CDC plans for unpredictable flu vaccine supply

first_img People at high risk include those aged 65 years and up, nursing home residents, people with chronic conditions, babies and toddlers up to 2 years old, pregnant women, and healthcare workers with high-risk patients. But not everyone in those groups will want a flu shot. Despite a vaccine shortage in 2004-05, providers gave roughly the same number of flu shots to the high-risk groups as in previous years, the CDC reported previously. US health officials are preparing for a wide range of contingencies, and trying to prepare the public as well. “The worst-case scenario is we would have somewhere around 53 million doses. The best case would be about 98 million doses,” Gerberding said. About 57 million people got flu shots in the 2004-05 season, leaving about 3 million doses unused, according to the Associated Press (AP). Sanofi-Pasteur is planning to provide 50 million to 60 million doses this fall. In addition, MedImmune Inc. will make about 3 million doses of its nasal spray vaccine, Reuters reported. May 5, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Those deemed at highest risk from influenza should have priority for flu vaccinations this fall, federal health officials said yesterday. Gerberding’s comments reflect the unpredictability of the coming flu season and the US vaccine supply.center_img It will be important for people to keep up-to-date on the flu vaccine supply, Gerberding told a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “The message will evolve,” she said. Although authorities see progress at Chiron Corp.’s factory in Liverpool, England, it’s not clear whether the company will be approved to sell vaccine in the US, the Los Angeles Times reported. “We want flu shots in their arms first,” Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC), told members of Congress, according to several news reports. “If the vaccine comes through as expected, we’ll do the rest.” In addition, GlaxoSmithKline is seeking approval for its maiden foray into the US flu vaccine market in a licensing arrangement involving 10 million doses, Reuters news service reported.last_img read more

Roxas City buy-bust nets P102-K ‘shabu’

first_imgBalgoma – resident of the village – wascaught after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover officeraround 9:45 a.m. on March 2. Suspected shabu weighing about 15 grams valued at around P102,000 was seized from RevyRodwin Balgoma, a police report showed. ROXAS City – A suspected drug pusher wasnabbed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Inzo in this city. center_img The suspect was taken to the Roxas Citypolice station. Charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002 will be filed against him. (PDEA-6/PN)last_img

Delph rules out Villa exit

first_img Press Association Delph did not fly out with the rest of the Villa squad for their training camp in Portugal on Thursday amid strong speculation that he was poised for an £8million move to the Etihad Stadium. But Delph on Saturday released a statement via Villa’s website to dismiss the story. “I’m aware there has been intense media speculation surrounding my future in the last 24 hours and I want to set the record straight,” Delph said. “I’m not leaving. I’m staying at the football club and I can’t wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club.” Delph was on Manuel Pellegrini’s radar as City are keen to boost their home-grown quota following the loss of James Milner to Liverpool and Frank Lampard to New York City. Delph signed a new Villa contract earlier this year with his previous deal having been due to expire this summer, but it had been reported that City would meet a release clause in that contract. His re-commitment to the cause will come as a major boost to Sherwood, who has signed two players from City – Scott Sinclair and Micah Richards – as well as midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Lille this summer. City are also monitoring the situation with Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, who returned to training on Friday after two days’ absence with illness, and has been named in Liverpool’s squad to tour Thailand, leaving on Sunday. They have had two bids rejected, the last an offer of £40million, and have been reluctant to meet the Reds’ £50million valuation but this week’s developments with the England international will have offered City some encouragement if they want to try to negotiate an agreement. center_img Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has ruled out a move to Manchester City and insisted he will stay with Tim Sherwood’s side. last_img read more

Two matches fixed for tomorrow as EDFA Senior league continues

first_imgMAHAICA Determinators will face BV/Triumph while Golden Stars square off with Ann’s Grove tomorrow, when the East Demerara Football Association’s (EDFA) Senior league continues at the Golden Grove ground.From 13:30hrs, Mahaica Determinators, who are currently placed second in the points standings of the EDFA STAG Senior League with 23 points at the end of the first round of the league, will be going all out for a win to improve their standing in the league during this second round.BV/Triumph, on the other hand, are fourth in the points standings with 15 points and will surely be looking to improve on that.The feature game which is scheduled for a 15:30hrs start should also provide excitement as fifth-placers Golden Stars on 13 points will be looking for a win against Ann’s Grove, who are placed seventh in the standings with a mere eight points.When the league continued last Sunday, Mahaica Determinators and Ann’s Grove played to a 1-1 draw at the same venue.Samuel Vandyke had sent the Mahaica side into the lead with a penalty during the second period after a goalless first half, but Kevin Barry netted the equaliser in the 74th minute from the run of play.The winners of the league will receive $200 000 and a trophy, while the second-, third- and fourth-placers will earn $100 000, $75 000 and $50 000 respectively.The highest goalscorer in the competition will receive $25 000 and a pair of football boots, compliments of the EDFA’s president, while the best goalkeeper will be rewarded with a pair of gloves and a football.last_img read more

