Month: February 2021

The Latest: First US J&J vaccine doses shipping Sunday night – Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday. White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced that the entire stockpile of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go out immediately. J&J will …

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Health Utah coronavirus cases continue to fall, but deaths on the rise – Salt Lake Tribune

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Johnson & Johnson’s 1-dose COVID vaccine cleared for use in US – OregonLive

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two. Health experts are anxiously awaiting a one-and-done option to help speed vaccinations, as they race against a virus that already …

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Germany limits travel from French region over virus variant – The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Germany announced Sunday that travelers from France’s northeastern Moselle region will face additional restrictions because of the high rate of variant coronavirus cases there. Germany’s disease control agency, the Robert Koch Institute, said it would add Moselle to the list of “variant of concern” areas that already includes countries such as the …

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El Salvador’s leader looks to consolidate power in midterm vote; critics fear rising authoritarianism – The Washington Post

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In Deadly Crackdown, Myanmar Police Kill At Least 18 Protesters – NPR

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Thousands of Utahns’ illegitimate COVID-19 vaccine appointments being canceled after system error – fox13now.com

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health says an error in their online registration system for COVID-19 vaccines allowed thousands of ineligible Utahns to schedule appointments recently. READ: Utahns can now receive vaccine in any county; more age groups eligible The department said in an announcement Saturday that 7,200 people signed up who …

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Social media fight spreads in Iran as women seek to regain international travel rights – ABC News

LONDON — Iran’s Alpine ski coach, Samira Zargari, couldn’t join her team for the world championships in Italy last week. The reason? Her husband barred her from leaving the country. The reaction on social media was swift, and many Iranians vented their fury by demanding the government change the law to give women back their …

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Iran Rejects Nuclear Deal Talks With U.S. Proposed by Europe – The New York Times

Iran on Sunday rejected an offer to negotiate directly with the United States in an informal meeting proposed by Europeans to revive the nuclear deal that President Donald J. Trump exited nearly three years ago. A spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, said recent actions taken by Washington and Europeans had led Iran to …

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Iran rejects informal nuke talks with U.S. and EU, insists Biden drop sanctions first – CNBC

President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani speaks during the National Combat Board Meeting with Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Tehran, Iran on Nov. 21, 2020. Iranian Presidency Handout | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images WASHINGTON – Iran rejected on Sunday an invitation from global powers who signed the 2015 nuclear deal to discuss the regime’s potential return to …

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