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‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

Pfizer is accused of bullying Latin American governments by demanding they grant indemnity against potential civil claims relating to the vaccine The post ‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, World, Brazil, Argentina, Pfizer, Vaccines, Latin America, Openaccess, Big Pharma, Top Six, BioNtech, Lawrence Gostin, COVID-19, Ginés González García, Covax, Covid-19 vaccines


Pence, wife Karen and surgeon general get COVID-19 vaccines on live TV

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence was vaccinated for COVID-19 on Friday in a live-television event aimed at reassuring Americans the vaccine is safe. In remarks after his shot, Pence called the speed with which the vaccine was developed “a medical miracle.” “The American people can be confident: we have one and perhaps within hours two” safe vaccines,” Pence said, referring to expected FDA approval for Moderna’s vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech’s va...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Nbc News, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Karen, Soccer, House, Food And Drug Administration, Kaiser, Mitch McConnell


Trump, stewing over election loss, silent as coronavirus surges

By AAMER MADHANI and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has publicly disengaged from the battle against the coronavirus at a moment when the disease is tearing across the United States at an alarming pace. Trump, fresh off his reelection loss to President-elect Joe Biden, remains angry that an announcement about progress in developing a vaccine for the disease came after Election Day. And aides say the president has shown little interest in the growing crisis even...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York, News, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, House, Iowa, Philadelphia


Biden's team says he will get daily briefings from his COVID-19 coordinator, unlike Trump who often blanks his task force for weeks

Joe Biden holding up a face mask on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden is appointing a "COVID coordinator" to give him daily briefings, his incoming chief of staff Ron Klain said, according to the Associated Press (AP).  President Donald Trump by contrast barely meets his task force, members of which have noted how rarely they get access to him. Klain criticized the Trump administration's refusal to authorize Biden's transition, wh...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Transition, News UK, Npr, Pfizer, Biden, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Pence Hijacks ‘Essential Worker’ Title To Excuse Himself From Quarantining

COVID-19 is ripping through the White House again, as at least five aides to Vice President Mike Pence have tested positive.  They include his chief of staff Marc Short, top outside advisor Marty Obst and three more unnamed staffers, per the New York Times.  Despite the wildfire spread and very real possibility that he could be infectious himself, Pence has refused to stop campaigning. The White House and Trump-Pence campaign have decided that their way around losing one of their princip...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Cdc, White House, Cnn, United States, New York Times, North Carolina, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Trump, Mike Pence, George Washington University, Illinois Department of Public Health, Pence, Georgetown University


Coronavirus Has Now Killed 1 Million People

NEW DELHI (AP) — Joginder Chaudhary was his parents’ greatest pride, raised with the little they earned farming a half-acre plot in central India to become the first doctor from their village. For the coronavirus, though, he was just one more in a million. After the virus killed the 27-year-old Chaudhary in late July, his mother wept inconsolably. With her son gone, Premlata Chaudhary said, how could she go on living? Three weeks later, on Aug. 18, the virus took her life, too — yet another numb...
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156 countries joined a major, WHO-led effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccines. The US and China aren't among them.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis So far, 156 countries have signed on to Covax, a WHO-backed effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccines. The Trump administration has said the US won't participate, however, and China is also opting out.   Health experts are concerned that the US's absence from Cova...
Tags: Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Fujifilm, Pfizer, University Of Queensland, Vox, Donald Trump, Nih, The Washington Post, Clover, Trump


White House Said to Keep Sick Kids on Campus. Emails Reveal the Messy Reality.

Last Monday, top officials on the White House coronavirus task force issued an urgent warning to governors across the country: Stop sending your COVID-infected college students home to their parents or risk another nationwide surge, just like the one that overwhelmed the South this summer.So far, the task force’s request for governors to talk to their college presidents appears to have made little difference. By the end of the week, some colleges in the country’s biggest coronavirus hot spots no...
Tags: News, Mississippi, White House, Georgia, United States, Iowa, South, University Of Alabama, Trump, Iowa State, Tuscaloosa, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Georgetown University, Reynolds, University of Iowa, Johns Hopkins University


Is In-Person Voting Really Unsafe?

