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Fauci: Britain Was a Little Too Quick With VaccineWe need coronavirus vaccines quickly, but not before their time. Dr. Anthony Fauci was critical Thursday of Britain's quick green light for a vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, Politico reports. "They really rushed through that approval," Fauci said. Britain became the first Western nation to OK a drug, but...
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World War II vet beats COVID-19, marks 104th birthdayA World War II veteran from Alabama has recovered from COVID-19 in time to mark his 104th birthday
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A woman wearing a face mask takes a photo on her phone in Covent Garden, London, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Britain became the first country in the world to authorize a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday and could be dispensing shots within days — a historic step toward eventually ending the outbreak that has killed more than 1.4 million people around the globe. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Q&A: Britain's OK of COVID-19 vaccine sparks speedy debateBritain’s announcement that it has become the first Western country to authorize the use of a COVID-19 vaccine has sparked debate about whether officials emphasized speed over safety
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama, center, walks out of the Oval Office of the White House with former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush, right, to deliver remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.  Three former presidents say they'd be willing to take a coronavirus vaccine publicly, once one becomes available, to encourage all Americans to get inoculated against a disease that has already killed more than 273,000 people nationwide. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Ex-presidents would get vaccine publicly to boost confidenceThree former presidents say they’d be willing to publicly take a coronavirus vaccine, once one becomes available, to encourage all Americans to get inoculated against a disease that has already killed more than 275,000 people nationwide
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Chart shows the number of additional at-risk individuals who could be vaccinated if the U.S. reserved 10% of available vaccines for at-risk people before distributing to states
Vaccine rollout could ease crisis, but who gets it first?Getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the right people could change the course of the pandemic in the United States
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Sophisticated Hackers Targeting Vaccine 'Cold Chain'Cyberattackers have been using sophisticated phishing schemes in an attempt to hack companies and government organizations tasked with distributing coronavirus vaccines. IBM's cybersecurity division first revealed the scheme, which was confirmed by the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday, per the New York Times . Experts say phishing emails were sent...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Facebook said Thursday Dec. 3, 2020, it will start removing false claims about COVID-19 vaccines, in its latest move to counter a tide of coronavirus-related online misinformation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Facebook to remove COVID-19 vaccine-related misinformationFacebook says it will start removing false claims about COVID-19 vaccines, in its latest move to counter a tide of coronavirus-related online misinformation
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Mickey Ganitch, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, holds the base of a football statue he was given, in the living room of his home in San Leandro, Calif., Nov. 20, 2020. Ganitch was getting ready for a match pitting his ship, the USS Pennsylvania, against the USS Arizona when Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The game never happened. Instead, Ganitch spent the morning, still in his football uniform, looking out for attacking planes that anti-aircraft gunners could shoot down. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Survivors remember Pearl Harbor at home this year amid virusThe coronavirus pandemic is preventing Pearl Harbor survivors from attending an annual ceremony to remember those killed in the 1941 attack
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a stretcher is loaded back into an ambulance after EMTs dropped off a patient at a newly opened field hospital operated by Care New England to handle a surge of COVID-19 patients in Cranston, R.I. Across the U.S., the surge has swamped hospitals with patients and left nurses and other health care workers shorthanded and burned out. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
States plan for vaccines as daily US virus deaths top 3,100 States are drafting plans for who gets the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available this month, as the nation’s death toll from the pandemic surpassed 3,100 in a single day for the first time
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With Vaccines on Deck for Distribution, a 'Real Concern'This week, a federal advisory panel recommended health care workers be among the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it's authorized for use. And in a document viewed by CBS News , Operation Warp Speed officials say 6.4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine would be ready to be...
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Three Ex-Presidents Volunteer to Be Vaccinated on CameraThree of the four living former presidents have volunteered to get vaccinated publicly to prove it is safe, and CNN says it is waiting to hear back from the fourth, 96-year-old Jimmy Carter. Freddy Ford, George W. Bush's chief of staff, says the Republican reached out to Dr. Anthony Fauci...
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US COVID Cases, Deaths Shatter Previous RecordsAs new coronavirus infections surged last month, doctors warned that a steep rise in deaths would follow. It has arrived. The US hit a new record of 3,157 COVID deaths Wednesday, making it the deadliest day of the pandemic so far, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker . That's...
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