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Why America's vaccine rollout was a total disaster - and what it means for the next few months

Business Insider Jonathan Drake/Reuters; Samantha Lee/Insider The US developed coronavirus vaccines in record time last year. But the process of getting those shots into people's arms is going horrendously slow, just as more Americans are dying from the virus than ever before. The blame lies with a president who either forgot — or didn't care enough — to finish off the country's vaccination plan, setting the US on the back foot. There are promising signs that this vaccine drive ...
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Health Secretary Alex Azar uses resignation letter to fire warning at Trump that the Capitol siege threatens to 'tarnish' the administration's accomplishments

President Donald Trump listens as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Washington. Associated Press/Evan Vucci Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar resigned this week, using his departure letter to condemn President Trump over his role in inciting last week's violent attack on the US Capitol. In the resignation letter, which dates to January 12 but was obtain...
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Moncef Slaoui, head of Operation Warp Speed, reportedly resigns as the top US vaccine advisor at the request of Biden's transition team

Moncef Slaoui, chief advisor of Operation Warp Speed. Reuters Operation Warp Speed's chief advisor Monclef Slaoui has stepped down at the request of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, CNBC reported, citing an unnamed official from the team.  Operation Warp Speed is President Donald Trump's vaccine initiative, which has dedicated $6 million to coronavirus "countermeasures," including vaccine development. Slaoui will stay for 30 days from Biden's inauguration on January 20 to help ...
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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...
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Gaming the vaccine system sn't fair

On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a change in its Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan, an effort step up the grossly insufficient number of vaccinations that have been administered to date.
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Opinion: Gaming the vaccine system to jump the line isn't fair

On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a change in its Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan, an effort step up the grossly insufficient number of vaccinations that have been administered to date.
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Gaming the vaccine system isn't fair

On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a change in its Covid-19 vaccine distribution plan, an effort step up the grossly insufficient number of vaccinations that have been administered to date.
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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 ...
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Trump administration reverses course and adopts part of Biden vaccine distribution plan

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce sweeping changes Tuesday in vaccine rollout guidelines in an effort to boost the lagging number of vaccinations in the first month -- effectively adopting the approach proposed by President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.
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Trump administration expected to change course on vaccine distribution

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce sweeping changes Tuesday in vaccine rollout guidelines in an effort to boost the lagging number of vaccinations in the first month.
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Big Pharma is set to sell $40 billion worth of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021

A healthcare worker in the Netherlands is given the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on January 6. Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP The nascent COVID-19 vaccine market could bring drugmakers $40 billion in sales in 2021, according to Bernstein analysts. Pfizer and Moderna, the two drugmakers to have their COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the FDA, will sell $28 billion this year, in revenues that will likely decrease by next year. Pfizer, who will split its profits with German partner BioNTech, has ...
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Without leadership on vaccine rollout, scams are inevitable

To say the first few weeks of vaccine delivery have been turbulent would be an understatement. States across the US have found themselves struggling with underdeveloped logistics that have caused problems in delivery and made rollout slower than promised. Meanwhile, the debacle at Stanford Medical Center, where a system to rank potential vaccine recipients managed to ignore frontline doctors, was proof that you could over-engineer the system too.  Many were puzzled as to how this could happen...
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What Small Businesses Need to Know About Mandating a COVID-19 Vaccine in the Workplace

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on small businesses across the U.S. Thankfully, reports indicate that a vaccine for COVID-19 is on the horizon. The Department of Health and Human Services predicts that initial doses could be available as early as January 2021 , and early data from Pfizer and Moderna suggest that their vaccines are up to 95% effective–a potential ray of light at the end of the tunnel. This is positive news for small businesses that need to get back to work using a...
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US daily COVID-19 hospitalizations have hovered above 100,000 for a month - but experts say the post-holiday surge is yet to come

Respiratory therapist Andrew Hoyt cares for a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in Chula Vista, California on December 21, 2020. Mario Tama/Getty Images Saturday marked one month of more than 100,000 consecutive, daily coronavirus hospitalizations in the US. Those numbers likely reflect people who were infected before the Christmas holiday. Experts anticipate that hospitalizations will continue to climb, meaning the pandemic's worst days may st...
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Race to vaccinate millions in US off to slow, messy start

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Terry Beth Hadler was so eager to get a lifesaving COVID-19 vaccination that the 69-year-old piano teacher stood in line overnight in a parking lot with hundreds of other senior citizens. She wouldn’t do it again. Hadler said that she waited 14 hours and that a brawl nearly erupted before dawn on Tuesday when people cut in line outside the library in Bonita Springs, Florida, where officials were offering shots on ...
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Florida and Texas have started vaccinating people 65 and older against the coronavirus, breaking with CDC guidelines

Vera Leip, 88, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community in Pompano Beach, Florida, on December 16, 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida and Texas residents age 65 and older are now able to get coronavirus vaccines. The decision bucks CDC recommendations that say essential workers and people older than 75 should be next. "The problem is people that are 73, 74 would be in the back of the line for a young 21-year-old worker who's considered 'e...
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Americans’ Trust In The Vaccine Has Fallen. Here’s How The Gov’t Could Frame The Rollout To Restore Trust.

