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FAA supports first ‘mass air shipment’ of Covid-19 vaccine

FAA supports first ‘mass air shipment’ of Covid-19 vaccine

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has supported “the first mass air shipment” of a Covid-19 vaccine. “As a result of the historic pace of vaccine development through Operation Warp Speed and careful logistics planning, the FAA today is supporting the first mass air shipment of a vaccine,” the agency said in a statement Friday.…MORE

Biden will let health experts decide who will get a Covid-19 vaccine first

Biden will let health experts decide who will get a Covid-19 vaccine first

Because risk for Covid-19 can vary among different groups of people, prioritization for a vaccine will be tricky, and President-elect Joe Biden will leave those decisions to health experts, Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of Biden’s coronavirus advisory board, said Friday. There will likely be a limited supply of coronavirus vaccine doses available immediately after…MORE

CDC Covid-19 vaccine advisers call emergency meeting to discuss distribution

CDC Covid-19 vaccine advisers call emergency meeting to discuss distribution

Advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called an emergency meeting for Tuesday to vote on who they recommend should be the first to get a coronavirus vaccine once one is authorized. The CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices wants to have advice out to the public ahead of any decision…MORE

Should you quarantine after Thanksgiving? Yes, CNN’s Dr. Leana Wen explains

Should you quarantine after Thanksgiving? Yes, CNN’s Dr. Leana Wen explains

Thanksgiving is over. Many people celebrated with just their household unit, but many others did not. In fact, up to 50 million Americans are traveling over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to the American Automobile Association, or AAA. The comings and goings of US travelers belies the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to surge. The…MORE

UK to pilot blood test that may detect 50 types of cancer

UK to pilot blood test that may detect 50 types of cancer

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is to pilot a simple blood test that may detect more than 50 types of cancer and, it is hoped, could help thousands of people by allowing the disease to be treated more successfully at an earlier stage. The Galleri blood test, developed by Californian healthcare company Grail, will…MORE

You cooked for 20 and fed 6 people. What to do with all of those leftovers

You cooked for 20 and fed 6 people. What to do with all of those leftovers

After the last plate has been cleared from the table and everyone — except the person stuck washing dishes — has migrated to the couch, it’s time to begin the next part of the Thanksgiving tradition. Yes, it’s time to divvy up and work through the leftovers. This year is different, though. You might not…MORE

This therapist fights online toxicity, one TikTok video at a time

This therapist fights online toxicity, one TikTok video at a time

The thought of joining TikTok last year made clinical psychologist Julie Smith apprehensive. As the video-sharing app’s popularity was surging in late 2019, it was better known for viral dancing clips than as a place to find a therapist. “I think I was the first therapist on there,” Smith, who is based in England, told…MORE

Your phone can send you an alert if you were near someone who has coronavirus

Your phone can send you an alert if you were near someone who has coronavirus

As new coronavirus cases explode nationwide, health officials are turning to cell phones to help slow the spread of infections. Thanks to technology available on Apple and Google phones, you can now get pop-up notifications in some states if you were close to someone who later tested positive for Covid-19. The alerts come via state…MORE

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