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Coronavirus vaccine czar said Moderna will seek an emergency use authorization for its vaccine by the end of November

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Moderna will seek emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the month, Moncef Slaoui, the head of Operation "Warp Speed," the White House effort to develop and administer the vaccine, said Sunday during an appearance on ABC News' "This Week."
Pfizer, which also last week announced it had developed a vaccine to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, filed for emergency use authorization Friday. A panel of outside experts that advises the FDA is expected to meet...
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First COVID-19 Vaccinations Expected As Early As Dec. 11, White House Vaccine Czar Says

First COVID-19 Vaccinations Expected As Early As Dec. 11, White House Vaccine Czar Says

6 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Herd immunity could be reached by mid-2021 if the overwhelming majority of Americans get vaccinated, said Moncef Slaoui.
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US could begin COVID-19 vaccinations by December 11: Official

US could begin COVID-19 vaccinations by December 11: Official

6 days ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Moncef Slaoui, head of a federal vaccine development programme, says the first vaccines could be shipped mid-December.
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Disney donates coins from wishing wells to homeless shelter

Disney donates coins from wishing wells to homeless shelter

Some $20,000 in coins that tourists tossed into Walt Disney World's wishing wells and fountains became a Thanksgiving gift for Central Florida's largest homeless shelter. Read more ...

Reports: Steelers coach, one player test positive for COVID-19

Reports: Steelers coach, one player test positive for COVID-19

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted Saturday that an additional coach and player tested positive Saturday after the team placed three players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. Read more ...

Florida State has 2nd straight game-day football postponement

Florida State has 2nd straight game-day football postponement

Florida State has had a home football game postponed the on the day it was to be played for the second straight week. Read more ...

Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart tests positive for COVID-19, recovering at home

Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart tests positive for COVID-19, recovering at home

CHICAGO - Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart learned he tested positive for COVID-19 Friday after being tested and feeling symptoms of the virus earlier in the week, according to... Read more ...

Funeral worker apologizes for selfie with Diego Maradona's body

Funeral worker apologizes for selfie with Diego Maradona's body

Claudio Fernández, who was fired over the incident, said the decision to take the photo was impulsive and he regrets it. Read more ...

New rule could allow gas, firing squads for federal executions

New rule could allow gas, firing squads for federal executions

The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, clearing the way to use methods other than lethal injection, such as firing squads and poison gas. Read more ...

Some restaurants hate delivery apps, so they're seeking alternatives

Some restaurants hate delivery apps, so they're seeking alternatives

Despite seeking a new way to delivery, many restaurants are finding themselves tied to delivery services they hate, without a clear path out. Read more ...

Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid pandemic

Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid pandemic

With holiday parades and festivals canceled, stir-crazy families also are looking for a safe way to create special memories. Read more ...

Dip in COVID-19 testing over Thanksgiving could show false decline in spread

Dip in COVID-19 testing over Thanksgiving could show false decline in spread

A dip in COVID testing over the holidays may result in the false perception that the spread of the virus is slowing, experts warn. “I just hope that people don't misinterpret... Read more ...

CDC's COVID-19 vaccine advisers set meeting to vote on who should get first...

CDC's COVID-19 vaccine advisers set meeting to vote on who should get first doses

The CDC has already recommended that the first group should include front-line health providers and support personnel. Read more ...