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The US screwed up its vaccine roll out in part because it was too choosy about who should get shots first

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The US has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccinations per capita rates in the world. Israel has the best. Israel chose to prioritize its elderly. The US, by contrast, rolled out its doses using a complicated priority tier system based, in part, on people's employment. In order to fix the ...
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Why America's vaccine rollout was a total disaster - and what it means for the next few months

Business Insider Jonathan Drake/Reuters; Samantha Lee/Insider The US developed coronavirus vaccines in record time last year. But the process of getting those shots into people's arms is going horrendously slow, just as more Americans are dying from the virus than ever before. The blame lies with a president who either forgot — or didn't care enough — to finish off the country's vaccination plan, setting the US on the back foot. There are promising signs that this vaccine drive ...
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How Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, and other retailers plan to leverage tech, convenience, and public trust to get the chaotic mass vaccine rollout back on track

A CVS pharmacist prepares to vaccinate assisted-living facility residents in Maine. Ben McCanna/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images On Thursday retail pharmacies began administering COVID-19 vaccines to the elderly in New York. National drug chains like CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid are slated to be major players in the vaccine rollout. So are pharmacies operated out of retail giants like Walmart and Kroger. National retailers could offer brand name recognition that will foster convenien...
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COVID live updates: Biden details vaccination plan; world reaches 2M death tally; new coronavirus strain could rip through US by March

President-elect Joe Biden detailed his plans for vaccine distribution. UK variant could become predominant strain in the US by March, CDC warns. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Covid: UK variant could drive 'rapid growth' in US cases, CDC warns

Health officials warn the highly contagious UK Covid variant could become the dominant strain by March.
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New Covid-19 variant could worsen pandemic, CDC warns

• Biden outlines plan for Covid-19 vaccines • LIVE UPDATES: There is no 'reserve stockpile' of Covid-19 vaccine doses left to release, HHS secretary says
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Alabama ranks last in U.S. in percentage of distributed COVID vaccines administered

According to CDC COVID vaccine data, Alabama is No. 50 in the United States in percentage of distributed vaccines administered. As of...
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Coronavirus vaccine shipments unpredictable, says LA County’s chief science officer

Los Angeles County health officials said on Friday, Jan. 15, their vaccination efforts have been stymied by a short supply of doses and an unpredictable shipment schedule that’s making it tough to plan. Within the state’s most populous county, about 219,000 healthcare workers have received their first vaccine doses while about 60,000 have had their second dose, according to Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county Department of Public Health. Simon anticipates 200,000 more healthcare...
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Vaccine shipments unpredictable, says LA County’s chief science officer

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors met in closed session on Friday with Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer to discuss new potential restrictions or other mitigation tactics to slow the spread of new coronavirus infections, though the conclusions of those conversations is still unclear. The board still had not emerged from closed session as of 4 p.m. Friday. Within Los Angeles County, about 219,000 healthcare workers have received their first vaccine doses while about 60...
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Teachers wait for Covid vaccines

The CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci say teachers should be prioritized for the coronavirus vaccine along with other essential workers. But with states setting their own rules, man teachers don't know when they will get their shot.
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New, contagious coronavirus variant could worsen pandemic, CDC warns

The arrival of new, more contagious variants of the coronavirus means the US must double down on efforts to protect people until a large number can be vaccinated, the CDC said Friday.
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CDC says U.K. coronavirus variant could become predominant strain in U.S. by March

Though fewer than 100 cases of the variant have been detected in the U.S., models project "rapid growth" in coming months.
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The best robot vacuums in 2021

A good robot vacuum should clean floors without much work on your end, clearing up dirt and dust with just a push of a button. I personally tested 16 robot vacuums and consulted three experts to determine the best robot vacuums for different needs and budgets.The Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum is the best robot vac for most people because it works well on hardwood, carpeting, and in corners; features mopping and home security capabilities; and has a helpful app.A robot vacuum can remove the small but ...
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Coronavirus updates: Global death toll tops 2M; CDC warns UK variant could become predominant in US; Biden to invoke Defense Production Act

UK variant could become predominant strain in the US by March, CDC warns. Meanwhile, the world reached 2 million deaths Friday. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes milestone as Emirates cancels Australian flights

Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people; UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter; German vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesBrazil rushes to save premature babies as Covid swamps hospitalsVaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy?US suffers bleak January as Covid rages and vaccination campaign falters‘At the coalface’: what the Australian expert in WHO’s Covid mission in China hopes to find 10.31pm ...
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Answers to your 24 most pressing questions about the coronavirus vaccine, from side effects and costs to when you'll be able to get one

Registered Nurse Stephanie Cal receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Scott Heins/Getty Images Coronavirus vaccines are the main chance the US has to dig itself out of the pandemic, and 10.6 million people have gotten their first shots so far.  People are desperate to get vaccinated so they can protect themselves, see loved ones, and return to normal. The rollout so far has been slow and messier than planned, but US health officials say they're hitting the gas ...
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Coronavirus updates: Global death toll tops 2M; CDC warns UK variant could become predominant in US by March

UK variant could become predominant strain in the US by March, CDC warns. Meanwhile, the world reached 2 million deaths Friday. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Sore arm and chills after the COVID vaccine? Will Tylenol or NSAIDs such as Motrin or Aleve lower vaccine efficacy?

