Going forward, every Thursday we will update ongoing outbreaks in long-term care, assisted living and independent living facilities in British Columbia. The Ontario government has also announced the the lockdown in northern Ontario will be extended for an additional 14 days, to align with the rest of the province, but elementary and secondary students in the seven northern Ontario public health units will return to in-person learning on January 11.
Scientists had expected that the vaccines authorized now or in development wouldn't be taken down by single mutations. Pledging that more brands will be given greenlight "in the coming weeks and months", Von der Leyen said the European Union has so far secured up to 2.3 billion doses from the most promising vaccine candidates for the European Union and its neighborhood.
Teton County has chose to focus on individuals 80 years and older first based on guidance from the Wyoming Department of Health and due to limited numbers of COVID vaccine doses in January. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have bickered over the best vaccination plan in the state, which has recorded more than 38,000 COVID-19 deaths, by far the most of any US state.
Morrison said regulatory approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine is expected in February. 'That is an important public health discussion that needs to be had with states and territories'. Mr Morrison said the Theraputic Goods Administration was working overtime to approve the vaccines but was not cutting any corners. Australia earlier this week said it expected to begin Covid-19 vaccinations in March.
This vaccine named Kovild has been developed by the Serum Institute of India (SII). The MHRA accepted the recommendation of the Commission on Human Medicines and authorised the Moderna vaccine following months of rigorous clinical trials.
It's a tricky question for a few reasons. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R) stand back to back during a joint session of Congress, Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. Now that the two Democrats have prevailed, Mr. Biden will be under pressure from his party's left wing to advance an agenda that is far more progressive than his instincts.