U.S. halts usage of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine over rare blood clots

U.S. federal health agencies on Tuesday recommended pausing use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for at least a few days after six women under age 50 developed rare blood clots after receiving the shot, dealing a fresh setback to efforts to tackle the pandemic. Johnson & Johnson said it would delay rollout of the… Read More U.S. halts usage of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine over rare blood clots

Amazon kicks off on-site coronavirus vaccination for U.S. employees

Amazon.com Inc is rolling out on-site COVID-19 vaccination for its U.S. front-line employees, it said on Thursday, as companies step up efforts to get their workers immunized against the coronavirus. The e-commerce company, which has also been testing employees for COVID-19, said that on-site vaccination programs would first start in Missouri, Nevada, and Kansas and… Read More Amazon kicks off on-site coronavirus vaccination for U.S. employees

Mexico to invoke labour rule to ensure provision of coronavirus vaccine to illegal migrants in U.S.

Mexico will invoke labor provisions in the new North American trade pact in a bid to ensure that illegal migrants in the United States receive coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top diplomat said on Wednesday. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters at a regular government news conference that the labor provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement… Read More Mexico to invoke labour rule to ensure provision of coronavirus vaccine to illegal migrants in U.S.

Mexican President Lopez Obrador offers to provide coronavirus vaccines for undocumented migrants in U.S.

Mexico’s president said on Wednesday he was ready to provide coronavirus vaccines to undocumented migrants in the United States, after the governor of the U.S. state of Nebraska said they would likely not get vaccinated due to immigration status. “It’s a universal right. We would do it,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a regular… Read More Mexican President Lopez Obrador offers to provide coronavirus vaccines for undocumented migrants in U.S.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccine

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden received his first injected dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on live on television on Monday in an effort to boost confidence in its safety ahead of its wide distribution next year. Biden has said he would make the fight against the coronavirus, which has killed more than 315,000 Americans and infected… Read More U.S. President-elect Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccine

U.S. begins coronavirus vaccination as death toll crosses 300,000

A New York City intensive care unit nurse on Monday became the first person in the United States to receive a coronavirus vaccine, saying she felt “healing is coming,” as the nation’s COVID-19 death toll crossed a staggering 300,000 lives lost. Sandra Lindsay, who has treated some of the sickest COVID-19 patients for months, was… Read More U.S. begins coronavirus vaccination as death toll crosses 300,000