The pause on the use of the J&J Covid vaccine may not slow the overall U.S. vaccine rollout, but could make it tougher for some populations to get a shot.
The rate of daily U.S. vaccine doses reported administered held above 3 million Thursday, and in many states, nearly 50% of residents have gotten inoculations.
The cruise CEOs made their case in this week’s meeting to replace the government’s phased-in approach to sailings from U.S. ports, sources told CNBC.
Since the beginning of April, India has reported more than 1.9 million new cases and over 10,600 deaths, per CNBC’s calculations of health ministry data.
Dr. Ashish Jha explains the impact of temporarily pausing use of the J&J Covid vaccine, and why he thinks it may bolster confidence in Covid vaccines.
Maria Van Kerkhove, the agency’s technical lead for Covid-19, said “we’re in a critical point of the pandemic.”
The coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa is able to evade some of the protection of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to an Israeli study.
The government has allocated only 700,000 J&J shots to states next week, down from 4.9 million the week prior, according to data from the CDC.
On average, 1 in 4 people in high-income countries have received a coronavirus vaccine, compared with just 1 in more than 500 in low-income countries, WHO says.
Many people are hesitant about inoculation due to false information being spread about the vaccines even as coronavirus cases are surging.
Experts have highlighted why it’s in everybody’s interests to make sure adequately supplied inoculation programs are rolled out across the globe.
The investment bank on Tuesday lowered India’s growth forecast for the April-June quarter from 33.4% year-on-year previously, to 31.3%.
Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Monday that Americans should still be vigilant and adhere to public health measures as warmer summer months approach.
Over 150,000 people in Thailand have received the AstraZeneca vaccine and the percentage of people with side effects is “very low,” said Anutin Charnvirakul.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday reported 4.1 million new Covid vaccine doses were administered.
Americans struggling with increased rates of depression, anxiety, and insomnia are looking for mental health support, and providers are working hard to keep up with the demand.
The pandemic has worsened the global gender gap, and the World Economic Forum predicts it will now take 135.6 years to reach parity.
Brazil just reached a grim Covid-19 milestone, and a reporter based in Sao Paulo doesn’t see the situation improving in the near future.
The new variant will not be limited to India, but will likely emerge in other parts of the world as well, said Dr. Kavita Patel of the Brookings Institution.
The European Union could open up a “Pandora’s box” if it restricts exports of Covid vaccines, said James Crabtree of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
Covid-19 cases are rising and hospitalizations have plateaued in the U.S. even as the country set a new record for coronavirus vaccine doses administered in one day on Saturday.
“It’s not good public policy what the governors of Arizona, Florida and Texas are doing,” Gupta said. “It just doesn’t make sense from a scientific standpoint.”
Germany was initially widely praised for its handling of the pandemic. A year on, and the situation is very different with Merkel under pressure.
British economist and author of “Doughnut Economics” Kate Raworth believes it is simply a matter of time before the concept is adopted at a national level.
Shares of Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group in Hong Kong plunged 4.83% by Wednesday afternoon in the city.
Airlines and travel groups urge Biden administration to come up with a plan to lift international travel restrictions.
As of Wednesday evening, more than 36 million people have been inoculated per data from the Indian health ministry.