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Trump has personally pressured drug company CEOs repeatedly to speed vaccine

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A likely contagious President Donald Trump returned to the White House Monday evening, whipped off his mask and filmed a video, heavy on bluster and short on facts, that proclaimed: "The vaccines are coming momentar...

New ads encourage minorities to roll up their sleeves and participate in coronavirus vaccine trials

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A group funded by the National Institutes of Health has released a series of emotional television ads asking Black people and Latinos to roll up their sleeves and become study participants in clinical trials for cor...

Republicans invite discredited vaccine critic to testify before Senate panel

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Washington Senate Democrats are outraged that a witness invited to testify before a congressional hearing on Tuesday is being given a public platform for her discredited ideas that could endanger the US response to t...

Fear could stop the coronavirus vaccine from reaching some of the people who need it most

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As vaccine distribution ramps up across the United States, advocates and public health experts are warning that more steps must be taken to make sure millions of undocumented immigrants have access to vaccines -- an...

British broadcaster David Attenborough receives Covid-19 vaccine

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Naturalist and TV host David Attenborough has received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, his representative confirmed to CNN on Tuesday. The 94-year-old is a national treasure in the UK, best known for making ...

Biden expected to call out Trump administration on pace of vaccine distribution

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President-elect Joe Biden is set to confront the slower-than-expected pace at which the Trump administration is administering coronavirus vaccines in remarks Tuesday afternoon, a transition official tells CNN. A tr...

Dolly Parton helped fund Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine research

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In April, less than a month after Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic, Dolly Parton donated $ 1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University. More than seven months later, it's been revealed th...

How the effort to vaccine the elderly is going in some states

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As Covid-19 vaccines roll out across the US, some states are already offering shots to people other than health care workers and nursing home residents. West Virginia recently announced it would start vaccinating so...

Why coronavirus vaccine polling numbers are mostly good news

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Poll of the week: A new Gallup poll finds that 58% of Americans said they would get vaccinated against the coronavirus if there was an FDA-approved vaccine available right now at no cost. That's up from mid-Septembe...

How Elvis Presley can help us with a Covid vaccine

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Houston hospital system is offering its employees a $500 bonus if they get Covid-19 vaccine

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Houston Methodist, a Texas hospital system with more than 26,000 employees, is offering a $ 500 bonus to workers if they get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. Houston Methodist employees are eligible for a ...

Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh receive Covid-19 vaccine

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London Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh have received their Covid-19 vaccinations, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said Saturday. The inoculations were administered by a household doctor at Windsor Castl...

Pentagon and Veterans Affairs preparing to get and administer Covid vaccine

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The Department of Defense is set to receive the coronavirus vaccine directly from the companies that manufacture it once it is approved for use, and will administer it to DOD personnel, a US official tells CNN. At t...

Tennessee governor: ‘One thing this vaccine will not solve or cure is selfishness’

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As the state prepares to administer its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is urging all residents to be vigilant and to continue acting responsibly during this pandemic. While the aut...

CDC head says masks are better than vaccine at preventing Covid spread as Trump sends mixed messages

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President Donald Trump's own health officials continue to publicly contradict him when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic -- this time on the importance of mask wearing. In fact, Dr. Robert Redfield, the director ...

Kamala Harris to receive Covid-19 vaccine Tuesday

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is expected to receive the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, according to the Biden transition team. A transition official told CNN that Harris will be administered the...

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