COVID Live Update: Promising trial for Johnson & Johnson’s 1 dose vaccine

NEW YORK (WABC) – Johnson & Johnson says early stage trials of its experimental vaccine showed that it produces an immune response in almost all volunteers.

Also, it had minimal side effects after just one dose.

The company says it hopes to release more details later this month.

It is expected to apply for authorization from the FDA shortly thereafter.

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Here are more of today’s headlines:

Mount Sinai cancels vaccination appointments
Mount Sinai Hospital said it canceled public COVID-19 vaccination appointments from Friday, January 15 to Tuesday, January 19 due to supply shortages.

Hospital officials said in a statement, “Unfortunately, due to the sudden change in vaccine supply, we have been forced to cancel our current public vaccination appointments from 15 January, to Tuesday, 19 January.” “We will notify our patients when more vaccine supplies become available and reopen vaccination appointments for eligible patients. For anyone with appointments that occur after Tuesday, as we know more, We will provide updates. “

Schumer says FEMA will pay all NY costs
US Senator Charles Schumer announced Thursday that after several discussions with President-elect Joe Biden and his team, FEMA COVID-19 of his incoming administration will distribute nearly $ 2 billion more to New York City and New York State for relief. . Schumer said that while these funds are meant to help reduce the growing local costs associated with the epidemic, they will ultimately help both the city and the state deal with budget gaps related to COVID. The March 2020 FEMA disaster declaration announced by the Trump administration is tied, Schumer said. Under that declaration and current policy, 75% of expenses related to COVID of New York City and New York State are covered by a disaster relief fund, the expenses now incurred will be 100%, and it is approximately $ 2 billion more distributed in New York. Will do. Next several months.

Orange zone restaurants outside NYC may resume indoor dining
Restaurants in some of New York’s COVID-19 hot spots may once again offer limited indoor food in view of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest lawsuit against the virus ban.

George Foreman comes out swinging against COVID-19
George Foreman, a two-time heavyweight boxing champion, is swinging against COVID-19 and is skeptical about the vaccine.

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate COVID epidemic origins
A global team of researchers arrived in the Chinese city on Thursday, where the coronovirus epidemic was first detected at its core amid uncertainty over whether to try to prevent embarrassing discoveries by Beijing.

The 10-member team sent to Wuhan by the World Health Organization was approved months after diplomatic wrangling by President Xi Jinping’s government, which filed an unusual public complaint by the head of the WHO.

Infant boom resulting from coronovirus epidemic quarantine, hospital finds
It is perhaps not surprising that a child experiences a boom nine months after the onset of coronovirus quarantine.

At the Community Health Network in Indianapolis, deliveries are up 30% compared to last January. Dr. Julia Kearn said they are expecting 70% more newborns by March.

After speaking with colleagues in other states, Drs. Cairney hopes that as long as people do not stay home, more children will not be born across the country.

NY Congress tests positive for Congress COVID
Congressman Adriano Espilat of New York announced on Thursday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Espilat, whose congressional congressional district includes Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the Northwest Bronx, issued a statement saying, “I got both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine Gone. And continued to be tested regularly, wearing my mask and following the recommended guidelines. I want to continue my duties until I get approval from my doctor until I get to New York. I will not represent the 13th Congress district. “

Jones Beach Drive-Through Mega-Vaccine Center Opens
New York State opened its third mass vaccination site on Jones Beach in our area on Thursday morning. The site will serve as a drive-through.
This comes as we are seeing more cases of the more contagious version that was previously reported in the UK. There are now at least 15 confirmed cases statewide. The Javits Center in New York City and a facility in White Plains also opened this week to the 7 million New Yorkers who are now eligible, the group being 1A and 1B, including seniors 65 and older.

NJ vaccinations extend to 65 and up, medical conditions, smokers
New Jersey has opened COVID-19 vaccination for residents 65 and older, along with 16 to 64 serious medical conditions or smokers. Seniors in Hoboken received their first shots Thursday morning at Hoboken University Medical Center, with former Hoboken Fire Chief Richard Tremedity in the first row.

“For the past several months, our administration has built the infrastructure and laid the groundwork to support New Jersey’s demand for COVID-19 vaccination,” Governor Phil Murphy said. “Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are ready to begin our vaccination efforts rapidly and believe in our ability to provide the vaccine to every aspiring New Jersey resident when available and are eligible . “

Biden’s $ 2 trillion COVID relief package includes $ 2,000 stimulus checks, allies tell congressional aides
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to unveil a major COVID-19 relief package on Thursday and his advisers have recently asked colleagues in Congress to expect a price tag in the ballpark of $ 2 trillion, two people According to informed on the discussion. The Biden team is taking a “shoot for the moon” approach with the package, a lawmaker in close contact with them told CNN, though he said the price tag could still change. The proposal would include large-scale direct payments to American families, significant state and local funds – including coronavirus vaccine delivery and other emergency spending measures – to help those struggling during the epidemic.

Dollar General will pay its workers to receive the coronavirus vaccine
Dollar General wants its employees to get COVID-19 vaccines, so it is offering to pay them to do so. Chen told CNN on Wednesday that he would pay his workers a lump sum payment equal to four hours’ salary after receiving a full immunization. The company, which had 157,000 employees as of October 30, called the vaccine a “personal decision” and said it would not be needed.

Dollar General said in a press release, “We do not want our employees to have to choose between getting a vaccine or coming to work, noting that hourly employees face vaccinations, such as travel time, gas Mileage or childcare is needed “.

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