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Dr. Stuart Weiss: COVID-19 Update Tuesday 12-Jan-2021

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Rapid Test Center of New York
Dr. Stuart Weiss, FACEP, FAAP, CBCP

By Dr. Stuart Weiss, Intelligent Crowd Solutions
January 12, 2021

CoViD-19 News and Information you can trust.Welcome new readers from the Rapid Test Center.

Topics: Vaccine Update
Vaccine Available To Many More People

In a move that only last week was described by Secretary Azar as untenable, today the government released all current vaccines in the national stockpile and expanded the eligibility to everyone over the age of 65 years as well as those under 65 years old with a health condition that puts them in the high risk group.

This new strategy, which closely mirrors President-elect Biden’s plan,was announced today at an Operation Warp Speed press conference. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar said that supply had exceeded demand and it was time to make the supply more widely available. He also said that the manufacturing pipeline was secure enough to ensure second doses would be available from ongoing production.

As a reminder, both currently approved vaccines require two doses and just last week, the FDA reiterated that it was not safe to skip the second dose.

This is good news in our effort to get more vaccine into people’s arms.
Take care of yourself so we can get through this together.

Dr. Stu Weiss
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Coronavirus update for January 12, 2021

World Wide Updates

Dutch town of Lansingerland to test every citizen in bid to halt new variant spread
Egypt will receive its first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine within three weeks
Switzerland approves the Moderna vaccine
In total number of deaths, 2020 was the deadliest year in England and Wales since 1918
China’s Hebei province expands lockdown measures and mass testing programs
New Zealand will require virus test for all incoming travelers outside Australia and Antarctica
India prepares its mammoth vaccine rollout
Algeria will be receiving its first batch of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine in the coming few days
WHO warns that herd immunity won’t happen in 2021, even with vaccines
Argentinian man dies after judge orders clinic to give him chlorine dioxide as COVID treatment
British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough receives COVID vaccine
Ontario issues stay-at-home order amid COVID surge
Boris Johnson blames start of pandemic ‘demented’ medicine
Jordan received its first batch of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Monday
BioNTech achieves breakthrough in quest for multiple sclerosis vaccine
UK variant found in 1% of Covid-19 positive tests in France, health minister says
Portugal’s president tested positive for COVID Monday night, then negative Tuesday morning, his office says
Pandemic restrictions a business boon for some Iraqi women
This month’s Paris Fashion Week goes totally digital
Iran is planning to import almost 2 million doses of vaccines from India, Russia and China by the end of the first quarter of the year
Netherlands lockdown extended by three weeks
Nearly 45,000 coronavirus related fines issued across UK
Portugal marks a record number of Covid-19 related deaths
Lebanon will soon impose curfew
The United Arab Emirates has surpassed one million doses of vaccine administered
Ukraine pleads for more vaccine help from EU
Sweden register more than 17,000 new cases over the weekend
German lockdown could last another eight to ten weeks
Israel may vaccinate children over 12
Total Cases Worldwide: 91,867,185
Total Deaths Worldwide: 1,966,281
Total Recovered: 65,651,642

US Updates

US expected to change course on vaccine distribution today
Disneyland to serve as ‘super’ distribution center for vaccines amid surge of COVID cases in California
More than 9 million people in the US have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine, CDC says
At least two gorillas have tested positive for coronavirus at San Diego Zoo
Don’t hold back second doses of COVID-19 vaccine; Trump administration tells states in bid to speed shots to people 65 and older
Martha Stewart gets COVID vaccine; insists she didn’t ‘jump the line’
Nearly 2.3 million children in US have tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic
COVID-stricken NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea cancels radio appearances
Los Angeles health officials advise some residents to wear masks at home as COVID-19 outbreak spreads
MTA pushes workers to get COVID vaccine; at least 133 transit employees killed by virus
CDC will require all air travelers to US to show negative coronavirus test starting Jan. 26
CVS expects to administer 20 to 25 million Covid-19 vaccines per month, company official says
AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine may be authorized in the US “towards the latter part” of March, official says
Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine trial needs more teen volunteers
Top Democrat, Sen. Chuck Schumer, says additional Covid-19 relief legislation will be top of new agenda
Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine on track to apply for emergency use authorization at end of the month
HHS announced sweeping changes to US Covid-19 vaccine distribution
New York’s governor suggests rapid testing is a way to re-open state
National Guard is helping administer the Covid-19 vaccine in 12 US states
2021 Masters tournament to limit fan attendance
Arizona sets new Covid-19 record with more than 1,000 patients in the ICU
Minnesota case is earliest known evidence of coronavirus variant in US
Citi Field stadium, home to the New York Mets, will become a vaccination site
DC extends Covid-19 indoor dining restrictions
Biden transition has discussed use of National Guard and military for Covid-19 vaccine distribution
More than 50% of Florida’s vaccines have gone to senior population, governor says 
US Health secretary admits vaccine administration in states has been “too narrowly focused”
Total US cases: 23,299,477
Total US deaths: 388,360
Total Recovered: 13,749,754
Total Tested in US: 267,490,302
Total cases in CA: 2,787,146
Total deaths in CA: 30,650
Total cases in TX: 1,997,795
Total deaths in TX: 30,795
Total cases in FL: 1,503,482
Total deaths in FL: 23,231
Total cases in NY: 1,194,838
Total deaths in NY: 39,998
Total cases in IL: 1,040,168
Total deaths in IL: 19,497

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