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Biden will join the WHO-backed vaccine scheme, COVAX, which Trump claimed was 'China-centric' and refused to be a part of

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President-elect Joe Biden rolls up his sleeve to receive a COVID-19 vaccination from nurse practitioner Tabe Mase at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital as his wife Jill Biden stands by on December 21, 2020 in Newark, Delaware.
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President-elect Joe Biden intends to rejoin the World Health Organization and its vaccine distribution scheme, COVAX.
Anthony Blinken, Biden's nominee for secretary of state, made the announcement Tuesday.
President Donald Trump cut ties with the WHO in May 2020 and refused to join COVAX, a scheme that ensures equal distribution...
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Explainer: COVID-19 vaccine shots add to confusion over China's tests for travelers

Explainer: COVID-19 vaccine shots add to confusion over China's tests for travelers

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A coronavirus antibody test that China has made mandatory for arriving travelers has provoked concerns over its effectiveness after one of a team of international health experts was briefly denied entry last week following a positive result. Although the British expert from the World Health Organization subsequently tested negative, it was not immediately clear if the earlier result was a false positive, or the result of previous infection or a COVID-19 vaccination. Here are details of China's testing rules, potential problems with the policy, its implications for vaccinated individuals...
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China steps up COVID-19 vaccine drive ahead of Lunar New Year

China steps up COVID-19 vaccine drive ahead of Lunar New Year

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When American restaurant worker Simon Sunwoo was offered a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine in Shanghai this month through his employer he jumped at the chance. “They wouldn't roll out something that could backfire on them,” he said. “I feel like there's too many eyeballs on this for the Chinese to not be relatively sure.” Sunwoo is part of China's expanding effort to get its home-grown vaccines to key workers, including restaurant workers like him, and increasingly to the general public. China is stepping up its vaccinations as several countries including Brazil, Indonesia and Turkey begin...
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Aldi is the latest company to offer employees money for taking the COVID-19 vaccine

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Aldi will offer employees two hours of pay for each dose of the two-part Covid-19 vaccine.
Dollar General, Trader Joe's, and Instacart are also offering employee benefits to get the vaccination.
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Aldi, like Trader Joe's, Dollar General, and Instacart, now will offer its employees incentives for taking the Covid-19 vaccine. The German grocery chain announced Tuesday that it will cover employee costs associated with receiving the vaccine and provide two hours of pay for each of the...
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Florida Finally Cracks Down On ‘Vaccine Tourism'

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Amid backlash, the Sunshine State kicks non-residents off the Covid-19 vaccine gravy train.
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The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works against the contagious virus variant first found in UK, a new study shows

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The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine works against the contagious coronavirus variant first found in the UK, an early study shows.
Researchers studied lab-made versions of both the original coronavirus and the variant, which has spread around the world.
Whilst the results are reassuring, they have not yet been peer-reviewed.
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The COVID-19 shot co-developed by Pfizer and BioNTech works against the contagious coronavirus variant first found in the UK, a new study from the companies has shown...
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