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  • Vaccine shortages intensify while some doses sit on shelves, an obstacle to national strategy promised by Biden

    Vaccine shortages intensify while some doses sit on shelves, an obstacle to national strategy promised by Biden

    From Miami to Manhattan, hospital leaders and public officials have been equally emphatic. But in one of the most puzzling aspects of the early vaccine rollout, the shortages are intensifying in some jurisdictions, while others have yet to use all their vaccine. The bottleneck isn’t just in administering the vaccines; some states are not ordering everything they’ve been allotted.

    The result is…


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  • The COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Line Continues to Change as States Make Further Updates

    The COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Line Continues to Change as States Make Further Updates

    The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has stumbled in much of the country, with uneven experience across states and many doses going unused. Meanwhile, with the death toll rising and concern increasing about new variants of the virus, there is new urgency to get more people vaccinated.
    Drew Altman wrote recently in The Washington Post, a “much simpler plan” based on age could improve distribution.…

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    5 January 2021 || She Knows

    In the second picture, Kiaree cried so hard because she saw her doctor and she knows what’s gonna happen. She cried more in the anticipation of pain. The third picture was the actual vaccination where she cried so little.

    Fear of what’s coming next outweighs fear during actual scenarios. Most times it’s better to just stop worrying and let things be. We’ll realize it’s not so bad at all.

    Soon my little girl will know about this too. 🥰

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  • More than 9 Lakh health workers have received vaccine shots to date By 18:00, 9.99 thousand people across the country had been vaccinated

    More than 9 Lakh health workers have received vaccine shots to date By 18:00, 9.99 thousand people across the country had been vaccinated

    New Delhi: The union’s health ministry said on Thursday that the number of healthcare workers vaccinated by 10 a.m. on the sixth day of the Kovid-19 nationwide vaccination campaign had exceeded 10 varnishes, according to an interim report. The ministry said 234,330 people were vaccinated through 4,043 vaccination sessions held in 27 states and union territories by 6 p.m. Thursday. He said the…

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  • Severe allergic reaction extremely rare with Pfizer COVID vaccine: study

    Severe allergic reaction extremely rare with Pfizer COVID vaccine: study

    (HealthDay)—Despite scattered media reports of severe allergic reactions to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, a detailed analysis shows that such incidents are very rare, striking just 11 people for every million doses given.

    The study, compiled by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found that episodes of severe allergic reaction—called anaphylaxis—typically…


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  • I teach high school science, and right now I’ve got an anonymous form my students can submit for any of their vaccine-related questions (there are a lot!). Anyway, I have a bunch of research open on my tabs, and am compiling answers, so let me know if you have questions, or if you’d like to see a Q and A

    #ask me#vaccine #ask a science teacher
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  • 98-year-old woman vaccinated in Spanish Fort with message for those eligible to get COVID vaccine

    98-year-old woman vaccinated in Spanish Fort with message for those eligible to get COVID vaccine

    SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) — FOX10 News is hearing from some of the most vulnerable people to COVID-19 who have gotten the vaccine. 
    Janie Wood was given it last week. She lives in a Westminster Village in Spanish Fort.
    Wood said, “Didn’t bother me at all. I just had to roll up my sleeve, let them shoot it.”
    Wood has been quarantined inside her home of 17 years since last March. She’s only able to…

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  • Got my pfizer poke #1! Now I’m 5 weeks away from immunity!

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  • There is a crackle of desperation and hope everytime I hear a call asking about the vaccine.

    “how do I get the vaccine?”

    “is it true you’re giving the vaccine now? How do I sign up?”

    “I work with the public; I need it! When can I get it?!”

    “where do I park, when I get the vaccine?”

    “I’m 83; why did the 70-year-old who signed up hours after I did, get scheduled before me??”

    “is this the right place to ask about the vaccine?”

    “can I get the vaccine?”

    “what’s the waiting list, for the vaccine?”

    There is a crackle of desperation, a thread of hope. And it is so, so much better to get these calls, then to hear:

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    “I was exposed; when can I get tested?”

    “I’m running out of time off work; when do I get my test results back?”

    “Do you allow visitors?”

    “Do I have Covid? My friend’s roommate tested positive and…”

    “NO visitors?! Not even a pastor? Not even a spouse? Not even a single loved one, as they die alone?”

    “how long do I quarantine?”

    “do you need volunteers for the experimental medicines? Do you need volunteers for the vaccine?”

