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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – June 7: Boris Johnson Barely Survives No-Confidence Vote, FDA Advisors Review Novavax Non-MRNA Vaccine

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Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 789th day of the pandemic.

Waste not, want not.

The proverbial saying, which can be traced back to at least 1772, comes from an even more alliterative version, namely “willful waste makes woeful want,” which dates back even further to 1576.

But I digress.

Apparently, over 82 million coronavirus vaccine doses have gone to waste in the United States since the start of the vaccine program in December 2020.

According to various media reports, the CDC reported that some11% of doses distributed by the federal government have gone into rubbish bins.

The CDC report showed that 25% of the wasted doses were lost at two chain stores, CVS and Walmart.

Some waste is inevitable, given the short shelf life of the vaccines once opened.  The short shelf life is also responsible for some…

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