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US government buys 200 million Pfizer shots as booster doses and for kids

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The US government has bought 200 million doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, in anticipation of booster shots and doses for children being approved. Meanwhile, jab or no jab, kids are being asked to mask up to return to school.
Pfizer announced the purchase on Friday, stating that the sale brings the total number of doses of its Covid vaccine supplied to the US government to 500 million. “Vaccines have been and will remain critical to protecting lives against this devastating disease,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said in a statement. “These additional doses will help the US government ensure...
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Vikings assistant coach Rick Dennison out after refusing COVID-19 vaccine, per report

Vikings assistant coach Rick Dennison out after refusing COVID-19 vaccine, per report

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Dennison had served two years with the team.
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Rick Dennison out as Vikings coordinator after refusing COVID-19 vaccine, per report

Rick Dennison out as Vikings coordinator after refusing COVID-19 vaccine, per report

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The Vikings are making a change due to a disagreement over vaccinations
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CDC Finds Covid Rates Far Lower For School Staff Who Got Pfizer Vaccine In One City - Especially If They Had Both Doses

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The CDC is urging teachers to get immunized against the coronavirus, arguing the vaccines could help prevent another round of on-and-off school closures next year.
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GOP roiled over endorsing Covid shots

GOP roiled over endorsing Covid shots

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The Republican Party is being torn apart by the debate over whether to more aggressively promote Covid-19 vaccines, pitting those alarmed by the virus' resurgence against a faction that has spent weeks sowing fear about the immunization push.
The deepening divide became apparent this week on Capitol Hill and across the party, with a contingent of prominent conservatives vocally advocating for the shots - even as others emphasized the need for the GOP to stick to principles of “individual liberty” and stay out of Americans' medical decisions.
While top Republicans like Senate Minority...
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Vikings Offensive Line Coach Rick Dennison No Longer With Team After Refusing COVID Vaccine: Report

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MINNEAPOLIS - Offensive line coach Rick Dennison is no longer a member of the Minnesota Vikings after he refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to an ESPN report.
ESPN's Courtney Cronin reports that Dennison is believed to be the first NFL position coach to part ways with their team after choosing not to receive a vaccine.
Dennison was the team's offensive line coach and run game coordinator for the past two seasons. Cronin reports that assistant line coach Phil Rauscher will take over Dennison's role and Auburn special teams analyst Ben Steele will be the assistant.
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Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine authorized for adolescents in Europe

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine authorized for adolescents in Europe

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This is the first time the shot has been authorized for people under 18.
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Advantages of intranasal vaccination against SARS-CoV-2

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There are many reasons that an intranasal vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus would be helpful in the fight against COVID-19 infections, immunologists write in a new article.
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Report: Rick Dennison out as Vikings assistant coach after refusing COVID-19 vaccine

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Vikings assistant coach Rick Dennison has reportedly lost his job because he refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Dennison, who had been the Vikings' offensive line coach/run game coordinator the past two seasons, parted ways with the team, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN. The report does not specifically call Dennison's departure a firing, although
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French hospital goes on INDEFINITE strike to protest Covid-19 vaccination mandate

French hospital goes on INDEFINITE strike to protest Covid-19 vaccination mandate

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The staff of the hospital in Montelimar, in the French department of Drome, have gone on indefinite strike to protest the new rules demanding they take a vaccine against Covid-19 by mid-September or face losing their jobs.
The strike against “forced vaccination” was announced on Thursday by the CGT-GHPP trade union, and affects some 200 doctors and 1,500 nurses in the southeastern French city.
Hundreds of them gathered outside the hospital on Friday, denouncing lockdowns and vaccine mandates and chanting “liberté!” .
Hôpital de Montélimar en ce moment: Pour protester contre l'obligation...
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EU regulator endorses use of Moderna's COVID-19 shot for children

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European Medicines Agency gives all clear for vaccine to be used in children aged between 12 and 17.
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Spacing Pfizer COVID jabs boosts antibody levels: UK study

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Oxford University study finds that a longer gap between doses of Pfizer vaccine leads to higher overall antibody levels.
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Could lower vaccine doses be key to ending the COVID pandemic?

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Fractional or lower dosing has been used around the world for years as a means to overcome vaccine shortages.
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As Anger Grows at Unvaccinated, Should Shots Be Mandated?

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Howie Kurtz on whether or not its time to start mandating vaccinations, the Tokyo Olympics moving forward despite COVID-19 fears and if Trump runs, he will be running without Mike Pence in 2024.
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Governors pin hopes on full vaccine approval as cases climb

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As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the shot.
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Alabama governor blames 'unvaccinated folks' for new Covid cases

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The state has the lowest vaccination rate in the country with only 38 percent of the state's population receiving at least one vaccine dose.
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Argentina to consider buying Covid-19 vaccines from US after Russia delays in delivering millions of doses of Sputnik V - reports

Argentina to consider buying Covid-19 vaccines from US after Russia delays in delivering millions of doses of Sputnik V - reports

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Argentina has threatened Russia that it may completely terminate its contract for the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine due to serious delays in the supply of millions of doses, a newspaper based in Buenos Aires revealed on Thursday.
Cecilia Nicolini, an adviser to the Argentinian president, wrote to the Russian Direct Investment Fund , the body responsible for exporting the vaccine worldwide, explaining that the shortage of shots is fast becoming a critical problem.
Citing the letter, La Nacion revealed that Buenos Aires was expecting deliveries of at least a million doses of the second...
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US beats Australia, sets up likely title rematch with Japan

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