In Covid Vaccine Data, L.G.B.T.Q. People Fear Invisibility

Still, even if some people are hesitant to divulge such data, research shows that clinicians overestimate how many patients would refuse to self-report. A 2017 study revealed that about 80 percent of clinicians believed patients would be hesitant to provide this data, but only 10 percent of patients reported they would refuse to do so.…

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India and Its Vaccine Maker Stumble Over Their Pandemic Promises

NEW DELHI — Adar Poonawalla made big promises. The 40-year-old chief of the world’s largest vaccine maker pledged to take a leading role in the global effort to inoculate the poor against Covid-19. His India-based empire signed deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars to make and export doses to suffering countries. Those promises have…

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Want to Party? You Might Need a ‘Vaccine Passport.’

You could hear the music from the sidewalk, high-spirited renditions of “Ice Ice Baby” and “MMMBop.” It was ’90s night at Rumi, a ballroom and event space in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, and millennials and Gen Zers lined up to get inside. They dressed the part in tracksuits, neon crop tops, denim overalls and…

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China’s Vaccine Diplomacy Just Got a Big Win. But Can the Country Deliver?

Developing countries racing for coronavirus vaccines now have another dependable option — and China’s reputation as a rising scientific superpower just got a big boost. The World Health Organization on Friday declared a vaccine made by a Chinese company, Sinopharm, as a safe and reliable way to fight the virus. The declaration marks a significant…

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Source: Bills GM hears from NFL on vaccine talk

Brandon Beane got a call from the NFL league office this week, a league source said, about the Buffalo Bills general manager’s comments during a radio interview about whether he would hypothetically release an unvaccinated player if it meant the team reaching a league-imposed minimum percentage of vaccinated individuals. The message the league delivered to…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Pfizer Seeks Full F.D.A. Approval for Its Vaccine

Here’s what you need to know: Ton Tran, 106, receiving his second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday.Credit…Noah Berger/Associated Press Pfizer and the German company BioNTech have become the first companies to apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for full approval of their Covid-19 vaccine…

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Baltimore Vaccine Plant’s Troubles Ripple Across 3 Continents

WASHINGTON — Quality-control problems at a Baltimore plant manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines have led health officials on three continents to pause the distribution of millions of Johnson & Johnson doses, as the troubles of a politically connected U.S. contractor ripple across the world. Doses made at the plant owned by Emergent BioSolutions have not been cleared…

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Ivanka Trump’s Vaccine Selfies Continue to Backfire

Last month, former first daughter Ivanka Trump interrupted her social media hiatus to tweet that she’d received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine—whether it was Moderna or Pfizer, she didn‘t say—while encouraging others to get their shots as well. “Today, I got the shot!!! I hope that you do too!” she wrote, adding, “Thank you…

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This New Covid Vaccine Could Bring Hope to the Unvaccinated World

In early 2020, dozens of scientific teams scrambled to make a vaccine for Covid-19. Some chose tried-and-true techniques, such as making vaccines from killed viruses. But a handful of companies bet on a riskier method, one that had never produced a licensed vaccine: deploying a genetic molecule called RNA. The bet paid off. The first…

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Team Biden Needs to Find a Way to Get Through to Vaccine Holdouts

The coronavirus situation in the United States has dramatically improved over the course of the spring, with vaccinations rolling out and hints of normal life returning. But more recently, that progress has started to sputter: A sizable chunk of the population has yet to get a single dose, and the pace of vaccinations is leveling…

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