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US records 400,000 COVID-19 deaths as it continues to slow-walk its vaccination drive

President-elect Joe Biden rolls up his sleeve to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in Newark, Delaware. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Four hundred thousand people in the US have died of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, according to trackers from NBC News and Worldometer. The news comes as the US struggles to come anywhere near the vaccination targets set by the federal government before the approval of the Pfizer vaccine in December 2020. Experts have blamed the poor performance on a lack of fe...
Tags: Science, California, Cdc, Boston, Nbc News, US, Alabama, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, News UK, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Emory University, Peter Hotez


The US screwed up its vaccine roll out in part because it was too choosy about who should get shots first

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The US has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccinations per capita rates in the world. Israel has the best. Israel chose to prioritize its elderly. The US, by contrast, rolled out its doses using a complicated priority tier system based, in part, on people's employment. In order to fix the ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, San Francisco, West Virginia, Trends, Bloomberg, North Dakota, Astrazeneca


There are no extra COVID-19 vaccines doses left to send to states, despite Trump's health officials promising to release more 3 days ago

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Michigan on Sunday, December 13, 2020. AP/Morry Gash/Pool Federal officials promised earlier this week to stop stockpiling second doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, and instead use them to get more people their first shots. That statement prompted many states to open up vaccine distribution to a wider swath of the public thi...
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Oregon's governor blasts Operation Warp Speed, accusing the Trump administration of 'deception on a national scale' over lack of coronavirus vaccine reserve

President Donald Trump speaks during an "Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit" on the White House complex, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown accused the federal government's coronavirus vaccine rollout of "deception on a national scale."  Trump's health secretary said Tuesday that Operation Warp Speed would start shipping out vaccine doses that were being held in reserve. But there are actually no extra doses in reserve, leaving stat...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Health And Human Services


US states where it's easiest, and most difficult, to get a coronavirus shot

The Javits Center in New York City began COVID-19 vaccinations on January 13, 2021. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Procuring a coronavirus shot may be easy or difficult, depending on where you live. A handful of states have managed speedy vaccine rollouts by attempting to deliver as many doses as possible or anticipating distribution challenges. Other states have struggled with technical glitches or lack of demand among healthcare workers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Science, News, Justice, Cdc, New York City, Nbc News, US, Alabama, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Walmart, Features, Walgreens, United States


New Jersey is prioritizing cigarette smokers for COVID-19 vaccines because of their risk of severe disease

A woman wearing a protective face mask smokes a cigarette on June 7, 2020. Ely Pineiro/Getty Images New Jersey announced Thursday it would start vaccinating people age 65 and older and people with underlying health conditions against the coronavirus. One of those health conditions that now bumps New Jerseyans to the front of the line is smoking. Only people age 75 and older and essential workers were recommended to be next in line, but US officials recently urged states to expand eligibili...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, Texas, Science, News, Smoking, Cdc, US, America, Trends, New Jersey, States, Reuters, Health And Human Services, Murphy


State leaders say Operation Warp Speed overpromised and underdelivered, setting them up to fail in the vaccine rollout

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on December 13, 2020. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images US state health departments have struggled to deliver coronavirus shots in pace with the timeline put forward by Operation Warp Speed. Vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020 was never realistic, state health officials said, given a lack of funding and limited vaccine supply. Joe Biden will likely attempt to procure add...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Kentucky, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Trump


States that roll out vaccines the fastest will be prioritized for future doses, officials say: 'We need doses going to where they'll be administered quickly'

Alex Azar speaks during a news briefing on the administration's response. Reuters Starting in two weeks, states with the speediest vaccine rollouts will be prioritized for additional doses, US officials announced Tuesday. The new system is meant to incentivize states to promptly record vaccinations and prevent doses from sitting in freezers. But it could also punish states that lack the funding or resources to accelerate vaccine administration. The strategy is set to take effect after ...
Tags: Science, News, US, West Virginia, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, North Dakota, Connecticut, Fda, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cnbc, Department of Health and Human Services, Jim Justice, Reuters Starting


The FDA urges healthcare providers not to mix and match vaccines, halve doses, or extend time between shots

A medical worker gives an elderly woman an influenza vaccine in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. Niels Wenstedt/BSR Agency/Getty Images As the coronavirus vaccine rollout stalls in the US, some public health and scientific leaders are suggesting altering the shots' administration in order to protect more people faster.  But the FDA warned healthcare providers not to halve doses, mix and match shots, or widen the window between the doses' delivery.  Until we know how protective a single shot is and...
Tags: UK, Science, US, America, Trends, Astrazeneca, Fda, Vaccine, Trump, US Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, ZOETERMEER Netherlands, Moncef Slaoui, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine


An interactive CDC map shows how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going in your state - and how far the US lags behind its goal

Ohio State employee Lauren Chisholm, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination from Robert Weber in Columbus, Ohio, December 14, 2020. AP Photo/Jay LaPrete The CDC unveiled an interactive vaccine-tracking map on Thursday. The map shows how many vaccine doses each state has been allocated and how many shots each has administered so far. The totals tell a grim story: The US fell far short of its goal to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020. At its current pace, it would...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, South Dakota, Connecticut, Kansas, Ohio, Pfizer, Vaccine


