US government may try to block German plans to buy Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, citing Western anti-Russia sanctions – Bild

Berlin could spark a diplomatic crisis with the US if it goes ahead with potential plans to order doses of a Russian-made coronavirus vaccine as part of efforts to end the Covid-19 pandemic, Germany’s leading tabloid has reported. Bild claimed on Monday that the idea had ruffled feathers in Washington, with unnamed diplomatic sources saying […]

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How America’s Vaccine System Makes People With Health Problems Fight for a Place in Line

When states started vaccinating people with medical conditions that may raise their risk for a severe case of Covid-19, each one set its own rules. Like millions of Americans, Megan Bauer, of Royal Oak, Mich., has been waiting patiently for her turn. Ms. Bauer, who lives with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that can cause […]

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Can’t Get a Covid Vaccine? In This County, Everybody is Eligible.

GLOBE, Ariz. — In most parts of the country, getting a coronavirus vaccine can feel like trying to win the lottery, scouring the internet for appointments under complex eligibility standards that vary from state to state, and even county to county. In Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana, anyone over 60 can get vaccinated but you have […]

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1st batch of Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Mexico (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The first shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Mexico, as the country seeks to acquire as many jabs as possible from different suppliers. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon said that the Russian vaccine has shown “very good results” and is “one of the best-evaluated in the world.” He added that […]

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Cities and states delay Covid-19 vaccine distribution because of winter storms

Here are the localities and states that have delayed or postponed vaccine distribution so far: The weather will cause some vaccination delays in the state, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday evening. He said he hopes the state will be able to make up for any postponements next week, after the last of the weather dissipates. […]

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LA to temporarily close nation’s largest Covid-19 vaccine site & 4 other locations amid major shortages of Moderna jab

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has said the city will briefly shutter five coronavirus vaccination sites – including the massive operation at Dodger Stadium – due to a lack of doses, calling the shortages an “enormous hurdle.” Garcetti announced the closures during a virtual Covid-19 update on Wednesday, saying the city had burned through 98 […]

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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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