Queen Elizabeth II urges public to “think about other people” and get vaccinated

February 26, 2021

Cars are lined up at the mass Covid-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium on February 23 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images More than half of Americans said they have already gotten at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine or want to get vaccinated as soon as possible, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported Friday. A survey by the foundation found that 55% of polled US adults have either…

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Latest Covid-19 vaccine and world news

February 26, 2021

A health care worker gestures to her arm before receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a public health center in Incheon, South Korea on February 26. SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg/Getty Images South Korea began its vaccine rollout on Friday as health authorities extended current social distancing measures and bans on gatherings of five or more people until March 14, according to Health Ministry Spokesperson Son Young-rae. Son emphasized that people…

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Latest Covid-19 vaccine and world news

February 26, 2021

A health care worker gestures to her arm before receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a public health center in Incheon, South Korea on February 26. SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg/Getty Images South Korea began its vaccine rollout on Friday as health authorities extended current social distancing measures and bans on gatherings of five or more people until March 14, according to Health Ministry Spokesperson Son Young-rae. Son emphasized that people…

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Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 2.5 million

February 25, 2021

Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel attends the Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York in December 2019. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Moderna’s current vaccine production numbers “are far from indicative” of future production, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said during an EU virtual summit Thursday.  “The numbers we are producing today are far from indicative of what we can produce in the future,” Bancel said. “We expect that the additional capacity investment, which we announced yesterday…

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Finland to enter a 3 week lockdown on March 8 

February 25, 2021

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks at a press conference in Vienna, Austria, on February 1. Helmut Fohringer/APA/AFP/Getty Images Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will push the European Union Thursday to introduce a “green passport” for people who have protection against coronavirus, he said.  “We need a ‘green passport’ for everyone who has either been vaccinated or has immunity, because they have just gone through coronavirus, or has taken a new (negative)…

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Austria’s chancellor calls for ‘Green Passports’ for those vaccinated against coronavirus  

February 25, 2021

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks at a press conference in Vienna, Austria, on February 1. Helmut Fohringer/APA/AFP/Getty Images Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will push the European Union Thursday to introduce a “green passport” for people who have protection against coronavirus, he said.  “We need a ‘green passport’ for everyone who has either been vaccinated or has immunity, because they have just gone through coronavirus, or has taken a new (negative)…

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Latest Covid-19 vaccine and world news

February 25, 2021

The Olympic cauldron is lit during the ‘Flame of Recovery’ exhibition on March 25, 2020, in Iwaki, Japan. Clive Rose/Getty Images The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay will start in Fukushima prefecture on March 25, 2021 with several Covid-19 countermeasures in place, officials announced on Thursday.  The Olympics were originally scheduled for last summer, but were postponed until this year due to the pandemic. In recent months, the Games have been…

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No cheering allowed for Tokyo Olympics torch relay, officials say

February 25, 2021

The Olympic cauldron is lit during the ‘Flame of Recovery’ exhibition on March 25, 2020, in Iwaki, Japan. Clive Rose/Getty Images The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay will start in Fukushima prefecture on March 25, 2021 with several Covid-19 countermeasures in place, officials announced on Thursday.  The Olympics were originally scheduled for last summer, but were postponed until this year due to the pandemic. In recent months, the Games have been…

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France imposes local lockdowns as cases of British variant surge

February 25, 2021

Swiss President Guy Parmelin, right, speaks next to Swiss Interior and Health Minister Alain Berset during a press conference on February 24 in Bern, Switzerland. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images Switzerland will move forward with a phased reopening of its economy and society which will see some coronavirus restrictions lifted on March 1, the Swiss federal government announced during a news conference Wednesday. All shops in Switzerland will reopen on March 1,…

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Lack of mask use is key factor in Covid-19 outbreaks at fitness facilities, studies say

February 24, 2021

This file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, on December 2, 2020. Johnson & Johnson via AP Johnson & Johnson says that it has four million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine ready to ship “immediately” once it receives emergency use authorization, which could happen this week. In an analysis just released, the US Food and Drug Administration said the…

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