A University of Alberta researcher has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in medicine - the first time Canadian medical science has been so recognized in almost a century. gene sequencing pioneer Leroy Hood, while Dagens Nyheter tipped Americans Harry Gray, Richard Holm and Stephen Lippard for work in the field of bioinorganic chemistry.
The province has said its first 3,900 doses will go to intensive care unit doctors and nurses, respiratory therapists and long-term care workers. The lockdowns will also limit non-essential retailers to curbside pickup, ban indoor dining at restaurants and bars, close personal care services, and shutter indoor sports facilities.
Hahn again emphasized his agency's independence to reporters Saturday. "I know the meticulousness of the review that the FDA has done", Hahn said at a separate briefing Saturday. During a news conference, Perna explained that shipping containers with the vaccine are already being packed at a Pfizer facility. Operation Warp Speed has previously said that states will not incur abnormally large expenses in administering the vaccine.
And, in an apparent nod to the report of two cases after vaccination in the United Kingdom, the fact sheet acknowledges that severe allergic reactions have occurred following immunization with the vaccine outside clinical trials. In data released this week, Pfizer and BioNTech said their vaccine began conferring some protection to recipients even before they received the second shot.
Earlier Wednesday, Netanyahu welcomed the first shipment of doses of the Pfizer vaccine, calling it a "big day of celebration" for the country. "We are extremely proud of being able to stand up this clinic as we have and to administer that vaccine safely and to as many people as possible".
After vaccinations with the Pfizer vaccine began in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, reports surfaced of two health care workers who experienced allergic reactions . Earlier on Friday, Trump had piled pressure on the USA drug regulator to quickly approve the vaccine as America readied to roll out mass immunisations.