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Moderna Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Its Coronavirus Vaccine – The New York Times

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The drugmaker Moderna said it would apply on Monday to the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. Mr. Bancel said the company was “on track” to produce 20 million doses by the end of December, and 500 million to a billion in 2021. Each person requires two doses, administered a month apart, so 20 million doses will be enough for 10 million people. Over all, about 13.3 million Americans have contracted the virus, and more than 265,900 have died. Worldwide, there have been nearly 62 million cases and almost 1.5 million deaths. One of […]

Fauci warns of ‘superimposed’ coronavirus surge after Thanksgiving travel

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s leading infectious disease expert, warned that the travel-heavy Thanksgiving holiday could lead to a “superimposed” surge in Covid-19 cases as the nation heads into December. Appearing on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” Sunday, Fauci said that public health officials “tried to get the word out for people, as difficult as it is, to really not have large gatherings” during the holiday due to concerns that the celebrations could exacerbate the coronavirus spread. “What we expect, unfortunately, as we go for the next couple of weeks into December, is that we might see a […]

Biden’s transition coronavirus team adds three members

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2h ago / 10:29 PM UTC Biden’s transition coronavirus team adds three members President-elect Biden on Saturday announced the addition of three new Covid-19 advisory board members who he believes will help in the development of “a robust and aggressive response to contain the virus.”  The new members include a Jane Hopkins, mental health expert, David Michaels, an epidemiologist, and Jill Jim, director of Navajo Nation’s department of health.  “As COVID-19 surges across the country, I need a team advising me and a transition that offers diverse perspectives and viewpoints,” said Biden in a statement.  Below are the bios for the […]

Defiant NY gym owner, US Marine rips up $15,000 fine for violating coronavirus restrictions

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A fed-up U.S. Marine and small business owner in New York ripped up a $15,000 fine for violating the coronavirus restrictions on live TV Tuesday in defiance of rules ordering businesses to close and limiting public and private gatherings to just 10 people. Robby Dinero, the owner of Athletes Unleashed crossfit gym in Orchard Park, New York, was fined after a confrontation with an official from the Erie County Health Department and Erie County sheriffs during a protest against the coronavirus restrictions on businesses held in Dinero’s gym Friday. The police and the health department official were told to leave […]

Trump says coronavirus vaccine deliveries will start next week

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President speaks on election results saying ‘it’s the most important story of our time’ President Trump said Thursday evening that coronavirus vaccine deliveries will begin as early as next week.  “The whole world is suffering and we are rounding the curve,” Trump said. “And the vaccines are being delivered next week or the week after.” The announcement came during a special Thanksgiving holiday message to U.S. troops overseas via teleconference. Trump noted that front-line workers, medical personnel and senior citizens would be the vaccine’s first recipients. He also argued that his opponent, President-elect Joe Biden, should not be given credit for the vaccines, […]

More than 2,400 workers at world’s top glove maker test positive for coronavirus – CBS News

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Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp., the world’s largest maker of rubber gloves, said Tuesday it expects a two-to-four-week delay in deliveries after more than 2,000 workers at its factories were infected by the coronavirus. The outbreak has raised the possibility of supply disruptions during the pandemic. Top Glove said it has temporarily stopped production at 16 factories in Klang, a town outside Kuala Lumpur, since Nov. 17 to screen workers, with its remaining 12 facilities in the area operating at much reduced capacities. The government on Monday ordered 28 Top Glove factories in Klang to shut down in stages to allow […]

Cuomo accepts Emmy for coronavirus briefings as critics blast nursing home policy

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean, who lost her in-laws living in assisted living facilities to COVID-19, says while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ‘accepts his award, many of us just accepted caskets and urns of our loved ones.’ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received the Founders Award “in recognition of his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world” at Monday’s International Emmy Awards ceremony. The ceremony was broadcast virtually on Monday morning. Cuomo held a coronavirus media briefing on Monday morning as well. Cuomo was announced as an award recipient Friday, sparking […]

NJ governor’s ‘draconian’ coronavirus order limiting holiday gatherings won’t be enforced, police chief says

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Howell, N.J., Police Chief Andrew Kudrick, Jr. says he will not enforce some of the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders. Howell Township, New Jersey, Police Chief Andrew Kudrick Jr. told “Fox & Friends Weekend” that his department will not enforce Gov. Phil Murphy’s “draconian” coronavirus guidelines for the holidays. Murphy, a Democrat, has called for a 10-person limit for in-household gatherings. “Our community is hurting,” Kudrick said. “I live here. I grew up here. I shop here. I go out to dinner here. And I talk one-on-one with our business owners… and I see how much they’re hurting.” “So as a police chief, in […]

G20 Meets On Coronavirus As Trump Makes 298th Golf Trip Of Presidency

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After a brief appearance at the G20’s virtual leadership summit on Saturday morning, President Donald Trump departed the White House for his golf resort in Virginia as the summit held a meeting focused on the coronavirus pandemic. STERLING, VIRGINIA – NOVEMBER 21: US President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on … [+] November 21, 2020in Sterling, Virginia. Trump went golfing as he continues to challenge the results of the 2020 Presidential election. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Key Facts During his speech, Trump touted the U.S. coronavirus response and economic recovery and expressed a desire to prioritize […]

SAMAA – 28 students, 22 teachers test coronavirus positive at Karachi school

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At least 50 people, including 22 teachers, tested positive for the coronavirus at a government school in Karachi, district officials said Friday. The 28 students and 22 teachers were diagnosed with the virus at the Secondary School in Karachi’s PNT Colony. The school hasn’t been sealed yet. The virus has so far killed 2,780 people in Karachi. Fearing the rise in number of cases amid a second wave of coronavirus infections in the country, the government is considering closing educational institutions across the country but a final decision will be made during a November 23 meeting. Plan to shut down […]