Only 2.8 million Americans have received COVID-19 vaccines, far short of the Trump administration's goal to reach 20 million by year's end

President Donald Trump speaks during an "Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit" on the White House complex, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci/Associated Press The US is nowhere close to meeting the Trump administration's goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. In the absence of clear federal guidance, the vaccine rollout has devolved into a patchwork response that varies by state, experts say. Many health departments are struggling to vaccinate people as coro...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Mississippi, Congress, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Healthcare, Michigan, Npr, Pfizer


The Trump administration will fall far short of its goal to start vaccinating 20 million Americans by year's end, as logistical challenges stack up for states

Technicians sort doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the Virginia Hospital Center on December 16, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images The US is nowhere close to meeting the Trump administration's goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. In the absence of clear federal guidance, the vaccine rollout has devolved into a patchwork response that varies by state, experts say. Many health departments are struggling to vaccinate people as coronavirus cases soar in mos...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Mississippi, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Healthcare, Michigan, Npr, Pfizer, Usa Today, Donald Trump


Moderna is giving its entire workforce - and their families - the COVID shot. Pfizer is making its workers wait their turn.

Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are moved to the loading dock for shipping at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool Moderna announced on Tuesday that many of its 1,200 employees, contractors, and board members could be prioritized for its vaccine. The company clarified that those doses would not interfere with the national stockpile, and the company would pay for them. Pfizer signaled it would not prioritize...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Massachusetts, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, US Postal Service, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Mike Pence, McKesson, US Food and Drug Administration


Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for emergency use in the UK

The UK has ordered 100 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine - enough for 50 million people. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images The UK has authorized emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine for use. The country has ordered 100 million doses, enough for 50 million people. The vaccine can be stored in a standard refrigerator. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following months of testing, a coronavirus vaccine created by Oxford-AstraZeneca has be...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Trends, Bbc, United Kingdom, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Breaking, Department of Health and Social Care, Moncef Slaoui, Julie Gerstein, Operation Warp Speed, Oxford AstraZeneca


Moderna's board members and adults in their households will be among first in line to take their vaccine

Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are moved to the loading dock for shipping at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool Moderna announced on Tuesday that many of its 1,200 employees, contractors, and board members could be prioritized for its vaccine. The company clarified that those doses would not interfere with the national stockpile. Moderna also stated that the internal vaccination of staff and board member...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, US Postal Service, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Trump, Mike Pence, McKesson, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Moderna, COVID


The US is vaccinating people way too slowly. A top doctor says the federal government is to blame.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence receives a COVID-19 vaccine to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine at the White House on December, 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images According to analysis from NBC News, it could take the US nearly a decade to vaccinate enough Americans to bring the pandemic under control at its current pace. President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday said the Trump administration is falling "far behind" on vaccinations. Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of ...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


The US is vaccinating people way too slowly. A top doctor explains why.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence receives a COVID-19 vaccine to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine at the White House on December, 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, took to Twitter on Tuesday to explain why the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the US is taking so long. While the US Food and Drug Administration has approved two vaccines for distribution, experts have said it will be many month...
Tags: Twitter, Science, News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mike Pence, US Food and Drug Administration


Monoclonal antibody treatments could cut COVID-19 hospitalizations significantly - but doctors aren't using their full supply

Stephen Craib, 42, makes his 15th plasma donation to the NHS Blood and Transplant Convalescent Plasma Program in London. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images/Getty Images The FDA has authorized two monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19. Scientists think the drugs could help reduce hospitalizations. But Moncef Slaoui, the chief advisor of Operation Warp Speed, told CNBC that states are only using 5% to 20% of their available supply. That's likely because doctors have a window of just 10 days...
Tags: UK, Chris Christie, Science, London, News, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Npr, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Ben Carson, Antibody, Brooklyn New York


CDC Reports 550,000 Americans Have Received First Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine

Over 550,000 Americans have received their first dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus as of Sunday night, according to new figures released online by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of vaccinated Americans is encouraging news as covid-19 continues to devastate the U.S., a country that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, China, Pfizer, Vaccines, Wuhan, Centers for Disease Control, Moderna, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Operation Warp Speed, Pfizer BioNTech


People 75 and older and frontline essential workers should be next in line for coronavirus vaccines, US health officials say

A medical worker gives an elderly woman an influenza vaccine in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. Niels Wenstedt/BSR Agency/Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended Sunday that frontline essential workers and people 75 and older should be next in line for coronavirus vaccines. Healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities have already started receiving their shots. The US should have enough shots to comple...
Tags: Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Massachusetts, New York City, US, Trends, Walgreens, Wyoming, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Long Island, Cvs, Copd


Incoming surgeon general says widespread coronavirus vaccination may not happen until 'mid-summer, early fall,' extending the timeline by months

