Sunday, 09 May, 2021


Biden vows enough vaccine for all United States adults by end of May

Biden hopes America to be back to normal by this time next year Psaki pressed on whether Biden admin taking credit for Trump accomplishments on vaccine partnership
Kristine Garrett | 03 March, 2021, 20:42

"As more vaccine doses become available to the state, I am calling on the Governor to designate a percentage of those doses to be administered to teachers and staff in their communities", Spilka said in a statement released by her office Tuesday afternoon.

That said, even though it's still unclear if every adult will actually be able to receive a vaccine by the end of May, the USA does appear to be consistently increasing its vaccination pace, so the supply increase may have come at the right time.

The US will have enough Covid-19 vaccine for every American adult by the end of May, President Joe Biden said on Tuesday after Merck & Co agreed to make rival Johnson & Johnson's inoculation.

"I've been cautioned not to give an answer to that because we don't know for sure, Biden said".

The Biden administration announced on Tuesday that Johnson & Johnson and Merck are teaming up. And Dr. Richard Nettles, vice president of medical affairs for the company's pharmaceutical division, told a congressional subcommittee on February 23 that it will deliver more than 20 million doses by the end of March.

Even as some states are choosing to lift their mask mandates, Baker said he has no plans to change Massachusetts' masking rule, which now requires face masks or face coverings in all public places, indoors or outdoors, regardless of the person's ability to social distance. At least some of the hurdles that the US now faces in terms of actually getting people vaccinated could still be there in May.

"Let's treat in-person learning as the essential service that it is", Biden said.

With more than 1.2 million residents having received at least one vaccine dose, MA is again beginning to reopen its economy more widely and a third vaccine approved by federal officials over the weekend could help alleviate some of the tensions that come with the limited supply of doses.

Johnson & Johnson is under contract to deliver 100 million doses by June. The supply of J&J doses to states, expected to dip after the initial shipment this week, will climb to 4 million to 6 million weekly doses by the end of March and 5 million to 6 million doses weekly through the end of April.

Psaki said the Biden administration was using its powers under the Defense Production Act to help Merck retool to work on the production.

"With this increased production of three safe and effective vaccines, we have an opportunity to help address the urgent national need more quickly and getting our schools back open safely".

The US Food and Drug Administration issued its emergency use authorization on Saturday.

The partnership is the latest example of large drug makers working together to help produce Covid-19 vaccines to meet global demand.

Merck had been developing its own COVID-19 vaccine candidates, but it announced on January 25 that it was discontinuing the effort following disappointing phase 1 clinical trial results.

Recommended

loading...
...

Brazilian coronavirus variant found in five states IS more contagious Brazilian coronavirus variant found in five states IS more contagious Asked about how anxious people should be about the Brazilian variant, he said: "Somewhat anxious , but not total panic, perhaps". Shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds said the detection of the variant in the United Kingdom was "deeply concerning".

One dead after several rockets slam into military base in Iraq One dead after several rockets slam into military base in Iraq The US blamed Iran-backed Shia militias and carried out retaliatory air strikes on one of their facilities in Syria. The attack early Wednesday is the first since, and Marotto said Iraqi security forces were investigating it.

PH seeks release of Suu Kyi PH seeks release of Suu Kyi State-run MRTV television said more than 470 people had been arrested on Saturday when police launched the nationwide crackdown. While some Western countries have imposed limited sanctions, the generals have traditionally shrugged off diplomatic pressure.

Coronavirus: 687 new cases, one additional death in Ireland Coronavirus: 687 new cases, one additional death in Ireland The Flathead City-County Health Department has confirmed seven additional COVID-19 related deaths in Flathead County . The latest death, reported on Saturday was that of a man over the age of 70 in the Eastern Health region.

Khashoggi’s fiancée says Saudi crown prince should be punished ‘without delay’ Khashoggi’s fiancée says Saudi crown prince should be punished ‘without delay’ The Saudi monarchy's repression of domestic dissent is not new, but it has become more severe since MBS' rise to power. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack, in Riyadh , on February 20, 2021.

Military plane fly-past marks Captain Tom Moore's funeral Military plane fly-past marks Captain Tom Moore's funeral Known affectionately as Captain Tom, Moore raised nearly £33 million ($45 million) by walking laps of his garden previous year . His ashes were later to be interred in a family plot in Yorkshire in northern England, with his parents and grandparents.

Auckland locked down after 1 case found Auckland locked down after 1 case found She said if officials have concerns that people are not isolating, they will work with Police to ensure they do stay at home. Authorities said on Saturday they did not know how Case M had contracted the virus.

Biden calls USA airstrike in Syria a warning to Iran Biden calls USA  airstrike in Syria a warning to Iran Iran is believed to be searching for an opportunity to avenge the US assassination of top figure Gen. Iran responded by launching a barrage of missile attacks on a base that housed US troops in Iraq.

Republican leaders want a show of unity. Will Trump allow it? Republican leaders want a show of unity. Will Trump allow it? CPAC is an event organized by the American Conservative Union, whose chairman, Matt Schlapp, is close to Trump. He attended the conference every year he served as president.

United Kingdom unveils aid ban and fresh sanctions over Myanmar coup United Kingdom  unveils aid ban and fresh sanctions over Myanmar coup Nevertheless, at least three protesters have died and the army says a policeman was also killed. For more than a week it has also turned off access to the internet nightly from 1 a.m.

Russian diplomats leave North Korea on hand-pushed rail trolley Russian diplomats leave North Korea on hand-pushed rail trolley An outbreak could be devastating in North Korea, where some local hospitals are so poorly equipped they lack even running water. It was unclear why the diplomats who departed this week stayed in Pyongyang.

Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine endorsed by USA advisers Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine endorsed by USA  advisers The difference is in where they are manufactured, she said, using the analogy of the same recipe made in two different kitchens. Ottawa has ordered or reserved more than 400 million doses of vaccine from seven suppliers for a population of 38 million.

United Kingdom commends Ghana for receiving Covid-19 vaccine United Kingdom  commends Ghana for receiving Covid-19 vaccine The Federal Government had said last week that Nigeria would receive four million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine very soon. COVAX said it had allocated the first tranche of 330 million doses of vaccines for 145 countries.

French government opens door to AstraZeneca vaccine for the elderly French government opens door to AstraZeneca vaccine for the elderly "We are doing everything that we can to deliver 40 million doses in the first quarter of 2021". Recent trials have linked AstraZeneca's vaccine with a dramatic drop in hospitalization risk.

USA says Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi operation USA  says Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi operation Eventually, officials in the kingdom acknowledged Khashoggi had been killed but blamed the murder on a "rogue operation". His body was then dismembered and handed over to a local "collaborator" outside the consulate, prosecutors said.