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    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — The Bay Area’s largest county is pulling out all the stops to reach herd immunity and offering its residents incentives if they get the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Friday, Santa Clara County reported that 79.7 percent of its eligible residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 70.8 percent are fully vaccinated. “There’s...
    By Virginia Langmaid, CNN (CNN) — Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night. “I have got to be honest — last thing I think about before I go to bed are the variants and the first thing I think about in the morning are the variants,” Lindquist told a briefing...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — There’s a statewide snub of veterans. The Illinois Lottery is giving away millions to random people who got the COVID-19 vaccine. READ MORE: Woman Killed, Man Wounded In Ashburn Shooting; Child Was In Car But Not Injured But many vets are not eligible. CBS 2’s Meredith Barack has the story. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs,...
    President Joe Biden announced Friday that 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in the United States since he took office January 20. But Biden’s plan to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4 may fall short because of a sharp decline in the number of vaccinations that began about two months ago. As of...
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    BUFFALO Bills' star Cole Beasley has rejected a Covid vaccine, saying he would "rather die actually living." The wide receiver made the announcement on Twitter on Friday, arguing that "other players agree" with him. 3Buffalo Bills' star Cole Beasley has rejected a Covid vaccineCredit: Getty Public Service Announcement pic.twitter.com/XjQicdvnKm— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) June 18, 2021 Beasley said: "I will...
    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley released a statement on his COVID-19 vaccination stance after a recent Twitter rant put him in hot water with fans. Beasley revealed he hasn’t been vaccinated which, while his right, is not a good thing for the general population. Per the Center of Disease Control, the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, and frankly...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Friday that 90% of the state’s seniors, residents aged 65 and up, have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. “Getting seniors vaccinated has been, and continues to be, one of our highest priorities, and it is another area where we are outpacing the nation,” said Governor Hogan. “Maryland...
    President BidenJoe BidenChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Poll: Majority back blanket student loan forgiveness MORE on Friday pleaded with...
    Anti-vaccine documentary, Covid and the Vaccine: Truth Lies, and Misconceptions Revealed features NBA Hall-of-Famer John Stockton. According to the documentary’s website, the film attempts to answer the questions of “do masks really work,” “what is the real risk of dying from Covid,” and “how will we really know that a Covid vaccine is safe?” The filmmakers decided to...
    California health officials on Friday unveiled a system for residents to obtain a digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccine record, allowing individuals to prove they are fully vaccinated if needed. The state's website instructs individuals to provide their name, date of birth and cell phone number or email address in order to get a QR code and digital copy of their...
    California on Friday unveiled a way the public can access digital copies of their COVID-19 vaccination records. Just don’t call it a passport. Officials say it’s actually a convenience, an easy way to display the same information listed on the physical cards handed out when someone is inoculated. “You are not required to obtain a digital COVID-19 vaccine...
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rescheduled a planned meeting Friday on the health risk to teens from rare cases of heart inflammation after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, citing the newly created Juneteenth federal holiday. “The June 18, 2021 COVID-19 meeting is being rescheduled due to the observation of the Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday,” the CDC said...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Californians can now access a digital copy of their coronavirus vaccine record, state officials reported Friday. A nurse gives a man a vaccination card after he receives the COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 1, 2021, in Riverside, Calif. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images) The vaccine record can be obtained here, the California Department of Public Health and...
    (CNN)The Wisconsin pharmacist who tried tampering with vials of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine because he believed it was not safe for people was sentenced to three years in federal prison Tuesday. Steven Brandenburg, 46, of Grafton, pleaded guilty in February to two counts of attempting to tamper with consumer products with reckless disregard for the risk that another person would...
    Almost half of Americans who haven’t taken the vaccine have said they definitely won’t take it, according to a poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll released Friday found that 46% of unvaccinated Americans say they will definitely not get the vaccine, and 29% say they will probably not get it. Seven percent of those...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 102 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 13 related deaths Friday.The state has reached a major milestone Friday: 70% of adults 18 and over have received a COVID-19 vaccine, and 53% are fully vaccinated.Illinois vaccine lottery to offer $10M in cash prizes, scholarships to vaccinated residentsThere have been 1,388,688 total...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has postponed its meeting on heart inflammation among young people who have received either the  Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to the Juneteenth national holiday. On its website, the agency said the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will now be discussing the issue next week during a previously scheduled meeting. 'The June 18,...
    Officials on Friday unveiled a new system through which Californians can access a digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccination record. While everyone who’s been inoculated for COVID-19 should have received a white paper card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detailing where and when they got their shot, state officials said an electronic option will give residents...
    see also NFL puts pressure on players to get COVID-19 vaccine Life is getting closer to normal in the NFL, at... As COVID-19 vaccines emerge as a hot topic amongst athletes, a former NBA player is making his opinion clear. The NBA Hall of Famer appeared in an anti-vaccine documentary. In the cameo, the former Utah Jazz...
    Vaccinated Californians now have a new way to show they are inoculated against the coronavirus without carrying around a flimsy paper card. The state on Friday launched a new digital tool that lets residents access their COVID-19 vaccine record from the state’s immunization registry. The tool is available at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. People will be asked to enter their name, birthdate, and...
    The Boss’ Broadway show will go on – but only for fans who got the right COVID-19 vaccine. Rabid rock fans looking to celebrate a return to normalcy by taking in Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show later this month will be on the outside looking in if they’ve received the AstraZeneca vaccine, which hasn’t yet been approved by the US Food...
