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U.K. government confirms second strain of coronavirus

U.K. government confirms second strain of coronavirus

A pedestrian wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walks in central London on December 23, 2020. Tolga Akmen | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — A second new and potentially more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus identified in South Africa has emerged in the United …

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Warp Speed’s supply director urges patience on Covid vaccine

Warp Speed's supply director urges patience on Covid vaccine

Operation Warp Speed’s director of supply production and distribution put out an estimated timetable on Covid-19 vaccine availability across the United States. In an interview on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Wednesday evening, Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski (Ret.) assured that everyone who wants a vaccine would be able …

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Biden team receives Operation Warp Speed briefing after weeks of delays

Biden team receives Operation Warp Speed briefing after weeks of delays

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden‘s transition team has been briefed on America’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters Tuesday. Azar said that on Monday evening Rear Adm. Erica Schwartz, the official leading the transition planning effort, briefed the Biden team on Operation Warp Speed, …

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Vaccinating U.S. is a major effort

Vaccinating U.S. is a major effort

Dr. Carlos del Rio of Emory University, which is part of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine trials, told CNBC on Monday the company’s preliminary efficacy data offers “enormous hope.” However, del Rio cautioned that it will take time for its promise to be realized due to the complexity of delivering the vaccine to …

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