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After a series of controversies, the Trump administration has launched a $250 million vaccine education campaign aimed at convincing people who are hesitant to get a shot

The Trump administration is beginning to roll out its $US250 million vaccine education campaign that aims to encourage people to get a shot. The campaign will include a series of advertisements – but celebrity endorsements, and a plan for Santa performers to take part in exchange for early access to […]
After a series of controversies, the Trump administration has launched a $250 million vaccine education campaign aimed at convincing people who are hesitant to get a shot
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The US is giving $523 million to 9,000 nursing homes for reducing COVID-19 cases. This is the first time it has given institutions financial rewards for controlling the spread.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will split $US523 million in incentive payments among more than 9,000 nursing homes for reducing COVID-19 related infections and deaths. The agency gave the first payments out on Wednesday, and said it is “exhausting all measures to ensure nursing homes nationwide are […]
The US is giving $523 million to 9,000 nursing homes for reducing COVID-19 cases. This is the first time it has given institutions financial rewards for controlling the spread.
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The US will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies

Army general Gustave Perna, who oversees the logistics of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to states, said the US will give Americans paper cards reminding them to come back for second doses. Vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna, which are awaiting emergency authorised use from the FDA, require two doses. Experts previously […]
The US will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies
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Operation Warp Speed bought 100 million doses of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines before results came in. That $3.5 billion bet is paying off.

The US launched Operation Warp Speed, an initiative to deliver coronavirus shots to Americans, in May. The program has funded the manufacturing of six promising vaccine candidates while clinical trials are ongoing. That includes shots from Pfizer and Moderna. Both companies recently announced positive results from their final stage of […]
Operation Warp Speed bought 100 million doses of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines before results came in. That $3.5 billion bet is paying off.
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The White House considered tapping Elon Musk for a celebrity COVID-19 PSA, despite the billionaire repeatedly sharing virus misinformation

A White House document listing potential celebrities for a COVID-19 public-service announcement campaign shows that Elon Musk was one of 274 names considered. It’s not clear exactly which celebrities were approached, and Musk was listed as “pending,” but some other celebrities are marked as “accepted” or “declined.” Musk, the CEO […]
The White House considered tapping Elon Musk for a celebrity COVID-19 PSA, despite the billionaire repeatedly sharing virus misinformation
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A senior Trump administration official reportedly offered Santa performers early COVID-19 vaccines for starring in a $250 million public awareness campaign

Michael Caputo, an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), offered Santa performers early access to COVID-19 vaccines, the Wall Street Journal reported. The performers would get the vaccines if they helped with the agency’s planned $US250 million vaccination drive campaign, the Journal reported. “If you […]
A senior Trump administration official reportedly offered Santa performers early COVID-19 vaccines for starring in a $250 million public awareness campaign