February 24, 2021

Poll: Less than Half of China’s Health Workers Want Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine

Less than half of healthcare workers polled recently in the Chinese province of Zhejiang would receive a Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate after its emergency approval, while just one-quarter of medical workers in Zhejiang are willing to get a coronavirus vaccine once they are available for all people. Zhejiang’s disease control and prevention center (CDC) surveyed…

Biden: We Didn’t Have the Vaccine When We Came into Office

President Joe Biden said during a CNN town hall on Tuesday that when he came into office, they “didn’t have” the coronavirus vaccine. Biden made the statement despite health care workers receiving the first doses in mid-December 2020, well over a month before he was sworn in. Biden said, “There’s just not all of a…

Spin Class Instructor Apologizes for Cutting COVID-19 Vaccine Line

SoulCycle instructor Stacey Griffith publicly apologized on Monday for calling herself an “educator” in order to get the vaccine before more vulnerable Americans. SoulCycle instructor and social media influencer Stacey Griffith boasted about receiving the Moderna vaccine on January 29, in a now-deleted Instagram post. “VACCINE DAY! Step one of the Moderna magic,” she wrote…

Former New York State Democratic Party Leader Receives Vaccine in Florida: ‘I Probably Wouldn’t Have Gotten It by Now in New York’

Former New York State Democratic Party leader John Sullivan, who worked as the upstate coordinator for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) 2014 reelection campaign, received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) Florida, admitting he “probably wouldn’t have gotten it by now in New York.” Sullivan, 73, is a resident of…

Ilhan Omar Says It’s ‘Shameful’ Lawmakers Are Receiving Vaccine Before the Vulnerable: ‘We Are Not More Important’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) took a drastically different position on the coronavirus vaccine being made available to members of Congress than her fellow “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), stating lawmakers are “not more important” than frontline workers. The Minnesota lawmaker responded to a question posed by Anand Giridharadas, publisher of The.Ink newsletter, who asked,…

FACT CHECK: Did CNN Publish Images Of The First UK COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient In October?

A post shared on Facebook claims images of the first person in the U.K. to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine outside a clinical trial were published by CNN in October. Verdict: False Images of the patient’s vaccination weren’t published before Dec. 8, a reverse image search shows. The claim appears to have stemmed from people…

Mike Pence to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine Live on Television Friday

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, will receive the coronavirus vaccine live on television together Friday. The event will be held at the White House, according to the vice president’s office, and will be open to the press. Surgeon General Jerome Adams will also receive the vaccine. As the leader of the White…

Bill Nye And The Science Lie: Celebrity Scientist Predicted Vaccine Would Take Two Years

December 14, 2020 11:06 PM ET Celebrity “Science Guy” Bill Nye claimed in May that it would likely be two years before a vaccine was available for the novel coronavirus. Nye made an appearance on CNN in mid-May to discuss the impact that science and technology would have in developing therapeutics, vaccines and new ways…

Feds Delivering COVID Vaccine Shipments to 145 Sites Today

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Federal officials gave an update Monday morning on the progress of shipments of Pfizer’s and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, saying that 145 shipments would be delivered by 2:00 PM local time around the United States. Gen. Gustave Perna, the chief operating officer…

Limited Supply and Uncertain Distribution as Vaccine Rolls Out

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. High stakes and big challenges await as the U.S. prepares to roll out vaccines against COVID-19, with front-line health care workers and vulnerable nursing home residents recommended as the top priority. Doses could be on their way very soon. An independent…

Dr. Anthony Fauci Skips Donald Trump Coronavirus Vaccine Event

Dr. Anthony Fauci skipped President Donald Trump’s event celebrating the development of a coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday. A Trump administration official told Breitbart News on Monday that Fauci wanted to attend the event but would not do so due to a “scheduling conflict.” The long-term director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases…

Coronavirus Vaccine Will Not Be Mandatory, Joe Biden Says

President-elect Joe Biden said that he would not make the coronavirus vaccine mandatory for all Americans to get after he is inaugurated in January. Joe Biden said at a Friday press conference in Delaware that he would not impose a vaccine mandate nor a mask mandate when he is sworn in as the next president,…

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Praises Trump Administration For Vaccine Development

November 29, 2020 2:05 PM ET Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy praised President Donald Trump’s administration for its role in speeding up the development of coronavirus vaccines set to hit the market next month. Discussing the development of effective vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca during a Sunday morning appearance on “Fox News Sunday,”…

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