It's been a tough nine months.
Ecuador's health authorities approved the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine following its emergency use authorization (EUA) in the United States last week, Zevallos said. "So that we don't catch it from someone and then spread it to someone", said Parker.
Parker said that he has been anxious for his wife, his kids and his elderly mother-in-law, who has lived with them since the pandemic began.
The first shipments of the vaccine arrived in Calgary Monday. I was just lucky to draw the straw.
At least two trays of COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered in California needed to be replaced after their storage temperatures dipped below minus 80 Celsius (minus 112 Fahrenheit), U.S. Army General Gustave Perna said on the call.
Bryan Francis, assistant chief of training/ EMS coordinator for the Billings Fire Department, said he thinks it is important to set an example.
Pfizer's vaccines, made with partner BioNTech SE, are supposed to be kept at around minus 70C. "It's a very good vaccine, I don't understand why it's being ignored in the West".
"We need to stop this pandemic", said Susan Upper, nurse manager in the COVID-19 Progressive Care Unit at AdventHealth Orlando, who was among those inoculated on Wednesday. "We have a long haul to go, but this is the beginning of, hopefully, us going on the offensive against this pandemic", said Francis.
Twitter said it will also apply to widely debunked false claims about the adverse effects of receiving Covid-19 vaccines.
Officials said logistics companies United Parcel Services Inc and FedEx Corp are developing contingency plans for vaccine deliveries this week in response to forecasts of severe snowstorms in some parts of the United States.
Stone, who's now in Russian Federation shooting a documentary on climate change, further noted that he's "hopeful" about the efficacy of Russia's vaccine, dubbed Sputnik V, and "has to get a second shot" in around 45 days.
Fauci, who has for months pledged that he would get a vaccine to as soon as one becomes available to him to attest to its safety, has also expressed concerns that people will decline to vaccinate against coronavirus, making it more hard to combat a pandemic that has now killed more than 300,000 people in the United States.