This is a common question, "I have a sore arm and chills after the COVID vaccine? Will taking Tylenol or NSAIDs such as Motrin or Aleve lower vaccine efficacy?". The short answer is, no. You can take antipyretic analgesics (Tylenol, and NSAIDs such as Motrin or Aleve), if needed, to control symptoms after a COVID immunization. Ideally, do not take the medications before the vaccine. You can take them, if needed, after the vaccine. The details are below. Antipyretic analgesics (Tylenol, and NS...
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More drive-thru lanes, contactless payments, and deliveries - here are 14 ways the coronavirus could impact fast-food restaurants even after the pandemic

A McDonald's sign is pictured in Thornburg, Virginia, on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images Going to your local fast-food joint is no doubt a totally different as a result of COVID-19, and some of those changes could continue beyond the pandemic. Major fast-food chains like McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Chick-fil-A have all made changes to how they run their restaurants. Among those changes, customers and staff are required to wear masks, and deliveries...
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COVID Vaccine Questions Answered: Can You Still Catch Virus After First Dose?

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COVID-19 exposure on flights is more common than you think. The US doesn't share details, but Canada does

The CDC has identified more than 4,000 flights where a passenger may have flown while infected with COVID. Plus, Canada counts more than 3,000.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Answers to 9 crucial questions about the coronavirus variants spreading around the world

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Experts worldwide are urgently studying three coronavirus variants to understand what risks they pose. One variant first identified in the UK, one in South Africa, and one in Japan are probably more contagious than the original strain. They have caused cases to surge and the three nations to lock down. Here are nine key questions about the variants, answered. Experts are urgently investigating three different coronavirus variants - first identified in the UK,...
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US could face 'perpetual' coronavirus infections as more contagious variants take hold, ex-FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns

Former FDA Commissioner-designate Dr. Scott Gottlieb. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The US could face "perpetual" coronavirus infections as variants take hold, Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Thursday on CNBC. Variants first identified in the UK and South Africa are "going to build very quickly if we can't get protective immunity into the population," Gottlieb said. "The vaccine is really our only backstop against these variants taking hold," the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner warned....
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What latest CDC Covid-19 death projections mean and what you can do to change it

CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen shares how we can make sense of the latest Covid-19 death projections by the CDC and what can be done to change the pandemic's trajectory.
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Travel’s Messy 2021 Comeback

Travel’s Messy 2021 Comeback Travel’s comeback in 2021 seems assured, but it might be messy. I watched CNBC’s Jim Cramer this morning, and he was all excited because he just got his first dose of vaccine today. He said that the first thing he will do is go to a bar (he owns a bar in NYC).  And the second thing he will do is travel. Similarly, I was getting my steps walking around “da hood last night, and I ran across neighbors (who are also clients) who were all excited about getting their jab ...
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US suffers bleak January as Covid rages and vaccination campaign falters

Up to 438,000 may be killed by Covid by end of the month, CDC predicts, but epidemiologists still see reason for optimismMore Americans are dying of Covid-19 than at any time during the pandemic, the most complex mass vaccination campaign in history is off to a rocky start, and more transmissible strains of the coronavirus are emergent. January is going to be a bleak month. Related: US officials warn ‘full resurgence’ of Covid in major population centers Continue reading...
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US states where it's easiest, and most difficult, to get a coronavirus shot

The Javits Center in New York City began COVID-19 vaccinations on January 13, 2021. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Procuring a coronavirus shot may be easy or difficult, depending on where you live. A handful of states have managed speedy vaccine rollouts by attempting to deliver as many doses as possible or anticipating distribution challenges. Other states have struggled with technical glitches or lack of demand among healthcare workers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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New Jersey is prioritizing cigarette smokers for COVID-19 vaccines because of their risk of severe disease

A woman wearing a protective face mask smokes a cigarette on June 7, 2020. Ely Pineiro/Getty Images New Jersey announced Thursday it would start vaccinating people age 65 and older and people with underlying health conditions against the coronavirus. One of those health conditions that now bumps New Jerseyans to the front of the line is smoking. Only people age 75 and older and essential workers were recommended to be next in line, but US officials recently urged states to expand eligibili...
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