SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 12.15.2020
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WHO’s coronavirus detectives look to Wuhan market as undisclosed map surfaces
Vaccines In Review Or Approved:
2 more vaccine developers could seek FDA’s green light by February – This would mean the U.S. would have four Covid-19 vaccines available — including the first vaccine to only require one shot. (Johnson & Johnson and Oxford Astra Zeneca)
Moderna Vaccine Is Highly Protective and Prevents Severe Covid-19, 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.
US: Moderna FDA review is Thursday Dec 17
Germany’s CureVac enrols first participants in vaccine study
Pressure mounts on EU regulator to approve coronavirus vaccine — and fast – European regulators hope that taking more time will convince the skeptics to get vaccinated.
Hong Kong picks Sinovac, Pfizer and Oxford as the 3 vaccines it will distribute
Singapore approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine with first shipments expected by end of year
China prepares large-scale rollout of COVID-19 vaccines
Germany to get 11 million vaccine doses by March (Pfizer)
US government negotiating order of additional 100 million vaccine doses, Pfizer CEO says
Coronavirus: ‘transparency’ of China vaccine questioned by Brazil’s drug agency
Where Are Vaccines Already Being Administered:
‘Relieved’: US health workers start getting COVID-19 vaccine
US: “Here’s when the Covid vaccine could be available at your neighborhood drugstore, grocery store” (March-April)
These containers used to ship fresh tuna. Now they’ll deliver Covid-19 vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines head to California; Western states’ medical experts confirm safety
UAE rolls out China’s Sinopharm vaccine for residents, free of charge
Side Effects & New Vaccine Research:
UK now say 3 people showed reaction to vaccine: “Confirmation of guidance to vaccination centres on managing allergic reactions following COVID-19 vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine”
US: CDC says people with history of severe allergic reactions can get Covid-19 vaccine
US: “CDC will monitor for Bell’s palsy among Pfizer vaccine recipients, but sees no causal relationship”
Ingredients in the Pfizer vaccine
US: Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women May Opt to Receive the Vaccine
Rural doctors face vaccine distrust and conspiracies. They have a plan. – Doctors in rural areas say being the first to get vaccine shots will not only keep their patients safe, but it will also help combat distrust in their communities.
New Lockdowns & Restrictions:
The Netherlands to go into 5-week lockdown – Schools and shops to close and Dutch can invite three guests during Christmas celebrations.
Germany to go into national lockdown over Christmas to stem rise of Covid-19 cases
CA: Did we really need to shut down outdoor dining in the Bay Area? Scientists weigh in.
New York City may face possible full pause as coronavirus cases rise, mayor says
London Mayor presses for tighter Covid restrictions and school closures as cases spike
L.A. County shatters COVID-19 hospitalizations record with more than 4,000 people hospitalized
Arizona reports 11,795 new coronavirus cases, 1 more death
Modeler says unchecked COVID will create ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Arizona
No ICU beds left in Mississippi as COVID-19 case levels continue to hit record highs
“In central California, all ICU beds filled amid COVID surge”
Sweden faces a ‘terrible’ reality as health-care workers quit
Australian study shows working in pyjamas does not hurt productivity – But it could be bad for mental health.
Your home is a hotspot for Covid-19, studies say
Without Clear Pandemic Rules, People Take On More Risks As Fear And Vigilance Wane
St. Nicholas visit to Belgian care home hit by virus outbreak was “error in judgement,” say authorities
Special Report on the deadliest nursing home outbreak in MN DESPERATE AT ‘DEATH RIDGE’
With L.A. courts paralyzed by COVID-19, public defenders say caseloads are ‘unconscionable’
MI: State reviewing possible COVID-19 reinfections after 115 prisoners test positive twice
When COVID came to town: Rural Maine reckons with a deadly visitor – Throughout the summer and early fall, the lakeside town of Naples didn’t see many cases of COVID-19. Things changed rapidly in November and what’s happening there now is a microcosm of how the pandemic has evolved to its current state.
Fears of a ‘Twindemic’ Recede as Flu Lies Low Despite early worries, flu patients are not competing with Covid-19 patients for ventilators, and the threat of dueling outbreaks may be waning.
Early data suggest wearables can catch some cases of Covid-19 before symptoms emerge
Covid Study Shows an Arthritis Drug May Help Patients Recover
Mounting clues suggest the coronavirus might trigger diabetes Evidence from tissue studies and some people with COVID-19 shows that the virus damages insulin-producing cells.
UK identifies ‘new variant’ of coronavirus – Health Secretary Matt Hancock says London will move into England’s highest level of restrictions.
The coronavirus at 1: A year into the pandemic, what scientists know about how it spreads, infects, and sickens
Eswatini Prime Minister becomes first head of government to die after Covid-19 diagnosis
White House staffers to receive Covid-19 vaccine ahead of general public
Trump says White House staffers shouldn’t be among first to get coronavirus vaccine
White House security official lost foot and part of leg battling COVID-19
A Republican Coronavirus Denier’s Story Told In 2 Acts
MN GOP to hold their annual convention in Deadwood SD so they don’t have to abide any covid restrictions
3rd SD lawmaker has covid after budget address
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