The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers’ profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthy countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people or health care workers in poorer countries.
Vaccinating 5 million South Carolinians is not getting any easier especially with the federal government only expected to fill a quarter of the amount of first doses requested by health care providers.
One month in after the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered, leaders at the Medical University of South Carolina spearheading the vaccination effort say between 3,000 to 4,000 patients a day are getting their shots.
Somerby Senior Living in Mount Pleasant started vaccinating workers and residents on Friday and will finish up the first round of doses Saturday. In all, around 300 more people are getting inoculated from the coronavirus.
As the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control continues to report an “internal systems issue” it says is affecting COVID-19 counts, it reported 1,845 newly-confirmed cases Friday.
A mad rush of people at least 70 years old and older who can now officially get in line for a COVID-19 vaccine created backups, broken websites and made it nearly impossible to reach a vaccination hotline for information.
A number of people who filed their taxes with an online preparation service initially found that their economic impact payment did not make it to them directly. The IRS and tax preparation service companies say they've been working diligently to resolve the issue.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccination is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, but for millions of Americans, a fear of needles may make the decision to get the vaccine even harder.
The South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority says they are launching a program to help renters and homeowners who have struggled to pay their bills because of the pandemic and quarantine.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the experts will arrive in Wuhan on Thursday. Other details of their schedule haven’t been announced and the central government’s National Health Commission offered no further information.