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Olympics-'Everybody determined' to get Tokyo Games going -Bach
Jan 23 (Reuters) - The entire Olympic movement is united in its determination to ensure the Tokyo Games happen in July and August, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said in a video message to mark the six-month countdown to the opening ceremony.
'I want to feel safe again': Americans lament slow pace of U.S. COVID-19 vaccine rollout
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Jerry Shapiro, a 78-year-old pharmacist from Los Angeles, is at the top of the list of Californians now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, but more than a month after the state began inoculations, he has yet to receive one.
Panama detects first case of South Africa COVID-19 variant - health ministry
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama has registered its first case of a COVID-19 variant matching a strain of the virus detected in South Africa, the Central American country's health ministry said on Friday.
More than 150 National Guard in Washington for inauguration test positive for coronavirus
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden's inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday.
Biden, citing 'economic imperative,' orders faster relief checks, more food aid
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday ordered the faster issuance of pandemic stimulus checks to needy families and increased food aid for children who normally rely on school meals, an effort to ease Americans' burdens while Congress negotiates over his proposed $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package.
WHO panel to issue recommendations on Moderna vaccine next week
GENEVA (Reuters) - An independent panel of vaccine experts has reviewed data from Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine and will make public its recommendations on the vaccine's use next Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
Walmart expands vaccinations in boost to U.S. COVID-19 program
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walmart Inc said it is preparing to offer COVID-19 vaccinations in seven more states, as well as in Chicago and Puerto Rico, this week and next, expanding beyond the two states where its pharmacists are offering inoculations.
Special Report: How U.S. CDC missed chances to spot COVID's silent spread
(Reuters) - In early February, 57 people arrived at a Nebraska military base, among the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak. U.S. health officials knew very little then about the mysterious new virus, and the quarantined group offered an early opportunity to size up the threat.
UPDATE 3-Denmark halts UAE flights for five days over COVID-19
COPENHAGEN, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it was in talks with Denmark after the Nordic country temporarily halted all flights arriving from the Gulf Arab state, a major travel hub, due to potentially unreliable coronavirus tests in Dubai.
FACTBOX-Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus
Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will sign orders to speed delivery of coronavirus stimulus checks and food aid, while Europe's vaccination drive was dealt another blow when AstraZeneca said initial deliveries to the region will fall short of the targeted volumes.
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