Day: December 13, 2020

HEALTH
When Will Hospitals Start Getting Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine? Operation Warp Speed Official Gives Update

After months of anticipation amid an unabating pandemic, the first delivery of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered Monday to U.S. hospitals, according to officials.

The vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use only. The vaccine is 95% effective. 

On Saturday, boxes filled with the vaccine will be distributed from the Pfizer manufacturing location to various locations around the U.S. after they leave UPS and FexEx hubs. The vaccine shipments are going to 636 locations. 

In a press briefing on Saturday, Gen. Gustave Perna, the chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, spoke about the delivery of Pfizer’s vaccine.

“We expect 145 sites across all the states to receive the vaccine on Monday, another 425 sites on Tuesday, and the final 66 sites on Wednesday, which will complete the initial delivery of the Pfizer orders,” Perna stated.

Health departments will be giving out

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HEALTH
First truckloads of COVID vaccine in US are ready to roll

The first trucks carrying a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States were set to pull out of a Michigan manufacturing plant Sunday, with the shots that are critical to stopping the nation’s coronavirus outbreak destined to reach states a day later.

An assembly line of workers began in the early morning hours pulling doses out of a freezer, boxing the vaccine and loading the units onto pallets so they could be placed on trucks at a Pfizer plant in Michigan. Dry ice, shipping labels and packing tape were on hand as the workers — donning masks, face shields and gloves — put together the packages inside the warehouse.

One forklift driver transported the boxes to a loading area where a second forklift driver transferred the pallets from inside the facility onto a semitruck.

Shipments of the Pfizer vaccine will set in motion the biggest vaccination effort in

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HEALTH
Ohio Gov. DeWine responds to Trump suggestion of GOP primary challenge

This is a rush transcript from “Your World with Neil Cavuto” December 3, 2020. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

NEIL CAVUTO, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: All right, thank you very much, Bill.

We are following very closely the governor of California, Gavin Newsom.
He’s outlining really the strictest provisions since the height of the
pandemic back in March and April because of the serious spike in cases.

Governor Newsom, among other things, is looking at stay-at-home orders and
trying to make this as voluntary as possible, but hinting that, if people
do not cooperate, there could be problems. He’s dividing the state into at
least five regions. And lockdowns would last for a minimum of three weeks,
which will take us right to the cusp of the holiday season.

So, what happens right now? We’re over the fallout. Also going to be
getting

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WEIGHT LOSS
Teen Mom Mackenzie McKee shows off super fit body after reality star is slammed for promoting weight-loss shakes

TEEN Mom Mackenzie McKee ignored the haters and showed off her incredibly toned body.

The 26-year-old looked fitter than ever inside a gym as she celebrated 2020 almost coming to a close.

Teen Mom's Mackenzie McKee looked fitter than ever in her latest Instagram post

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Teen Mom’s Mackenzie McKee looked fitter than ever in her latest Instagram postCredit: Instagram

Rocking a cafe coloured crop top and black leggings, Mackenzie posed to the camera holding dumbbells and ‘roaring’.

She captioned the Instagram pics: “My face when I look at the calendar and realize we all have almost made it through 2020.

“The WORST YEAR EVER! Hopefully everyone feels like someway they grew. And that there is much hope in our future 🙏🏼.”

Her fans loved the confident look, calling the reality star “gorgeous”.

The fit mom was celebrating the 'worst year ever' coming to an end

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The fit mom was celebrating the ‘worst year ever’ coming to an endCredit: Instagram
But she's been in hot water recently for spruiking weight loss powder

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But she’s been in hot water recently for spruiking weight loss powder
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PREGNANCY
Renee Young on Her Reaction to Jon Moxley Revealing Her Pregnancy on AEW Dynamite

Jon Moxley casually announced during a promo on the Nov. 18 episode of AEW Dynamite that he and Renee Paquette (formerly Renee Young) were expecting their first child. Paquette has since commented on the pregnancy a number of times, including revealing they’ll be having a baby girl, but fans were still taken aback at the time by how nonchalant the announcement was.

Paquette appeared on a recent episode of The Bellas Podcast, where she said the announcement went exactly the way they planned (and the way she preferred).