The fear in Wisconsin was clear. The coronavirus pandemic was still relatively new in early April as the Wisconsin governor's late attempt to delay the fast-approaching primary election was thwarted by a GOP court challenge. And even with a crucial state supreme court seat on the line, along with the presidential primary, some Democrats worried that asking people to head to the polls on election day could be a major health risk.  Four months later, as other states have also taken a similar b...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Kentucky, Milwaukee, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Wisconsin, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Jones, Trump, University Of Georgia


Russia's race for virus vaccine raises concerns in the West

Russia boasts that it’s about to become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with mass vaccinations planned as early as October using shots that are yet to complete clinical trials -- and scientists worldwide are sounding the alarm that the headlong rush could backfire. Moscow sees a Sputnik-like propaganda victory, recalling the Soviet Union’s launch of the world’s first satellite in 1957. “I’m worried that Russia is cutting corners so that the vaccine that will come out may be no...
Tags: News, Russia, Moscow, Soviet Union, Lawrence Gostin


Who's Enforcing Mask Rules? Often Retail Workers, and They're Getting Hurt

The exchange was tense between the customer and Jesse, a Trader Joe's employee sporting a white face mask and a flowery Hawaiian shirt."Why aren't you wearing the mask?" Jesse asked the customer on a recent day at a store in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. "I am not here to question what you believe in. These are the rules. I am just asking you kindly to wear the mask."The customer, Genevieve Powers, who was recording the entire exchange, refused. "We are in America here," she said, "la...
Tags: New York, News, America, Hawaii, New York Times, Kenya, Michigan, Illinois, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, San Antonio, Joe, Flint Michigan, Powers, Daniel, Charleston South Carolina, Jesse


Time for Experts

In this novel crisis, we in media and online need to shift much of our attention away from trying to eradicate disinformation (and how’s that going?) to spend more of our time and resources once again finding and amplifying good information — authoritative information from experts. That is why I am maintaining and immersing myself in my COVID Twitter list of 500 epidemiologists, virologists, physicians, researchers, NGOs, and selected specialist journalists. I have been taking in their c...
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Falwell Misled Me on Reopening Liberty University, City Manager Says

When Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. announced on Monday that he was reopening the school’s residence halls to students amid the coronavirus pandemic, he implied that he had received the blessing of officials in Lynchburg, Virginia, to do so. “They thanked us for making that decision,” Falwell told the Liberty University News Service, describing a call to move classes online but also, in his words, to get his students “back as soon as we can—the ones who want to come back.”In fact...
Tags: News, North Korea, Virginia, Spain, Pennsylvania, Liberty, Italy, National Institutes of Health, Donald Trump, The Daily Beast, Trump, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Jerry Falwell Jr, Falwell, U S Navy


What Aggressive Coronavirus Lockdown Might Look Like in the U.S.

As residents of Washington and New York battled the two largest clusters of the 2019 novel coronavirus in the United States, new restrictions on public assembly meant to ease the deadly crisis raised the question: Just how aggressive might authorities get?U.S. cases of the new coronavirus had, as of Wednesday, topped 1,000, while Republicans in Congress have been briefed on the likelihood that most Americans will eventually be exposed to the infection, and the World Health Organization finally d...
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CDC: California coronavirus case may be 1st in U.S. without link to traveling abroad

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday night that a person in California who tested positive for coronavirus may be the first case of community spread in the United States.This person did not recently travel out of the country or come into contact with anyone infected with the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. The case was "detected through the U.S. public health system," the CDC said, and "picked up by astute clinicians." The CDC said this could be an "instance of c...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Israel, Harvard, United States, Los Angeles Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Lawrence Gostin, COVID


The Coronavirus: How Bad Will the Crisis Get?

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across China, a flurry of early research is drawing a clearer picture of how the pathogen behaves and the key factors that will determine whether it can be contained. While the virus is a serious public health concern, the risk to most people outside China remains very low, and seasonal flu is a more immediate threat. To avoid any viral illness, experts advise washing your hands frequently and avoiding your office or school when you're sick. Mo...
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, China, New York City, Africa, Toronto, Beijing, United States, New York Times, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, Vietnam, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention