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    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. While officials argue, people wait for vaccines I am getting fed up. The counties are fighting with the state and with Blue Shield, which is supposed to take over the administration of the vaccination program. So once again it is back to political bickering. And...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Let’s seize latest chance for universal health care The op-ed by Zenei Triunfo-Cortez in the Mercury News of March 10 (“Our patients can’t wait to fix our health care system,” Page A6) outlines many of the advantages of a non-profit, single-payer health care system. Such...
    Carolina Darias, Minister of Health. (Photo: .) The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has not ruled out this Friday that the Government may extend the state of alarm beyond its expiration on May 9, although she has made it clear that “the current objective” of her department is that the incidence accumulated down to 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. “We...
    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Thursday that he was issuing an executive order Friday ending statewide restrictions on events and on Oklahomans. The new order will also allow for people to enter state buildings without needing to wear a mask.   'Because of the progress we have made, I will be issuing a new executive order tomorrow, Stitt said during the...
    New Yorkers have the third-longest life expectancy in the US, while those born in the South have fewer years, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, Americans are expected to live an average of 78.7 years, the report published Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics, a branch of the CDC,...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. Beginning Wednesday, 1.8 million Minnesotans will be newly eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, an enormous expansion of who can get a dose. The first people to be eligible in Minnesota were...
    By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has started vaccinating people who are 60 years old or above to protect them from COVID-19 amid a steady increase in cases and fatalities from the disease. Pakistan is currently using China's Sinopharm vaccine, which was donated to it by Beijing last month. Pakistan hopes to start receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine this month...
                        COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tuesday was the one-year anniversary of Executive Order 2020-01D, the state of emergency “to protect the well-being of the citizens of Ohio from the dangerous effects of COVID-19.” During a briefing that same day in 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the emergency as a...
    Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R-AK) speaks at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2020, during an event on Rolling Back Regulations to Help All Americans on the South Lawn at the White House on July 16, 2020 in Washington, DC.Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Alaska on Tuesday became the first state to make Covid vaccines...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    (CNN)The immovable challenges of living in Alaska would, in theory, make it a nightmare to vaccinate all of its 731,000-plus residents: It's the largest state in the US in terms of land size, has some of the most extreme weather of any state and many resident Alaska Natives, who are disproportionately dying from Covid-19, live in the remote throes of...
    Victor Hugo Duran Tampico / 08.03.2021 15:32:05 For the second consecutive year, the Tampico Fair, as there are not adequate conditions for its celebration after maintaining the southern area of Tamaulipas in contingency for the covid-19, advanced the Tourism Secretariat in the municipality. The activity is part of tourist attractions of the entity in Easter week. Elvia Holguera...
    By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed an emergency order adjusting the minimum distance between performers and audience members that previously challenged the return of productions in Las Vegas. The tourist destination built for excess and known for bright lights, big crowds, indulgent meals and headline shows has slowly begun to reopen after the...
    By The Associated Press PHOENIX — One day after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey lifted capacity restrictions at restaurants, gyms and other businesses, the state reported 1,735 confirmed coronavirus cases. Arizona doesn’t have a statewide mask mandate. With 54 more confirmed deaths on Saturday, the totals rose to 825,119 cases and 16,323 deaths. The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations dipped below 1,000...
    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed a sweeping pandemic relief package over Republican opposition, moving closer to a milestone political victory for President Joe Biden. The $1.9 trillion bill approved Saturday carries direct payments of up to $1,400 for most Americans, extended emergency unemployment benefits and spending for COVID-19 vaccines and testing. It also provides billions...
    By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a sweeping pandemic relief package over Republican opposition on Saturday, moving President Joe Biden closer to a milestone political victory that would provide $1,400 checks for most American and direct billions of dollars to schools, state and local governments, and businesses. The bill cleared by a party-line vote of...
    Despite the actor’s spirit, Mauri Jr. revealed that his father’s evolution is due to all the effort and dedication that the producer has put into his rehabilitation. “There are days when you have to do blood tests or you have to talk to a doctor, then physical therapy in the gym, doing a lot of leg weights,” he said. Toño...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. On March 2, 2020, three days after the first death from COVID-19 in the United States, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz gathered legislative leaders and his top health officials for a closed-door...
    Changes Made by Cuomo Aides Dramatically Decreased Death Toll from COVID-19 in Nursing Homes MiamiMundo / Eldiariony When top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo received a report written by state health officials, which included a tally of how many nursing home residents in New York had died from the pandemic as of June 2020, they were alarmed. The...
    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden has a 60% approval rating of his job performance from Americans and even more backing for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Support for Biden’s pandemic response extends across party lines. Overall, 70% of Americans back his...
    Changes Made by Cuomo Aides Dramatically Decreased Death Toll from COVID-19 in Nursing Homes MiamiMundo / Eldiariony When top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo received a report written by state health officials, which included a tally of how many nursing home residents in New York had died from the pandemic as of June 2020, they were alarmed. The...
    By The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s drug regulatory body has approved the Russian Sputnik V vaccine as the second available for use in the Indian Ocean island nation. The state minister overseeing pharmaceutical products, Channa Jayasumana, said Sri Lanka has requested doses from Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute and was awaiting confirmation of the amount it would...
    José Ortega Cano, who it surpassed the Covid-19 a couple of months ago Together with his wife, also attacked by the same disease, he now worries those close to him about his delicate state of health. According Week, the coronavirus has wreaked havoc to the bullfighter and his current state of health is “worrying”. Thus, he details, Ortega Cano...
    (CNN)Last week, Georgia's Senate passed a bill 46-7 that would end the state's observance of daylight saving time. If enacted. it would mean that Peach State residents would not longer need to prepare for "springing forward" or "falling back" each year. But they would also miss that extra hour of daylight each day between March and October. The efforts in...
    Wisconsin is marking the one year anniversary of its first coronavirus test. The state’s Department of Health Services began testing for the virus on March 2, 2020. Since then, public health teams and the Wisconsin National Guard have performed more than 3 million tests. “We developed an extensive testing system across the state that includes clinicians, our local partners, and...
    In 2021, the world is still working on gender equality, meaning that even in the U.S. some places are “better” for women than others. A new study eyed gender equity and ranked the nation’s 50 states and Washington, D.C., from being the best to worst for women. Gender equality is the idea that men and women should be treated...
    PITTSBURGH, PA (KDKA) – Health leaders announced on Friday that Pennsylvania received 40,000 more COVID-19 vaccine doses this week to distribute, yet hundreds if not thousands of people still can’t find an appointment. Four million people in the Commonwealth qualify under the 1A vaccination plan. READ MORE: Black History Month: Celebrating George Barbour, KDKA Radios First Black Reporter “They kept...
    New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker faced a barrage of questions when he appeared for a hearing about the Cuomo administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the state, with lawmakers slamming him -- and one saying his responses were "totally without credibility." During a budget hearing Thursday, lawmakers slammed Zucker and Gov. Andrew Cuomo for their handling of the pandemic and...
    Alvaro Morata has been diagnosed with a strange virus, called ‘Cytomegalovirus’, which causes a decrease in immune defenses that leads to tiredness, dizziness and stomachaches. The symptoms are similar to those of Covid-19 without being it, and the Juventus forward has lost prominence and focus on the Italian team. The important thing for him now is to recover and be...
    By The Associated Press HONG KONG — Hong Kong has begun administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to the public, kicking off its program offering free vaccinations to all 7.5 million residents. People age 60 and older and health care workers are among the some 2.4 million people prioritized to receive vaccines at community centers and outpatient clinics across Hong Kong....
    (CNN)New York state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker again on Thursday defended the state's handling of nursing homes and their residents during the pandemic.The administration's decision to delay the release of data on Covid-19 deaths in long-term care facilities -- the subject of a federal investigation -- has become a political crisis for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. State lawmakers accuse Cuomo...
    Many COVID vaccination registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels violate disability rights laws, hindering the ability of blind people to sign up for a potentially lifesaving vaccine, a Kaiser Health News investigation has found. Across the country, people who use special software to make the web accessible have been unable to sign up for the...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents age 60 to 64 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials announced Tuesday in the latest expansion of the state's vaccine rollout. The Indiana Department of Health said the expansion makes the free shots available to another 432,000 Hoosiers. Indiana's vaccine eligibility pool had previously included Hoosiers age 65 and older,...
