Johnson & Johnson reports promising Ebola vaccine data

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said on Monday (Sept 13) its Ebola vaccine regimen demonstrated antibody immune responses in adults and children, citing data published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. The two-dose regimen was well-tolerated and induced antibody responses to the Zaire ebolavirus species 21 days after the second dose in… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson reports promising Ebola vaccine data

Covid vaccines: Boosters for 35m are set to begin this month

Boosters for 35m are set to begin this month: Vulnerable patients and the over-50s could be included in rollout of third Covid vaccine dose Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said boosters are vital for UK to live with Covid Added NHS is aiming to deliver third dose more rapidly that initial spring rollout However, ministers are still… Continue reading Covid vaccines: Boosters for 35m are set to begin this month

Covid vaccines: Boosters for 35m are set to begin this month

Boosters for 35m are set to begin this month: Vulnerable patients and the over-50s could be included in rollout of third Covid vaccine dose Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said boosters are vital for UK to live with Covid Added NHS is aiming to deliver third dose more rapidly that initial spring rollout However, ministers are still… Continue reading Covid vaccines: Boosters for 35m are set to begin this month

California mandates vaccines for health care workers amid delta variant surge

Former Police officer: Vaccine passports hurt minorities Former Police Officer Brandon Tatum discusses how COVID mandates impact minority groups on ‘Fox News Primetime.’ The California Department of Public Health said Thursday it would implement what officials described as a “first in the nation” mandate that health care workers be fully vaccinated, requiring it by the… Continue reading California mandates vaccines for health care workers amid delta variant surge

Facebook requiring vaccines for US workers returning to office

De Blasio calls on employers to impose vaccination requirements The Hill media columnist Joe Concha joins ‘Fox Business Tonight’ to discuss the New York mayor’s most recent calls asking employees to get inoculated Facebook said that the social media giant will require all its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before they return to… Continue reading Facebook requiring vaccines for US workers returning to office

A conservative Tennessee radio host, hospitalized with Covid, shifts his message to urge vaccinations.

A conservative radio host in Tennessee is urging his listeners to be vaccinated after being hospitalized with Covid-19. Phil Valentine, 61, whose show airs on 99.7 WTN in Nashville, contracted the virus about a week ago and was later hospitalized with Covid pneumonia, the station said in a statement on Friday. “Phil would like for… Continue reading A conservative Tennessee radio host, hospitalized with Covid, shifts his message to urge vaccinations.

Brazil's Anvisa approves Russian Sputnik V vaccine, with conditions

BRASILIA (REUTERS) – Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Friday (June 4) gave the green light for states to import the Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V, but with conditions attached. Anvisa’s board voted 4-1 to grant the conditional approval after more than seven hours of deliberation, following the recommendation of its technical staff earlier in the… Continue reading Brazil's Anvisa approves Russian Sputnik V vaccine, with conditions

Countries vaccinating children against COVID-19

(Reuters) – The European Commission on Friday authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12, paving the way for a broader roll-out in the EU after similar clearances in the United States and Canada.FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker administers the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, which was authorized by Canada to… Continue reading Countries vaccinating children against COVID-19

Countries Are Scrambling for Vaccines. Mongolia Has Plenty.

By playing off its big neighbors, Russia and China, Mongolia has emerged as a positive outlier among developing nations on the hunt for shots. By Alexandra Stevenson Mongolia, a country of grassy hills, vast deserts and endless skies, has a population not much bigger than Chicago’s. The small democratic nation is used to living in… Continue reading Countries Are Scrambling for Vaccines. Mongolia Has Plenty.

Bolivia signs J&J vaccine deal with a twist – it needs WTO patent waiver

LA PAZ/TORONTO (Reuters) – Bolivia’s government said on Tuesday it had signed a deal for a potential 15 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines but with a twist: another manufacture would make the shots and Bolivia would need the World Trade Organization to waive the drug’s patent.FILE PHOTO: A vial labelled “Johnson&Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19)… Continue reading Bolivia signs J&J vaccine deal with a twist – it needs WTO patent waiver

COVID vaccines, Afghanistan, Liz Cheney, and other top Opinion reads this week

In today’s fast-paced news environment, it can be hard to keep up. For your weekend reading, we’ve started in-case-you-missed-it compilations of some of the week’s top USA TODAY Opinion pieces. As always, thanks for reading, and for your feedback. — USA TODAY Opinion editors 1. It’s time to start shunning the ‘vaccine hesitant.’ They’re blocking COVID herd immunity. By Michael J. Stern “For… Continue reading COVID vaccines, Afghanistan, Liz Cheney, and other top Opinion reads this week

U.S. trade chief Tai says recovery depends on addressing global vaccine inequity

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies during a hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2021. Sarah Silbiger/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Trade… Continue reading U.S. trade chief Tai says recovery depends on addressing global vaccine inequity

U.S. parents begin to ask: Should my child get a COVID-19 shot?

