SimplyInfo.org Coronavirus Live Blog 12.30.2020
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Vaccines In Review Or Approved:
Novavax begins phase 3 trial in US
Panama announces deals with 4 Covid-19 vaccine makers to begin rollout in next 90 days
UK to follow ‘one-dose start-up’ immunization strategy with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Indonesia secures vaccine deals with AstraZeneca and Novavax
Where Are Vaccines Already Being Administered:
US lags behind some other countries in Covid-19 vaccinations
2 million administered vaccine doses reported by CDC “probably an underestimate,” top US health official says
Long lines, crashing websites, conflicting information confound COVID-19 vaccine rollout to Florida seniors
“As Hospitals Roll Out COVID-19 Vaccines, Health Care Workers Describe Chaos And Anger”
Hospital custodial workers among first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine
Coronavirus: German care home workers accidentally given vaccine overdose
Singapore will begin Covid-19 vaccinations from Dec. 30
Chile announces first doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will arrive this week
The first wave of Moderna vaccines will go to more sites than the Pfizer vaccine
Side Effects & New Vaccine Research:
US could start vaccine trials in children in January
Chinese drug maker says its Covid-19 vaccine is more than 79% effective
NIH seeking individuals for study on severe allergic reactions to Pfizer vaccine
CDC confirms COVID-19 vaccine allergic reactions, issues new guidance – People with a history of allergies can still get vaccinated
Once You Get The COVID-19 Vaccine, Can You Still Infect Others?
Experts, Advocates Address COVID Vaccine Hesitancy — Reported 35% of healthcare workers reluctant to receive COVID vaccine
Oxford vaccine 70% effective after first dose, longer follow up vaccination time appears to improve total effectiveness
A side-by-side comparison of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines
In California, wealthy patients are offering top dollar to cut the line for a Covid-19 vaccine
FDA investigating allergic reactions to Pfizer vaccine reported in multiple states
Health officials, social media scramble to fight vaccine misinformation
Social media companies are already losing the vaccine misinformation fight – Posts that discourage and make fun of Covid-19 vaccination are racking up engagement.
New Covid Variants:
UAE says limited number of cases with new coronavirus variant detected in country
South Korea detects Covid-19 variant from UK travelers
Taiwan will tighten border restrictions in New Year after confirming first case of UK Covid-19 variant
“Colorado officials identify first known US case of COVID-19 variant seen in UK – Variant found in man in his 20s who is in isolation in Elbert County, first in US identified”
Lockdowns & Restrictions:
Thailand reports surge in coronavirus cases
Japan: 7 prefectures on highest alert for hospital beds
Indonesia to ban entry to foreign nationals from January 1
London Ambulance Service is receiving as many emergency calls as it did in pandemic’s first wave
Beijing cancels New Year’s Eve festivities amid Covid-19 cases
Texas infectious disease experts say metro areas could see similar COVID surges as L.A.
Appeals court allows L.A. County dining ban to remain in place until at least February
California extends stay-at-home order for two regions of the state as ICU capacity remains tight
Officials shut down illegal club in NYC with 160 people inside amid COVID-19 pandemic – It violated health and fire codes and had no liquor license.
Early signs Americans are ignoring health officials’ pleas to cancel holiday travel
Apple closes all California stores as COVID cases rise
Oxygen supply issues forced five Los Angeles-area hospitals to declare an ‘internal disaster’
4-year-old New York boy whose ‘smile and spunk lit up the room’ dies of COVID-19
IL: 18-year-old Tinley Park woman with no prior health conditions dies of COVID-19
Family blames haircut after couple dies from COVID-19 just 10 days apart
Louisiana congressman-elect dies of Covid – Luke Letlow was to have been sworn in Sunday.
MN: State senator dies from COVID-19 complications – He became infected at a Republicans Caucus meeting.
GOP official on testing positive for COVID-19 after White House party: ‘I didn’t listen to the warnings‘
“GOP congressman says he’s more worried about COVID-19 vaccine than disease itself”
Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows attempted to hide his COVID-19 diagnosis and the White House outbreak
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