Tennessee Won't Incentivize COVID Shots but Pays to Vax Cows Tennessee Won't Incentivize COVID Shots but Pays to Vax Cows
Lee hasn't always been against incentivizing vaccinations.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
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Novavax agrees to sell millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Europe
Novavax Inc. has signed a deal to sell up to 200 million doses of its Covid vaccine to the European Commission, the company said Wednesday. The deal would cover an initial 100 million doses of NVX-CoV2373, the company's Covid-19 vaccine candidate, with an option for the commission to purchase an additional 100 million doses through 2023, according to a press release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gaithersburg's Novavax (NASDAQ : NVAX) hopes to submit the candidate for review by the European… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

Africa: Biontech Starts Work on Malaria Vaccines in Africa
[East African] German biotech company BioNTech SE has announced the start of its malaria project, which aims to develop safe, effective and sustainable malaria vaccine supply solutions in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Full Approval of Pfizer COVID Vaccine Could Come in September
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is speeding up its timetable for full approval of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, hoping to complete the process by early September. President Joe Biden said last week that he expected... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biden Offers COVID Vaccines to Migrants in Custody Along Mexican Border
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 -- COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to migrants in U.S. custody at the Mexican border, federal government officials said Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security will provide the single-dose Johnson& Johnson vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 4, 2021
Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Wednesday, Aug. 4: Full FDA approval for Pfizer vaccine could come by Labor Day. With the Delta variant raging and vaccine hesitancy still an issue, the FDA says it's taking an " all-hands-on-deck " approach... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How the Delta Variant Is Changing the U.S. Forecast for COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 -- COVID-19 vaccines are helping protect the unvaccinated as the new Delta strain surges across the United States, but experts say its high infectiousness could mean even more people need to take the jab to achieve true herd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dana-Farber moves up timeline for mandatory Covid vaccinations
Weeks after Dana-Farber announced mandatory vaccinations for its staff, the cancer specialty hospital has now gone a step further — requiring Covid-19 vaccination for all new and existing staff members. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Eastern Bank foundation offers $2M in grants for last-mile vaccination outreach
Boston-based Eastern Bank has announced $2 million in grants to 16 local nonprofit organizations to help increase vaccination rates among populations with the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 cases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Hannah Green Source Type: news

PeaceHealth becomes latest system in Washington state to require caregiver vaccinations
PeaceHealth on Tuesday became the latest health system with hospitals in Washington state to announce that caregivers will be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Kaiser Permanente, which has more than 35 locations across the state, announced a vaccination requirement for employees on Monday. At least 85 health systems around the country are mandating vaccinations for employees. PeaceHealth said roughly 80% of its own caregivers are vaccinated against Cov id. The mandate kicks in Aug. 31… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Tunisia: 30 Percent of People Aged 40 and Over Have Not Registered to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines - Ben Salah
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 30% of people aged 40 years and over have not registered to receive COVID19 vaccines, said Director General of Health Faisal Ben Salah. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: 11,000 Tunisian Students Studying Abroad to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines As of August 4
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- A list of 11,000 students, studying abroad, was sent to the Health Ministry to get the COVID-19 vaccine, said Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Olfa Ben Ouda Sioud. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Students Over 18, Those With Chronic Diseases to Get Covid-19 Vaccines Before Start of School Term
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Health Ministry will give students aged 18 and over as well as school staff and teachers COVID-19 vaccines, before the start of the school term, Education Minister Fethi Slaouti announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: U.S. Govt Donates 151,200 Doses of J & J Vaccines to MoH
[The Point] The arrival of 151,200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccines donated by the U.S. government to the Ministry of Health of The Gambia (MoH), through COVAX facility was witnessed by the health minister together with his medical experts and religious leaders at the Banjul International Airport on Sunday 1 August 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Second Tranche of U.S.-Donated Vaccines Arrive
[The Point] Press release: An additional 151,200 doses of the single-dose Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccine arrived in The Gambia on August 1, being the second tranche of vaccines donated by the American people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: National Jabs Drive Off to a Positive Start
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Tanzanians have responded positively to Covid-19 vaccination that took effect yesterday to the special groups of frontline workers, the elderly, and those with underlying health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Central Banks Must Address Pandemic Challenges
[IPS] Sydney and Kuala Lumpur -- Hopes for an inclusive global economic recovery are fast fading. As rich countries have done little to ensure poor countries' access to vaccines and fiscal resources, North-South "fault lines" will certainly widen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Covid-19 Highlights Problem With Importing Medicine From West
[African Arguments] As chronicled in Pharmacy in Senegal, Dr N'deye Toutane Ngom, the pharmacist-owner of Pharmacie Pasteur, pondered what Senegal would do if France embargoed pharmaceutical exports. Until several years ago, drugs from France and other Western countries virtually monopolized the Senegalese pharmaceutical market. Even today, the majority of drugs in Senegal are imported. With rising infection rates, no local Covid-19 vaccine production and slowing imports, her comments foreshadowed the situation that Senegal f (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Covid-19 - Over 55,000 People Vaccinated By Military Health Teams in 5 Governorates - Defence Ministry
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The jab drive by military on-site and mobile teams is continuing in Jendouba, Siliana, Kairouan, K ébili and Tataouine. The campaigns kicked off in July, in collaboration with regional health structures and local authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: vaccinated ‘three times less likely to test positive’; 220,000 children in England jabbed
Study suggests fully vaccinated less likely to pass virus on to others; more 16- and 17-year-olds in UKcould be given green light for vaccineChina shuts down transport routes as it battles worst outbreak in monthsStatus of some UK citizens vaccinated overseas not recognised by NHSArdern ’s popularity stumbles on New Zealand’s slow road to vaccinationDeath of Sydney man prompts calls for young people to get vaccinatedVaccinologist Barbie: Prof Sarah Gilbert honoured with a doll8.35amBSTTheUK government should “try a whole range” of incentives in order to encourage young people to take up the COVID ja...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alex Mistlin (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus UK news China US news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