“We knew that we were pretty close to announcing that I was pregnant,” Paquette said (h/t Inside the Ropes). “And he was on the road, he was already in Jacksonville. And he was like, ‘So when are we going to tell people?’ And I was like, I figured over Thanksgiving or something. Literally, the day prior, I went and had

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HEALTH
Online Tool Refines Individual Risks in Breast Cancer

SAN ANTONIO — An online tool, which incorporates clinicopathological data and the results of the 21-gene recurrent score, was able to estimate risk of distant recurrence (DR) and adjuvant chemotherapy benefit in certain patients with breast cancer, a researcher reported.

The RSClin tool integrates the recurrence score (RS) with tumor grade, tumor size, and age using a patient-specific meta-analysis that included 10,004 women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, and node-negative breast cancer who received endocrine therapy alone in the B-14 trial, or with chemotherapy in the TAILORx trial, explained Joseph Sparano, MD, of Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium virtual meeting. The study was simultaneously published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

“In external validation, the RSClin risk estimate was prognostic for disease recurrence risk in the Clalit registry (P<0.001) and the estimated

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HEALTH
D.C. coronavirus vaccine: Fire Chief Donnelly, other firefighters to get first doses

Kaiser Permanente, which will administer the doses, expects to receive its initial shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday and must finish training its staff on how to handle the drug and give the shots, said LaToya Foster, a spokeswoman for D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D).

Other hospitals and health-care systems getting part of the initial shipment will begin vaccinating their workers as soon as they have completed the training process.

Foster said the fire personnel were chosen because they are willing to be vaccinated on camera and talk about it publicly, which officials hope will build confidence in a vaccine that has been politicized and is distrusted by many — especially in communities of color.

“I’m getting vaccinated for my city,” Lt. Keisha Jackson, who is in the homeland security division, said in an emailed statement. “In the last nine months, I’ve seen COVID devastate my department. I’ve

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MEDITATION
David Lynch Wants to Make Meditation Free for 300 Million Americans

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the mounting collective stress and trauma in the nation was the impetus for Meditate America, a new campaign led by the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace bringing free meditation to at-risk populations.

When asked what inspired the cause, David Lynch unambiguously replied, “Take a look at America today.”

David Lynch

David Lynch

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Meditate America launches December 3 with a free virtual benefit concert streamed on YouTube featuring pre-recorded performances by Elvis Costello, Angelique Kidjo, Kesha, Sting, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and others, including live talks with media personalities, and an interview with Hugh Jackman and Katy Perry on meditation and motherhood. The fundraising event will draw awareness and support for the initiative that aims to make meditation free to anyone in America who needs it.

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MEDITATION
Meditation chambers by Office Of Things wash workers in colourful light

Fuschia, violet and indigo lighting envelops users of these meditation chambers that multidisciplinary studio Office Of Things has designed specifically for workspaces.



a man sitting in a dark room: Meditation chambers feature in Office of Things' Immersive Spaces Series


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Meditation chambers feature in Office of Things’ Immersive Spaces Series

The chambers come as part of the Immersive Spaces Series, an ongoing research project by Office of Things which explores how employees can benefit from having calming rooms of refuge within their places of work.



The chambers designed by Office of Things allow workers to sit in peace and quiet


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The chambers designed by Office of Things allow workers to sit in peace and quiet

So far, a total of five chambers have been created, all of which are installed in YouTube or Google offices across San Francisco’s Bay Area.

The first chamber was fitted in an office in 2017 and since then the studio has taken on user feedback and tinkered with lighting and sound components to foster ultra-comforting, “womb-like” spaces.



a purple light in a dark room: Coloured lighting features on the chambers' ceilings


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HEALTH
We asked a former CDC director about the coronavirus vaccine. Here’s what he said

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, kicking off a massive nationwide operation to get nearly 3 million doses of the vaccine to hospitals and drug stores across the country. 

But questions still remain over just how vaccine distribution will exactly play out, who should be among the first to receive an injection and how public messaging plays a critical role in establishing trust in the vaccination process. 

Here’s a look at our Q&A with Dr. Richard Besser, former acting CDC director and president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


This week the FDA’s advisory board approved for emergency use the COVID vaccine, and the FDA has since approved it. What should we expect the next few days to look like in terms of getting an injection to those who need it most?

The Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer’s vaccine is a tremendous

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