As many as 60 countries might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help some of the world's poorest nations are blocked until as late as June.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that on average, one in four people in rich countries has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, compared to only one in 500 people in low-income countries.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services worked with the CDC and Wake County Public Health Department to investigate the limited number of cases where reactions were reported with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
A patchwork of advice was emerging from governments across Europe and farther afield, a day after the European Union’s drug regulator said there was a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare clotting disorder while reiterating the vaccine is safe and effective.
Any further doubts about the AstraZeneca vaccine would be a setback for the shot, which is critical to Europe’s immunization campaign and a linchpin in the global strategy to get vaccines to poorer countries.
The unusual post-infection condition tends to be milder in kids who were sicker with COVID-19, although more than half of affected youngsters received intensive hospital care, according to a CDC analysis.
Many business owners are keeping their own rules in place, requiring staffers and customers alike to wear masks for the sake of protecting everybody, particularly their employees. And the law is on an owner’s side.
Christianity’s most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with the faithful spaced apart in pews and singing choruses of “Hallelujah” through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday marked by pandemic precautions.
Health officials in Indiana said Saturday they are investigating whether anyone was exposed to COVID-19 by Alabama residents following Friday night’s death of a Crimson Tide fan who was in Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament last weekend.
Emergent BioSolutions, a little-known company vital to the vaccine supply chain, was a key to Johnson & Johnson’s plan to deliver 100 million doses of its vaccine to the United States by the end of May. But the Food and Drug Administration repeatedly has cited Emergent for problems.
The state has processed about half as many tests in March as it did during January and the current seven-day average number of tests is also roughly half what it was at its peak two months ago, according to a CBS17.com analysis of the Department of Health and Human Services data.
There are signs up at restaurants all around Wilmington advertising that they are hiring for all positions. Restaurant owners say business is picking up as COVID-19 numbers go down, but they are struggling to hire employees to handle the increased demand.
The European Medicines Agency says there is “no evidence” that would support restricting the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in any population despite reports of rare blood clots associated with the shot.
Because subjects in those studies were only followed for a few months — the recent CDC study lasted from mid-December to mid-March — it’s unknown if the vaccine’s effectiveness eventually will drop without that boost from the second dose.
The extension of North Carolina’s statewide residential eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021 coordinates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recent extension of the nationwide moratorium through the same date.
Authorities in Berlin and Munich are again suspending the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for residents under age 60 due to new reports of unusual blood clots in people who recently received the shots, officials said Tuesday.