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Helping People Find Covid-19 Vaccines Is Aim of C.D.C.-Backed Site

Helping People Find Covid-19 Vaccines Is Aim of C.D.C.-Backed Site

By: Rebecca Robbins and Sheryl Gay Stolberg
Source: New York Times
Date of Publication: February 24th, 2021
VaccineFinder.org is an ambitious but limited attempt to simplify Americans’ search for vaccines.
Screenshot of NPR article showing the title "States Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution"

States Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

By: Steve Inskeep, James Porter
Source: National Public Radio
Date of Publication: December 4th, 2020
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. James Porter, president of Deaconess Health System, about how states and hospitals are preparing for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson speaks during the company's annual shareholders meeting at WAMU Theater

Washington State Partners With Starbucks For Vaccine Distribution

By: Rachel Sandler
Source: Forbes
Date of Publication: January 18th, 2021
Starbucks, which is based in Seattle, will assign several employees to work on “operational efficiency, scalable modeling and human-centered design expertise and support,” Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday.
Photograph of vaccine being administered

Get your COVID-19 vaccine at a New Jersey mall or Disneyland. Here are 15 places across the country that have transformed into mass vaccination sites.

By: Natasha Dailey
Source: Business Insider
Date of Publication: January 16th, 2021
Disneyland Resort, a New Jersey mall, convention centers, and sports stadiums are opening their doors to the public as mass vaccination sites.
Abbott Labs rolls out its BinaxNOW rapid Covid-19 test to schools and workplaces nationwide

Abbott Labs rolls out its BinaxNOW rapid Covid-19 test to schools and workplaces nationwide

By: Lori Ioannou
Source: CNBN
Date of Publication: January 12th, 2021
Abbott Labs announced that it is making its BinaxNOW Covid-19 rapid antigen test available to schools, universities, pharmacies and workplaces that require frequent and affordable testing. The company is also sharing its testing blueprint with customers interested in learning the model it has used to get its workforce back to its facilities.
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CVS Health, Walgreens start to provide Covid vaccines at thousands of hard-hit nursing homes

CVS Health, Walgreens start to provide Covid vaccines at thousands of hard-hit nursing homes

By: Melissa Repko
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: December 18th, 2020
CVS Health and Walgreens are starting to give Covid-19 vaccinations to residents and staff at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, making them among the first Americans to receive the shots.
Dolly Parton helped fund Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine research

Dolly Parton helped fund Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine research

By: Scottie Andrew
Source: CNN
Date of Publication: November 17th, 2020
In April, less than a month after Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic, Dolly Parton donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University.
More than seven months later, it's been revealed that the legendary performer's donation helped fund Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine, which this week became the second coronavirus vaccine with a stunningly high success rate.
The origins of COVID-19 are 12 months old and here's what we know about how it started

The origins of COVID-19 are 12 months old and here's what we know about how it started

By: Catherine Taylor
Source: ABC News Australia
Date of Publication: November 16th, 2020
This time last year — as China's perishing winter descended across most of the country — rumours about a strange new flu were beginning to circulate in Wuhan. On China's social media platform WeChat, users had been discussing their coughs and colds for weeks with words like "SARS" and "shortness of breath" spiking from mid-November.
We can stop COVID-19: Moderna vaccine success gives world more hope

We can stop COVID-19: Moderna vaccine success gives world more hope

By: Julie Steenhuysen, Michael Erman
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 16th, 2020
Moderna Inc's MRNA.O experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage trial, the company said on Monday, becoming the second U.S. drugmaker to report results that far exceed expectations.
How two companies sprinted ahead in extraordinary race for a COVID vaccine

How two companies sprinted ahead in extraordinary race for a COVID vaccine

By: Michael Erman, Julie Steenhuysen
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 17th, 2020
Just as the novel coronavirus was gaining a foothold in the United States in mid-March, Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Albert Bourla called on his top vaccine scientists and laid out a clear mission: “He basically said, ‘Your mandate is to get this vaccine made. And if you need resources, you come and you ask for them, and you’re going to get them’,”chief viral vaccine scientist Philip Dormitzer told Reuters.