UK children aged 16 and 17 expected to be offered Covid vaccine
Minister says JCVI experts to update advice ‘imminently’ on widening access to vaccine to more teenagersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid vaccines are expected to be offered to children in the UK aged 16 and 17, in line with many other countries, after a minister confirmed government experts will update their advice “imminently”.Michelle Donelan, the universities minister, said the government was expecting an announcement from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on widening access to the coronavirus vaccine to more teenagers.Continue readi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rowena Mason Deputy political editor Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation UK news Health Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology World news Science Source Type: news

PeaceHealth becomes latest system in Washington state to require caregiver vaccinations
PeaceHealth on Tuesday became the latest health system with hospitals in Washington state to announce that caregivers will be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Kaiser Permanente, which has more than 35 locations across the state, announced a vaccination requirement for employees on Monday. At least 85 health systems around the country are mandating vaccinations for employees. PeaceHealth said roughly 80% of its own caregivers are vaccinated against Cov id. The mandate kicks in Aug. 31… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Receive Batch of J & J Vaccine
[Nation] Kenya is among 17 African countries that will receive 6.4 million doses of Johnson& Johnson Covid-19 vaccines this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccinologist Barbie: Prof Sarah Gilbert honoured with a doll
Co-creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab hopes it will inspire young girls to enter Stem careersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageProf Sarah Gilbert has had quite a year. The co-creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab has been made a dame, been given an emotional standing ovation at Wimbledon – and now a Barbie doll has been made in her honour.Gilbert, who led the development ofthe Covid vaccine at Oxford University, said she initially found the gesture “very strange” but hoped it would inspire young girls to work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem).Con...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson Tags: Vaccines and immunisation University of Oxford AstraZeneca Immunology Gender Coronavirus Science Higher education Medical research UK news Source Type: news

PeaceHealth becomes latest system in Portland region to require caregiver vaccinations
The system says 80% of caregivers are already vaccinated but the resurgence of Covid led to the new policy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

ACOG, SMFM Urge All Pregnant Women to Get COVID-19 Vaccine ACOG, SMFM Urge All Pregnant Women to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine strongly recommend that all pregnant women be vaccinated against COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Vaccines to be offered to 16 and 17 year olds
More than one million teenagers would be included in a new roll-out if ministers accept expert advice. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Reportedly Hopes To Fully Approve Pfizer ’s Covid Vaccine By Labor Day
The Food and Drug Administration says it ’s engaged in an “all-hands-on-deck approach” to granting full approval to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joe Walsh, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

PeaceHealth becomes latest system in Portland region to require caregiver vaccinations
The system says 80% of caregivers are already vaccinated but the resurgence of Covid led to the new policy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Is the Delta Variant Making Younger Adults ‘Sicker, Quicker’?
Many doctors on the front lines say unvaccinated patients in their 20s and 30s are becoming more severely ill, and more quickly. But comprehensive data is lacking. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hospitals Vaccination and Immunization Youth Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

F.D.A. Aims to Give Final Approval to Pfizer Vaccine by Early Next Month
The Food and Drug Administration ’s move is expected to kick off more vaccination mandates for hospital workers, college students and federal troops. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) BioNTech SE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Pfizer Inc Moderna Inc Johnson & Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

