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Governor Has Bad News for Undocumented Workers on Vaccine

Nebraska's Pete Ricketts suggests undocumented meatpacking employees won't be eligible to get it

(Newser) - Nebraska is where you'll find the bulk of the nation's meatpacking, so it makes sense that Nebraska is where the most coronavirus cases are popping up in meatpacking plants . What doesn't make sense to some are comments from the state's governor that suggest a portion of...

He Was Giving the COVID Shot When He Saw the Ring

Paramedic Robby Vargas-Cortes proposes to nurse inoculating him: his boyfriend, Eric Vander Lee

(Newser) - Good news: Your fiance snagged an appointment to get the coronavirus vaccine. Better news: You're the nurse who has the honor of administering it to him. Best news of all: He proposes to you right before you stick the needle in his arm. That's the sweet story out...

UK Takes Another 'Giant Step' on Vaccine Front

Britain is now administering the world's first AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID vaccinations

(Newser) - Britain on Monday took another giant step in the fight against COVID-19, ramping up its immunization program by giving the first shots in the world from the vaccine created by Oxford University and pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. Dialysis patient Brian Pinker, 82, was the first to get the new vaccine, administered...

In Age of COVID, a New Term Is Coined

People are posting their 'vaxxies' on social media

(Newser) - It's been a year full of grief and loss, and one in which taking selfies has seemed indulgent. Now, however, with hope on the horizon in the form of the COVID-19 vaccines now rolling out, the selfie has reemerged in a new form, with a new label: the "...

As the Vaccines Roll Out, a Shift in Perceptions

46% of Americans now willing to get one ASAP, compared to 26% in late October

(Newser) - Two months ago, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll showed a wariness among Americans toward the coronavirus vaccine, with only 26% willing to roll their sleeves up for the shot as soon as it became available to them. Now, just days after the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine rollouts began for health...

Doctors Protest Vaccine Plan: 'First in the Room! Back of the Line!'

Stanford medical residents miffed after finding out front-line workers weren't prioritized for COVID shots

(Newser) - Stanford Health Care has issued an apology after word on how it would distribute its coronavirus vaccine backfired. According to Stanford's vaccine dissemination plan published earlier this week, priority for the shots was to be given to "those who provide direct care and service to patients, those who...

This Long-Awaited Moment Arrives in US

First doses of COVID vaccine are administered

(Newser) - It's a big moment in the COVID fight: The first doses of a vaccine have been administered in the US. "I feel hopeful today. Relieved," ICU nurse Sandra Lindsay tells the AP after getting her shot at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. She was...

Trump Backtracks on WH Staffers Getting Vaccinated

President says White House staffers won't cut the line, 'unless specifically necessary'

(Newser) - Nationwide distribution of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine kicked off Sunday as trucks carrying millions of doses rolled out of a Michigan manufacturing site. Health care workers and nursing home residents are set to be first in line to get vaccinated, but after that it could be a "messy" prioritization...

US Cities That Need the Most Vaccine Doses to Start

Detroit, Cleveland top the list

(Newser) - With Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine possibly just days away from being shipped, the next order of business will be starting to divvy it up for distribution across the country. WalletHub looked at more than 90 cities across America to figure out which may need the most initial vaccinations. The site...

Colbert to 3 Ex-Presidents: Come 'Drop Trou' on My Show

Late-night host extends offer for Obama, Clinton, Bush to receive COVID vaccine on the air

(Newser) - Three former US presidents have offered to ease concern and get publicly inoculated to prove the safety of vetted COVID-19 vaccines. Now, at least one-late night host is taking them up on that offer. "President Bush, President Clinton, President Obama, put your antibodies where your mouth is," Stephen...

What Fauci Thinks About Pfizer Vaccine

'Extraordinary,' he says, and explains why the news is doubly good

(Newser) - Anthony Fauci isn't mincing words when it comes to the coronavirus vaccine Pfizer has on the horizon . "The results are really quite good, I mean extraordinary," said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He added that that might also be good news...

13 South Koreans Die After Getting Flu Shots

Authorities say they haven't found a direct link between vaccination and deaths

(Newser) - South Korean authorities are scrambling to maintain public trust in vaccines after the unexplained deaths of 13 people who received flu shots. Authorities say they are conducting a full investigation and they do not believe the vaccines were the cause of the deaths, reports the BBC . Officials say the fatalities...

You Won't Be Seeing This Kind of Ad on Facebook Anymore

Social media giant bans anti-vaccination ads

(Newser) - First Facebook banned political ads after the polls close on Nov. 3. Now the social media giant is targeting an entirely different set of promotions: anti-vaccination ads, which will no longer be allowed on the platform, the Guardian reports. "We don't want these ads on our platform,"...

Russia Will Start Mass COVID Vaccinations in October

Despite the fact that clinical trials are not yet complete

(Newser) - Clinical trials are not yet complete, but Russia plans to roll out a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in October. Teachers and health care workers will be the first to get the coronavirus vaccine currently being developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute, which is reportedly set to begin Phase III trials—...

Don't Get Your Hopes Up for a Single-Dose Vaccine: Gates

Bill Gates says we'll likely need multiple doses

(Newser) - While scientists hoped to develop a coronavirus vaccine that would require just one dose, that does not appear to be likely, Bill Gates warned Wednesday. "None of the vaccines at this point appear like they'll work with a single dose," he told CBS Evening News . And "...

Team Is '80% Sure' Vaccine Will Work

British researchers had already created a vaccine for an earlier coronavirus

(Newser) - A professor at Oxford University has spent decades trying to perfect a vaccine for malaria. His work may have given researchers a big head start in trying to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus. Professor Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute, is part of a team that was preparing...

MIA Said She'd 'Choose Death' Over Vaccine. Now, a New Tiff

Rapper claims 'British Vogue' pulled feature on her over controversial vaccination remark

(Newser) - Last month, rapper MIA started a bit of a hubbub regarding vaccines in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and she now says her remarks cost her a high-profile magazine feature. At the end of March, the musician also known as Maya Arulpragasam tweeted , "If I have to choose...

Strange Results After Pediatrician's Suicide Sparks Vaccine Probe

Some former patients lack immunity they thought they would have; others don't

(Newser) - An Illinois sheriff's office investigating the vaccination practices of a deceased Chicago-area pediatrician announced Monday that tests have revealed several of the doctor's former patients lack immunity to diseases against which they or their parents believed they had been vaccinated, the AP reports. The Cook County Sheriff's...

Doctor Makes Vaccine Confession in Suicide Note

Authorities are concerned Dr. Van Koinis was falsifying vaccine records

(Newser) - When a pediatrician in the suburbs of Chicago committed suicide last year, he left behind an odd suicide note—and now authorities are asking the public for help. Dr. Van Koinis, whose practice was in Evergreen Park, Illinois, indicated in his note that he had been "averse" to vaccinations,...

Get Vaccinated or Don't Return From Break, Students Told

Schools will exclude those out of compliance after break, as state law requires

(Newser) - Seattle public schools has given parents and students an assignment and a deadline. Students must have required vaccinations by Jan. 8, or they won't be allowed back in school after break. Many are not in compliance with measles, mumps, and rubella, KIRO reports. “I think they did the...

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