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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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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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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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US reaches record daily toll of 3,309 coronavirus deaths Saturday

[ad_1] The U.S. has reached a record 3,309 daily coronavirus deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The deaths reported Friday exceeded by 6% the previous high of 3,124 deaths reported Wednesday. The U.S. also reached a record daily confirmed infections at 231,775, according to a tally by …

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These are the loopholes America’s 1% can use to get early access to the COVID-19 vaccine

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[ad_1] Economists hold that a good is most efficiently allocated when it goes to the people who value it the most and hence are willing to pay the most for it.  It’s for that very reason that bioethicists and infectious disease doctors worry that initial doses of a coronavirus vaccine, …

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United Arab Emirates says a Chinese coronavirus vaccine appears 86% effective

[ad_1] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday a Chinese coronavirus vaccine tested in the federation of sheikhdoms is 86% effective, in a statement that provided few details but marked the first public release of information on the efficacy of the shot. The UAE, home …

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The challenges and perils of transporting millions of COVID-19 vaccines with dry ice across the U.S.

[ad_1] When you order a gift from Amazon AMZN the process of getting the item you purchased to your doorstep is fairly straightforward. But transporting a coronavirus vaccine, if and/or when emergency-use authorization is granted in the U.S., requires arctic temperatures. The government, through Operation Warp Speed, has begun the …

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U.K. gears up for huge coronavirus vaccination program

[ad_1] LONDON — Shipments of the coronavirus vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech were delivered Sunday in the U.K. in super-cold containers, two days before it goes public in an immunization program that is being closely watched around the world. Around 800,000 doses of the vaccine were …

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Bank workers could get COVID vaccines before most Americans

[ad_1] The American Bankers Association is seeking vaccine prioritization for bank tellers and frontline community-bank employees. An earlier version of this story suggested that the industry group was seeking a broader prioritization for the financial industry, including traders. The story has been corrected. Frontline bank employees could get a shot …

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