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

4 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

4 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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Gumroad has no full-time employees, meetings, or deadlines - and the company...

Gumroad has no full-time employees, meetings, or deadlines - and the company still made $11 million and grew 85% year-over-year. Here's how they did it

Summary List Placement I started Gumroad in 2011. In 2015, we reached a peak of 23 full-time employees. In 2016, after failing to raise more money, I ended up back where I... Read more ...

Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

WASHINGTON - Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's choice as Treasury secretary, said Tuesday that the incoming administration would focus on winning quick passage of its... Read more ...

The Latest: Canada expects reduction in vaccine deliveries

The Latest: Canada expects reduction in vaccine deliveries

TORONTO - Canadian officials say the country won't be getting any Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine next week and 50% less than expected over the next month. Read more ...

Trump Administration Declares China's Repression Of Uighurs 'Genocide'

Trump Administration Declares China's Repression Of Uighurs 'Genocide'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China committed “genocide and crimes against humanity” toward Uighur Muslims. Read more ...

US stocks climb amid stimulus optimism ahead of Yellen hearing

US stocks climb amid stimulus optimism ahead of Yellen hearing

Summary List Placement US stocks rose on Tuesday as investors await Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing in which she's expected to urge Congress to... Read more ...

Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya says he's working on private funding for a...

Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya says he's working on private funding for a new climate investment

Summary List Placement Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya tweeted on Tuesday that he's working on private funding for a new climate investment. He did not specify further about... Read more ...

UK: 'Genocide' clause to China trade deals narrowly defeated

UK: 'Genocide' clause to China trade deals narrowly defeated

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson narrowly avoided a defeat in Parliament on Tuesday after lawmakers voted against a controversial proposal seeking to bar trade... Read more ...

Vacation Rentals Peaked in 2020, Should Hotels Be Worried? - By Jeremy Razook

Vacation Rentals Peaked in 2020, Should Hotels Be Worried? - By Jeremy Razook

The vacation rental space peaked in 2020 in the United States. According to Google Trends, “vacation rentals” saw its most popularity this year than it had seen over the last... Read more ...

The Latest: UK records more than 90K COVID-19 deaths

The Latest: UK records more than 90K COVID-19 deaths

LONDON - The U.K. has recorded more than 90,000 coronavirus-related deaths, just ten days after it passed the 80,000 threshold. Read more ...

BlackBerry jumps 20% after settling patent dispute with Facebook

BlackBerry jumps 20% after settling patent dispute with Facebook

Summary List Placement BlackBerry shares spiked as much as 20% Tuesday after the company announced it settled a patent infringement suit with Facebook. The terms of the... Read more ...