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The U.S. Covid vaccination effort is far behind original estimates. More than 15.4 million doses have been delivered to states, but only 4.5 million Americans have received their first shot according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Providence Hospital System, however, has defied the country’s slow rollout trend and has given the first
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
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man receives a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Israel continues its national vaccination drive, during a third national COVID lockdown, at a Maccabi Healthcare Services branch in Ashdod, Israel December 29, 2020. Amir Cohen | Reuters Israel has already immunized about 647,000 people against Covid-19, a whopping 7% of its
A pharmacist dilutes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine while preparing it to administer to staff and residents at the Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 30, 2020. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Dozens of people in West Virginia were mistakenly given Regeneron‘s Covid-19 antibody treatment instead
A nurse prepares to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Britain December 8, 2020. Frank Augstein | Reuters Doctors in the United Kingdom are pushing back on health officials’ decision to change the vaccine schedule on Pfizer‘s Covid-19 immunizations, saying it fails to “follow the science.” U.K. health regulators on Wednesday
President Donald Trump speaking in a released video on Twitter on Dec. 31st, 2020. The White House | Twitter WASHINGTON — In the final days of 2020, the United States saw coronavirus deaths spike, cases surge to staggering levels, hospitals strained and the rollout of desperately needed vaccines fall short of expectations. December was the deadliest
Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn Center for the Study of Existential Risk LONDON – Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn has identified what he believes are the three biggest threats to humanity’s existence this century. While the climate emergency and the coronavirus pandemic are seen as issues that require urgent global solutions, Tallinn told CNBC that artificial intelligence,
Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images President Donald Trump‘s opposition to a $900 billion coronavirus aid package overwhelmingly passed by U.S. lawmakers late Monday jeopardizes the first significant climate change legislation to win congressional approval in about a decade. Trump has threatened to veto the stimulus bill, which includes $600 direct checks for individuals and $35 billion