    By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and...
    By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download...
    By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The official leading Mexico’s response to the pandemic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell tweeted Saturday that he had light COVID-19 symptoms on Friday night and an antigen test came out positive. He was awaiting the results of a PCR test, which takes longer to process...
    People wearing protective masks wait in line to receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a large scale vaccination site in Sacramento, California, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Scientists and health officials told Congress Friday the federal government needs to ramp up its supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses as they work...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — State health officials greenlighted reopening select high school sports programs, but set a standard of fewer than 14 cases of COVID-19 for every 100,000 residents in a county. At a morning news conference, Gov. Gavin Newsom said several Bay Area counties have already reached that standard. “We currently have 19 counties that are in that...
    By Cara Murez, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A heart attack and a panic attack share many similar symptoms, so it's crucial to determine which one it is, experts say. Chest pain, racing heart, shortness of breath and sweating can occur with both, but only a heart attack can be fatal, according to a team...
    The number of cases of the UK's B117 coronavirus variant in the US is doubling about every 10 days, a new study estimates.  It comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that the variant could become dominant in the US by March - a message reiterated by the agency's director Dr Rochelle Walensky yesterday.  But experts...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The process of getting the COVID-19 vaccine into arms has been confusing, and WCCO has been getting a lot of questions from viewers about the rollout in Minnesota. The state is currently finishing up vaccinations for health care workers and long term care residents in phase 1A. We are currently in phase 1B, which includes people 65...
    Good morning everyone. Senate President Garcia, Speaker Garnett, Leader Holbert, Leader McKean, Members of the General Assembly from across the great state of Colorado, Lieutenant Governor Primavera, Treasurer Young Education Commissioner Anthes Chief Justice Boatright Our dedicated First Gentleman Marlon Reis, RELATED: This Case Will Be Solved: Up To $30,000 Reward Offered In 2002 Littleton Bowling Alley Murders...
    DENVER (AP)– Gov. Jared Polis is delivering his third annual state of the state address to lawmakers on Wednesday. Polis is expected to call for quick action on a $1 billion-plus stimulus plan to jump-start Colorado’s pandemic-battered economy. That plan focuses on creating jobs in transportation infrastructure and other areas. Colorado’s unemployment rate surpassed 8% in January, with thousands of...
    (CNN)The Covid-19 vaccine rollout started as a trickle. But the pace has steadily picked up each week, more than tripling in the first month under the Trump administration and reaching President Joe Biden's goal of 1.5 million shots per day just about three weeks into his term.But some aspects of the federal rollout plan leave states wanting more.CNN recently reached...
    As the journalist Pilar Eyre pointed out this morning through a tweet, the king Juan Carlos looked like having worsened your health during your stay in Abu Dhabi. Suspicions in December about his admission to a clinic in the Arab Emirates stirred the rumors. However, the Royal House itself has returned to deny this information. Thus, the news of...
    Colombian President Iván Duque announced tonight that the first person in his country to be vaccinated against the newCoronavirus (COVID-19) will be a nurse who works in a state hospital in the city of Sincelejo (north). « I want to make a reflection, 70 percent of the health personnel are women and we by...
    One of the most important functions of Virginia’s statewide pre-registration system for COVID-19 vaccinations will be to assuage fears from Virginians who aren’t quite sure whether they have signed up to be notified when they are eligible to get their shots. “There will be a confirmation on screen when you actually put your information in the form,” said Virginia Department...
    MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is anticipating getting 90,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine next week, double what the state was receiving just two weeks ago, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Friday. As of Friday, 9.4% of the state’s population had been vaccinated, with 273,428 people receiving at least the first of two required doses, state health data showed. “We are continuing...
    The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has published a map of key coronavirus vaccination locations approved by the state department of public health. Scan the map for your area and click the blue dot for more information. The map contains primarily local health providers including pharmacies, community hospitals and doctor’s offices. Gov. Gavin Newsom says these outlets are...