2021
  + stars: | 2020-12-04 | by ( Gwladys Fouche | Victoria Klesty | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to use the three vaccines developed by Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and BioNTech in its first push to inoculate its population against COVID-19, Norway’s health minister said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. Norway is proceeding faster than earlier announced; Prime Minister Erna Solberg said in October she expected vaccinations to start in the first half of 2021. Britain on Wednesday became the first nation in the Western world to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, the one developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. (GRAPHIC: Norway weekly COVID-19 infections - )The number of infections has slowed in recent weeks after the government reintroduced restrictions a month ago.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Bent Hoeie, ” Hoeie, Erna Solberg Organizations: Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, BioNTech, REUTERS, Health, Union, Britain, Wednesday, European Centre for Disease Prevention Locations: OSLO, Norway, COVID, Oslo, EU Norway, Sweden, Europe, Iceland, Ireland, Finland
"Without considering racial equity, we deepen the cracks that systemic racism has already created in our health care system." Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, an expert on health care inequality at Yale University, said testing and vaccine programs must consider fairness and equity along with safety to be truly effective. Mays, who was an early HIV/AIDS researcher, said many of the disparities experienced today in Black communities during the pandemic mirror what she witnessed in the 1980s. "Structural racism is embedded in our health care system." "These anti-family policies that have been in place kept our communities away from the health care system," she said.
Persons: Black, Joe Biden, Marcella Nunez, Smith, Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo, Vickie Mays, It's, Mays, Priti Krishtel, Bill Clinton, Rita Carreón, Robert Garcia, Covid, Garcia Organizations: ANGELES, Allied, Essential Medicines, Associated Press, NBC, Yale University, California Gov, New York Gov, Centers for Disease Control, Blacks, CDC, Food and Drug Administration, Center, Research, Communication, UCLA, Initiative for Medicines, Tuskegee, U.S . Public Health Service, Trump, NBA, NBC News, NBC Nightly, MSNBC, NBCNews.com Locations: Black, U.S, California, Manhattan, Covid, Los Angeles, Angeles, Malibu, UnidosUS, Long Beach , California
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