‘It’s Like Buying Bruce Springsteen Tickets’: The Hunt to Find a Vaccine Shot

Throngs of people languishing without appointments are cold-calling pharmacies and driving from clinic to clinic, hunting for an extra dose.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Can Bill Gates Vaccinate the World?

How the Microsoft founder is changing the way the world is vaccinated and, potentially, the course of the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gates-bill, #kulish-nicholas, #medicine-and-health, #microsoft-corp, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #twohey-megan, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Companies Put Return-to-Work Plans in Motion

Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.

#avison-young-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #boston-mass, #charlotte-nc, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-energy-corporation, #fifth-third-bank, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rapid7-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-calif, #seasons-and-months, #seattle-wash, #telecommuting, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Brazil’s Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say

Brazil is seeing a record number of deaths, and the spread of a more contagious coronavirus virus variant that may cause reinfection.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #manaus-brazil, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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America’s Most Prized Leftovers: Covid Vaccines

Throngs of people languishing without appointments are cold-calling pharmacies and driving from clinic to clinic, hunting for an extra dose.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Trump Should Be a Celebrity Vaccine Ambassador

White Republicans are among the most skeptical about “the jab.” There’s one man who can change that.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #polls-and-public-opinion, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How to Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus Variants

Upgrading your mask and staying vigilant are more important than ever.

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Biden Vows Enough Vaccine ‘for Every Adult American’ by End of May

The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. agreed to help manufacture Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, in a deal partly brokered by the White House.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #merckcompany-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Texas Drops Its Virus Restrictions as a Wave of Reopenings Takes Hold

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Texas and Other States Reopen as Covid Cases Fall

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Vaccine Passports, Covid’s Next Political Flash Point

A world divided between the vaccinated and unvaccinated promises relief for economies and families, but the ethical and practical risks are high.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #income-inequality, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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My Vaccine, a Love Story

I spent my life covering wars, but this battle was fought at home.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #jackson-heights-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In Their Own Words: Why Experts Say Elementary Schools Should Open

With proper safety measures, doctors and scientists said in a survey, the benefits outweigh the risks.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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I Don’t Trust Police Testimony. Can I Lie to Get on a Jury?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how far one should go to participate in the judicial process.

#ethics-personal, #jews-and-judaism, #jury-system, #lying, #tattoos, #vaccination-and-immunization, #witnesses

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Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19

The first detailed studies of the so-called P.1 variant show how it devastated a Brazilian city. Now scientists want to know what it will do elsewhere.

#brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #genetics-and-heredity, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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A Covid Vaccine Side Effect, Enlarged Lymph Nodes, Can Be Mistaken for Cancer

The condition is becoming more common as immunization rates increase. Experts are suggesting ways to ease patients’ fears and avoid needless testing.

#breast-cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lymph-nodes-and-lymphatic-system, #mammography, #radiology-journal, #tumors, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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

The rural area outside Phoenix is one of the first places in the U.S. to open vaccinations up to the general public. This is what success looks like.

#arizona, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gila-county-ariz, #hospitals, #rural-areas, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Why I Overcame My Vaccine Hesitancy

The more people who become immune to the virus, the less this scourge will be able to mutate and evade the vaccines already available.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Johnson & Johnson Will Test its Vaccine in Infants

The company’s coming trials will also involve pregnant women and people whose immune systems are compromised.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #immune-system, #internal-essential, #johnsonjohnson, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Thousands of Farmworkers Are Prioritized for the Coronavirus Vaccine

A landmark initiative in California is taking vaccines to the fields, targeting an immigrant work force that is at high risk for Covid-19. Many of the workers are undocumented, raising questions about whether they should have priority.

#central-valley-calif, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Era of Vaccine Diplomacy Is Here

The coronavirus threat is global. So is the remedy.

#astrazeneca-plc, #china-national-pharmaceutical-group-corp-sinopharm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-relations, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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Brazil Is Brilliant at Vaccinations. So What Went Wrong This Time?

It’s not hard to work out who to blame for the country’s disastrous vaccine rollout.

#astrazeneca-plc, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pfizer-inc, #sao-paulo-brazil, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Olympians Enter a Risky New Event: Vaccine Line Jumping

Some nations are prioritizing Olympians for vaccinations. Others say athletes will wait their turn. The choices could determine if the Tokyo Games are a sporting spectacle, or a super-spreader event.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Seniors Seeking Vaccines Have a Problem: They Can’t Use the Internet

Older adults living alone often lack access or an understanding of technology, and many are unsure how to sign up for an appointment.

#administration-for-community-living, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #older-adults-technology-services, #smith-tina-f, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In Quest for Herd Immunity, Giant Vaccination Sites Proliferate

A day at one mass site in Connecticut shows both the promise and the shortcomings of the approach, which is at the center of President Biden’s plan to bring the pandemic to an end.

#connecticut, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #east-hartford-conn, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Amid Slow Vaccine Deliveries, Desperate E.U. Nations Hunt for More

Countries eager to augment the troubled E.U. buying program are eyeing offers from each other, from Russia and China, and from private brokers, some of whom are fraudsters.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-union, #frauds-and-swindling, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Covid Vaccines: Johnson & Johnson’s shot authorized by F.D.A.