Incoming US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. DNCC via Getty Images Vivek Murthy, President-elect Joe Biden's choice for the US surgeon general role, suggested on Sunday that current timelines for coronavirus vaccine distribution are optimistic.  Murthy said Americans should prepare for and expect widespread vaccination by "mid-summer, early fall." But health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci have previously said widespread coronavirus vaccination could occur as early as April. Vaccine make...
Tags: Health, Science, Nbc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Michigan, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Meet The Press, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Mike Pence, Fauci


'I failed': Operation Warp Speed's co-leader claims responsibility for confusion about states' COVID-19 vaccine supplies

General Gustave Perna, chief operating officer for the Defense Department's Project Warp Speed, at a Coronavirus Task Force briefing. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images General Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, apologized Saturday for a "planning error" that caused dozens of states to expect more vaccine doses than they'll actually get.  More than two dozens states have said they will receive 30% to 40% fewer doses of Pfizer's vaccine next week than they were ex...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Polaroid, Trump, Health And Human Services, Moderna, Azar, Perna, Andrew Dunn, Tasos Katopodis Getty, Alex Azar, Coronavirus


The US just authorized Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, making millions more doses available to help curb the pandemic

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider US regulators have authorized a second coronavirus vaccine for emergency use.  This two-dose vaccine, developed by the biotech firm Moderna and the US National Institutes of Health, was about 94% effective at preventing COVID-19 in a large clinical trial. Moderna's vaccine is easier to store and transport than Pfizer's COVID-19 shot, which got US clearance a week ago. Moderna plans to deliver 20 million doses in the US by year's end.  The authorizati...
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The feds insist there's enough vaccine for all states after some officials questioned why the government cut back their shipments

Dr. Jason Smith showed off his bandage after getting vaccinated at the University of Louisville Hospital. Jon Cherry/Getty Images The federal government says it's on track to get the expected number of coronavirus vaccines out to Americans, but some states are confused why they could be getting fewer doses than they thought. Six states have reported they are seeing up to a 40% reduction in the number of doses they expected. Pfizer has said it has delivered every dose that was ordered and h...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Trends, Ap, Healthcare, Pentagon, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Dc, Business Insider, Trump, US Food and Drug Administration, Tampa Bay Times, Jason Smith


FDA says it will 'rapidly work toward' authorizing Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider The US Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it "will rapidly work toward finalization and issuance of an emergency use authorization" of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. "The agency has also notified the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Operation Warp Speed, so they can execute their plans for timely vaccine distribution," FDA Commissioner Dr. Steven Hahn said. The announcement comes after an FDA expert panel earlier on Th...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, US Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, Samantha Lee, Moncef Slaoui, Steven Hahn, Stephen Hahn, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


In the Trump administration's efforts to secure coronavirus vaccines, two key bets turned out to be mistakes

Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Service,s listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters at the White House on March 6. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The Trump administration purchased 300 million vaccine doses from AstraZeneca in May, but declined to purchase additional doses on top of the 100 million it had arranged with Pfizer, the New York Times reported. The Pfizer contract was contingent on the shot being authorized by the FDA, so it was relatively low-risk. But the shot is more...
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Trump claimed that COVID-19 vaccine would have taken 'five years' to develop if he weren't president

Getty Trump claimed in an interview with Fox News that aired on Sunday that a COVID-19 vaccine wouldn't have been developed for "five years" if he weren't president. Trump has repeatedly praised his administration's Operation Warp Speed, which has a total budget of $18 billion to spend on helping the US develop, purchase, and distribute vaccines, according to Bloomberg.  But Pfizer, which along with BioNTech developed the first COVID-19 vaccine given emergency use authorization by the FDA...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fox News, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Trump


Your complete coronavirus vaccine calendar: When Moderna's candidate is likely to get authorized, and when you could receive your Pfizer shot

Dr. Mustafa Gerek participates in a coronavirus vaccine trial at Ankara City Hospital in Ankara, Turkey on October 13, 2020. Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Three companies developing COVID-19 vaccines — AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Pfizer — have released positive results from their late-stage trials. Pfizer's vaccine received emergency authorization from the FDA on Friday, putting it on track to deliver shots as early as Monday. An FDA advisory committee will decide whether to rec...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Fda, Npr, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Operation Warp Speed's co-leader says every US state will start receiving Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine Monday morning, with immunizations starting by the end of the week

General Gustave Perna, chief operating officer for the Defense Department's Project Warp Speed, speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The largest vaccination campaign in the history of the US has begun, with Pfizer preparing to ship the first doses out Sunday morning.  Gen. Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of the federal government's vaccine initiative Operation Warp Speed, said the first shipments should arrive in every US...
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Every US state will start receiving Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine Monday morning, with immunizations starting by the end of the week

Paula McMahon prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during the UK vaccination campaign. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via AP The largest vaccination campaign in the history of the US has begun, with Pfizer preparing to ship the first doses out Sunday morning.  Gen. Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of the federal government's vaccine initiative Operation Warp Speed, said the first shipments should arrive in every US state on Monday morning.  The US Food and Drug Administratio...
Tags: UK, Science, News, France, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Defense Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US Food and Drug Administration, KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN, Moderna, Perna



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