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U.S. negotiating to buy more doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say they’re actively negotiating for additional purchases of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine after passing up a chance to lock in a contract this summer since it was still unclear how well the shots would work. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and special adviser Dr. …

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New coronavirus strain spreading in UK has key mutations, scientists say

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – British scientists are trying to establish whether the rapid spread in southern England of a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is linked to key mutations they have detected in the strain, they said on Tuesday. The mutations include changes to the important “spike” …

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New coronavirus strain spreading in UK has key mutations, scientists say

[ad_1] LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) – British scientists are trying to establish whether the rapid spread in southern England of a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is linked to key mutations they have detected in the strain, they said on Tuesday. The mutations include changes to the …

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Amid a second outbreak of the coronavirus, New York starts the slow, laborious task of vaccinating millions

[ad_1] On Monday morning, one of America’s first Pfizer PFE, -1.38% vaccine doses was administered by Northwell Health, New York state’s largest health care provider. Intensive care nurse Sandra Lindsay was injected in Queens in the historic event.  The injection signals the beginning of the slow, laborious task of vaccinating millions …

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New coronavirus strain spreading in UK has key mutations, scientists say

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – British scientists are trying to establish whether the rapid spread in southern England of a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is linked to key mutations they have detected in the strain, they said on Tuesday. The mutations include changes to the important “spike” …

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Gold prices rise over 1% on hope for further U.S. coronavirus relief package

[ad_1] Gold futures were trading higher Tuesday, recovering from a two week low, with gains attributed to the prospects for another coronavirus fiscal package gaining more traction in Washington before the end of the year. “Gold prices are rising on optimism that lawmakers are closer to passing a compromised stimulus package,” …

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New coronavirus strain spreading in UK has key mutations, scientists say

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – British scientists are trying to establish whether the rapid spread in southern England of a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is linked to key mutations they have detected in the strain, they said on Tuesday. The mutations include changes to the important “spike” …

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Health-care workers are quitting in Sweden as second wave of coronavirus infections hits hard

[ad_1] “ ‘I talked to members in August who said they would resign because it was the only way to get some time off and recover. We see high rates of sickness, symptoms of exhaustion and members who have been infected.’ ” That’s Sineva Ribeiro, the chairwoman of the Swedish …

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Gold prices skid lower to start week as U.S. coronavirus vaccine rolls out

[ad_1] Gold futures on Monday were under selling pressure as a rollout of the experimental coronavirus cure began in the U.S. and as some uncertainty centered on another round of COVID-19 relief aid out of Congress hurt the yellow metal’s bullish thesis. However, weakness in the dollar, off 0.5%, as …

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Senior U.S. government officials to get coronavirus vaccine as soon as this week

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. government officials, including some White House officials who work in close proximity to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, will be offered coronavirus vaccines as soon as this week, while its public distribution is limited to front-line health workers and people in nursing …

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