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The United States is developing a "new system for international travel" that will include contact tracing for when it eventually lifts travel restrictions that bar much of the world's population, a senior White House official said on Wednesday.
White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said the plan would replace the current restrictions and would be "safer, stronger and sustainable."read moreBooster shot generates higher immune responseU.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists said on Wednesday that booster doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine may not be needed, even though the third shot generates a higher immune response in recipients.
read moreNew data from Moderna Inc's large COVID-19 vaccine trial shows that the protection it offers wanes over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on Wednesday. Data from several recent studies suggests Moderna's vaccine protection lasts longer than a similar shot from Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE. Experts said the difference is likely due to Moderna's higher dose of messenger RNA (mRNA) and the slightly longer interval between the first and second shots. headtopics.com
read moreIndonesia in talks with WHO to become global vaccine hubIndonesia is in talks with the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as six drug companies to become a global hub for manufacturing vaccines, its health minister told Reuters.Detailing the ambitious strategy for the first time, Budi Gunadi Sadikin said Indonesia was well-placed to export vaccines around the world, especially as it is the world's most populous Muslim-majority country and could guarantee that its jabs were halal, or permissible according to Islam.
read moreUNICEF calls for schools to reopen in pandemic-hit nationsThe U.N. children's agency UNICEF has urged education authorities to reopen schools as soon as possible in countries where millions of students are still not allowed to return to classrooms 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schools in about 17 countries are fully closed, while those in 39 countries are partially closed, UNICEF said in a report on Thursday.read moreNicky Minaj and the COVID-19 vaccineTrinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Wednesday criticized as "false" a claim by American rapper Nicki Minaj that a person on the Caribbean island suffered swollen testicles after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Trinidad-born Minaj sparked an international furore when she alleged on Twitter that her cousin in Trinidad refuses to get a vaccine because his friend become impotent after being vaccinated.
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Volunteers from three organizations have moved the massive reptile back into the ocean and will continue to monitor its progress.
How about the Covid without the shot? sendvidbot Liar Incredibly good immunity? Incredible. What does that even mean?
How Nicki Minaj and swollen testicles became part of a UK coronavirus briefingThe rapper's comments about vaccines side effects were discussed at a UK coronavirus briefing. There are all sorts of hidden side effects of taking a covid jab. My neighbours, friends, cousins, cleaner - heard a story from someone who heard from someone else - that a guy had his jab and 2 days later he was run over by a bus. Coincidence? I don't think so.
Emmys ceremony will be a 'fun, ritzy party' with 'plenty of music,' producers sayWith the coronavirus pandemic still raging, the Emmy Awards will once again break with tradition. We dont care. No one cares
Latest: Largest colleges offer mix of vaccine requirementsThere’s been a mix of coronavirus requirements at universities and colleges in the U.S. At most of the largest public universities, students aren’t obligated to be vaccinated against COVID -19 How many deaths out of the 4 million is what's important.
Coronavirus Today: Pediatricians vs. the FDAWhy is it taking so long to get a COVID -19 vaccine authorized for younger children?
1 in 500 US residents has died of Covid-19As officials in the United States debate vaccine boosters and requirements, a CNN analysis of Johns Hopkins University and US Census Bureau data shows about one in 500 residents has died of Covid-19. Milking the Covid cow further! Must watch Trump Keeps Lying About Jimmy Kimmel, Wackos Spread Vaccine Misinformation & Britney Gets Engaged
U.S. Army says soldiers who refuse COVID-19 vaccine could be dismissed Amer ican army officers who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus could be suspended from their duties and possibly discharged, the U.S. Army said on Tuesday. There are CONSEQUENCES for Servicemen who REFUSE to OBEY a LAWFUL ORDER given by their Commander in CHIEF. realsoldiersObeyOrders Fascism... 👽👁️