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CDC Advisers Agree With FDA: COVID-19 Vaccine Is OK For Public Use

Saturday, December 12, 2020

An independent federal advisory committee to the CDC recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for people over 16. But state health leaders say distribution and funding challenges remain.

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When Might You Expect Your 1st COVID-19 Shot?

Thursday, December 10, 2020

In the U.S., front-line health care workers are likely first in line to get immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine, once the FDA says yes. But what about the rest of us? Here's what we know so far.

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COVID-19 Data Release Shows Where Hospitals Around The Country Are Filling Up

Monday, December 07, 2020

The federal government has released detailed local data on where hospitals are starting to fill up with patients. Researchers and health leaders say this was urgently needed.

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Deadline Arrives For States To Order COVID-19 Vaccine

Friday, December 04, 2020

With COVID-19 case numbers rising nationwide, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new regional stay-at-home orders. Tonight is the deadline for states to pre-order their doses of the vaccine.

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CDC Immunization Advisory Committee Votes On Distribution Of Coronavirus Vaccine

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent vaccine advisory committee votes on Tuesday to determine who should get a coronavirus vaccine first.

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Health Care Workers, Nursing Home Residents To Be Prioritized For COVID-19 Vaccine

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

A federal advisory committee to the CDC voted Tuesday on guidelines for who should get COVID-19 vaccines first. The committee decided to prioritize health care workers and nursing home residents.

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Some Health Care Workers Are Wary Of Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

A CDC survey released in November shows that only 63% of health care workers are ready to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Concern about speed and political interference are contributing to the hesitancy.

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CDC Immunization Advisory Committee To Vote On Distribution Of Coronavirus Vaccine

Monday, November 30, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent vaccine advisory committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday to determine who should get a coronavirus vaccine first.

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Government To Allocate Vaccine To States Based on Population, Not Risk

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The government is allocating the first batch of coronavirus vaccines based on population, ignoring a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proposal to distribute them based on high-risk groups.

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Initial Batch Of COVID-19 Vaccines Will Go To States Based On Population, Not Risk

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Operation Warp Speed is allocating the first batch of 6.4 million COVID vaccines to states, based on population. This circumvents a CDC advisory committee, which proposed allocation based on risk.

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Some Health Care Workers Are Wary Of Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Health care workers are expected to get a COVID-19 vaccine first. But the speed of vaccine development, and the politicization of the process, has left some doctors and nurses skeptical and reluctant.

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Operation Warp Speed's Logistics Chief Weighs In On Vaccine Progress

Monday, November 09, 2020

Gen. Gustave Perna says as soon as the FDA deems a vaccine safe and effective, his team is ready to coordinate deployment of tens of millions of doses as early as next month.

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First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Go To Health Workers, Say CDC Advisers

Thursday, November 05, 2020

A team of independent advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a science-based outline for deploying a vaccine when it's ready. The goal is to stop deaths and viral spread fast.

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Advisers To CDC Debate How COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Rolled Out

Friday, October 30, 2020

In advance of a COVID-19 vaccine being available, a group of independent medical advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weighed Friday who should get the vaccine first and how.

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Advisers To CDC Discuss Potential Coronavirus Vaccines

Friday, October 30, 2020

Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met virtually Friday to review what's known about potential coronavirus vaccines. The main issue is who should get a vaccine first.

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Internal Documents Reveal COVID-19 Hospitalization Data The Government Keeps Hidden

Friday, October 30, 2020

Where are hospitals reaching capacity? Which metro areas are running out of beds? NPR has learned federal agencies collect and analyze this information in detail but don't share it with the public.

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How The U.S. Plans To Distribute Potential Coronavirus Vaccines

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Coronavirus vaccines in development have strict storage requirements, including being kept at very cold temperatures. NPR eyes how the vaccines might be distributed and allocated when they are ready.

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Facing Many Unknowns, States Rush To Plan Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Friday, October 16, 2020

A vaccine will only work if a lot of people can get immunized. State health officials are working furiously to design outreach and distribution plans, with little clarity from the federal government.

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Past CDC Director Urges Current One To Stand Up To Trump

Thursday, October 08, 2020

In a private, leaked letter, a former CDC director urges Dr. Robert Redfield to stand up for public health and stop the "slaughter" caused by COVID-19 in the U.S.

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Hospitals That Don't Report COVID-19 Data Daily Will Get Warning Letter

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

New enforcement guidelines are now in place, pushing hospitals to comply with rigorous reporting requirements or risk losing a crucial funding stream from the federal government.

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