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Mississippi and Louisiana have some of the worst vaccine rates and highest hospitalizations in U.S.

Medical workers with Delta Health Center wait to vaccinate people at a pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic in this rural Delta community on April 27, 2021 in Hollandale, Mississippi. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Covid cases are doubling across several states and hospitals are starting to fill up again, especially in states with lower vaccination rates… Read More »

NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

“The highest levels of NIH are very concerned,” said Dr. Avindra Nath, intramural clinical director and a leader of viral research at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an NIH division. “Everyone’s hopes are on a vaccine, and if you have a major complication the whole thing could get derailed.” A great deal… Read More »

A shortage of doctors and nurses has contributed to Japan’s slow vaccine rollout, professor says

A shortage of doctors and nurses in Japan’s aging population contributed to the country’s sluggish Covid vaccine rollout, says Keio University professor Sayuri Shirai. As of June 21, only 18.3% of Japan’s population has received at least one Covid vaccine dose, according to Our World in Data. In comparison, more than 50% of people in… Read More »

U.S. is in discussions with Moderna on buying Covid vaccine doses for other nations

A medical worker from Parrish Medical Center holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a drive through vaccination clinic for employees of Port Canaveral, workers at local hotels and restaurants, and residents of the Port Canaveral community. Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images The U.S. government is in negotiations with Moderna to… Read More »