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Second Dose Of Vaccine: Canada Endorses Delaying Timeline
But Health Canada, the federal panel that approved the vaccine, says the second shot must be given within 21 days of the first. News is from Israel, Norway, China and Japan, as well.
Viewpoints: Lessons On Treating Covid; Hope For The J&J Vaccine
Editorial pages focus on these covid topics, on the impact of the pandemic on people of color and the physically challenged, and on other public health topics, as well.
Study: Longer Work Hours Can Trigger Depression
Sleep quality also suffers in people who worked longer. News reports are on rising cases of near-sightedness, Disneyland refunds, and more.
BioNTech Reports Breakthrough In Treating Multiple Sclerosis With Another MRNA Vaccine
After partnering with Pfizer on the mRNA technique in the first covid vaccine, the German company claims its experiment in treating lab mice with another mRNA vaccine stopped symptoms of the debilitating disease.
More Possible Covid Treatments Sought
Meanwhile, a new study backs up previous research that men are more likely to test positive, have complications and die from covid infections than women, regardless of age.
Houston Hospital Offers $500 To Employees Who Get Vaccine
Some workers consider the testing of the vaccine to be inadequate. Other health care personnel news reports on dentists who are unable to get the vaccine and nurses who are burnt out and leaving jobs.
Hospitals In Oklahoma, California Prepare Ethical Protocol To Decide Who Lives, Dies
Administrators across the country are drawing up “crisis standards care” as the covid surge shows no sign of relenting. And in Los Angeles, ambulances circle for hours, unable to find ERs that can accept patients.
Covid Cuts Average Life Expectancy By 1 Year — More If You’re Black Or Latino
For Blacks, the projected life expectancy would shorten by 2.10 years to 72.78 years, and for Latinos, by 3.05 years to 78.77 years. Whites are also affected, but their projected decline is much smaller — 0.68 years — to a life expectancy of 77.84 years, ScienceDaily reports.
Pfizer, Moderna Accelerate Production Of Vaccines To Meet Global Demand
In the U.S., new targets are for each company to deliver 200 million doses by the end of July. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump asks lawmakers to claw back billions in funding to international vaccine and health initiatives. Congress is not expected to act on the request.
US Rapidly Approaching 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths
According to mortality data analyzed by The New York Times, the nation has already passed that tragic mark with over 400,000 more Americans dead than would normally be since last March. And no end is sight, with a sustained 200,000 new cases or more reported every day.
Former FDA Head David Kessler Tapped To Lead Biden’s Vaccine Program
Dr. David Kessler will replace Moncef Slaoui as the chief of the federal vaccine rollout and distribution program. And Andy Slavitt, an Obama administration alum, will join the Biden covid response team.
Hunt For Vaccine Frustrates Residents In Most States
While Texas reports that it has administered over 1 million covid vaccine doses, most other states fail to make much progress in picking up the inoculation pace.
Biden Calls On Congress To Take Up His Plan For Bigger Round Of Aid
President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal includes money for testing and vaccine distribution as well as $1,400 relief checks and extended unemployment insurance. He also detailed other elements of his pandemic response plan.
CVS and Walgreens Under Fire for Slow Pace of Vaccination in Nursing Homes
A federal program that sends retail pharmacists into nursing homes to vaccinate residents and workers has been hindered by bureaucratic hurdles and scheduling woes.
First Edition: Jan. 15, 2021
Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You’re Vaccinated
Vaccination, face coverings and physical distancing are essential parts of a team effort against the coronavirus.
Geography Is Destiny: Dentists’ Access to Covid Shots Depends on Where They Live
A handful of states are making dentists a lower priority than other health professionals for inoculations, even though they have their hands in people’s mouths and are exposed to aerosols that spray germs in their faces.
When Covid Deaths Aren’t Counted, Families Pay the Price
Inaccurate and incomplete death certificates hurt those seeking relief, recourse and closure after a loved one dies.