The other announcement Azar made Tuesday, that starting in two weeks states would be rewarded with priority allocations of vaccine doses based on how fast they have been able to administer them, has also prompted confusion and controversy. The Post notes that Connecticut announced it was receiving 50,000 doses next week as a result of that policy. West Virginia, which has administered vaccine doses faster than any other state, according to the CDC, is not receiving additional doses. So putting aside the fact that Azar announced a policy that would not come into effect until after he and the Trump administration were no longer holding the reins of the vaccine rollout (and the incoming Biden administration has already signaled it does want to pursue vaccine distribution policies that punish states), the policy appears to have taken immediate effect, yet wasn’t applied universally. … [Read more...] about Vaccine Reserves the White House Released This Week Don’t Exist
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“There have been no related safety signals identified in our clinical trials, the post-marketing experience thus far or with the mRNA vaccine platform. To date, millions of people have been vaccinated and we are closely monitoring all adverse events in individuals receiving our vaccine.” … [Read more...] about South Florida Doctor’s Death Investigated After Taking Coronavirus Vaccine
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Optimally, this would mean the amount of care and attention to detail that goes into, say, the organ transplant system, would go into decision-making surrounding the vaccine. On that score, Kodner said he is confident that the Biden administration—which has already solicited guidance from the world’s leading experts in medical ethics—will quickly establish a robust and ethical set of guidelines and then ensure they are followed more consistently. … [Read more...] about She Only Has One Good Lung. She Can’t Get the Vaccine.
A: The Pfizer vaccine must be stored at minus-70 degrees Celsius, equivalent to minus-94 degrees Fahrenheit. Some research labs and hospitals affiliated with research institutions have ultra-cold freezers that can do this, but many rural hospitals and clinics do not. Pfizer plans to ship its vaccines in containers equipped with dry ice, and California plans to buy dozens of ultra-cold freezers to help supplement the storage and transporting of the Pfizer vaccine. Some health systems and local health departments have been buying ultra-cold freezers in anticipation of the Pfizer vaccine. The Moderna vaccine should be less difficult to manage, since it is kept at minus-20 degrees Celsius, which a standard medical freezer can accommodate. The AstraZeneca vaccine, and potentially others in the pipeline, can be kept in normal refrigerators (2 to 8 degrees Celsius) and will be easier to store and transport. … [Read more...] about COVID vaccines are coming soon. Here’s what Bay Area residents should know