As for who gets it first, the government is following the recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). And Major-General Dany Fortin, who's leading the military through the vaccine distribution process, says the dry run is meant to get everyone involved comfortable with the intense requirements of handling a vaccine that has to be kept below minus 70 Celcius at all times .
Hillier says "Phase 3, which we will be planning at the same time, is what I would call a "Steady State", and that's when we want to turn the operation into one which is identical to the flu vaccine or the shingles vaccine, where your pharmacies, your medical clinics, your provincial health units, are the places you would go".
Times deputy editor Dan Saltzstein spotted a restaurant with an outdoor-dining setup he apparently didn't think was safe, as the establishment instructed pedestrians to walk through a makeshift tent for outdoor diners. Dr. Anthony Fauci joined Cuomo during Monday's news conference. Only essential business can be open. If the new restrictions are implemented, indoor dining would be completely prohibited in New York City and cut to 25% capacity in the rest of the state.
A day earlier, the province's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Deena Hinshaw, acknowledged that a series of restrictions announced two weeks ago were not working. Provincially the COVID-19 situation continues to worsen and in the span of one month, more than 250 people have died in Alberta due to the virus. There was also a case reported at École Campbelltown, Brentwood School, New Horizons Charter School, and Glen Allan Elementary School.
Britain insisted Friday its world-first approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine met all safety standards, striving to tamp down any public unease after U.S. However the Pfizer vaccine has to be kept frozen below -70 C, which means the logistics of sending them to remote communities make doing so almost impossible.
The head of the UK's vaccine taskforce said Tuesday that a "mix and match" trial will combine both Pfizer and AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccines. "In the above backdrop, we request you to use your good offices to get bankers included in the list of frontline workers so that they can be administered the vaccine in a priority manner and workforce can feel appreciated for the services rendered by them during these most hard and challenging times", it said.