Category: Coronavirus vaccine

Churches plan reopening (Image by The Church Times)

When Should Faith-based Communities, Places of Worship, Weddings, and Funerals reopen?

Faith-based communities, places of worship, weddings, and funerals must continue to comply with the requirements set forth on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and the Executive Orders from their Governors, State and local Health Departments. As churches are reconvening for public worship, some people in high-risk demographics should be encouraged to not physically attend regular worship services. The […]

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Biden says US will have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for every adult by end of May

Biden now says US will have enough vaccine for every adult by the end of May

Vaccinations ramp up President Biden said the U.S. will have enough COVID-19 vaccines for “every adult in America by the end of May.” He also called on states to prioritize inoculating teachers and child-care workers. He also announced he would direct states to prioritize teachers in their vaccination plans, reemphasizing a commitment to returning students to classrooms amid a confusing […]

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President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris marked the loss of life from Covid-19 with a candlelit memorial and a moment of silence, as the U.S. death toll passed 500,000. The president called on Americans to remain vigilant. (Photo by Jim Loscalzo/CNP via ZUMA)

More than 500,000 people in the U.S. have now died from COVID-19

U.S. hits a tragic milestone More than 500,000 people in the U.S. have now died from COVID-19. President Biden honored the victims in a memorial outside the White House: “The people we lost were extraordinary. They spanned generations.” “We often hear people described as ordinary Americans. There’s no such thing, there’s nothing ordinary about them,” Mr. Biden said during a […]

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National Economic Council Director Brian Deese speaks at the White House on Jan. 22. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

U.S. COVID-19 cases is now over 25 million

Monday News Summary More than 25 million coronavirus infections have now been reported in the U.S., but experts say the true number is much higher. Meanwhile, officials warned that a new variant found in at least 22 states could be more deadly. “It is, first of all, good news to see that curve bend down a little. We’re still at […]

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There are signs that President-elect Joe Biden is concerned about the upcoming trial and its impact on his first 100 days in office. | Carolyn Kaster:AP Photo

Biden unveils COVID-19 relief plan

The president-elect laid out a $1.9 trillion emergency package that he described as a first step to economic recovery. It includes $1,400 direct payments to Americans and funding for a national vaccine program. “It’s not hard to see that we are in the middle of a once-in-several generations economic crisis, with a once-in-several generations public health crisis. A crisis of […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis watches as nurse Christine Philips, left, administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 to Vera Leip, 88, a resident of John Knox Village, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Pompano Beach, Fla. Nursing home residents and health care workers in Florida began receiving the vaccine this week. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Who Gets Vaccinated First?

According to the CDC report, “The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Interim Recommendation for Allocating Initial Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, 2020” dated December 11, 2020 and revised January 3, 2021 stated that both 1) health care personnel and 2) residents of long-term care facilities be offered COVID-19 vaccine in the initial phase of the vaccination program. Because […]

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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sits ahead of a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

Dr. Fauci Skipping Christmas holiday with his family for the first time in more than 30 years

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned of a ‘dark time’ in mid-January after Christmas and Hanukkah Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said his holiday plans “dramatically changed” this year due to the Covid pandemic. He warned that Christmas could create another COVID-19 surge. As hospitals await an […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, arrives to testify before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. (Image by Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Reuters)

Fauci says a coronavirus vaccine is ‘unlikely’ by U.S. election

Key Points The CDC has asked states to ready facilities to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 1. Dr. Anthony Fauci said at a health conference that it’s more likely a vaccine will be ready by “the end of the year.” Drug companies Moderna and Pfizer are racing to complete patient enrollment for their late-stage vaccine trials by the end […]

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This photograph depicted an Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch (EDLB) public health scientist, holding up a glass slide used for a run on a sequencing machine (Image by James Gathany/CDC)

Trump administration tells US states to be ready to distribute coronavirus vaccine by November 1

Letter from CDC head pushes for facilities to be fully operational two days before US election The Trump administration has urged US states to get ready to distribute a potential Covid-19 vaccine by November 1, in the latest sign of the accelerating race to deliver a vaccine by year’s end. “CDC urgently requests your assistance in expediting applications for these […]

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