Studies Suggest People Who Had Covid-19 Should Get Single Vaccine Dose

New studies show that one shot of a vaccine can greatly amplify antibody levels in those who have recovered from the coronavirus.

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The Daily: When Will Kids Get the Coronavirus Vaccine?

When the United States completes its campaign to immunize every eligible American against the coronavirus, about a quarter of the population will remain unvaccinated. So, what happens to children?

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Delays Turn Canada’s Vaccination Optimism Into Anxiety

After quickly approving a vaccine and getting an early start to inoculations, Canadians worry as the country falls behind in vaccinations.

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Covid Vaccines for Kids Are Coming, but Not for Many Months

Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines on children 12 and older and hope to have results by the summer.

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Some Teens Volunteer for Covid Vaccine Trials to Get Their Lives Back

Immunizing teenagers is a critical part of slowing the pandemic and reaching herd immunity. But enrolling them in clinical trials poses challenges that are very different than wrangling adults.

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My Teens Are Coronavirus Vaccine Guinea Pigs

A health journalist is getting a front-row seat to one of the most-anticipated pediatric trials in history.

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Three Men Are Accused in Scheme to Sell Covid-19 Vaccines

Prosecutors said the men created a fake duplicate of the Moderna website to fraudulently sell doses of the vaccine, which they never had.

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F.D.A. Agrees Moderna Can Increase Vaccine Supply in Each Vial

Federal regulators are in favor of a simple, potentially quick fix to bolster coronavirus vaccine supplies: more doses per bottle.

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The Vaccine Had to Be Used. He Used It. He Was Fired.

Ten doses of the Covid-19 vaccine would expire within hours, so a Houston doctor gave it to people with medical conditions, including his wife. What followed was “the lowest moment in my life,” Dr. Hasan Gokal said.

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Russian Campaign Promotes Homegrown Vaccine and Undercuts Rivals

Russian news outlets with connections to the Kremlin ran disingenuous Spanish-language stories targeting vaccines made in the United States and Europe, researchers said.

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It’s Time to Trust China’s and Russia’s Vaccines

They, too, work, and they can help fill shortages everywhere.

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How New Vaccine News Gives Hope for Spring, if Enough People Get the Shots

New data from several vaccine trials offer positive signs, but many public health experts say emerging variants mean the next few months will be a race against the virus.

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Which Covid Vaccine Should You Get? Experts Weigh the Effect Against Severe Disease

Infectious disease doctors say getting a shot of the J&J vaccine, which has a lower efficacy against the virus than other vaccines, would still be well worthwhile.

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One Dose Now for Everyone Most Likely to Die

Forget boosters and more trials. America’s overly prudent vaccination strategy is killing people.

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Pregnant Women Get Conflicting Advice on Covid-19 Vaccines

The W.H.O. and the C.D.C. provide differing views, and experts partly blame a lack of data because expectant mothers have been excluded from clinical trials.

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Governments Sign Secret Vaccine Deals: Here’s What They Hide

Multibillion-dollar contracts give drug makers liability shields, patent ownership and leeway on delivery dates and pricing — and promises that much of it will not be made public.

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Health Workers, Stuck in the Snow, Administer Coronavirus Vaccine to Stranded Drivers

Public health workers in Josephine County, Ore., said they had walked from car to car, giving shots to drivers with vaccine doses that would expire in six hours.

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‘Paramedic of the Year’ Is Arrested After Covid-19 Vaccine Theft, Sheriff Says

An emergency worker in Florida forged vaccine screening and consent forms for missing vaccines to cover up their theft, the authorities said.

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Biden Pledges to Speed Flow of Vaccines to the States

President Biden said the amount of coronavirus vaccines reaching the states would rise next week and a deal was near to provide enough shots to vaccinate nearly all Americans by the end of summer.

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Biden Raises Daily Vaccination Target and Extends Travel Bans

President Biden now says he hopes to administer 1.5 million coronavirus vaccinations a day, a 50 percent increase from his initial target, and he extended and expanded virus-driven travel bans.

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Biden, Try for 2 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations a Day

The administration’s vaccine plan isn’t ambitious enough.

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China Wanted to Show Off Its Vaccines. It’s Backfiring.

Delays, inconsistent data, spotty disclosures and the country’s attacks on Western rivals have marred its ambitious effort to portray itself as a leader in global health.

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As Virus Grows Stealthier, Vaccine Makers Reconsider Battle Plans

Vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech effectively protect recipients. But in a worrying sign, they are slightly less effective against a variant found in South Africa.

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U.S. Vaccine Supply: What to Know

Can President Biden really boost production? Why are governors trying to buy directly from Pfizer? And when will supply exceed demand?

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Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines

Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses.

