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FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, Commonwealth Health Trauma Services Registered Nurse Gail Malloy, holds signs honoring first responders and front line workers from Commonwealth Health General Hospital, Geisinger South, Geisinger Wyoming Valley and the Veterans Administration Medical Center during a parade in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Geisinger, one of Pennsylvania's largest health networks, allowed employees' family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising questions of fairness at a time of strong public demand and scarce supply. Geisinger says those family members met the state's eligibility requirements. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP, File)
Health network allowed employees' kin to skip vaccine lineOne of Pennsylvania’s largest health networks allowed employees’ family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising questions of fairness at a time of strong public demand and scarce supply
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Csaba Lengyel, President of the University of Szeged's Szent-Gyorgyi Albert Clinic Center, left, vaccines Annamaria Lehota, chief physician of the Szeged Epidemiological Supply Center with the vaccine againsts COVID-19 produced by Chinese Sinopharm at the university in Szeged, Hungary, Wednesday, February 24, 2021. (Tibor Rosta/MTI via AP)
Hungary rolls out China's Sinopharm jab amid lagging trustDoctors in Hungary have started administering a COVID-19 vaccine developed in China, making the country the first in the European Union to use a Chinese jab
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in 'equity' pushPresident Joe Biden plans to distribute millions of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the coronavirus
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2021, file photo, Edith Cordova, co-owner of Cinco de Mayo restaurant, delivers food for customers dining outside in New York. Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help residents and business owners devastated by the the pandemic's economic fallout. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on WashingtonStates are not willing to wait for more federal help and have been moving ahead with their own coronavirus relief packages
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A medic wearing a special suit to protect against coronavirus, back to a camera prepares a patient with coronavirus for a lung X-ray at a hospital in Kolomyia, western Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. After several delays, Ukraine finally received 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine marketed under the name CoviShield, the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccine doses. The country of 40 million is one of the last in the region to begin inoculating its population. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Ukraine: Health workers welcome COVID-19 vaccination driveUkraine has launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign Wednesday in hopes of halting the spread of the coronavirus that has put a significant strain on the country’s teetering health care system
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 file photo, a man rests on his broom as he stands next to shards of glass and smashed windows of a fast-food restaurant that was damaged in protests against a nation-wide curfew in Rotterdam, Netherlands. As curfew-weary, mask-wearing European citizens hope for relief, and perhaps the prospect of a real summer vacation this year, at an upcoming EU summit on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 leaders will also focus on when to ease restrictions, and the possibility of a future vaccination certificate so people can travel more conveniently. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
A shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed upThe European Union is still struggling to get its COVID-19 vaccine drive up to speed
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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Gets an Initial Thumbs UpWe are days away from learning if America will soon have a third vaccine in the mix. US regulators on Wednesday announced that Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine is safe to receive and does indeed protect against COVID-19. The efficacy figure in this case is 66% when it comes to...
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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.  Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021,  that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration’s scientists confirmed that overall, it's about 66% effective and also said J&J's shot, one that could help speed vaccinations by requiring just one dose instead of two, is safe to use.  (Johnson & Johnson via AP)
FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVIDAn analysis by U.S. regulators says Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine provides strong protection against severe COVID-19
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Tobin Bridge frames Broadway as traffic moves in downtown Chelsea, Mass., Feb. 10, 2021. Two predominantly Latino cities in neighboring states have had diverging fates in the global rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. Central Falls, R.I., and Chelsea, have been the states’ hardest-hit communities in the pandemic. Public health experts, civil rights groups and immigrant activists have complained for months that Massachusetts isn’t doing nearly enough to ensure that Black and Latino residents are inoculated. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rolloutTwo predominantly Latino cities in neighboring states have had diverging fates in the global rollout of the coronavirus vaccine
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This photograph released by UNICEF Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021 shows the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the COVAX Facility arriving at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India. (Francis Kokoroko/UNICEF via AP)
Ghana 1st nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAXGhana has received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative
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A container containing AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccines is transported at a distribution center in Icheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. South Korea's top infectious disease expert has warned that vaccines will not end the coronavirus pandemic quickly as the country prepared to give its first vaccinations this week. (Yonhap via AP)
'Don't worry, come forward': Asian nations get 1st shotsMany nations in the Asia-Pacific region are rolling out the first shots for COVID-19 this week
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden speaks after a tour of a Pfizer manufacturing site in Portage, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
The Latest: Biden plans to get face masks to hard-hit areasPresident Joe Biden plans to distribute millions of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the coronavirus
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