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Trump expects enough COVID-19 vaccines for every American by April

US President Donald Trump said Friday he expects enough COVID-19 vaccines "for every American" will be produced by next April, and that the first doses will be distributed immediately after approval later this year.

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Details emerge on unexplained illness in AstraZeneca COVID vaccine trial

New details surfaced on Thursday on an unexplained neurological condition that struck a volunteer who was participating in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial.

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Flu activity low in Southern Hemisphere in June to August 2020

(HealthDay)—There was very low influenza activity during June to August 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere, according to research published in the Sept. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity ...

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Researchers warn of COVID-19 and flu 'twindemic'

Even as the first wave of the pandemic still roils, fears are rising of a second crush of COVID-19 infections. But because the novel coronavirus is, well, novel, no one can yet say if that will happen. One thing is certain, ...

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Video: Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine first?

A committee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is readying a report with recommendations for equitable distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. In this Q&A, bioethicist Dr. Nicole Hassoun of Binghamton ...

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Do-it-yourself COVID-19 vaccines fraught with public health problems

Well-intentioned "citizen scientists" developing homemade COVID-19 vaccines may believe they're inoculating themselves against the ongoing pandemic, but the practice of self-experimentation with do-it-yourself medical innovations ...

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Rich nations snap up vaccine stocks in global race for jab

Rich nations representing a fraction of the global population have already bought up over half the promised Covid-19 vaccine stocks, a study showed, as US President Donald Trump pledged to begin inoculating Americans within ...

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Trump doubles down on vaccine timeline, contradicts top expert

President Donald Trump expressed renewed confidence Wednesday that a viable COVID-19 vaccine would be ready by October, directly contradicting a top administration health expert and facing fierce criticism from his Democratic ...

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US outlines sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines

The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed, even as top health officials faced questions about political ...