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Biden administration prepared for vaccine diplomacy as US expects surplus

The Biden administration has signaled its willingness to donate extra vaccines to poorer countries with the promise of a surplus in the United States by the summer. The federal government has purchased more than enough doses of vaccines that have been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration to immunize all 260 million adults in… Read More »

AstraZeneca, Oxford vaccine prevents COVID-19 in big US study amid controversy overseas

A coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford was strongly protective against COVID-19 in the partners’ largest study yet, a significant finding for a shot that has been mired in controversy but could still play a crucial role.  The result, which comes from a Phase 3 trial of 32,449 participants in the… Read More »

Blue Shield Spent Years Cultivating a Relationship with Newsom. It Got the State Vaccine Contract.

SACRAMENTO — Gavin Newsom was just making a name for himself as mayor of San Francisco in 2005 when Blue Shield of California wrote him its first major check. The young, business-friendly Democrat had exploded onto the national scene the year before by issuing same-sex marriage licenses in San Francisco, and he was pushing his… Read More »