As of Friday, 20% of Americans had received a single shot while 10% were fully vaccinated as more states begin to expand eligibility.
Thailand is the first Asian country to pause use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, following similar announcements from Denmark, Norway, and Iceland.
FEMA has requested help from the Defence Department in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pentagon is considering the request and could send thousands of troops to help. FEMA is setting up 100 vaccination sites nationwide in an effort to speed up distribution. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
Boston physician Dr. Hossein Sadrzadeh on Thursday said he had a severe allergic reaction to receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 shot. He told the New York Times that he felt dizzy and his heart began racing shortly after receiving the shot. He was taken to the emergency department and later discharged, and […]
During an interview for CNN’s “State of the Union,” Bill Gates told host Jake Tapper that “it’s bad news” for the months to come in regard to the pandemic. Gates has donated over $US100 million to coronavirus-vaccine research. The US administered its first doses of the vaccine to healthcare workers […]
The Federal Aviation Administration has given the green light for pilots seeking to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine but with restrictions. Pilots cannot fly for 48 hours after receiving the injections as the side effects may hinder the safe operation of an aircraft, the FAA says. The second COVID-19 airlift […]
The US could start giving COVID-19 vaccinations as early as Friday, according to James Hildreth, a Food and Drug Administration vaccines advisor. As Hildreth told NBC, the FDA could issue an emergency-use authorization to Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine after a meeting of experts Thursday, which would allow Americans to start […]
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday said the UK had approved Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine too quickly. The UK approved the companies’ vaccine Wednesday, becoming the first Western nation to authorise a COVID-19 shot. The US Food and Drug Administration is still analysing trial results, however, and is expected to […]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a COVID-19 vaccination from the Chinese government, Japanese intelligence sources told a Washington DC-based Korea expert. Kim’s health has been the subject of rumours throughout his nine-year rule of the country. The 36-year-old dictator is a frequent smoker and obese, according to South […]
A scientist power-couple is a driving force behind Pfizer’s new coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Ugur Sahin is the CEO and Dr. Özlem Türeci the chief medical officer of BioNTech, the company that created the vaccine in partnership with Pfizer. Business Insider took a deep dive into who they are, and how […]
A coronavirus vaccine being developed in China could be ready as early as November, according to a senior Chinese scientist; China currently has four coronavirus vaccines in development. Guizhen, head of biosafety at China’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said: ‘It will be very soon. The progress is currently […]
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The World Health Organisation warned Monday that any coronavirus vaccine will likely not be “perfect,” in part because not “everyone will have access” to it right away. The WHO stressed that other time-tested public health measures: handwashing, social distancing, quarantining, and wearing masks in public, can all help tamp down […]
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Some scientists fear that an effective coronavirus vaccine may prove impossible to produce. The UK’s Chief Medical Officer warned on Friday that there is “concerning” evidence suggesting that people can be reinfected with the virus. He said evidence from other forms of coronavirus also suggests that immunity quickly wanes. No […]