Biden’s cabinet picks so far have been hailed as “a return to diplomacy and process.” but nominating trustworthy people won’t be enough to lead America’s government out of its trust crisis, and may even make it worse. Much as with the focus on which leaders get vaccinated, we must focus instead on the trustworthiness of processes and institutions, rather than the trustworthiness of individuals. My research on trust shows that appointing trustworthy people to lead institutions that are distrusted...
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The Trump Administration’s Final Push to Make It Easier for Religious Employers to Discriminate

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. It was the hectic week before Thanksgiving, and Amrith Kaur — the legal director of an advocacy group called the Sikh Coalition — was not prepared for a surprise update from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that could have dramatic consequences for her clients. With little warning, the EEOC publis...
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Fauci just got his COVID-19 vaccine live on TV, saying he feels 'extreme confidence' in the shot to help 'end this pandemic'

Dr. Anthony Fauci gets his first dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine on live television. National Institutes of Health Dr. Anthony Fauci received his first dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. His place of work, the National Institutes of Health, worked with Moderna to produce the shot. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence have already received their first jabs of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauc...
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Clyburn Issues Subpoenas To Force HHS, CDC To Comply With COVID Investigation

Jim Clyburn (D-SC), chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus, announced Monday that he is issuing subpoenas to force the Department of Health and Human Services to cooperate with his probe into political interference in the Centers for Disease Control’s COVID-19 work. In a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CDC Director Robert Redfield, Clyburn demanded the documents he’d been requesting be handed over, unredacted, by December 30. “The subpoenas were necessary because t...
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House Democrats subpoena HHS and CDC directors for documents in political interference investigation

House Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield for documents related to their investigation into what role alleged political interference may have played in educating the American public on the spread and threat of the coronavirus.
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'It's not going to be a garden party': GOP senator suggests that the confirmation process for Biden's Cabinet nominees won't be easy

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming). Alex Wong/Getty Images GOP Sen. John Barrasso on Sunday said that Cabinet nominees brought forward by President-elect Joe Biden in a Republican-controlled Senate should not expect an easy pathway to confirmation, according to Politico. "It's not going to be a garden party," he said. "If the Republicans are in the majority, these nominees are going to have to run the gauntlet." Barrasso compared Biden's nominees to former President Barack Obama's Cabinet, say...
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Here's a list of the US agencies and companies that were reportedly hacked in the suspected Russian cyberattack

The full extent of the attack is not yet known. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Thousands of companies and US government agencies were at risk of being spied on for months following a sweeping cyberattack reportedly carried out by Russian hackers. The full extent of the attack is not yet known, but the list of victims is said to include the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon, among others.  Read below for a list of the government agencies and firms that have repor...
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Daily Crunch: Amy Klobuchar discusses Amazon Halo concerns

We interview the senior senator from Minnesota about fitness trackers, Sony pulls “Cyberpunk 2077” from the PlayStation Store and Indian delivery startup Zomato raises a massive round. This is your Daily Crunch for December 18, 2020. The big story: Amy Klobuchar discusses Amazon Halo concerns Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar recently wrote an open letter to Alex Azar of the Department of Health and Human Services, in which she discussed Amazon’s Halo fitness tracker and expressed concern th...
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What Has Happened To The Promised Doses Of The COVID Vaccine?

Some major problems are already emerging in the initial rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the federal government is not providing any good answers. The early warning signs: At least twelve states are reporting cuts in their initial allocations of doses. One governor is reporting that the total number of doses projected to be available nationwide has been cut by four million monthly. The vaccine maker reports it is not having production problems and says it has doses in warehouses, but is ...
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Ambulance services receive federal aid after nearing 'breaking point'

The Department of Health and Human Services announced they would receive $1.48 billion.
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Trump Administration Cuts Healthcare Funds To California Over Abortions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — The Trump administration said Wednesday it was cutting $200 million in federal healthcare funding to California because the state requires insurance providers to cover abortions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it will withhold the funding from Medicaid in the new fiscal quarter starting in January and “if the state does not come into compliance” the department will cut an additional $200 million per fiscal quarter. Earlier this year the administr...
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Trump administration appointee at HHS pushed a strategy of young, healthy people getting infected with COVID-19 to 'develop immunity and help stop the spread'

Jeffrey Basinger/Newsday via Getty Images Paul Alexander, a former top science advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services, pushed for a strategy of infecting as many young people as possible to reach "herd immunity" against COVID-19.  A number of Alexander's emails outlining the idea were recently obtained by the House of Representatives and first reported by Politico. Alexander left the agency in September.  "Infants, kids, teens, young people, young adults, middle aged with ...
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2 former CDC officials say the Trump administration 'sidelined' science and hobbled the agency's COVID-19 response

Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Two former senior officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they experienced political interference and micromanagement from the Trump administration during the pandemic. Former CDC chief of staff Kyle McGowan and deputy chief of staff Amanda Campbell told The New York Times that constant meddling from the White House ultimately stifled the agency's COVID-19 response. "Everyone wants to describe the day that the ...
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The US 'could have every nursing home patient vaccinated' by Christmas, Azar says

FILE PHOTO: Alex Azar speaks during a news briefing on the administration's response to the coronavirus in Washington Reuters Alex Azar, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said during an interview Sunday that the Trump administration "could have every nursing home patient vaccinated in the United States by Christmas." The first batches of the vaccine, approved by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use on Friday, left a Pfizer facility in Magician ...
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