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A man receives a nasal swab COVID-19 test at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid a coronavirus surge in Southern California on December 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images Three states across the U.S. have now identified cases of the new coronavirus strain in people
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A nurse prepares to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Britain December 8, 2020. Frank Augstein | Reuters Doctors in the United Kingdom are pushing back on health officials’ decision to change the vaccine schedule on Pfizer‘s Covid-19 immunizations, saying it fails to “follow the science.” U.K. health regulators on Wednesday
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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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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), not pictured, before they receive the Moderna Inc. Covid-19 vaccine during an event at the NIH Clinical Center Masur Auditorium in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec, 22, 2020. The National Institutes
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President-elect Joe Biden plans to invoke the Defense Production Act after he takes office next month to boost production of Covid vaccines, a member of his Covid-19 advisory team said Monday. “You will see him invoking the Defense Production Act,” Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board, said during an interview on
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Airline industry workers hold signs during a protest in Federal Plaza in Chicago, Illinois, on September 9, 2020. Kamil Krzaczynski | AFP | Getty Images U.S. airlines have begun the complicated process of calling back 32,000 workers they furloughed this fall, a condition struggling carriers need to comply with to receive $15 billion in additional
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A United Airlines passenger aircraft arrives over the top of residential houses to land at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, March 13, 2020. Matthew Childs | Reuters Airline stocks slipped Monday as a highly contagious mutation of Covid-19 found in the U.K. and South Africa prompted travel restrictions by more than two-dozen countries. Countries
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England’s top medical officer on Saturday announced that the U.K. has identified a new variant of the coronavirus that “can spread more quickly” than prior strains of the virus, leading Prime Minister Boris Johnson to impose fresh restrictions on parts of the nation to control its spread. “We’re learning about it as we go, but
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he expects a shortage of Covid-19 vaccine doses to continue past next week, even if the Food and Drug Administration issues emergency use authorization for Moderna‘s vaccine. “I’ve talked to hospitals. They’re vaccinating far fewer health-care providers than what they could be because they just don’t have the doses
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[embedded content] [The stream is slated to start at 9:30 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Officials from the Health and Human Services Department and Pentagon are holding a joint briefing Wednesday on the Trump administration’s Covid-19 vaccine program Operation Warp Speed as Americans
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Tony Potts, a 69-year-old retiree living in Ormond Beach, receives his first injection as a participant in a Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial sponsored by Moderna at Accel Research Sites on August 4, 2020 in DeLand, Florida. Paul Hennessy | NurPhoto | Getty Images The staff of the Food and Drug Administration endorsed the
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Vials in boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan on December 13, 2020. Morry Gash | AFP | Getty Images Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said the company is negotiating with the federal government to provide an additional 100 million Covid-19 vaccine
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The first Covid vaccine has just been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. Late Friday, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer–BioNTech coronavirus inoculation for distribution across the country.  Within hours, FedEx and United Parcel Service will begin shipping 2.9 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer plants to hospitals, clinics, and other
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer and BioNTech‘s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, a monumental turning point in the once-in-a-century pandemic that has taken nearly 300,000 American lives in less than a year and wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. The FDA’s emergency use authorization will now kick-start the federal government’s distribution of
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Dr. Archana Chatterjee, a member of the FDA advisory panel who voted against recommending Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, told CNBC on Friday that her opposition was because she did not believe 16- and 17-year-olds should be included right now. In a “Squawk Box” interview, Chatterjee said she would have voted “yes” had the
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