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    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) — The sale of Girl Scout cookies across South Florida and the rest of the nation crumbled as the organization faces 15 million unsold boxes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s exceedingly rare to have significant excess inventory but the pandemic greatly impacted our cookie program, despite demand for cookies remaining strong,” Girl Scouts said. READ MORE: Deadly...
    The U.S. government has purchased 200 million additional doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. With the 300 million doses already purchased from the biotechnology company, that brings America's total order up to 500 million. Under the terms of agreement, Moderna will deliver 110 million doses by the end of 2021 and 90 million in the first quarter of 2022. What's more,...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — The United States government has made another large order of Moderna’s COVID vaccine, the Cambridge biotech company said Wednesday. Moderna said the U.S. bought another 200 million doses of the mRNA vaccine. Those doses could be used to vaccinate children in the future, if approved, or to serve as booster shots if needed. READ MORE: Worcester City...
    AROUND one million people aged 21 and 22 are today eligible to book their first coronavirus vaccination. More than 970,000 text messages will be sent out inviting younger Brits to schedule appointments for both doses via the national booking system. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 1Around one million people aged 21 and 22 are today eligible...
    The U.S. reached a grim milestone Tuesday, surpassing 600,000 COVID-19 deaths according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. Despite the increased vaccination rollout and decrease in deaths and overall case numbers, the death toll is about how many Americans died of cancer in 2019, the Associated Press reported. The worldwide death toll is around 3.8 million as reported by Johns...
    JOE Biden will host a huge July 4 celebration at the White House next month to mark the US' effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus restrictions. Despite the US surpassing the grim milestone of 600,000 deaths on Tuesday, the White House is expressing growing certainty that July 4 will serve as a landmark moment in the country's...
    If you’re vaccinated and get a call from a 916 area code in the next couple of days, make sure you answer the phone. It could be a state official calling to tell you you’re a millionaire. Capping off weeks of giveaways in a bid to convince more vaccine-wary residents to get inoculated against the deadly coronavirus, the state on...
    (CNN)The White House will host a celebration for thousands of essential workers and military families on July Fourth on the South Lawn to mark America's "independence from the virus," according to a White House official. The celebration, which will be the largest in-person White House event since President Joe Biden took office, comes as states across the nation lift restrictions...
    UNIVERSAL CITY (CBS SF/AP) — Standing in the entrance to Universal Studios as families poured into the amusement park free of COVID restrictions, Governor Gavin Newsom marked the end of such rules Tuesday and ushered in the state’s full reopening, with the celebration punctuated by picking the winners of a $1.5 million cash giveaway to vaccinated Californians. Newsom credited Californians...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — On the same day as California fully reopens its economy, 10 vaccinated people won winning $1.5 million each. The winners were drawn during an event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles that was as much a celebration about the lottery as it was to mark the end of California’s stay at home order. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – As the nation’s COVID-19 death toll topped 600,000 on Tuesday, the state Health Department is reporting 2,000 people have died from the virus in Allegheny County. The grim markers come even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to...
    Mexican officials said there’s no reason to restrict border travel after the 1.35 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines received from the U.S. are administered, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. The Johnson & Johnson vaccines donated by the U.S. will be available to adult Mexican citizens in border cities including Tijuana, Mexicali, Ciudad Juárez and Reynosa as early as Wednesday, according...
    The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.The number of lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee. It is about equal...
    A woman looks at the "Naming the Lost Memorials," as the U.S. deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are expected to surpass 600,000, at The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 10, 2021.Brendan McDermid | Reuters The U.S. hit another grim milestone in the pandemic, reaching more than 600,000 Covid fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University data, as...
      At 10:30 a.m. PT, California Governor Gavin Newsom will draw 10 winners, who will receive $1.5 million each as part of the state’s Vax for the Win lottery program. The final drawing marks the state’s official reopening from pandemic restrictions. Since Vax for the Win launched, more than 838,000 Californians initiated their vaccination process. In all, California has...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — They were months filled with isolation, death, illness and fear. More than 65,500 state residents have lost their lives while nearly 3.7 million have been infected by the coronavirus. Here is a timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in the San Francisco Bay Area and California. Complete Coverage Of The COVID-19 Pandemic READ MORE: Fourth...
    People without mask walk at Times Square on May 19, 2021 in New York City.John Smith | Corbis News | Getty Images New York will lift most of its Covid-19 restrictions now that 70% of all adults have been vaccinated with at least one dose. Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Monday the state would lift almost all remaining Covid restrictions...
    OVER 30 million people in the UK have now had both their Covid jabs. More than 41 million Brits have had a first jab, with the rollout speeding up to beat the Delta variant. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 3Well over half of UK adults have had both jabs with almost 80 per cent having had...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — On the same day as California fully reopens its economy, 10 vaccinated people will be winning $1.5 million each. The drawing is part of the state’s “Vax For The Win” effort to entice more Californians to get vaccinated for COVID-19. READ MORE: What You Need To Know About Californias Reopening Over the past few weeks, the state...
    California dropped most of its coronavirus protocols Tuesday in what is being described as a "full reopening" after months of lockdown mandates. Gov. Gavin Newsom rescinded the state's stay-at-home order, ended capacity restrictions, and stopped the tier system that determined which COVID-19 rules certain counties had to follow. Masks will still be required for unvaccinated individuals in most settings,...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts is launching a “VaxMillions” lottery in an effort to get more people in the state to receive their COVID vaccine. As part of the initiative, Massachusetts will give away five cash prizes of $1 million for people 18 and older. Fully vaccinated residents 12-17 years old can enter to win one of five $300,000 scholarship grants....
