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Delivery of first Covid-19 vaccines expected Monday

The nation's first COVID-19 vaccine will begin arriving in states Monday morning, USA officials said Saturday, after the government gave the final go-ahead to the shots needed to end an outbreak that has killed almost 300,000 Americans. The totality ...

FDA Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer COVID Vaccine

The rollout of the Pfizer shot "is a significant milestone in battling this devastating pandemic", Commissioner Stephen Hahn said in a statement , praising his agency's "transparent and open review" of the company's safety and efficacy data.

Report finds COVID-19 presence in Italy in late November 2019 Report finds COVID-19 presence in Italy in late November 2019

It could alter understanding of when it entered Europe from China, where it is thought to have originated. Worldwide, the United States has reported the highest number of Covid-19 deaths, with 295,539 as of Saturday at 1100 GMT, followed by Brazil,...

UK-wide agreement to cut isolation period to 10 days UK-wide agreement to cut isolation period to 10 days

Health chiefs said in a joint statement that following a review of the evidence, they were "confident" that the self-isolation period could be shortened. Bauld added that there is nothing to stop the Government from reversing this decision but said, ...

COVID-19 exposures confirmed at 3 Okanagan elementary schools COVID-19 exposures confirmed at 3 Okanagan elementary schools

There is now a backlog of people who have tested positive but haven't been contacted by public health yet. There were 135 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, including Powell River. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost th...

Ontario reports 1,848 new COVID-19 cases

The health unit said there are 54 active cases, with three people now being treated in Brantford General Hospital. Moving into the most restrictive zone before a lockdown - the red or control zone - are Middlesex-London, Simcoe Muskoka District, an...

U.S. greenlights 1st emergency COVID-19 vaccine in bid to end pandemic U.S. greenlights 1st emergency COVID-19 vaccine in bid to end pandemic

FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn called the EUA a "significant milestone" in battling the pandemic, that comes after an "open and transparent review process that included input from independent scientific and public health experts and a thorough ...

Google Drive is adding new features for improved search functionality Google Drive is adding new features for improved search functionality

Google said that this feature will be enabled with the latest versions of the Drive Android and iOS apps. Android police Users have been reported to have been automatically downgraded to Carrier Services v48, the previous working version of the app...

U.S. approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine: statement U.S. approves Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine: statement

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Pfizer will ship vaccine doses directly to three locations in San Diego: UCSD, Rady and the county itself, which operates the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital. In addition to the press re...

York Region moves into lockdown starting Monday York Region moves into lockdown starting Monday

We're still battling the second wave". Ontario reported 1,848 new cases of the novel coronavirus across the province on Friday. It also reported that 45 more people have died due to the disease, marking the highest number of deaths recorded since...

Coronavirus cases in Canada remain on 'rapid growth trajectory': federal health officials Coronavirus cases in Canada remain on 'rapid growth trajectory': federal health officials

Tam told a media briefing in Ottawa that only one per cent of Canadians have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, which means most Canadians remain vulnerable to infection. Tam said that by December 25 the domestic cumulative death toll could b...

White House presses FDA chief to OK vaccine by end of day White House presses FDA chief to OK vaccine by end of day

An FDA statement issued early Friday morning said the FDA had informed Pfizer that it would "rapidly work toward finalization and issuance of an emergency use authorization" following Thursday's endorsement of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by an agen...

GSK, Sanofi say COVID-19 vaccine won’t be ready until late 2021 GSK, Sanofi say COVID-19 vaccine won’t be ready until late 2021

Interim results for early-phase human studies showed an "insufficient response in older adults", the drugmakers said in a statement Friday . That means it would potentially reach the market in the fourth quarter of 2021 rather than the middle of the...

Vancouver Island adds 10 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death Vancouver Island adds 10 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death

She wouldn't say if the animals would be culled. Dr. Bonnie Henry also said 28 new fatalities linked to COVID-19. Gunvaldsen adds that the farm is now under a quarantine order, meaning no animals or goods can leave the property. Breeders in Denma...

Federal climate plan includes carbon tax increases through 2030 Federal climate plan includes carbon tax increases through 2030

Which level of government would pay the hefty price for the tens of millions of doses of vaccines the federal government has pre-ordered has been an open question for weeks. Since 2015, the federal government has committed $60-billion in spending to ...

Kenney announces lockdown-style COVID-19 restrictions for Alberta Kenney announces lockdown-style COVID-19 restrictions for Alberta

The premier said it has always been the government's preference to take a regional approach to restrictions, but they have concluded that is not viable right now. On Tuesday, December 8, Premier Jason Kenney provided an Alberta COVID-19 update in w...

Canada could hit 577,000 COVID-19 cases by Christmas: modelling

Tam said there are now more than 73,200 active COVID-19 cases in Canada, up from about 52,000 just three weeks ago. Canada's chief public health officer says the national positivity rate is 6.5 per cent, with 49 of 99 health regions reporting more ...

Private Hospitals, Doctors In UP Join Strike Against Centre's Ayurveda Surgery Move Private Hospitals, Doctors In UP Join Strike Against Centre's Ayurveda Surgery Move

An IMA delegation met Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik on Friday and submitted a memorandum to him seeking withdrawal of the notification that allows post-graduate practitioners of Ayurveda to be trained in performing surgical procedure...

Governor Whitmer announces bipartisan commission to educate Michiganders on COVID-19 vaccine Governor Whitmer announces bipartisan commission to educate Michiganders on COVID-19 vaccine

The Protect Michigan Commission will serve in an advisory capacity to Governor Whitmer and DHHS, and will, among other things, provide public leadership to elevate and reinforce the importance of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, identify barriers th...

Canada approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Canada approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

The country's first coronavirus vaccine green light comes under a new interim order system that allows for accelerated approval very similar to the US Food and Drug Administration's emergency use authorisations. Canada now has contracts with six ot...

Foreign envoys impressed with India's progress on Covid-19 vaccine Foreign envoys impressed with India's progress on Covid-19 vaccine

Pune-based Serum Institute of India sought permission for its Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield on December 6. Earlier this week, the Union health ministry gave an overview of the vaccine landscape in India and said that eight candidates are at...

Australia's CSL ends Covid-19 vaccine trial, to focus on AstraZeneca's shots Australia's CSL ends Covid-19 vaccine trial, to focus on AstraZeneca's shots

This summer, GSK and Sanofi won a commitment from the USA federal government to pay up to US$2.1 billion to help them move forward with their candidate as part of Operation Warp Speed. The university said there is no possibility the vaccine causes in...

First coronavirus vaccine given to patient in UK First coronavirus vaccine given to patient in UK

The best early birthday present I could wish for'. "I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against COVID-19", said Keenan, who wore a surgical mask and a blue "Merry Christmas" T-shirt with a cartoon penguin in a Santa hat.

London faces 'catastrophic' Tier 3 unless coronavirus controlled, warns Khan

The British capital has recorded an average infection rate of 191.8 cases per 100,000 people for the week between November 30 and December 6, the highest in England, data from Public Health England (PHE) showed Thursday. "It is hard to tell because i...

Schools in Windsor-Essex to close as COVID-19 cases rise Schools in Windsor-Essex to close as COVID-19 cases rise

Public health officials have ordered all schools in the Windsor-Essex region to close due to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in the area. The announcement was made today by WECHU's Medical Officer of Health Dr. As of Thursday the Catholic board ...

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