President-elect Joe Biden plans to invoke the Defense Production Act after he takes office next month to boost production of Covid vaccines, a member of his Covid-19 advisory team said Monday. “You will see him invoking the Defense Production Act,” Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board, said during an interview on
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Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is pictured at Rady Children’s Hospital before it’s placed back in the refrigerator in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. Adriana Drehsler | AFP | Getty Images Doses of the coronavirus vaccine may have been wrongfully obtained and distributed throughout parts of New York, the state’s top doctor said Saturday. Dr.
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A person holds a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the University Of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Scotty Perry | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. states are anxiously awaiting billions in federal aid to fund their vaccine distribution plans, currently held up in Washington and under veto
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[embedded content] [The stream is slated to start at 3:30 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Officials from the Health and Human Services Department and Pentagon are holding a joint briefing Wednesday on the Trump administration’s Covid-19 vaccine program Operation Warp Speed as Americans
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Christy Ruffell, manager of clinic nursing standards at UCHealth Medical Center, left, administers the Covid-19 vaccine to CNA Luis Perez, right, at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital on December 14, 2020 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Helen H. Richardson | The Denver Post | Getty Images President Donald Trump‘s coronavirus vaccine czar said Monday that he expects
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Workers move boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as they are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan on December 13, 2020. Morry Gash | AFP | Getty Images Officials with Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government program to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to Americans, had to slash
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England’s top medical officer on Saturday announced that the U.K. has identified a new variant of the coronavirus that “can spread more quickly” than prior strains of the virus, leading Prime Minister Boris Johnson to impose fresh restrictions on parts of the nation to control its spread. “We’re learning about it as we go, but
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) (R-KY) with House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (L) (D-CA). Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will receive Pfizer’s Covid vaccine in the coming days, after the attending physician in Congress urged lawmakers to sign up for the shot under federal guidelines designed
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Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is pictured at Rady Children’s Hospital before it’s placed back in the refrigerator in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. Adriana Drehsler | AFP | Getty Images U.S. officials said Wednesday they quarantined several thousand doses of Pfizer‘s coronavirus vaccine in California and Alabama this week after an “anomaly” in the
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Tony Potts, a 69-year-old retiree living in Ormond Beach, receives his first injection as a participant in a Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial sponsored by Moderna at Accel Research Sites on August 4, 2020 in DeLand, Florida. Paul Hennessy | NurPhoto | Getty Images Fatigue, headaches and muscle pain are the most common side
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Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, is inoculated with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine by Dr. Michelle Chester from Northwell Health at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, U.S., December 14, 2020. Mark Lennihan | Reuters The United States on Monday administered the first shots of
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The first Covid vaccine has just been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. Late Friday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer–BioNTech coronavirus inoculation for distribution across the country.  Within hours, FedEx and United Parcel Service will begin shipping 2.9 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer plants to hospitals, clinics, and other
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Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com Getty Images Tony Hsieh seemed to have it all. Hsieh launched the Las Vegas-based shoe ecommerce platform Zappos and sold it to Amazon for $1.2 billion in 2009 — the largest acquisition in Amazon’s history at the time. He was an entrepreneur darling for his unconventional leadership style, which put
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Side effects from Covid-19 vaccines are indications that the shots are helping build protection against the disease, former FDA Chief Dr. Margaret Hamburg told CNBC on Thursday. “The data does tell us that this vaccination causes some reaction at the time of administration that is fairly routine, but notable if you’re receiving the vaccine,” she said
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A member prepares a vaccine at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, April 11, 2019. Joshua J. Seybert | U.S. Air Force WASHINGTON — The Pentagon outlined Wednesday its initial steps of the agency’s plan to distribute and administer Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to the more than 2 million active duty, reserve and civilian defense
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A member of staff poses with a phial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination health centre on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the UK’s history on December 8, 2020 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Justin Tallis | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday data from Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine
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Dr. Deborah Birx warned on Sunday that the escalating coronavirus surge is likely to be the most trying event in U.S. history, as hospital systems around the country strain to combat its mounting daily death toll. “This is not just the worst public health event. This is the worst event that this country will face,
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“Squawk Box” co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin and CNBC bond maven Rick Santelli engaged in a heated on-air debate Friday over coronavirus restrictions, a back-and-forth that mirrored the ongoing divide among many Americans throughout the pandemic and the derisiveness of the presidential race. The intense disagreement over lockdowns between Sorkin and Santelli, which was also a
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This picture taken on November 23, 2020 shows a bottle reading “Vaccine Covid-19” next to US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German biotechnology company Biontech logos on November 23, 2020. Joel Saget | AFP | Getty Images The U.K. this week became the first country to authorize Pfizer‘s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, likely adding pressure
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