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New Jersey is prioritizing cigarette smokers for COVID-19 vaccines because of their risk of severe disease

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Officials are scrambling to speed-up COVID-19 vaccinations across the US, but a complicated set of guidelines regarding who should get priority have stymied states' efforts to maximize the number of shots in arms.
In order to accelerate the rollout, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday that states should expand the pool of people who have priority access. That pool should now include Americans between the ages of 16 and 64 who have certain underlying health issues that increase the risk of developing severe COVID-19, he said.
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Florida is becoming a vaccine tourism destination as foreigners and out-of-staters head there to get a COVID-19 shot

Florida is becoming a vaccine tourism destination as foreigners and out-of-staters head there to get a COVID-19 shot

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Although many states are now expanding their eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 vaccine, Florida was one of the first to offer the shot to adults aged 65 and older. The state's broad vaccination plan has attracted travelers hoping to take advantage from near and far.
Vaccine-seekers have flocked to Florida from Canada and Argentina, as well as New York and other states, according to the Wall Street Journal .
Governor Ron DeSantis said in a press conference last week that most of these visitors are in fact part-time residents, not so-called "vaccine tourists." "If...
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Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery: Can Air Cargo Meet The Challenge?

Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery: Can Air Cargo Meet The Challenge?

5 days ago   |   By Forbes

With Covid-19 vaccine approvals rolling in around the world, all eyes are now turned toward the air cargo industry. Can aviation deliver?
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COVID-19 vaccination center opening in Strip resort on Monday

5 days ago   |   By Review Journal

A UMC vaccination center equipped to offer hundreds of vaccinations each day will be set up inside the Encore's convention space.
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5 Intangible Buyer Behavior Trends to Monitor in 2021

5 days ago   |   By Business 2 Community

Despite turning the calendar from 2020 to 2021, we find ourselves starting the new year in more turmoil. A catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic that continues to increase in scope. The hope of the vaccines tempered as the rollout encounters delays. And the disturbing insurrection at our capitol causing national anxiety. To ignore these in a business context is to be blind to the effect on our society.
Such tumultuous events will have a direct impact on buying behaviors in 2021. Organizations today will need to monitor buying behaviors as they ebb and shift in 2021. Here are 5 intangible buying...
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How China is using its coronavirus vaccine 'to fill this void' left by the US

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

An employee inspects syringes of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech at its factory in Beijing, September 24, 2020.
Ng Han Guan/Associated Press
Many of the world's poor countries are struggling to get their hands on vaccines for the coronavirus, and China has stepped in, offering priority access to its vaccine.
That could end up being a diplomatic victory for China, bolstering its influence with those countries, though it remains uncertain if Beijing will fulfill its promises.
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Encore opening COVID-19 vaccination center on Monday

5 days ago   |   By Review Journal

A University Medical Center vaccination center will be set up inside the property's convention space, near the self-parking garage. It will be equipped to offer hundreds of vaccinations each day, according to a Wynn Resorts release.
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Fear of Vaccine Threatens to Delay Pandemic's End

5 days ago   |   By Washington Post

After the first vaccines against Covid-19 demonstrated efficacy, public health officials began to foresee a gradual end to the pandemic. Getting there with a minimum of additional suffering will require widespread administration of vaccines, with the goal of achieving so-called herd immunity. Some health specialists warn that vaccine hesitancy - a reluctance to accept immunization - threatens to undermine that target.
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Covid-19 Vaccines, Vulnerable To Theft, Leave Healthcare Supply Chains Scrambling For Security

5 days ago   |   By Forbes

With reports that Covid-19 vaccines are being stolen and sold on the black market, Tom Knight, CEO of Atlanta-based inventory visibility and analytics firm Invistics, says he saw this coming back in April 2020.
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Die-hard Trump 'warriors' Diamond and Silk were behind former Detroit mayor...

Die-hard Trump 'warriors' Diamond and Silk were behind former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's pardon by Trump

Summary List Placement Disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was among the 143 people granted a pardon or clemency by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, and he had... Read more ...

Billionaire Jack Ma appears to have resurfaced in a quick 50-second...

Billionaire Jack Ma appears to have resurfaced in a quick 50-second videoconference clip, according to Chinese-owned media

Summary List Placement Chinese billionaire businessman Jack Ma appeared during a videoconference on Wednesday after weeks of speculation about his whereabouts , according to a... Read more ...

Photos show what DC looks like a day before Biden's inauguration

Photos show what DC looks like a day before Biden's inauguration

Summary List Placement Inauguration Day 2021 is unlike those in the past. President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in amid a coronavirus pandemic that... Read more ...

Whitmer proposes $5.6B plan to combat, recover from virus

Whitmer proposes $5.6B plan to combat, recover from virus

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday unveiled a $5.6 billion plan to combat and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, proposing the use of billions in federal... Read more ...

Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia rises

Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia rises

TOKYO - Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president. Japan's benchmark lost early gains as worries grew about the surge in... Read more ...

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

HONOLULU - Hawaii's leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Read more ...

How Moderna is working with Dell's Boomi to become more efficient as races...

How Moderna is working with Dell's Boomi to become more efficient as races to distribute its COVID-19 vaccine

Summary List Placement In recent months, Moderna has been ramping up operations as it rolls out and distributes its much-awaited coronavirus vaccine. Behind the scenes... Read more ...

Goldman Sachs shows best-in-decade performance as underwriting profits more...

Goldman Sachs shows best-in-decade performance as underwriting profits more than DOUBLE in last quarter of 2020

Goldman Sachs Group made an exceptionally strong performance in the last quarter of 2020, raking in more than double the profits compared to the previous year despite global... Read more ...

Restaurant point-of-sale software startup Revel Systems raises $15.2M

Restaurant point-of-sale software startup Revel Systems raises $15.2M

Revel Systems, a cloud-based iPad point-of-sale system for restaurants and retailers, reported raising $15.2 million in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Revel... Read more ...

The Latest: Lack of supply snags W.Va. vaccination campaign

The Latest: Lack of supply snags W.Va. vaccination campaign

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's speedy coronavirus vaccination drive is facing a roadblock, with state leaders saying they didn't receive an expected increase in doses this... Read more ...