The authorization of a third Covid-19 vaccine will bring millions more doses within days. But health officials worry that some people will see the vaccine as the inferior choice.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Palestinians Go Into New Lockdown While Awaiting Vaccines

Covid cases are surging again in the West Bank amid a dispute over Israel’s obligations toward the Palestinians in the occupied territories.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gaza-strip, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #shtayyeh-muhammad, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-bank

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Younger Military Personnel Reject Vaccine, in Warning for Commanders and the Nation

About one-third of the troops have declined to take the vaccine. Many say they worry the vaccines are unsafe or were developed too quickly. Others want a sense of independence, even in uniform.

#austin-lloyd-j-iii, #blue-star-families, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #national-guard, #rumors-and-misinformation, #senate-committee-on-armed-services, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Federal Scientists Plead for Pandemic Controls as Infection Declines Stall

“Now is not the time to relax restrictions,” the C.D.C. director, Rochelle Walensky, said, pointing to a leveling of coronavirus infections as governors move to lift pandemic restrictions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #fauci-anthony-s, #masks, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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The Final Push to End the Coronavirus Pandemic in the U.S.

At last, shots are going into arms in significant numbers, but too many people could still fall through the cracks.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medicine-and-health, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Want to Buy a Scrunchie Mask? Great. But Forget About That N95.

Scientists are urging Americans to upgrade their face coverings. But Amazon, Google and Facebook restrict the sale of medical-grade masks. Critics say the rules are outdated.

#amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #masks, #online-advertising, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Positive Virus Tests Decline in N.Y., but Variants Loom

The number of people testing positive is dropping slowly, but new variants and a relatively slow vaccination rate threaten progress.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #el-sadr-wafaa, #museums, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Companies Shouldn’t Require Employees to Get Vaccines

Let the government make the policy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporations, #medicine-and-health, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-environment

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Get Whatever Covid-19 Vaccine You Can

When there are multiple shots of varying effectiveness, take whatever is available to you first.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #johnsonjohnson, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How Pandemic Isolation Affected an Alzheimer’s Patient in a Nursing Home

The pandemic has stolen away the chance to surround the sister we are losing to dementia with our love, so that she does not have to face death alone.

#alzheimers-disease, #bipolar-disorder, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Coronavirus Is Plotting a Comeback. Here’s Our Chance to Stop It for Good.

Many scientists are expecting another rise in infections. But this time the surge will be blunted by vaccines and, hopefully, widespread caution. By summer, Americans may be looking at a return to normal life.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Germans Clamor for Covid Vaccines, but Shun AstraZeneca’s Offering

Hundreds of thousands of AstraZeneca doses are sitting unopened as many Germans reject the vaccine over fears it is “second-class” compared to the one developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #koch-robert-institute, #medicine-and-health, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #steinmeier-frank-walter, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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‘V.I.P. Immunization’ for the Powerful and Their Cronies Rattles South America

A wave of corruption scandals is exposing how the powerful and well-connected in South America jumped the line to get vaccines early. Public dismay is turning into anger.

#argentina, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corruption-institutional, #ecuador, #peru, #suriname, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Coronavirus Vaccine Finder Aims to Help Americans Get Shots

VaccineFinder.org is an ambitious but limited attempt to simplify Americans’ search for vaccines.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #harvard-university, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report

The variant contains a mutation thought to help the virus dodge the immune system, scientists said.

#antibodies, #brazil, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #eli-lilly-and-company, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #regeneron-pharmaceuticals-inc, #research, #south-africa, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Works Well and May Curb Virus Spread

F.D.A. studies show the shot strongly protects against severe illness and may reduce spread of the virus. But the drugmaker has fallen short of initial production goals.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #johnsonjohnson, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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On the Front Lines of Diplomacy, but at the Back of the Line for a Vaccine

State Department officials overseas expressed anger and disappointment that diplomats in Washington were being vaccinated before those in more perilous posts.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #kosovo, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Israel Gives Vaccine to Far-Off Allies, as Palestinians Wait

The donations will go to nations like the Czech Republic and Honduras that pledged to move diplomats to Jerusalem. Critics say Israel has an obligation to inoculate Palestinians under its occupation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #czech-republic, #gaza-strip, #guatemala, #honduras, #hungary, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-bank

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Where a Vaccination Campaign Faces Skepticism, War and Corruption

A half-million doses arrived this month in Afghanistan, where many insist the virus isn’t real and vaccines aren’t needed. Those who want the vaccine fear that only the well-connected will receive it.

#afghanistan, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corruption-institutional, #india, #poverty, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #taliban, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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Where Biden’s Virus Plan Stands

The president visits a vaccine plant as he faces thorny questions on fulfilling his promises.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Future Vaccines Depend on Test Subjects in Short Supply: Monkeys

The pandemic has highlighted the United States’ dependence on China for research animals, reviving calls for a “strategic monkey reserve.”

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #monkeys-and-apes, #national-institutes-of-health, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization

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105-Year Old Woman Survived Spanish Flu, and Now, Coronavirus

Lucia DeClerck, the oldest resident of a New Jersey nursing home, tested positive for the virus on her 105th birthday, one day after her second vaccine shot.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #lucia-declerck, #new-jersey, #nursing-homes, #pfizer-inc, #raisins, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Covid Emergency Must End

We might be able to achieve normalcy by summer. Our leaders should embrace the possibility.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Covid Vaccines Work. They Likely Also Reduce Transmission

How to understand the difference between vaccination to prevent Covid-19 and shots to halt infection.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medicine-and-health, #vaccination-and-immunization

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