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FDA Issues EUA for Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine FDA Issues EUA for Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine
- December 15, 2020

United Parcel Service (UPS) has successfully transported the first Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines to various distribution sites in the US. Front-line health-care workers and long-term care residents will be among the first to be inoculated. (more...)
FUREY: COVID-19 spreading inside classrooms? Health officials won't say FUREY: COVID-19 spreading inside classrooms? Health officials won't say
- December 15, 2020

That said, Bird stressed that the TDSB was comfortable relying on the advice of public health officials and that they have acted on all of the recommendations for school closures received to date. The school board's largest outbreak, which is at Thorncliffe Park Public School, involves 31 cases in students and two in staff, as well as 17 resolved cases. (more...)
Singapore approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Singapore approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
- December 15, 2020

Though states are not required to follow the federal agency's recommendations, many will follow them. "I think what's going to happen is the vaccination process goes down the pathway, and in the next year, you'll see more and more states get on board with that", said Dr. (more...)
Biden calls for unity as electoral college makes win official Biden calls for unity as electoral college makes win official
- December 15, 2020

The congratulations come after Biden's victory became more formal on Monday, when 306 electors officially voted for him . Though some House Republicans have indicated they will object to the results in key states, they can do little more than delay the process during a joint session of Congress on January 6. (more...)
3439 more COVID-19 cases, 85 new deaths in Minnesota 3439 more COVID-19 cases, 85 new deaths in Minnesota
- December 15, 2020

The December 14th, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. news release says: "Since the last release (12/11/20), Mason County Public Health was notified of Thirty-Eight (38) additional Mason County residents that tested positive for COVID-19". The DOH revises previous case and death counts daily. Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 11,365 cases - an increase of 68 overnight. Numbers also may vary because of data lags. (more...)
United States starts administering Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to health workers United States starts administering Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to health workers
- December 15, 2020

According to Health Canada, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is 95 per cent effective in preventing COVID-19 one week after the second dose. MA hospitals began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday after the long-awaited doses received federal approval for emergency use late last week. (more...)
BioNTech says vaccine approval possible in mid-Dec under ideal conditions BioNTech says vaccine approval possible in mid-Dec under ideal conditions
- December 15, 2020

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire made the announcement two days after Moderna announced that its COVID-19 vaccine is at least 94 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 after Phase 3 of clinical trials. What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean? Before any vaccine is permitted in the USA, it must be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, which requires study in thousands of people. (more...)
Wild mink in Utah tests positive for COVID-19 Wild mink in Utah tests positive for COVID-19
- December 15, 2020

In Block's blog on Monday, she wrote that the wild mink in Utah tested positive with the exact virus sequence that was observed in infected minks on the farm. "To our knowledge, this is the first free-ranging, native wild animal confirmed with SARS-COV-2". "The cramped conditions of thousands of mink on farms creates risky conditions or the spread of SARS-CoV2". (more...)
First coronavirus vaccine doses reach Ontario
- December 15, 2020

Other hospitals around the country, from Rhode Island to Texas, unloaded precious frozen vials of vaccine made by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech, with staggered deliveries set throughout Monday and Tuesday. The jets delivered the shipments to UPS and FedEx cargo hubs in Louisville and Memphis, from where they were loaded onto planes and trucks to be distributed to the first 145 of 636 vaccine-staging areas across the country. (more...)
Mexico Approved the Emergency Use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Mexico Approved the Emergency Use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
- December 15, 2020

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized emergency use of the vaccine developed by US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. This does not cause the illness but triggers the immune system to make antibodies against the virus. The guidelines will expand to other groups as more vaccine becomes available. (more...)
Wexner Medical Center Employees First In Ohio To Get COVID Vaccine Wexner Medical Center Employees First In Ohio To Get COVID Vaccine
- December 15, 2020

He said he expected "other vaccines to arrive in Singapore in the coming months" - plans that should mean, he believes, "enough vaccines for everyone in Singapore by the third quarter of 2021". Lee said Singapore would lift some antivirus curbs from December 28, including allowing groups of eight to congregate in public, up from a limit of five and increase capacity limits for large gatherings. (more...)
Quebec, Ontario Give Their 1st Vaccine Shots | heatlh & science , coronavirus
- December 14, 2020

The government plans to give them to approximately 2,500 health-care workers. They will hold back the other doses because everyone needs two shots, at least three weeks apart. "I like to say that this is the shot that will be heard around the world", he added. Quebec is reporting 1,620 new cases of COVID-19 and 25 more deaths, as it prepares to administer its first vaccines later today. (more...)
Frontline worker the first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Florida Frontline worker the first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Florida
- December 14, 2020

Tomorrow morning, they're expected at Jackson Memorial in Miami and AdventHealth in Orlando. Gov. Ron DeSantis again outlined his plan for distributing the newly FDA endorsed Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in a video statement to Floridians on Thursday. (more...)
United Kingdom identifies ‘new variant’ of coronavirus United Kingdom identifies ‘new variant’ of coronavirus
- December 14, 2020

London will move into England's highest tier of COVID-19 restrictions , the government said on Monday, citing an exponential rise in infection rates as one of the world's richest cities struggles to contain the disease. The World Health Organization is aware of a new variant of COVID-19 that has emerged in Britain , but there is no evidence the strain behaves differently to existing types of the virus, it said on Monday. (more...)
London Likely To Move Into Toughest Tier Of COVID-19 Restrictions
- December 14, 2020

Any ticket holders for affected should wait to be contacted by their point of purchase - it is not now known how long these measures will last (though there will be a re-evaluation of all tiers across England on 16 December), though reports suggest London-specific measures will be in place until early January at the earliest. (more...)
FAA Greenlights Pfizer Covid Vaccine for Pilots, Controllers FAA Greenlights Pfizer Covid Vaccine for Pilots, Controllers
- December 14, 2020

Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is 91.4% effective, its developers announced Monday, citing a new analysis of data from its Phase 3 clinical trials. 'It didn't feel any different from taking any other vaccine, ' Lindsay said. Lindsay said she was feeling well and expressed gratitude for all the front line workers who have been fighting the pandemic around the world. (more...)
United States begins mass vaccinations against coronavirus with healthcare workers
- December 14, 2020

Sandra Lindsay, the nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, was administered the vaccine during a live video event. His interview comes after a weekend in which the vaccine cleared its final hurdle for U.S. The jets delivered the shipments to hubs in Louisville and Memphis, from where they were loaded onto planes and trucks to be distributed to the first 145 of 636 vaccine-staging areas across the country. (more...)
India's active caseload further contracts to 3.52 lakhs, lowest in 149 days India's active caseload further contracts to 3.52 lakhs, lowest in 149 days
- December 14, 2020

India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 98.57 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 93.57 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 94.93 percent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. (more...)
FAQ: Vaccine being administered in Louisiana FAQ: Vaccine being administered in Louisiana
- December 14, 2020

She went on to thank her colleagues in the field who have been battling the virus throughout the world. "I hope this marks the beginning of the end of a very painful time". The Pfizer compound was the first to be launched in Western countries, winning emergency approval in the United States and Britain, among other nations. (more...)
Covid: London to move into tier 3 as infections rise Covid: London to move into tier 3 as infections rise
- December 14, 2020

The Tier 3 measures, announced to local MPs by Health Secretary Matt Hancock , will come into force at 00.01am on Wednesday. The latest data by Public Health England showed there was an increase in COVID-19 case rates in every borough of London in the seven days to 9 December. (more...)

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