    MEXICO CITY (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The United States has donated 1.35 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to Mexico, now leaders in the country that borders Texas say that once they are applied, there should be no reason to continue restricting travel from the U.S. The American vaccine shipment will be used to vaccinate anyone over 18 in...
    SUNNYVALE — Two Bay Area boutique hotels have dodged the specter of foreclosure, allowing their owners to hang on to the lodgings, a hopeful sign for a hospitality industry that has been battered by the coronavirus. Wild Palms Hotel in Sunnyvale and Hotel Avante in Mountain View were facing foreclosure during a time that the coronavirus was dealing brutal economic...
    A White House official confirmed on Tuesday that 1.35 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine had arrived in Mexico. Earlier this month, the Biden administration had announced that it had planned to share 80 million vaccine doses globally by the end of June, including 6 million earmarked for allies and partners which includes Mexico, Canada and about a...
    An Inland Empire woman pleaded guilty Monday to a federal fraud charge, admitting that she collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in bogus COVID-related unemployment benefits on behalf of California prison inmates. Paris Thomas, 33, of San Bernardino used dozens of prisoners’ and other people’s identities to collect $477,000 in illicit payments from the state agency that processes unemployment payments,...
    SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – Health officials in San Mateo County announced that 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered, as Californians prepare for Tuesday’s full reopening of the economy. According to county officials, 1,002,566 doses have been administered as of Sunday. More than 84% of county residents 12 and older, or 560,520 people, have received at least one...
    Washington Prime Group has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the third major U.S. mall owner to go under because of the hit to shopping caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  Washington Prime, which operates 102 malls around the country, said stay-at-home orders and mandated business closures last year hurt business. "These measures ceased or significantly decreased foot traffic in Washington Prime Group's shopping...
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is holding an “emergency meeting” next week, June 18, to discuss cases of heart inflammation disorders among young people after receiving a vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus. A CDC presentation via the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) detailed the preliminary findings in a slideshow presentation on vaccine safety updates for...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — In a effort to continue California’s path toward herd immunity from the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom has unveiled a variety of incentives designed to encourage state residents to get a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Many of the incentives are tied to Tuesday’s California’s COVID Independence Day when officials completely reopen the state, lifting the...
    California is set to reopen its economy and lift most COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday. “On Tuesday we will fully reopen our economy,” Gov. Gavin Newson (D-Calif.) wrote on Twitter. “It's been a long road, but our future is BRIGHT.” Newsom, in the same tweet on Sunday, said California has administered more than 40 million COVID-19 vaccines, which is the most of...
    John Lund/Marc Romanelli | Getty Images It's no secret that Covid-19 has upended people financially at all stages of life. Now, one new report shows just how the pandemic has changed the way people think about retirement. The study from Age Wave and Edward Jones finds that about 1 out of every 3 Americans who are planning to retire now...
    Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico. The vaccine was about 90% effective overall and preliminary data showed it was safe, the company said. While demand for COVID-19 shots in the U.S. has dropped off dramatically,...
    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico. The vaccine was about 90% effective overall and preliminary data showed it was safe, the company said. READ MORE: More Violence In Fells Point: Business Owners Believe Concerns Continue...
    As of Sunday, June 13, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed that 66.2% of those 65 and older have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The state’s dashboard also showed that 65.6% of ages 50-64 were vaccinated. The chart below shows a breakdown of percentages for fully vaccinated Californians.   Vaccinations in California According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking...
    In this article NVAXA woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Novavax logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020.Dado Ruvic | ReutersBiotech firm Novavax said Monday its Covid-19 vaccine was shown to be safe and 90.4% effective overall in a phase three clinical trial of nearly...
    Bangkok (CNN)Thailand began its mass Covid vaccination program Monday, following criticism of delays and concerns over health authorities relying on AstraZeneca shots produced by a company owned by the country's king. The Southeast Asian nation is battling a third coronavirus wave with the highest number of daily cases and deaths reported since the start of the pandemic, raising public concerns...
    More than two million people passed through security checkpoints at American airports on Friday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. The Transportation Security Administration announced on Saturday that nearly 2.03 million people were screened at the checkpoints on Friday, marking the first time in 15 months that the number of security screenings surpassed two million. Friday's crowds were...
    By The Associated Press BEIRUT — Lebanon has vaccinated a daily record of people against COVID-19, raising the total number of shots administered around the country against the virus to more than 1 million. The Health Ministry said nearly 23,000 people were vaccinated on Sunday alone in different parts of the country on the third weekend of a COVID-19 vaccination...
    By The Associated Press CARBIS BAY, England — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain wants further investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that at the moment the country doesn’t believe it came from a lab. Speaking at the end of the Group of Seven summit in southwest England, Johnson says that while it doesn’t look as...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials in Minnesota reported 173 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, as well as nine more deaths related to the virus. The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health put the cumulative case count at 603,760, while 7,512 people have died from the virus. Meanwhile, the state has now administered more than 5.5 million vaccine doses....
    As of Friday, June 11, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed about 47.1 million COVID-19 doses have been shipped throughout the state (about 800,000 more than a week ago) and of those, 39.4 million have been administered. Vaccinations in California According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking vaccine distribution, 58.5% of California’s population has received at least one shot...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Across the country, COVID-19 vaccination rates are slowing down. Statewide, more than 11 million people have gotten at least one shot. While just over 5 million Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated, that’s only 44.1% — a far cry from the 70% needed in order for the statewide mask mandate to be dropped earlier than...
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    More On: COVID vaccine Letters to the Editor — June 13, 2021 What pandemic? New York’s coronavirus rate dips to new national low Global COVID-19 deaths this year surpass 2020 totals China’s children may be next in line for COVID-19 vaccines Ending a worldwide pandemic is bound to be a worldwide effort. Several countries with effective vax rollouts have...