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President-elect Joe Biden plans to use FEMA and the National Guard to build coronavirus vaccine clinics across the United States, according to new details of his Covid-19 vaccination plan released by his transition team on Friday. The Biden administration will also “quickly jumpstart” efforts to make the vaccines available at local pharmacies across the U.S.,
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The U.S. has shipped over half a million doses of antibody treatments that have the potential to keep high-risk Covid patients out of hospitals if given early enough in their infection. This would help already overburdened hospitals avoid additional strain, but the drugs are still being underutilized despite their promising results, Trump administration health officials
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Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi, U.S. December 20, 2020. Paul Sancya | Reuters The Biden administration’s plan to release nearly every available dose of Pfizer and Moderna’s coronavirus vaccines to states shouldn’t cause any supply issues down the road, a
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A shopper wearing a face mask due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic browses toys at a Target store in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, November 20, 2020. Mark Makela | Reuters Target said Wednesday comparable sales rose 17.2% in November and December, as customers bought matching pajamas and gingerbread house kits to celebrate a cozy
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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks as he announces his Justice Department nominees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 7, 2020. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters President-elect Joe Biden plans to release more doses of the Covid vaccines once he takes office, breaking from the Trump administration’s policy of holding reserve doses to ensure
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Medical staff examine a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at United Memorial Medical Center on November 16, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura | Getty Images Texas public health officials announced on Thursday that they have identified the state’s first case of a new, more contagious variant of the
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Boeing agreed to pay more than $2.5 billion to settle criminal charges with the U.S. Justice Department, which accused the company of concealing information about its 737 Max airplane that was involved in two crashes that claimed 346 lives, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Prosecutors said Boeing ”knowingly and willfully” conspired to defraud the United States by
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A pharmacist dilutes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine while preparing it to administer to staff and residents at the Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 30, 2020. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images The Covid-19 vaccine appears to cause severe allergic reactions at a significantly higher rate
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Medical personnel is given the Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 corona virus vaccine at the Favoriten Clinic in Vienna, Austria, on December 27, 2020 on the occasion of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 corona virus vaccine rollout. Georg Hochmuth | AFP | Getty Images The U.K.’s decision to delay giving people the second dose of a coronavirus vaccine is proving
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Decommissioned and suspended commercial aircrafts are seen stored in Pinal Airpark on May 16, 2020 in Marana, Arizona. Christian Petersen | Getty Images News | Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic has been brutal for U.S. airlines and significant relief isn’t expected until the second half of 2021. U.S. carriers’ 2020 net losses likely topped $35
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