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Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine neutralizes Brazil variant in lab study

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE was able to neutralize a new variant of the coronavirus spreading rapidly in Brazil, according to a laboratory study published in the New England Journal of Medicine

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets Covid vaccine live on Instagram

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, sharing the process live with her 8.2 million followers on Instagram. “The Covid vaccine became available to members of Congress last night and we are urged to take it as

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Kamala Harris in favor of Republicans getting vaccine after downplaying COVID-19

Hours after President-elect Joe Biden got his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris appeared on The ReidOut where she showed support for Republicans who downplayed COVID doing the same. Senators Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham received

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Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro bizarrely suggests COVID-19 vaccines could turn people into crocodiles or bearded ladies

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Thursday. He suggested that the vaccine could result in strange side-effects, such as women growing beards and people turning into crocodiles, according to AFP. Bolsonaro has revealed that he does not

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Can the COVID-19 vaccine cause Bell’s palsy? Expert says it’s unlikely

A new report from the Food and Drug Administration has sparked anxiety on social media about a form of temporary facial paralysis called Bell’s palsy, which several COVID-19 vaccine recipients have developed. But experts say the news isn’t reason to

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A pandemic atlas: China’s state power crushes COVID-19

KEN MORITSUGU Wed, December 16, 2020, 10:00 AM GMT+5BEIJING (AP) — Workers have returned to factories, students are back in the classroom and once again long lines form outside popular hot pot restaurants. In major cities, wearing a surgical mask

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Alaska Health Worker Had a Serious Allergic Reaction After Pfizer’s Vaccine

WASHINGTON — A health care worker in Alaska had a serious allergic reaction after getting Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Tuesday, symptoms that emerged within minutes and required an overnight hospital stay.The middle-aged worker had no history of allergies but had an

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Samples from asteroid more than hoped for, Japan researchers say

Samples of dust collected by a Japanese space probe from an asteroid some 300 million km (186 million miles) from Earth were better than hoped for, with one researcher saying he was lost for words when they opened the capsule

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Trump Administration Plans a Rushed Effort to Encourage Americans to Be Vaccinated

The Trump administration, scrambling to make up for lost time after a halting start, is rushing to roll out a $250 million public education campaign to encourage Americans to take the coronavirus vaccine, which will reach the first patients in

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To reduce India’s vaccine hesitancy around Covid-19, Modi needs to “let doctors do the talking”

Uddipana Goswami, a 27-year-old Hyderabad-based corporate professional, is not quite holding her breath for a Covid-19 vaccine. “I trust our scientists and their work, but not politically driven statements,” said Goswami. Goswami cited prime minister Narendra Modi’s address to opposition

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Vaccine refusal in Brazil grows to 22%, most reject Chinese shot: poll

The share of Brazilians unwilling to take any COVID-19 vaccine grew to 22% this week, from 9% in August, and most said they would not accept one made in China, a new poll showed on Saturday, as President Jair Bolsonaro’s

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Trucks with first COVID-19 vaccine in US get ready to roll

The first trucks carrying a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States were set to pull out of a Michigan manufacturing plant Sunday, with the shots that are critical to stopping the nation’s coronavirus outbreak destined to reach

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