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After Quick Vaccine Success, Israel Faces New Virus Woes

Israel imposed a tighter lockdown as coronavirus infections soared, the variant spread, vaccines were running out and a debate erupted over the country’s responsibility to the Palestinians.

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Warning of Shortages, Researchers Look to Stretch Vaccine Supply

The N.I.H. and Moderna are examining whether doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine can be halved to double the supply, while scientists look for other ways to extend availability.

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How Israel Became a World Leader in Vaccinating Against Covid-19

Badly hit by the coronavirus, Israel has distributed the first of two vaccine doses to more than 10 percent of its population. Prime Minister Netanyahu is leading the charge, bolstering his own battered image along the way.

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Why Covid-19 Vaccines Take a While to Kick In

Reports of Covid-19 cases that appeared shortly after a single shot of a two-dose vaccine shouldn’t cause concern.

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The 2020 Good Tech Awards

This year, technology firms big and small stepped up to help with the Covid-19 pandemic and other thorny challenges.

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After the Vaccine: Sore Arm, Yes. Headache, Maybe. Regrets, No.

Here is what some of the first Americans to be vaccinated against Covid-19 are saying about how they felt afterward, with some side effects but no second thoughts.

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Good News About the Coronavirus Vaccine Is Becoming Contagious

Polls show that pervasive skepticism is melting, partly because of the high efficacy rates in trials and the images of real people getting the shot.

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Boston Doctor Develops Severe Allergic Reaction After Getting Moderna Vaccine

The patient, who has a severe shellfish allergy, recovered quickly with treatment. Until now, reports of severe reactions had been linked to the Pfizer vaccine.

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U.S. and Pfizer Seal Deal for 100 Million More Vaccine Doses

The company agreed to deliver the additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine by the end of July, helping address a looming shortage.

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Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution Could Get Chaotic

There are already signs that the rollout will be messy, confusing and chaotic.

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Pfizer Nears Deal to Provide More Vaccine Doses

The company could provide at least tens of millions of additional doses of a coronavirus vaccine under an agreement that would give it better access to the supplies it needs to expand manufacturing.

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Now That Grandma Has Been Vaccinated, May I Visit Her?

The start of a mass coronavirus vaccination campaign at U.S. nursing homes has brought hope to many families. But it may be a while before restrictions loosen. Here are answers to common questions.

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Who Gets the Vaccine Next? Frontline Workers and People Over 74, CDC Says

The recommendation was a compromise aimed at getting the coronavirus vaccine to the most vulnerable of two high-risk groups.

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F.D.A. Clears Moderna’s Covid Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a second coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, clearing the way for millions more Americans to be immunized next week.

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Homeland Security’s Latest Target: Vaccine Scams

A division of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency, working with the Justice Department, is hunting down websites offering fraudulent deals to buy coronavirus vaccines.

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Trump Claims Credit for Vaccines. Some of His Backers Don’t Want to Take Them.

A deep distrust of the government is fueling vaccine hesitancy among Republicans, who are more likely than Democrats to resist being inoculated against Covid-19.

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Answers to Your Questions About the New Covid Vaccines in the U.S.

Vaccines are rolling out to health workers now and will reach the arms of the rest of us by spring. Here’s what you need to know.

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F.D.A. Panel Endorses Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine

An advisory group’s recommendation will mean millions more Americans can be inoculated, extending protection against Covid beyond major urban areas into rural and suburban regions.

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The Covid-19 Vaccine Doesn’t Mean Big Pharma Is Your Savior

Heroic work went into the development of the coronavirus vaccines. But that doesn’t mean this industry deserves your affection.

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Vaccination Campaign at Nursing Homes Faces Obstacles and Confusion

Walgreens and CVS staff will soon begin vaccinations at tens of thousands of long-term care facilities. Some staff and residents are wary, and there are thorny issues of consent.

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Moderna Vaccine Is Highly Protective and Prevents Severe Covid, Data Show

The positive review likely ensures that the F.D.A. will grant emergency authorization for a second coronavirus vaccine this week for millions of Americans.

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The Next Covid Vaccine Challenge: Reassuring Older Americans

The two leading coronavirus vaccines seemed to work well in elderly trial volunteers. “I just can’t understand why people are afraid,” one 95-year-old said.

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How the US, UK and Canada Will Roll Out the Covid Vaccine

Within days, all three countries could be giving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, but they have varying strategies and challenges. The U.S. plan, working through the states, is the least centralized.

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Here’s Why Vaccinated People Still Need to Wear a Mask

The new vaccines will probably prevent you from getting sick with Covid. No one knows yet whether they will keep you from spreading the virus to others — but that information is coming.

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U.K. Tackles Giant Vaccine Rollout After Botched Covid Response

Britain left hospitals short of masks and gowns, and stumbled on testing and tracing, so can it vaccinate tens of millions of people in a matter of months? Experts think it can.

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