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Moderna cuts COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Canada, U.K. amid European supply struggles

The global COVID-19 vaccine supply is about to take another hit, but this time from Moderna. The mRNA drugmaker warned Friday that supply problems are forcing it to cut back deliveries to “a number of countries,” including the U.K. and Canada.  Moderna, which has partnered with Switzerland’s Lonza to manufacture its vaccine known as mRNA-1273, pinned the reduction on deficits in… Read More »

Public confidence in Johnson & Johnson vaccine plummets after FDA pause, polling shows

Public confidence in the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has plummeted in the wake of the federal government putting a pause on its rollout, highlighting the possible long-run costs of the decision. The share of people saying that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was very or somewhat safe plunged from 52% to 37%, according to… Read More »

White House to spend $10 billion to bolster vaccine effort

Health Politics Loading the player… The White House announced Thursday that it is dedicating another $ 10 billion to try to drive up vaccination rates in low-income, minority and rural enclaves throughout the country. The effort, which is funded through the $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package passed earlier this month, will include $ 6 billion in… Read More »

Coronavirus UK: Britain starts to ration Pfizer’s Covid vaccine ahead of supply dip

Why HAS Britain started to ration Pfizer’s Covid vaccine? Jab was used for just 200,000 new patients out of 2.2million in the first week of March as AstraZeneca’s jab takes over EXCLUSIVE: Pfizer jab used for only 9% of first doses in first week of March This was a drop from it accounting for three… Read More »

Covid vaccine skepticism will prevent U.S. from reaching normalcy, ICU doctor says

A new poll found that 49% of Republican men said they won’t get vaccinated for Covid-19 and Dr. Vin Gupta said that “will determine the trajectory of this pandemic” to the detriment of all Americans. “All forecasts right now say that we’re going to be past the worst of this with normalcy by say end… Read More »

Vaccine rollout already behind schedule

The federal government remains well behind its initial COVID-19 vaccination targets nearly a fortnight into its rollout. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in January he “anticipated optimistically” 80,000 Australians would be vaccinated every week at the beginning of the rollout, before the effort was “scaled up”. But almost two weeks after the first vaccine was… Read More »

FDA authorizes J&J’s 1-shot coronavirus vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday gave emergency authorization to a coronavirus vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, making a third shot available at a critical moment for U.S. efforts to control COVID-19. J&J’s vaccine, which requires one dose rather than two and can be stored at refrigerator temperatures, will provide much-needed reinforcements as… Read More »