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HEALTH
Trump Delays Plan to Hasten Coronavirus Vaccines for White House Staff

The White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, right, in October. Mr. Meadows tested positive for the coronavirus in early November.
Credit…Oliver Contreras for The New York Times

President Trump said on Sunday night that he would delay a plan for senior White House staff members to receive the coronavirus vaccine in the coming days.

The shift came just hours after The New York Times reported that the administration was rapidly planning to distribute the vaccine to its staff at a time when the first doses are generally being reserved for high-risk health care workers.

Mr. Trump, who tested positive for the coronavirus in October and recovered after being hospitalized, also implied that he would get the vaccine himself at some point in the future, but said he had no immediate plans to do so.

“People working in the White House should receive

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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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HEALTH
Refuting Trump, FDA commissioner says vaccine could not have been authorized sooner

In an interview with Fox News Saturday, Trump, after seeming to take credit for the speed of the vaccine’s development, said that the Food and Drug Administration could have authorized the shot for emergency use “last week.”

“They could have even done it a week sooner,” the president continued.

“We do not feel that this could have been out a week earlier,” Dr. Stephen Hahn, the FDA commissioner, said on ABC’s “This Week.” “We went through our process. We promised the American people that we would do a thorough review of the application and that’s

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HEALTH
FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine; Trump tweets

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As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, people are wondering if they will be required to take it to go back to work. History provides some clues.

USA TODAY

Ten months and 20 days after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency authorization to a vaccine that data shows is highly effective at preventing a disease that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans. 

The vaccine, from Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, was developed at a historically swift pace, besting early estimates that projected it would be a year or more before a COVID-19 vaccine would be authorized.

Cutting-edge science and extraordinary funding helped compress that timeline, leading to a vaccine believed to be more than 90% effective in blocking the symptoms of COVID-19 and that has shown no major, unexpected safety problems.

“This is a light at the

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HEALTH
Trump Pushes For Fast Pfizer Approval As Other Vaccines Hit Snags

President Donald Trump on Friday piled pressure on the US drug regulator to quickly approve the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as America readied to roll out mass immunizations.

The Washington Post reported that the White House told the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief Stephen Hahn to submit his resignation if the agency does not clear the vaccine by the end of the day.

Hahn later disputed the characterization of the call, but the alleged threat came as Trump tweeted that the agency was a “big, old, slow turtle” and told Hahn to get the “dam” vaccines out immediately.

A woman walks past a costume rental store, with Santa Claus outfits outside, on December 10, 2020 in Paris as France is on a second lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus A woman walks past a costume rental store, with Santa Claus outfits outside, on December 10, 2020 in Paris as France is on a second lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus Photo: AFP / JOEL SAGET

An expert committee had already voted

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