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Experts “extremely worried” about Delta variant as US death toll hits 600,000

Enlarge / Combat medics from Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps vaccinate members of the public at a rapid vaccination centre, set up outside Bolton Town Hall on June 09, 2021 in Bolton, England. Getty | Christopher Furlong By many metrics, the US is currently doing relatively well against the pandemic coronavirus. National tallies of …

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US may miss July 4 vaccination target as number of daily doses plummets

Enlarge / A deserted walk-in COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Convention Center in downtown Washington, DC, on June 1, 2021. Getty | ANITA BEATTIE The rate of COVID-19 vaccinations in the US has now slowed to a crawl after weeks of decline in the number of doses given out each day. The continued trend …

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Early adopters of Chinese vaccines see case surges; China plows ahead anyway

Enlarge / Vials of the Sinopharm vaccine in Beijing on June 1. Getty | Xinhua News Agency Despite a sluggish start, China is now vaccinating its people against COVID-19 at an impressive clip, currently averaging nearly 20 million doses administered per day. As of Friday, the country had given more than 720 million vaccinations since …

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Moderna’s data in kids ages 12-17 “consistent with a vaccine efficacy of 100%”

Enlarge / A vial of the current Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Getty | Ivan Romano Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine appears safe and highly effective in adolescents ages 12 to 17, according to the top-line results of a small clinical trial the company announced Tuesday. The company plans to submit the trial data to the US Food and …

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Pfizer’s COVID vaccine can stay in normal fridge for up to a month, FDA says

Enlarge / A pharmacist holding a vial of the undiluted Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19. Getty | JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced a big change in the way doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine can be handled. From now on, undiluted vials of the mRNA vaccine can stay at normal refrigerator …

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FDA authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds

Enlarge / An illustration picture shows vials with COVID-19 Vaccine stickers attached, with the logo of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, on November 17, 2020. Getty | JUSTIN TALLIS The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15, the agency announced …

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FDA reportedly plans to authorize Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for teens 12-15 in days

Enlarge / Vials with COVID-19 Vaccine labels showing logos of pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech. Getty | Photonews The Food and Drug Administration is planning to authorize the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents 12 to 15 years old later this week or early next week, according to a report by …

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Contractor that ruined 15M doses of J&J vaccine is holding up vaccine to India

Enlarge / Funeral pyres of people who died of COVID-19 being prepared simultaneously at Gazipur crematorium on April 26, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Getty | Raj K Raj India’s skyrocketing surge of COVID-19 cases has launched the country into the most harrowing crisis yet in the pandemic. While international aid pours into the country, …

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CDC, FDA lift pause of J&J vaccine after advisors vote in support of use [Updated]

Enlarge / Boxes of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Florida. Getty | Paul Hennessy Update 4/23/2021 7:00pm ET: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration announced late Friday that the pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is now lifted. …

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COVID-19 vaccinations declining even though all US adults are eligible

Enlarge / Nurses wait at empty tables for more patients to arrive to receive a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in Gardena, California, on April 17, 2021. Getty | Patrick Fallon Though COVID-19 vaccines are now open to all US adults, vaccinations in the country are on the decline. …

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