Dallas County scraps effort to focus vaccine rollout on ‘vulnerable’ black & Latino communities under pressure from Texas govt

Dallas County, Texas has jettisoned a plan to prioritize its most “vulnerable” neighborhoods in its Covid-19 vaccination drive after the state health department fought the idea, threatening to cut back its supply of the jab. Though county officials voted earlier this week to focus the vaccine rollout on 11 of the most at-risk ZIP codes […]

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Putin Orders Mass Coronavirus Vaccination Next Week – The Moscow Times

President Vladimir Putin has on Wednesday ordered the mass vaccination of Russians against coronavirus amid reports of a slower-than-expected initial rollout. Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova, who is in charge of Russia’s Covid-19 response efforts, said the mass vaccination will begin on Monday. “We need to move from large-scale to mass vaccination,” Putin said at […]

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Mexican doctor hospitalized after receiving Covid-19 vaccine – Times of India

MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities said they are studying the case of a 32-year-old female doctor who was hospitalized after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. The doctor, whose name has not been released, was admitted to the intensive care unit of a public hospital in the northern state of Nuevo Leon after she experienced seizures, difficulty […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan firms up AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, finds new UK variant

Taiwan has agreed to buy almost 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 10 million from AstraZeneca Plc, the government said on Wednesday, adding that it had confirmed the island’s first case of the new British variant of the disease. Taiwan has kept the pandemic well under control in the community thanks to early and […]

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Their communities are deserted by pharmacies. Advocates fear this will lead to inequitable vaccine access

The community, Sykes said, has no pharmacies or grocery stores within walking distance. And many of her neighbors don’t own cars and suffer serious health conditions such as obesity and diabetes. “If they’re going to roll out a vaccine and they’re going to roll it out to grocery stores and pharmacies, I see a problem,” […]

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Argentina First in Latin America to Approve Russian Vaccine – The Moscow Times

Argentina’s health ministry said Wednesday it has given the controversial Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine “emergency” authorization, making the country the first in Latin America to do so. The first shipment of the 25 million doses of the vaccine bought by the Argentine government is due to arrive on Thursday. The authorization for the Gam-CovidVac […]

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Pfizer vaccine reaction: UK issues anaphylaxis warning on Pfizer vaccine after adverse reactions | World News – Times of India

LONDON: Britain’s medicine regulator said anyone with a history of anaphylaxis to a medicine or food should not get the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, giving fuller guidance on an earlier allergy warning about the shot. Starting with the elderly and frontline workers, Britain began mass vaccinating its population on Tuesday, part of a global drive that […]

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China’s Covid-19 vaccine administered to a million people: Official – Times of India

BEIJING: A Covid-19 vaccine developed by a state-owned Chinese pharmaceutical firm has been administered to about a million people under the government’s emergency use scheme, the company’s chairman said. “In terms of emergency use, the vaccines were applied to nearly a million people and there has not been a single case of a serious adverse […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Academia Sinica predicts Taiwanese COVID-19 vaccine unavailable before mid-2021

Academia Sinica President James Liao on Wednesday (October 22) predicted that a coronavirus vaccine developed by Taiwanese researchers will not be available until at least after the first half of 2021. During a question-and-answer session at the Legislative Yuan, Liao mentioned that researchers from Academia Sinica have developed a COVID-19 rapid test system that can […]

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Health Officials Tiptoe Around Trump’s Vaccine Timeline

As Europe faces a second wave, new lockdowns in Madrid have been met with protests. Residents of Madrid took to the streets on Sunday to protest the renewed lockdown of dozens of areas across the Spanish capital, largely in working-class suburbs that are most densely populated. The city has once again become the center of […]

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