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    More On: wisconsin Wisconsin bill forbids requiring proof of COVID vax Ex-Wisconsin pharmacist gets 3 years in prison for spoiling COVID-19 vaccine Banned Pride flag replaced with rainbow-colored house Woman allegedly poisoned friend with eyedrops, stole nearly $300K MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is tracking a new variant of COVID-19 with more than two dozen...
    (CNN) — With declining rates of Covid-19 infections and deaths across the US, more cities and states have lifted safety restrictions in anticipation of a better summer. But officials continue to warn that those unvaccinated remain vulnerable to the virus, especially to dangerous variants which could set back national progress against the pandemic if they become more widespread. READ MORE:...
    There's a new warning about scammers trying to take advantage of California's vaccination incentive programs.The first cash prize drawing for the $116.5 million "Vax for the Win" incentive program kicked off last week.RELATED: First 15 winners of $50,000 California vaccine lottery prizes drawnAfter 15 winners were selected to win $50,000 last Friday, several California residents reported scammers impersonating state officials.State...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health is accepting applications from community-based organizations for the Community Covid-19 Vaccination Project, part of the state’s “No Arm Left Behind” effort to ensure vaccines are available to every Marylander who wants one. Health officials have administered more than 6.3 million vaccinations, according to a statement from Gov. Larry Hogan’s office. Seventy-one...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Florida Health officials said infections and mortality data on its online COVID-19 dashboard will no longer be updated daily but will instead be provided on a weekly basis. The state Department of Health cited decreasing cases amid an increasing number of people being vaccinated for halting the daily reports. READ MORE: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs 24...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On Friday, Governor Newsom was trying to hold a press conference about the state's vaccine lottery winners, but the focus shifted when a reporter asked if he would lift California's state of emergency on June 15, when the state is scheduled to reopen."We're still in a state of emergency. This disease has not been extinguished, it's...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hours after capacity and distancing restrictions were lifted in Minnesota, state health officials on Friday reported 364 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths. The latest update from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that the cumulative case count stands at 600,767 while the death toll has climbed to 7,408. Since early April, the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Another 256 cases of COVID-19 were added Tuesday to the state’s infection tally as the cumulative case count inches closer to 600,000. Eleven additional deaths were also reported by the Minnesota Department of Health, bringing the state’s death toll to 7,381 since the pandemic started more than a year ago. READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota:...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana public health officials Saturday announced 683 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and an additional six confirmed deaths. This brings the the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 739,626 and the total number of confirmed deaths to 13,136, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Another 417 probable deaths have been reported in patients with...
    California is on track to fully reopen its economy on June 15 -- but what exactly will that look like? For the first time Friday, we heard details about exactly what restrictions are set to be lifted.The first -- and perhaps biggest change -- across the board is the removal of all capacity limits and physical distancing requirements, regardless of...
    UPDATE, May 21, 9:50 a.m.: California health officials are holding a teleconference at 10 a.m. to give an update on the state's COVID-19 response. Listen in to the video player above and check back for updates as we learn more. Read the original story below.California is on track to fully reopen its economy on June 15 -- but what exactly...
    SACRAMENTO — Healthcare advocates in California are pushing back against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget plan released last week, saying it follows a dangerous pattern of underfunding local public health agencies despite glaring funding inadequacies exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health leaders asked that $200 million in ongoing funding be included in the state budget being negotiated for the fiscal year...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Bay Area health officials said Wednesday they agree with the state’s guidance on face masks, which is to continue wearing masks in most indoor settings for the next four weeks. The Association of Bay Area Health Officials said Wednesday it strongly supports the California Department of Public Health’s strategy to maintain current masking guidance until...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Gov. JB Pritzker officially put Illinois in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday, lifting the mask mandate for fully vaccinated people, although masks are still required in healthcare settings and on transit.More guidance is expected from Chicago health officials Tuesday, after Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday she's keeping her mask on in most...
    California health officials are expected to provide an update on the state's COVID-19 response and vaccination efforts on Monday.The California Department of Health of Human Services will hold a teleconference at 11:00 am.We will be streaming the teleconference. Check back here for updates.The meeting comes as many Californians await the state's stance on the new mask guidelines for fully vaccinated...
    California health officials are expected to provide an update on the state's COVID-19 response and vaccination efforts on Monday.The California Department of Health of Human Services will hold a teleconference at 11:00 am.We will be streaming the teleconference. Check back here for updates.The meeting comes as many Californians await the state's stance on the new mask guidelines for fully vaccinated...
    California health officials are expected to provide an update on the state's COVID-19 response and vaccination efforts on Monday.The California Department of Health of Human Services will hold a teleconference at 11:00 am.The meeting comes as many Californians await the state's stance on the new mask guidelines for fully vaccinated people released by the Center's for Disease Control last week.The...
    Former surgeon general Jerome Adams believes that while “the science is sound” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they’ve done an “abysmal” job of communicating with their new guidance allowing the rollback of mask-wearing. Adams joined America’s Newsroom on Monday to offer his reaction to Dr. Rochelle Walensky after the CDC director went on a Sunday show media...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In an effort to improve equity in the COVID-19 vaccination push, Minnesota health officials announced Friday a partnership that aims to help more Minnesotans, particularly those facing barriers, get access to the vaccine. Starting next week, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services will be working with private health plans to...
    An outbreak of E.coli that has affected residents across multiple counties in Washington state is possibly linked to fresh produce, said health officials.  As of Wednesday, there have been at least six E.coli cases across four Washington state counties, with three of those cases occurring in King County, according to a news release from the Washington State Department of Health...
