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Florida seniors are guinea pigs for the COVID vaccine

Until now, research on the vaccine effect on the elderly has been minimal and short-lived. Of the 21,720 people who received the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine instead of placebo in the Phase 3 study, 7,971 or 37% were over 55 years of age. Pfizer’s study did not include a breakout for those 65 and older. In the Moderna Phase 3 study, …

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Americans are slowly regretting the pace of US COVID-19 vaccine rollout

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – Jerry Shapiro, a 78-year-old Los Angeles pharmacist, is at the top of the list of Californians now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, but more than a month after the state began vaccinating, he has not yet received one. Shapiro said he has spent hours calling several health agencies and conducting fruitful computer searches, …

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Texas doc accused of taking damaged vial with COVID-19 vaccine

A Houston-based health department doctor accused by prosecutors of stealing nine doses of coronavirus vaccine from a damaged vial and administering them to family and friends insists he did nothing wrong and only tried to ensure the vaccine was not spilled, his said. lawyer Thursday. Authorities allege that Hasan Gokal, who worked for Harris County Public Health, stole a vial …

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Uncertainty loomed under limited COVID-19 vaccine supply in central Texas

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are limited in central Texas, as thousands of people struggle to sign up for their first dose. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) COVID-19 vaccinations dashboard, the state: has been assigned 3,213,025 COVID-19 vaccine doses; 2,567,350 doses of COVID-19 have been sent to the state; 1,372,480 people have …

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Saudi Arabia says it captured ‘hostile target’ over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia captured what they described as a “hostile target” over the capital, Riyadh, state media revealed. “I heard a loud noise and thought something had fallen from the sky,” a resident told Agence France-Presse on Saturday. “The whole house shook.” Official media did not say where the enemy target came from, but the country has come under repeated attacks …

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Trudeau underscores the “disappointment” of the Keystone XL in the first official call with Biden

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday expressed his “disappointment” over President Biden’s order to revoke permits for the Keystone XL pipeline in a reading of the president’s first official call with a foreign leader. Why it matters: The prime minister has long supported the pipeline, which is intended to carry crude oil from Alberta to Nebraska. Biden, however, fought …

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And now, a reading from an email according to St. Paul

FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis leads Angelus’ prayer for revelation in the midst of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Vatican on January 6, 2021. Vatican Media / Distribution via REUTERS VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – If he lived today, even St. Paul sends text messages, tweets and emails to get the news out, Pope Francis said Saturday in his message to the …

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Hundreds detained as protests called by Putin’s enemy Navalny break out over Russia

MOSCOW – Police detained more than 200 people in Russia’s Far East and Siberia Saturday as demonstrators braved bitter cold and a ban from the authorities, organized nationwide collections to demand the release of imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Navalny urged his supporters to protest after he was arrested last weekend when he returned to Moscow from Germany after being …

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