United Kingdom set to approve Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Friday

Henrietta Strickland
January 14, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine scams are on the rise, according to European and US government officials who are warning the public of fraudsters out for money and personal data.

Scams include emails promising entry to supposedly secret lists for early vaccine access and robocallers impersonating government agencies. "And other vaccines will follow in the coming weeks and months".

In trials with more than 30,000, the Moderna vaccine offered almost 95% protection from severe Covid.

His team said that his second jab would also be done in front of the media, without giving further details. The Senate is required to move promptly when it receives articles of impeachment from the House, and some Democrats worry that a Senate trial would consume the beginning of the Biden administration, making it harder for the new president to carry out his agenda."It just so happens that if it didn't go over there for 100 days, it could - let's give President-elect Biden the 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running, and maybe we'll send the articles sometime after that", Representative James Clyburn, the No 3 House Democrat, told CNN on Sunday.

The FDA warned that there was a "potential for harm" if people believed they were protected against Covid-19 by a first dose of Pfizer's vaccine for longer than available data demonstrate.

On dark web forum Agartha, fake COVID-19 vaccines were offered next to cocaine, opioid medication, "super high quality fake money", hand guns and gift cards.

The Moderna vaccine, an RNA vaccine like Pfizer's, injects part of the virus's genetic code in order to provoke an immune response.

Once the deal is closed, the vaccines will be delivered by mid-year, Romualdez said. Vaccine shipments and distribution are also tightly controlled by officials and will be administered at no cost.

Addressing the criticism of the EU's slow start in the vaccine rollout when compared to Britain and the United States, Von der Leyen insisted that the European Union has taken "the right course of action", explaining that her commission had to sift six from 160 vaccine candidates.

Moderna is one of the vaccine brands now being used in the United States, along with Pfizer. Authorities started vaccinations on December 19 using the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

The European Union reached a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech for 300 million additional doses of the vaccine, the head of the European Commission said on Friday, in a move that would give the EU almost half of the firms' global output for 2021.

"Patients should never try to secure a vaccine online - no legitimate vaccine is sold online - and only get vaccinated at certified vaccination centers or by certified healthcare providers", a Pfizer spokesman said in a statement.

Despite the increased output, the USA remains well behind the goals set by Operation Warp Speed - the joint effort from the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services, which is tasked with distributing the vaccines. AstraZeneca did not respond to a request for comment.

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