Syracuse defense falters against Niagara’s Willmott in team’s 1st loss of season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Callum Willmott angrily stormed off the field, kicking up a clump of turf as he walked to the sideline. Two yellow cards on Niagara earlier in the game meant the forward would have to take a seat on the bench.But Willmott’s temporary exit in the 63rd minute was only a footnote on his dominating, two-goal performance. The 6-foot-6 forward had already done enough to hand the Orange its first loss of the season.“They targeted me all game,” said Willmott, Niagara’s top returning goal-scorer from last season. “But luckily, I was able to score a few from the touches I received and made a difference tonight.”The two goals Willmott scored helped the Purple Eagles defeat Syracuse 2-1 at SU Soccer Stadium in front of 1,336 on Friday night. Niagara (2-0-1) only took six shots in the game, but Willmott made the most of his four chances in Niagara’s first win over SU (2-1) in 11 matchups.The Niagara sophomore used his unique blend of size and strength on both scores, revealing weaknesses in the veteran SU back line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSeven minutes into the first half, that back line was left flat-footed.Willmott timed his header perfectly after gaining favorable position on a smaller defender in Skylar Thomas. He cleanly redirected the ball from right to left and away from leaping SU goalkeeper Alex Bono.Willmott and his teammates celebrated their first score as they jogged back to their side of the field. Meanwhile, Thomas – SU’s tallest player at 6-foot-3 – could only clap his hands in anger while he fished the ball out of his own net, unable to match up with a player of Willmott’s size.“It beats you up when you let a goal in that quickly,” said Thomas. “With a guy like that, you have to be aggressive with him.”With the defensive focus shifted to the tall forward, Thomas and his fellow defenders were able to contain Willmott the rest of the first half. Still, Willmott used his frame to shield the ball away from SU just long enough to set up his teammates.A few well-placed passes from Willmott’s foot set up Niagara attacks. And when the second half began, Niagara regained momentum and fed their best goal scorer again.One minute into the second half, a pass split the Orange defense and rolled into the box. Bono charged it, but it hit defender Chris Makowski and fell right to the feet of SU’s nemesis Friday night.One booming shot later, and Willmott gave the Purple Eagles a comfortable two-goal advantage.“He had two chances and he scored two goals,” SU head coach Ian McIntrye said. “It made it difficult being two down, but we had to keep pushing.”SU pushed back 18 minutes into the second half.As soon as Willmott exited the game with his second yellow card from a diving header, junior forward Tony Asante placed the ball by Niagara goalkeeper Brett Petricek, moving the Orange within one goal late.But Willmott reentered the game in its crucial closing minutes and seized momentum for the visitors again. He got a touch on each one of SU’s four corner kicks in the last three minutes of the game and deflated any chance for a game-tying score.With his size, strength, and skill, Willmott led his team to victory.And with a quick turnaround until Monday’s game against a deep Colgate team, the Syracuse defense has some questions to answer about how they’ll matchup against similar players in the future.“Without those two lapses, we had a pretty solid outing,” said McIntyre. “Sometimes you just have to take your hat off to a forward after a performance like that.” Comments Published on August 31, 2012 at 11:09 pm Contact Nick: | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more

Champions League action tonight

first_imgIn the Champions leagueHaving played against Everton at the weekend Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne may start for Manchester City tonight against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.City defender Pablo Zabaleta says it could be an entertaining match. Barcelona currently sit top of the group with 6 points while City are second on 4.In the other game in that group Celtic host Borussia Monchengladbach.Hoops Manager Brendan Rodgers says staying in European competition is a big goal for his team.Group A leaders Arsenal host Bulgarian side Ludogorets at the Emirates.All of those matches kick off at 7.45last_img

