vaccination

ECB Deepens Analysis of Digital Euro, Decision Expected by Mid-Year, VP Confirms

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Faced with challenges on many fronts, the European Central Bank is now deepening the analysis of how to digitalize its currency. A decision on whether to issue a digital euro, which has the potential to become a major CBDC, is expected around mid-2021, a high-ranking official of the central bank has confirmed. …

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At 38.5% vaccinated, US may be running low on people eager for a shot

Enlarge / Residents wear protective masks while waiting to be vaccinated at a West Virginia United Health System COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Getty | Bloomberg The US logged another 4 million or so vaccinations Friday, bringing the total doses administered in the country over 200 million at …

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Vaccine FOMO is real. Here’s how to deal with it

Enlarge Michael Ciaglo | Getty Images It’s late on a Tuesday night, and you’re running through your usual routine. You go through your social media, blocking everyone who has posted an ecstatic shot selfie. You check, and double-check, your state’s eligibility requirements. Maybe you monitor your state’s daily vaccine counts; maybe you have the page …

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Experts sound alarm of possible new COVID surge as US cases once again rise

Enlarge / A health advisory sign on a beach in Florida. Getty | Jeff Greenberg In mid-January, US cases of COVID-19 were in a nosedive from a towering record of over 315,000 new cases in a single day earlier in the month. And now, the pace of vaccinations has reached a heartening clip of 2.5 …

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With Trump’s vaccine rollout in chaos, Biden unveils five-point plan

Enlarge / US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to administer COVID-19 vaccines in Wilmington, Delaware on January 15, 2021. Getty | Angela Weiss President-elect Joe Biden on Friday unveiled a five-point plan to try to rescue the country’s beleaguered COVID-19 vaccination campaign and achieve his stated goal of reaching 100 million shots …

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LA residents can use their phones to provide COVID-19 vaccination proof

PATRICK T. FALLON via Getty Images After seeing record COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations, Los Angeles County will use technology to help residents track and prove their vaccination records, Bloomberg reports. The public health department has teamed with startup Healthvana on an app that will that will store vaccination records in Google or Apple wallets. It …

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Stanford hospital erupts in protest after vaccine plan leaves out residents [UPDATED]

Enlarge / Protests by medical staff took place both inside and out of the hospital. Ars Technica Update, 10:00pm EST:  Stanford Medicine shared the following statement with Ars:  “We take complete responsibility for the errors in the execution of our vaccine distribution plan.  Our intent was to develop an ethical and equitable process for distribution …

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We’ll need more than one vaccine to beat the pandemic

Enlarge / A medical worker holds a bottle of a candidate COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University that is being tested in a trial in Soweto, South Africa. Getty | Gallo Images On Monday, a press release from the transnational pharmaceutical company Pfizer dropped a rare spark of hope into the ongoing misery of the …

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