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‘Fake news’ about a Covid-19 vaccine has become a second pandemic, Red Cross chief says

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Covid-19 vaccines are fast approaching, but a second pandemic might impede efforts to recover from the first, according to the president of a global humanitarian aid group. That second pandemic: "fake news" about t...

Biden to receive Covid-19 vaccine Monday

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President-elect Joe Biden is expected to receive the first dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in public on Monday. Biden's vaccination will come one week after the first doses of the vaccine were i...

Pope Francis and former Pope Benedict get first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

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Rome Pope Francis and former Pope Benedict have received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the Vatican said Thursday. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement that he was "able to confirm that withi...

China arrests more than 80 people in ‘fake vaccine’ ring crackdown

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China has said it is cracking down on a crime ring making "fake vaccines" for Covid-19 that has been running since September, state media report. Police departments in Jiangsu, Beijing and Shandong have arrested mo...

‘They just were not all in’: How the White House convinced two pharmaceutical giants to collaborate on a vaccine

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Washington President Joe Biden's coronavirus response team learned two things his first week in office: Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine was highly effective -- but the company was millions of dos...

Biden says coronavirus vaccine ‘free from political influence’ as Trump administration pressures FDA for authorization

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President-elect Joe Biden sought to instill public confidence Friday in a coronavirus vaccine that could soon be available, insisting that its safety and effectiveness is being evaluated without political influence ...

Trump absent as vaccine distribution lags and thousands continue to die

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A closing indignity on the final day of this horrendous year is that nobody actually seems to expect Donald Trump, who is still the President, to be paying much or any attention to the actual nightmare underway in t...

FDA gives approval for syringes to extract an extra dose from vials of the Covid-19 vaccine

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As the US set a new daily record for Covid-19 inoculations and states clamored for more vaccine supplies, Pfizer and the FDA said pharmacists and health practitioners can in some cases extract an additional dose fro...

Walmart promises to honor vaccine appointments after its website mistakenly allows those with comorbidities to register in Florida

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A mistake on Walmart's website allowed adults under the age of 65 with comorbidities to register for vaccination appointments in Florida. The error contravened Gov. Ron DeSantis' "Seniors First" vaccination plan, b...

UK mulling vaccine trials that deliberately expose volunteers to Covid-19

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The British government is exploring the possibility of clinical trials in which volunteers are deliberately exposed to coronavirus to test the effectiveness of vaccine candidates, the UK Department for Business, Ene...

As she was getting the Covid-19 vaccine, this doctor found out she’d lost her 27th patient to the virus

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Dr. Valerie Briones-Pryor was among the first in Kentucky to receive the new Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine Monday, but she describes the moment as "bittersweet." "As I was walking to go get my vaccine, I actually had just...

Pope Francis says he is in line to take Covid-19 vaccine

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Rome Pope Francis has said the Vatican will begin Covid-19 vaccinations next week and that he is in line to receive the jab. The pontiff made the comments during an interview with Italy's Canale 5 channel, set to air...

Washington state hospital apologizes after inviting donors to sign up for Covid-19 vaccine

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A hospital in Bellevue, Washington has apologized for emailing about 100 benefactors an invitation to sign up for the Covid-19 vaccination. "We're pleased to share that we have 500 new open appointments in the Overl...

Taiwan blames ‘external forces’ for blocking BioNTech vaccine deal. China says it had nothing to do with it

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Hong Kong The Chinese government has denied it obstructed Taiwan's coronavirus vaccine purchase from BioNTech, after the island's health minister revealed that its deal with the German drugmaker fell through at the l...

FDA chief meets with Meadows again as Trump remains frustrated with pace of vaccine approval

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Embattled Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn met with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows for second day in a row on Wednesday as President Donald Trump remains frustrated no Covid-19 vaccine...

CEO of Howard University Hospital got the Covid-19 vaccine to encourage staff to follow her lead

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When Anita Jenkins sat down to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, she was sending a clear message to her staff. The CEO of Howard University Hospital, a major health care provider for the African American community in Wa...

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