Astros top Rockies 2-1 in 11; Greinke, Senzatela fine thru 9

first_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 19th August, 2020 07:58 IST Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 19th August, 2020 07:58 IST Astros Top Rockies 2-1 In 11; Greinke, Senzatela Fine Thru 9 Myles Straw’s RBI single with one out in the 11th inning lifted the Houston Astros over the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday, extending their winning streak to a season-high six games Written By SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img COMMENT LIVE TV Myles Straw’s RBI single with one out in the 11th inning lifted the Houston Astros over the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday, extending their winning streak to a season-high six games.The back-and-forth finish came after the teams were scoreless going into extra innings, highlighted by splendid performances from starters Zack Greinke and Antonio Senzatela.The right-handers had nearly identical lines: They both went eight innings, allowed just three singles and walked none. Greinke struck out seven for Houston, one more than Senzatela.After both teams scored in the 10th, Abraham Toro started Houston’s 11th on second base and the Rockies intentionally walked pinch-hitter Carlos Correa. A sacrifice bunt by pinch-hitter Garrett Stubbs moved up the runners and Straw singled to left field off Jairo Díaz (0-1).Andre Scrubb (1-0) walked one in a scoreless 11th for the win.The Astros wrapped up a 7-1 homestand after losing five in a row. The Rockies have dropped five of their last six.Raimel Tapia hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th to put Colorado up 1-0. A sacrifice fly by Kyle Tucker scored Alex Bregman and tied it in the bottom of the 10th.The eight innings matched a career high for Senzatela, who last got through eight on May 26, 2017, against St. Louis. And he’s just the third pitcher in Rockies history to pitch eight or more scoreless innings and not get a win.Enoli Paredes struck out two in the ninth for Houston and Daniel Bard struck out one in the ninth to send it to the 10th.Greinke allowed two singles in the first inning and Charlie Blackmon singled to start the fourth, but still faced the minimum in that inning after Nolan Arenado grounded into a double play.Grienke didn’t allow a baserunner after that, sailing through the next four innings with the help of several groundouts. He finished his outing strong when Tapia grounded out to start the eighth before Greinke struck out Ryan McMahon and Sam Hilliard on just seven pitches to end his day.Senzatela didn’t allow a hit until a single by Bregman with two outs in the fourth inning. Yuli Gurriel followed with a single, but Tucker grounded into a forceout to end the inning.The Astros got a single from Straw with one out in the sixth and he stole second base. But he was left stranded when Senzatela retired Josh Reddick and Bregman to end the inning.That was the first of eight straight batters Senzatela retired to wrap up his outing.TRAINER’S ROOMRockies: CF David Dahl was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup because of tightness in his lower back. He was replaced Hilliard.Astros: Houston placed DH Yordan Alvarez on the injured list with right knee discomfort retroactive to Sunday. Alvarez, last year’s AL Rookie of the Year, missed the beginning of the season after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and played just two games before he was shelved again because of the knee problem. … OF George Springer was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup because of soreness in his right wrist. Springer was injured sliding on Monday night. … Manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that right-hander Justin Verlander played catch on Monday for the first time since he was injured and felt good. Verlander has been on the injured list since July 25 with a strained right forearm.UP NEXTHouston’s Framber Valdez (1-2, 1.90) opposes Ryan Castellani (0-0, 1.04) when this series moves to Denver for two games starting on Wednesday night.Image credits: AP FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Have a Marvel-ous time at Sunrise ComicCon!

first_imgThe first-ever Sunrise ComicCon will take place this Sunday, August 12, from noon to 7:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). Fans of super heroes, sci-fi and fantasy are invited to take part in this family-friendly event. Highlights include:Cosplay ContestArtists & AuthorsPanels & DemosFood TrucksVendors60+ Open-Play Gaming SystemsSuper Smash Bros. 4 for Wii U Tournament ($5 player fee)Special Guests:“Epic Voice Guy” Jon BaileyComics legend Allen BellmanCracked publisher Captain CartoonArtist, Author and Animator SilverbackVisit for a complete schedule and vendor list. Save big by reserving your spot early! Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. Call (954) 747-4646 or visit If you do wait ‘til Sunday to purchase your tickets, bring cash ($20 bills or smaller) to experience the shortest wait time. Small-bill cash purchases can be made at booths 213, 226, and 242. Credit card (Visa/MC/Discover/Amex) and large-bill ($50 or greater) ticket purchases must be made at the Box Office. Bought online and need to pick up a wrist band? Head to booth 213, 226, or 242!Sunrise ComicCon is sponsored by Supercon, Loot Comics & Games, Random Ramblings Productions, and Silverback.last_img read more

Paddy Power Betfair appoints legal leads for FanDuel buyout

first_img Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO   July 13, 2020 StumbleUpon FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), has confirmed the appointment of London law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as its lead legal advisor in its pursuit of US-facing DFS operator FanDuel.This week PPB governance confirmed industry rumours that the company was seeking to acquire New York-based DFS operator FanDuel, following the Supreme Court’s repeal of PASPA’s federal mandate.The betting group confirmed, to UK media that it had accelerated talks between parties following SCOTUS ruling, which will likely lead to the US opening state-sanctioned sports betting.As yet, PPB governance has no made its formal proposal for the outright acquisition of FanDuel and its associated assets.Corporate law news source, LegalWeek reports that Freshfields’ Senior Partner Oliver Lazenby will lead the FTSE betting group legal advisory on the proposed acquisition.Furthermore, PPB and Freshfields will be further assisted by Philadelphia-based law firm Blank Rome as US legal advisory.Deal counterpart FanDuel is reported to have recruited California law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati working alongside Scotland’s Shepherd and Wedderburn as UK advisor. Related Articles Submit Share BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Sharelast_img read more