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FAA confirms first ‘mass air shipment’ of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine from Belgium as US preps for distribution

Charter flights bringing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to the United States from Belgium began on Friday, the start of what the Federal Aviation Administration calls the first “mass air shipment” of a coronavirus vaccine. There are no authorized coronavirus vaccines in the U.S. yet, but preparations for distribution are ramping up. Under FDA rules, vaccine cannot be shipped to actual administration sites until it was been…

Coronavirus: Treating Delhi's dogs and cats in the pandemic – BBC News

Newest video updates regarding Coronavirus. Check out this “Coronavirus: Treating Delhi's dogs and cats in the pandemic – BBC News” video below: It is not just people feeling the effects of India’s lockdown: the country’s animals are also adjusting to the strange circumstances. But some are coping better than others, so Jai Prakash, a veterinary worker, has stepped up his duties to make sure the…

Oregon nurse placed on leave after showing ‘cavalier disregard’ for COVID-19 protocols in TikTok video

The Daily Beast A Tale of Two Castes, Two Crimes and Two Justice Systems It’s been two months since a young Dalit woman was brutally raped and killed in Hathras in India and, in contrast to the swift action by the government in previous cases, there has been little action taken since the four men allegedly responsible were arrested. The 19-year-old woman was found in…

South Dakota’s governor encouraged people to go shopping the same day the state reported its highest single-day COVID-19 death total

The South Dakota Department of Health on Saturday reported 54 new deaths from COVID-19, surpassing the state’s previous record death total of 53. The same day, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem encouraged state residents in a tweet to go shopping, writing that small “businesses are the lifeblood of so many South Dakota communities.” Noem, a Republican, has refused to issue a statewide mask mandate and…

Biden will leave decision about who gets the coronavirus vaccine first up to public health experts and scientists, his COVID-19...

A photo illustration show a syringe. Argentina was selected to test a vaccine against COVID-19, it is estimated that the clinical phases will begin in August. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Last week, Pfizer and BioNTech filed for emergency authorization of their coronavirus vaccine with the Food and Drug Administration. Once a vaccine is authorized, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will go…

Oregon mink farm has COVID-19 outbreak after advocates warned of danger in state

SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon mink farm has reported an outbreak of COVID-19 among animals and workers. Oregon Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Andrea Cantu-Schomus declined to say which county the farm is in or how many workers have tested positive, citing federal health privacy rules. The farm has about 12,000 animals, she said. Outbreaks in farmed mink have been reported in several U.S. states and…

Unqualified au pairs are slipping through the cracks amid COVID-19

Troublemakers are out and about as the pandemic has plunged the au pair industry into chaos. In June, the Trump administration signed a temporary ban until at least Dec. 31 on the au pair visa program — which promises affordable child care in exchange for room, board and a modest stipend for host families — because of COVID-19 job concerns. As a result, there’s a…

Kim Jong-Un is reportedly displaying ‘excessive anger’ over the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, ordering the execution of two...

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un speaks during the Russia – North Korea Summit on April 25, 2019, in Vladivostok, Russia. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is said to be angry about the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact, South Korea’s spy agency said on Friday. According to the Associated Press, Kim has ordered the execution of at least two people, locked…

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is reportedly being flown by United Airlines chartered flights to distribution hubs, in anticipation of FDA approval

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Chartered United Airlines flights from Brussels to Chicago are carrying Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, according to The Wall Street Journal. The flights represent one leg of a chain, which will extend from Chicago to distribution hubs around the US. Pfizer’s vaccine must be stored in -103 degrees Fahrenheit, so…

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