(Reuters) – Tristen Sweeten, a 34-year-old nurse in Utah, hopes her three children will receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine through its pediatric clinical trial. The sooner the better, she said, for their safety and the greater goal of ending the pandemic.Marisol Gerardo, 9, is held by her mother as she gets the second dose of the… Continue reading U.S. parents begin to ask: Should my child get a COVID-19 shot?

UK scientists find higher risk of brain clots from COVID-19 compared with vaccines

LONDON (Reuters) – There is a much higher risk of brain blood clots from COVID-19 infection than there is from vaccines against the disease, British researchers said on Thursday, after the rollout of inoculations was disrupted by reports of rare clots.Slideshow ( 2 images )AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson have both seen very rare reports… Continue reading UK scientists find higher risk of brain clots from COVID-19 compared with vaccines

Belgium delays start of Johnson & Johnson vaccination

FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado RuvicBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium delayed beyond Friday the start of administering Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines at the… Continue reading Belgium delays start of Johnson & Johnson vaccination

The E.U.’s vaccination campaign gets a lift from Pfizer as it promises a big switch in strategy.

By Matina Stevis-Gridneff The European Union will receive an extra 50 million doses this month of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, the leader of the bloc’s executive arm said on Wednesday, a lift in its effort to meet inoculation targets in the face of difficulties with vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Johnson… Continue reading The E.U.’s vaccination campaign gets a lift from Pfizer as it promises a big switch in strategy.

Explainer: How worried should we be about blood clots linked to AstraZeneca and J&J vaccines?

ZURICH (Reuters) – U.S. regulators have recommended pausing the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, as they investigate rare blood clotting in six women.Syringes are prepared to administer the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a new mass vaccination centre in WiZink sports arena in Madrid, Spain, April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio PerezJ&J also said… Continue reading Explainer: How worried should we be about blood clots linked to AstraZeneca and J&J vaccines?

Vaccine bus rolls into New York's Sunset Park

A man wearing a protective face mask walks by a woman working with registration for people receiving the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a NYC mobile vaccine bus in the Sunset Park section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon StapletonNEW YORK (Reuters) – Emblazoned with the… Continue reading Vaccine bus rolls into New York's Sunset Park

Fact check: Masks and vaccines are effective at combatting COVID-19 spread

The claim: COVID-19 case numbers keep increasing, unaffected by vaccines and mask wearing Coronavirus cases may be dropping all over the U.S. — down by almost 75% since peaking on Jan. 11 — but one Facebook post claims that is not the case.  “Now you need 3 shots…2 masks… The numbers just keep increasing because these… Continue reading Fact check: Masks and vaccines are effective at combatting COVID-19 spread

Climate Point: America’s offshore wind industry finally gains momentum

Welcome to Climate Point, your weekly guide to climate, energy and environment news from around the Golden State and the country. In Palm Springs, Calif., I’m Mark Olalde. Let’s begin in the nation’s capital, where the political script we read for the past four years is being flipped on its head. USA Today reports that… Continue reading Climate Point: America’s offshore wind industry finally gains momentum

U.S. curbs on raw material exports could dent new Quad alliance's vaccine push

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The U.S.-backed Quad alliance aims to invest in India’s pharmaceutical capacity as it looks to ramp up COVID vaccine output, but U.S. curbs on exports of key materials could hamper that effort, sources say.FILE PHOTO: An Indonesian soldier reacts while receiving a dose of China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccine for the coronavirus disease… Continue reading U.S. curbs on raw material exports could dent new Quad alliance's vaccine push

Local pharmacies say they need more COVID vaccines as CVS, Walgreens ramp up shots

Brian Caswell, owner of Wolkar Drug in Baxter Springs, Kansas, has been eager for his independent pharmacy to help with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. He bought a specially equipped freezer for storage purposes, certified additional employees to administer vaccines and bought scheduling software to gear up for the push. “Everybody stepped up to do everything that… Continue reading Local pharmacies say they need more COVID vaccines as CVS, Walgreens ramp up shots

Vaccine v variant: Promising data in Israel's race to defeat Covid-19 pandemic

JERUSALEM (REUTERS) – Israel’s swift vaccination roll-out has made it the largest real-world study of Pfizer Inc’s Covid-19 vaccine. Results are trickling in, and they are promising. More than half of eligible Israelis – about 3.5 million people – have now been fully or partially vaccinated. Older and at-risk groups, the first to be inoculated,… Continue reading Vaccine v variant: Promising data in Israel's race to defeat Covid-19 pandemic