The U.S. government has moved up its estimate for when every adult in  America would have access to a vaccine, up to 01 May from the end of May previously. 

      • Nearly 2.5 million shots were administered on average in the last seven days. This compares with just over two million doses administered per day on average two weeks ago. So far, around 72 million people have received at least one vaccine dose. New Mexico, Alaska, and South Dakota lead the nation in doses per capita. 

      • At current pace, 50% of the population will have been at least partially vaccinated by mid-May, with herd immunity, estimated around 70%, reached in late June. These projections continue to improve as more vaccine supply reaches states. 

      • Maryland-based Novavax reported strong results for it's vaccine from trials in the UK and South Africa. It had an efficacy rate of 96 percent against the original coronavirus strain but just 55 percent against the more contagious variant found in South Africa. The company is working to tailor a new version of the vaccine to combat emerging variants. Authorization by the FDA could come in May, after U.S. trial results are released in April. 

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Latest global updates:
      • Several European countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns over increased risk of blood clots.

      • The WHO and European Union regulators say there is currently no indication the vaccine is the cause of the blood clots and recommend its continued use. AstraZeneca has said that there have been just 37 reports of blood clots among the more than 17 million people immunized with its drug.

      • Brazil gave full approval to the AstraZeneca vaccine. 

      • The European Medicines Agency announced on 04 March that they were reviewing Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for use in the bloc, in an effort to speed up vaccination across the continent. 

      • For the latest Global case counts, click here.

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