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C19 Open Discussion Week 41b

From Northjersey.com ‘Historic day’ in pandemic fight as health care workers first in NJ to get COVID vaccine At 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, with a single needle prick to nurse Maritza Beniquez’s arm, New Jersey began its counterattack on a virus that … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 41

From CNN: US Covid-19 vaccinations expected to begin Monday as CDC head gives final nod US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield gave the final nod Sunday to the first coronavirus vaccine for the United States, … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 40c

From the NYT: F.D.A. Clears Pfizer Vaccine, and Millions of Doses Will Be Shipped Right Away The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use on Friday, clearing the way for millions of highly vulnerable people to begin receiving … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 40b

From the NY Times: F.D.A. Advisory Panel Gives Green Light to Pfizer Vaccine Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine passed a critical milestone on Thursday when a panel of experts formally recommended that the Food and Drug Administration authorize the vaccine. The agency … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 40

From NJ Business Magazine: NJBIA’s 62nd Annual Business Outlook Survey In last year’s Business Outlook Survey, most respondents said they were anticipating an economic downturn.  But no one saw this coming in their 2020 vision.  The onset of the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 39c

Interesting piece on the lone dissenter at the CDC: CDC advisory panel’s lone dissenter on why long-term care residents shouldn’t receive Covid-19 vaccine first When a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee voted Tuesday to recommend residents of long-term care … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 39b

From Science: CDC advisory panel takes first shot at prioritizing who gets the first shots of COVID-19 vaccines Health care workers and elderly people living in long-term care facilities should receive top priority for COVID-19 vaccines in the United States … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 39

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C19 Open Discussion Week 38b

From the Star Ledger: N.J. scraps COVID-19 state-by-state travel advisory, calls for all travelers to quarantine With coronavirus cases rising across the country, New Jersey is abandoning the state-by-state formula it has used the last five months to determine its quarantine travel advisory, … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 38

From CNN: Pfizer and BioNTech apply for FDA emergency use authorization for coronavirus vaccine Pfizer and BioNTech on Friday submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization for their coronavirus vaccine candidate. This is the first … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 37b

From the Star Ledger: N.J. small businesses struggled to pay November rent, study says  Small businesses in New Jersey struggled to pay their November rent at a higher rate than businesses across the country, according to a new study. And … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 37

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C19 Open Discussion Week 36c

From the Star Ledger: N.J. counties, towns may order 8 p.m. curfew on nonessential businesses to fight coronavirus hot spots, Murphy says New Jersey counties and municipalities now have the authority to order nonessential businesses to close at 8 p.m. … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 36b

9 Months in – So much for that… N.J. hits ‘devastating’ 6-month high in new cases with 3,877 positive tests. Death toll rises by 21 fatalities. New Jersey health officials reported 3,877 new coronaviruscases on Tuesday – the highest daily positive … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 36

From the AP: Biden defeats Trump for White House, says ‘time to heal’ Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by a … Continue reading

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