The U.S. will, overwhelmed by one of the worst coronaviruses surges the world has seen, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told his counterpart in India on Sunday.
The U.S. will also consider sending millions of surplusto India, Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC’s has not yet won emergency use authorization in the U.S. The offers come as the U.S. and other developed nations complain about stockpiling while poorer countries struggle to obtain them. Britain has agreed to ship ventilators to India; the offers oxygen and other supplies.
Sullivan told Ajit Doval the U.S would make available raw materials to help India manufacture Covishield, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine made in India, along with therapeutics, rapid diagnostic test kits, ventilators, and personal protective equipment.
“Just as India sent assistance to the United States as our hospitals were strained early in the pandemic, the United States is determined to help India in its time of need,” National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne said.
“Thealso is pursuing options to provide oxygen generation and related supplies urgently,” the statement added. To help speed India’s vaccine manufacturing, Sullivan said the U.S. Development Finance Corp. would back a “substantial expansion” for BioE, which makes the vaccine, to allow it to reach 1 billion doses by the end of 2022. And a team of Control and Prevention and USAID is being deployed to India.
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truly a rare event.” The benefits “greatly outweigh the risks, even for younger women,” he said. clots in 15 women, mostly under 50. On NBC’s Meet the Press, Collins said that regardless of age or gender, “when you consider the nature of this risk, this is
Dr. Leana Wen, an author and professor at George Washington University, doesn’t concur, saying the default position for women under 50 should be to find another vaccine. “I respect @NIHDirector very much. However, I can’t entirely agree with him strongly,” tweeted Wen, who said she chose to receive the J&J vaccine.
As a woman under 50, Wen says she wouldn’t make the same decision now. While the, she said the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines don’t carry the risk. “If I knew then what I know now about the risk of a rare but serious disorder, I would have chosen another vaccine,” she said.
“After additional review of the J&J #COVID19 vaccine, CA will resume administering it immediately,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted late Saturday. “Grateful to count me one of the 1 million Californians to receive this safe, effective vaccine.”
Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia also have given the green light to the J&J vaccine. Federal health officialsalmost two weeks ago after a rare blood clotting disorder was associated with the shot.
The government has uncovered 15nearly, 8 million people given the J&J shot. Three died, and seven remained hospitalized. Federal health officials dropped the recommendation Friday, to fighting the pandemic and that the small clot risk could be handled with warnings.
Relatives were still searching anxiously on Sunday for missing loved ones. “Please, two of my relatives are missing. … I am going to die (without news about them),” posted a young woman on. “I hope someone can help us find Sadi Abdul Kareem and Samir Abdul Kareem; they were in the ICU.”
Equally meaningful for band members who met while playing rugby in world music came as a twist for Six60, which has enjoyed unparalleled success in New Zealand but whose forays abroad have ended without the breakthroughs they sought.at the storied Eden Park rugby stadium. And finding themselves at the apex of
Contributing: Katie Waddington,