NY health network faces criminal investigation over COVID-19 vaccine

Tuesday, 29 Dec, 2020

Italy now has the worst confirmed virus deaths on the continent, with around 72,000.

ParCare issued a statement saying: "During these unprecedented times, we have striven to provide critical healthcare services and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to those qualified to receive them under the New York State Department of Health's guidelines, which includes frontline healthcare workers and first responders".

But he cautioned: "We all have to continue to be prudent, cautious and responsible".

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, new technology seeks to make sure there's a record of your COVID-19 status no matter where you go.

Earlier this month, the United Kingdom became the first country in the world to roll out the vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech.

The state's health commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, said today the state did send vaccines to the health care provider.

The Czech Republic survived its worst pandemic in the spring only to see its healthcare system on the verge of collapsing in the fall.

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen released a video celebrating the vaccine rollout, calling it "a touching moment of unity".

Germany officially kicked off its Covid-19 vaccination campaign on Sunday.

Hungary and Slovakia stole a march on their fellow European Union nations as they began vaccinating people against COVID-19 on Saturday, a day ahead of rollouts in several other countries, including France and Spain as the pandemic surges across the continent.

Veinberga said that in three days the hospital plans to vaccinate 1,055 people.

Each country is deciding on its own who will get the first shots. "Therefore, we are calling on the CDC to deploy the vaccine in a way that prevents great harm and loss of life for the most vulnerable, by prioritizing those over 65 years of age and those who have comorbidity factors".

"The good news is that the Health Ministry does not dictate the choice of the first person to be vaccinated", said Vinkele.

"We are excited that the community is enthusiastic about the vaccine", Warner said.

British authorities have blamed the variant for soaring infection rates across the country.

The first shipments were limited to just under 10,000 doses in most countries, with the mass vaccinations expected to begin only in January.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on December 21st, and the aim is for all adults to be vaccinated by the end of 2021.