    “She has cancer; she NEEDS treatment! How can there not be a bed for her at the hospital?!”

    “when can I get tested?”

    “how long will the shutdown last? How long until it’s open again?”

    “How do I quarantine? How do I quarantine when I live with three kids and two adults and grandpa, how do I keep my family safe when I’m supposed to be in quarantine?”

    “why hasn’t he been moved to a room yet?! It’s been days!”

    “when do my test results get back?”

    “are these symptoms death, or allergies?”

    “how do I know if I’ve got the virus?”

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    “Where to I sign up to get the vaccine?”

    What a beautiful question.

    #plagueblogging#vaccine #call your hospitsl to schedule an appointment or get on the waiting list today #i answer phones
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  • Amazon offers Joe Biden COVID-19 vaccine assistance

    Amazon offers Joe Biden COVID-19 vaccine assistance

    Amazon is providing by itself up as an ally to President-elect Biden in his effort to distribute the coronavirus vaccines, months after lobbying the Trump administration to prioritize its employees.
    In a letter to the newly-sworn-in president penned by Dave Clark, a top rated Amazon govt, and dated Wednesday, the tech big made available its very well wishes to the new administration on their…


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  • "Checking in on Access to COVID-19 Vaccines…" ALS Association

    Welcome to Connecting ALS. This week, Mike and Jeremy are joined by Dr. Richard Bedlack, director of the Duke ALS Clinic, for an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and the latest on access to vaccines. To stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccine access, go to https://www.als.org/navigating-als/living-with-als/covid-vaccines

    For more information on ROAR, go to: https://medschool.duke.edu/about-us/news-and-communications/som-magnify/bold-approach-caring-als-patients

    This episode was produced by Garrett Tiedemann and is brought to you by The ALS Association’s national office and the Association’s Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter.

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  • Biden Inherits a Vaccine Supply Unlikely to Grow Before April

    Biden Inherits a Vaccine Supply Unlikely to Grow Before April

    As the Biden administration takes power with a pledge to tame the most dire public health crisis in a century, one pillar of its strategy is to significantly increase the supply of Covid-19 vaccines.
    But federal health officials and corporate executives agree that it will be impossible to increase the immediate supply of vaccines before April because of lack of manufacturing capacity. The…

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  • Wisconsin’s next vaccine phase could mean long waits for vulnerable people

    Wisconsin’s next vaccine phase could mean long waits for vulnerable people

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    p dir=”ltr”>The Department of Health Services’ vaccine subcommittee has agreed to an expansive list of people who will be eligible for the vaccine under Phase 1b. The list includes people over 65, teachers, prisoners and inmates, grocery store workers, mink farmers, bus drivers, and many more. DHS estimates one in three people in Wisconsin would be included in Phase 1b. 

    (The Center Square) –…

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  • Q: Weren’t the mRNA vaccines rushed?

    A: Time from Phase I trials to Emergency Use Authorization was shorter than typical, but no safety steps were skipped. Several factors contributed to the faster timeline:
    1. The mRNA vaccine platform has been studied for ~20 years so scientists basically already knew how to make the vaccine, and they were able to start trials very quickly
    2. In January, the viral genome was released publicly by a Chinese scientist
    3. Huge financial support from both government and private donors expedited development
    4. Regulatory agencies prioritized COVID vaccines over other drugs/vaccines
    5. Trials were completed quickly because there were lots of volunteers and there was a lot of COVID over the summer and fall, so vaccine efficacy data were accrued quickly
    6. Some steps were done simultaneously rather than sequentially (for example, Pfizer manufactured doses before their safety data were complete, which was risky, but allowed them to ship the first doses sooner)

    Read the monthly timeline of Operation Warp Speed from HHS:https://www.hhs.gov/…/explaining-operation…/index.html

    #TeachingRounds #FOAMEd #Vaccine #COVID #COVID19 #SARSCoV2 #CovidVaccine #mRNA #infectiousdisease #medicine #publichealth #immunology #HHS #OWS

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  • why combining the Oxford vaccine with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine could make it more effective

    why combining the Oxford vaccine with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine could make it more effective

    The coronavirus, with its spike proteins shown in red. Many vaccines are targeting parts of the virus specifically. Credit: US CDC/Wikimedia Commons

    When the efficacy of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine was announced in late 2020, there was some confusion. The overall efficacy of the vaccine at stopping people developing symptomatic COVID-19, two weeks after the second dose, was 70%. But this…


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