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Experts debate fiddling with vaccine doses as virus rages out of control

Experts debate fiddling with vaccine doses as virus rages out of...

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Enlarge / Vials of undiluted Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to administer to staff and residents at the Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads, a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 30, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories With the pandemic continuing to surge to new heights, debate has erupted among experts about how…
New virus variant found in Colorado while UK struggles to limit it

New virus variant found in Colorado while UK struggles to limit...

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Enlarge / UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a photograph with a vial of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University COVID-19 candidate vaccine. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories This week, the UK released more data on the newly evolved strain of SARS-CoV-2, providing further evidence that it spreads more readily than previously circulating strains of the virus.…
Private party app pulled from App Store by Apple

Private party app pulled from App Store by Apple

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Hinterhaus Productions | Getty Images Despite over 82 million cases and over 1.75 million deaths due to COVID-19, many people are bound and determined to carry on with normal life. For some, that includes attending Saturday night ragers, just like they did in the Before Times. Reports of yet another secret party being broken up…
For Biden administration, Fauci’s in, but Birx is not

For Biden administration, Fauci’s in, but Birx is not

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Enlarge / White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx speaks during a press briefing in November 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories On Tuesday, Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx announced that she will end decades of government service after the Biden transition is completed. The move comes after controversy over how she spent…
Trump admin. agrees to pay Pfizer $1.95B for 100M more vaccine doses

Trump admin. agrees to pay Pfizer $1.95B for 100M more vaccine...

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Enlarge / A nurse in the UK holds a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 22, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The Federal government has reached a deal with drugmaker Pfizer to secure an additional 100 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine before the end of July, the company said today.…
$50-per-month emergency broadband subsidies approved in pandemic stimulus

$50-per-month emergency broadband subsidies approved in pandemic stimulus

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Enlarge / A mother and daughter using Internet-connected devices at home.Getty Images | Tang Ming Tung Americans who have low incomes or who lost their jobs during the pandemic will be eligible for $50-per-month broadband subsidies under the stimulus package passed by Congress last night. Congress is providing $3.2 billion from the US Treasury for…
What we know about the new SARS strain that’s shutting down the UK

What we know about the new SARS strain that’s shutting down...

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Covid-19 Coverage View more stories A variant of the pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is now dominating headlines and inspiring precautionary travel bans worldwide. But scientists are still trying to get a grip on what the variant can actually do differently and what it might mean for the nearly year-old pandemic. Researchers in the United Kingdom—where the…
Second COVID vaccine approved for use in the US

Second COVID vaccine approved for use in the US

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Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Late Friday, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization to a COVID-19 vaccine from a company called Moderna. The move follows an enthusiastic endorsement of the vaccine following an evaluation of clinical trial data by the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. Moderna already has millions…
Stanford hospital erupts in protest after vaccine plan leaves out residents [Updated]

Stanford hospital erupts in protest after vaccine plan leaves out residents...

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Enlarge / Protests by medical staff took place both inside and out of the hospital.Ars Technica Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Update, 10:00pm EST:  Stanford Medicine shared the following statement with Ars:  "We take complete responsibility for the errors in the execution of our vaccine distribution plan. Our intent was to develop an ethical and…
As expected, FDA authorizes use of the Moderna COVID vaccine

As expected, FDA authorizes use of the Moderna COVID vaccine

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Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Late Friday, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization to a COVID-19 vaccine from a company called Moderna. The move follows an enthusiastic endorsement of the vaccine following an evaluation of clinical trial data by the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. Moderna already has millions…

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