New York City to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Dining and Gyms
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the tough restrictions were necessary to encourage New Yorkers to get vaccinated and curtail a third wave of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK reports highest number of deaths since mid-March amid 21,691 new cases – as it happened
UK deaths are highest since mid-March;doctors, scientists and the government disagree over vaccinating children in GermanyUS Covid hospitalisations rise as doctors say patients are unvaccinatedNicola Sturgeon expects Covid jab to be recommended for over-16sNew York to require vaccination for indoor dining and eventsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits QueenslandHopes UK vaccine trial in pregnant women will allay jab fears12.27amBSTThis blog is closing down now but we ’ll be back with more rolling updates about the pandemic in a few hours time.Meanwhile, you can catch up with all our coronavirus cover...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson (now); Mattha Busby, Miranda Bryant, Robyn Vinter and Helen Livingstone (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Infectious diseases New Zealand Japan US news Source Type: news

Biden Has Blunt Words for Republican Governors on Vaccines: ‘Get Out of the Way’
President Biden signaled a new level of frustration with Republican leaders in states where the highly contagious Delta variant is surging. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination stops half of Delta infections, community survey shows
Another study finds long Covid is much less frequent in children than in adults (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Companies Begin to Mandate Covid Vaccines for Employees
Tyson and Microsoft were the latest to require employees to be vaccinated. Other major employers have tried less sweeping approaches. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genentech requiring Covid vaccination for workforce
Biotech giant Genentech Inc. has joined the growing list of employers requiring workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19. With limited exceptions for medical and religious reasons, the 13,000-employee South San Francisco-based U.S. biotech unit of Swiss drug giant said it would "follow the science" to help beat back the pandemic. Nearly 200 million cases of Covid-19, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus setting l oose an immune system response that chokes off the lungs and other organs, have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Genentech requiring Covid vaccination for workforce
Biotech giant Genentech Inc. has joined the growing list of employers requiring workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19. With limited exceptions for medical and religious reasons, the 13,000-employee South San Francisco-based U.S. biotech unit of Swiss drug giant said it would "follow the science" to help beat back the pandemic. Nearly 200 million cases of Covid-19, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus setting l oose an immune system response that chokes off the lungs and other organs, have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Republicans press Roy Cooper on labor shortage; governor stresses vaccinations
A crisis in North Carolina: That ’s how a group of Republican cabinet heads referred to the state's ongoing labor shortage on Tuesday during a Council of State meeting with Gov. Roy Cooper. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Republicans press Roy Cooper on labor shortage; governor stresses vaccinations
A crisis in North Carolina: That ’s how a group of Republican cabinet heads referred to the state's ongoing labor shortage on Tuesday during a Council of State meeting with Gov. Roy Cooper. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

What’s Safe — And Not — With The COVID-19 Delta Variant Circulating
The alarming coronavirus strain is raising questions about protection even in vaccinated people. Here's what to know. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts
New York is the nation’s first big city to announce it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for indoor diners and gymgoers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Citing U.S. vaccination milestone, Biden says 'the message is getting through'
President Biden celebrated a belated milestone on Tuesday, saying that achieving the goal of vaccinating 70 percent of U.S. adults for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms
New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

For U.S. Teens, Most Adverse Events to COVID-19 Vaccine Nonserious
TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 -- For U.S. adolescents aged 12 to 17 years receiving Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination, most adverse events are nonserious, according to research published in the July 30 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Indiana University COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Upheld by Federal Appeals Court
TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 -- Indiana University can mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees, a Chicago-based federal appeals court ruled Monday. The decision upheld an Indiana district court judge's ruling that the school was acting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIH director says COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are 'not necessary' right now
Dr Francis Collins does not believe a third COVID-19 vaccine dose will soon be necessary in the U.S. Third doses are available in Israel and will soon be available in Germany to combat COVID variants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYC Becomes First to Require Vaccination Proof for Indoor Activities
TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 -- New York City on Tuesday became the first urban center in the United States to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for those wishing to dine indoors, watch live performances inside, or use the gym. The rule, which also... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccine mandates for indoor dining and theater are coming to New York City
New York City will soon require that people show proof of vaccination to eat indoors and go to shows, but it’s not launching another app. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Louisiana Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate as Hospitals Fill Louisiana Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate as Hospitals Fill
The mask mandate will apply to ages 5 years and older in indoor public locations, regardless of vaccination status. It will remain in effect until at least Sept. 1.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news