    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment announced its local public health order will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. Starting on Monday, the county will only follow public health orders set by the state. On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Jared Polis’ office confirmed to CBS4 that the state will lift the face mask requirement...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health officials on Wednesday urged primary care physicians to enroll to administer COVID-19 vaccines, as the state prepared to quickly begin vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds following U.S. authorization. “The most important thing we can do right now is to make vaccines available for whenever someone is ready,” Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical executive...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As the Pfizer vaccine is expected to get final authorization Wednesday for use in children as young as 12, Minnesota health officials reported 919 more cases of the virus and 15 additional deaths. The latest update from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that in the last 24 hours more than 21,000 tests were processed, suggesting...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California is nearing approval of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for its 2.1 million children ages 12 to 15, state health officials said Tuesday, one day after the federal government expanded its use. Nationally and in California, the shots are set to begin Thursday after a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine advisory committee issues recommendations Wednesday for...
    ST. PAUL (WCCO) – Minnesota is in a “much better place” to provide vaccine in a timely manner to kids 12 to 15 years old who are on the brink of being able to get Pfizer doses, a top state health official says. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday gave the green light for emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s...
    An investigation is underway after seven children in Washington state were recently sickened with a toxin-producing E. coli, public health officials announced Wednesday. All seven children developed symptoms consistent with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli – also known as STEC. At least six had to be hospitalized, including one who is recovering after developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a potentially lethal...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – Sonoma County announced major milestones in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Wednesday, touting that two-thirds of eligible residents at received least one shot, while half are fully vaccinated. Health officials said Wednesday that 204,615 residents are fully vaccinated, which amounts to 50% of the county’s 16 and older population. The county said 67% of the eligible...
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana public health officials announced 824 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths on Tuesday.Overall,12,950 Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 and 724,214 have contracted it since the start of the pandemic.Health officials say the latest recorded seven-day positive COVID-19 test rate in the state is 4.7%. Health officials say there have been more than 9.8 million tests...
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana public health officials announced 812 new COVID-19 cases and 1 additional deaths on Monday.Overall,12,046 Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 and 723,443 have contracted it since the start of the pandemic.Health officials say the latest recorded seven-day positive COVID-19 test rate in the state is 4.6%. Health officials say there have been more than 9.8 million tests...
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana public health officials announced 1,072 new COVID-19 cases and 11 additional deaths on Sunday.Overall,12,937 Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 and 722,646 have contracted it since the start of the pandemic.Health officials say the latest recorded seven-day positive COVID-19 test rate in the state is 4.4%. Health officials say there have been more than 9.8 million tests...
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana public health officials announced 1,191 new COVID-19 cases and 5 additional deaths on Saturday.Overall,12,926 Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 and 721,577 have contracted it since the start of the pandemic.Health officials say the latest recorded seven-day positive COVID-19 test rate in the state is 4.4%. Health officials say there have been more than 9.8 million tests...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Health officials in San Francisco on Friday announced that it appeared likely the city would move into the state’s least restrictive Yellow Tier next week. Officials said that the anticipated assignment to the Yellow Tier next Tuesday would allow the city to further ease COVID restrictions effective on Friday, May 7. READ MORE: COVID: Santa...
    More details emerged Wednesday about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office alleged cover-up of COVID-19 fatalities in nursing homes — including how his top aides muzzled state health officials for at least five months, according to a report. The Cuomo administration was apparently aware of the true death toll in nursing homes since last spring, The New York Times reported....
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office allegedly spent at least five months trying to prevent the true COVID-19 nursing home death toll from being made public.  Top Cuomo aides were engaged in the months-long effort where they repeatedly overruled and prevented state health officials from releasing the number of nursing home deaths, the New York Times reports.  The efforts included...
    Bradley Cortright April 28, 2021 0 Comments Aides to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) reportedly blocked health officials from releasing data on the true death toll of COVID-19 in nursing homes for months — longer than was previously known. The New York Times reported Monday that “Cuomo’s most senior aides engaged in a sustained effort to prevent...
    Hawaii health officials confirmed the state’s first pediatric coronavirus-related death in a child who had been visiting the state with his fully vaccinated parents. The child, who officials said was between the ages of 0-10, had "known underlying health conditions" and began experiencing symptoms shortly after arriving in the islands. The child was taken to a hospital where he died,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily...
    Loading the player... With a green light from federal health officials, several states resumed use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on Saturday. Among the venues where it was being deployed: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Among the other states ordering or recommending a resumption, along with Indiana, were Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Tennessee...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with state health authorities are investigating the death of an Oregon woman who had developed a rare, but serious blood clot in combination with low platelets within two weeks of receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The woman, whose name was not revealed by the Oregon Health Authority, was in...
    Leave it up to Republican lawmakers to do whatever they can to suppress the voice of those who they do not agree with. GOP legislators in multiple states want to revoke the rights of people convicted of protesting, including their access to student loans, food stamps, unemployment, benefits, and health care. According to The New York Times, at least 34 states have introduced...
    Reuters April 22, 2021 0 Comments When Michigan’s St. Clair County held a walk-in COV1D-19 vaccination clinic last week with 1,600 shots at the ready, only about 800 people signed up in advance. Walk-in traffic was slow. A quarter of the available shots went unused, says Jennifer Michaluk, a county health department official. St. Clair County, which sits on...
    California health officials gave out-of-state music fans a shot of good news on Wednesday, April 21, announcing that if they are fully vaccinated they now are welcome to attend shows in California. A new revision to state guidelines known as the Blueprint for a Safer Economy “permits fully vaccinated people from out of state to participate in activities restricted to...
    Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into state and local public health departments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, paying for masks, contact tracers and education campaigns to persuade people to get vaccinated. Public health officials who have juggled bare-bones budgets for years are happy to have the additional money. Yet they worry it will soon dry up...
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