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U.S. to share 60 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine with other countries

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  • The United States will share 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine with other countries.
  • Cases continue to spike around the world.
  • New infections in the U.S. have slowed, and the Biden administration said it would make materials for vaccine production available to India as the country deals with a surge of cases. Full Story. U.S. to share 60 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine with other countries

Last updated on 04/26/2021 06:32 PM

U.S. to give India raw materials for vaccines, medical supplies to help fight Covid surge

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Last updated on 04/26/2021 02:55 PM

Photos show the deadly toll of Covid in India as coronavirus cases top 17 million

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  • India has reported a record number of coronavirus cases for the fifth day in a row, with a second wave pushing its health care system to the brink.
  • There were some 352,991 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the last 24 hours, seeing India’s total number of infections top 17 million, with 5 million cases counted in April alone.  Full Story.  Deadly toll of Covid in India

Last updated on 04/26/2021 02:48 PM

Pfizer Covid vaccine is 91% effective in updated data, protective against South African variant

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  • Pfizer and BioNTech said their vaccine is around 91% effective at preventing the disease, citing data that included people inoculated for up to six months.
  • The shot was also 100% effective in preventing illness among trial participants in South Africa, where a new variant is dominant, although the number of those participants was relatively small at 800.  Fully Story

Last updated on 04/01/2021 01:54 PM

New COVID-19 vaccine website offers efficient way to schedule appointments The site,, provides schedule, location and vaccine brand information

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) (Post ID: 1011)

Published: Mar. 26, 2021 at 8:18 PM CDT|Updated: 20 hours ago

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — More and more people are becoming eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. But there are still some issues with distribution in Idaho.

“Some of them are having unfilled appointments and they’re having some issues with having more vaccine available than they have people coming in,” says Idaho Public Health Administrator Elke Shaw-Tulloch.

The state urges you to use their online signup tool, some people have contacted KMVT with questions that aren’t easily being answered on that site.

What vaccines are available, when exactly are appointments and where will the appointment be are common concerns. Covid Vaccine In Idaho 

Last updated on 03/27/2021 09:46 PM

Odessa business owner launches website to help you get your vaccine dose

Covid Vaccine in Texas (Post ID: 1010)

An Odessa business owner has launched a new website meant to help people across the globe get a dose of the vaccine.

Hi Tech Owner Syed Ahmad launched Find Vaccine Now after working on it for three months.

All you have to do is type in your zip code or city and Find Vaccine Now will show you which nearby clinics have vaccines and walk you through the booking On CBS7

Last updated on 03/27/2021 09:40 PM

How To Find a Vaccine Near You

Covid-19 Vaccine in New York, Covid Vaccine Houston, Covid Vaccine Los Angeles, Covid Vaccine Chicago, (Post ID: 1009)

How to find a covid vaccine near you.  Video:Covid Vaccine in United States, United Kingdom, India, Pakistan , and United Arab Emirates

Last updated on 03/27/2021 09:32 PM

Covid Vaccine Comparison

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Last updated on 03/22/2021 08:43 PM

Here's what experts say is needed for US to return to normal. But these barriers stand in the way

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(CNN)States are pushing ahead with expanding Covid-19 vaccine access and rolling back restrictions on businesses and large gatherings as America seeks a return to normalcy.

But experts say two barriers stand in the way of reaching herd immunity and getting back to life as we knew it -- Covid-19 variants and vaccine hesitancy.
"We're seeing restrictions being lifted in so many parts of the country, we're seeing travel at an all-time high. People are already going back to pre-pandemic normal," emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday.

    "We have a pretty narrow window of opportunity to make clear what the benefits of vaccinations are. We know that these vaccines are really effective at preventing severe disease. They also do substantially reduce your risk in each of these different types of settings, whether it's going to the restaurant or gym, or seeing family and friends." Full Story

    Last updated on 03/19/2021 09:25 PM

    Fauci says the variant from the U.K. likely accounts for up to 30% of Covid infections in U.S.

    Covid-19 Vaccine (Post ID: 1006)

    • The highly contagious variant first identified in the U.K. likely accounts for up to 30% of Covid-19 infections in the United States, White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said.
    • The variant, called B.1.1.7, has been reported in at least 94 countries and detected in 50 jurisdictions in the U.S., Fauci said.
    • U.S. health officials say the variant could become the dominant strain in the U.S. by the end of this month or in early April.Full Story

    Last updated on 03/19/2021 09:19 PM

    Novavax vaccine 96% effective against original coronavirus version in UK trial

    Covid-19 Vaccine (Post ID: 1005)

    • Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine was 96% effective in preventing cases caused by the original version of the coronavirus in a late-stage trial conducted in the United Kingdom.
    • The vaccine was also about 86% effective in protecting against the more contagious virus variant first discovered and now prevalent in the UK.
    • It was only around 55% effective in a separate, smaller trial in South Africa, where volunteers were primarily exposed to another newer, more contagious variant.Full Story

    Last updated on 03/11/2021 10:17 PM

    US is at a tipping point of another Covid-19 surge, expert says. That's why safety measures remain crucial now

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    (CNN)With each day and each vaccination, the US inches closer to the finish line of what has been a brutal battle against Covid-19.

    But it's not over just yet.
    Infection numbers, after weeks of declines, now seem to have plateaued at high levels. The US has averaged more than 60,000 Covid-19 cases daily in the past week. More than 41,000 people remain hospitalized with the virus nationwide, according to the COVID Tracking Project.And an average of more than 1,700 US Covid-19 deaths were reported every day for the past seven days.
      And highly contagious variants that are already circulating have experts worried another Covid-19 spike could be just weeks away. More than 2,700 cases of variants first spotted in the UK, South Africa and Brazil have been reported in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- but the agency has cautioned that's not the total number of cases in the country, but rather those that have been spotted with the help of genomic sequencing.  Full Story

      Last updated on 03/07/2021 05:07 PM

      New York Covid Variant

      Covid-19 (Post ID: 1006)

      Apoorva Mandavilli

      By Apoorva Mandavilli

      Published Feb. 24, 2021

      Updated Feb. 25, 2021

      A new form of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in New York City, and it carries a worrisome mutation that may weaken the effectiveness of vaccines, two teams of researchers have found.

      The new variant, called B.1.526, first appeared in samples collected in the city in November. By the middle of this month, it accounted for about one in four viral sequences appearing in a database shared by scientists.

      One study of the new variant, led by a group at Caltech, was posted online on Tuesday. The other, by researchers at Columbia University, was published on Thursday morning.

      Neither study has been vetted by peer review nor published in a scientific journal. But the consistent results suggest that the variant’s spread is real, experts said. To Read full Story Click


      Last updated on 03/06/2021 09:22 PM

      Tags: New Covid Variant

      White House moves up vaccine supply timeline, says U.S. will have enough for every adult by end of May (Post ID: 1008)

      Last updated on 03/03/2021 03:35 AM

      FDA approves Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid vaccine for emergency use

      Covid-19 Vaccine (Post ID: 1007)

      • The FDA has approved J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the U.S. a third tool to fight the pandemic.
      • Unlike Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines, J&J’s one-dose regimen eliminates the need for patients to return for a second dose and it can be stored at refrigerator temperatures for months.
      • The federal government plans to distribute nearly 4 million doses of J&J’s vaccine to states, pharmacies and community health centers across the nation next week.
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      Last updated on 03/01/2021 10:16 PM

      Tags: J&J Covid Vaccine