    Friday on “CNN Newsroom,” director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and former adviser to President Biden’s transition team Dr. Michael Osterholm cautioned that “we’re not done” with the coronavirus at all. Osterholm said with the vaccine programs in place that high-income countries “won’t see big national surges,” but still stressed the...
    Israel announced Friday it will send roughly one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Palestinian Authority in return for a similar number of doses later this year. The doses being sent by Israel are close to expiration, and Israel has already vaccinated around 85% of its adult population, allowing it to reopen its economy, according to the Associated Press....
    COVID was the 24th leading cause of death in England in May - making up less than 1 per cent of all fatalities. Deaths from Covid fell rapidly throughout last month, despite cases rising due to the Delta variant, data shows. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 6 6Daily deaths from Covid fell throughout March to May...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 86 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths Friday. Hospitalizations slightly increased. More than 3.2 million Maryland adults are fully vaccinated. State officials also reported that the state positivity rate went down to 0.75%. READ MORE: Storm Brewing On Katie Ledeckys Tokyo Olympic Horizon Hospitalizations went up by five cases, now at 162 people hospitalized...
    Areas of New York City with greater white populations had more COVID-19 vaccination sites than those with higher black or Hispanic populations, a new study finds. Researchers from the New York University Grossman School of Medicine looked at different districts in the borough of Brooklyn, and analyzed vaccine access along with racial demographics of each.     Districts with little to no white people...
    Vaccine advisers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rescheduled an upcoming meeting to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine because of America’s newly-minted Juneteenth holiday. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting was supposed to take place Friday, according to CNN. Advisers were set to discuss the possibility of booster shots being needed and whether cases of myocarditis...
    Jerusalem (CNN)Israel has announced plans to transfer at least one million doses of coronavirus vaccine to the Palestinian Authority (PA), according to an Israeli government statement.The statement said the stock of between 1 million and 1.4 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine "will expire soon" and indicates it is currently surplus to Israel's requirements -- though it is not clear...
    The Kremlin on Friday blamed a surge in Covid-19 cases on 'nihilism' and reluctance to have vaccinations after a record 9,056 new infections in Moscow, mostly with the Indian variant, fanned fears of a third wave. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin extended restrictions he had imposed this month, which include a ban on public events with more than 1,000 people, an...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 86 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths Friday. Hospitalizations slightly increased. More than 3.2 million Maryland adults are fully vaccinated. State officials also reported that the state positivity rate went down to 0.75%. READ MORE: Storm Brewing On Katie Ledeckys Tokyo Olympic Horizon Hospitalizations went up by five cases, now at 162 people hospitalized...
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    A federal panel of health experts Friday will weigh possible changes in the effort to vaccinate youths against COVID-19 amid rare but concerning reports of heart inflammation in some adolescents, teens and young adults after receiving the shots. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will debate whether young people — who largely face...
    UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has appeared to suggest that people who refuse to get the vaccine may be banned from using the National Health Service. This is excellent news for at least two good reasons. First, it reassuringly demonstrates that just occasionally in his life Prime Minister Boris Johnson is capable of telling the truth. We now know with absolute...
    OTTAWA, Ontario – Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization said Thursday people who got the AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose should get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second shot. On June 1, committee had said AstraZeneca recipients "could" get Pfizer or Moderna for their second shot if they wanted, but Thursday went further to say an mRNA vaccine was...
    Men who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine did not see a drop in sperm count or quality, a new study found. Researchers at the University of Miami studied the sperm quality of 45 healthy volunteers before their first shot and 70 days after their second, and found there were no "significant decreases in any sperm parameter" after taking...
    Friday’s scheduled CDC panel discussion on reports of heart inflammation among a small fraction of COVID-19 vaccine recipients has been postponed in observance of the Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday, the agency said.  In an update posted to the CDC website, the agency said the discussion will now be included in the scheduled June 23-25 ACIP meeting.  "The June 18,...
    Johannesburg, South Africa — As the rate of new COVID-19 infections climbed 20% week-on-week in almost two dozen African nations, senior health officials have warned that the continent, grappling with its third wave of coronavirus, could be overwhelmed.  "The sobering trajectory of surging cases should rouse everyone into urgent action," the World Health Organization's Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The European Union announced overnight it's recommending to lift non-essential travel restrictions for U.S. visitors.This includes vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans.The EU said each member state can decide what regulations, including quarantines, to impose.Several countries in the EU are already allowing visitors from the United States, including France and Greece.Here are more of today's headlines:MetLife Stadium to...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The Yankees announced that today's matchup against the Oakland Athletics will be played at a stadium open at 100% capacity, marking the return to full ballparks in the Bronx.They are also no longer checking your vaccine status after Governor Cuomo lifted restrictions this week.The Mass Vaccination Site at Yankee Stadium will be moving to the...
    (KHN)Christopher Richmond keeps a running tab on how many workers at the ManorCare skilled nursing facility he manages in western Pennsylvania have rolled up their sleeves for a Covid-19 vaccine.Although residents were eager for the shots this year, he's counted only about 3 in 4 workers vaccinated at any one time. The excuses, among its staff of roughly 100, had...
    DOUBLE-jabbed Brits could go on holiday from next MONTH as the government plans to restart travel with vaccine passports. Earlier this week, Treasury minister Jesse Norman confirmed the government is looking at ways of allowing fully vaccinated people to go abroad again this year. 5Brits could be back on the beaches in Europe from next month if fully vaccinatedCredit: Alamy This...
    Covid vaccinator, Petra Moinar, prepares syringes with the AstraZeneca vaccine before it is administered at Battersea Arts Centre on March 8, 2021 in London, England.Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — England's top medical officer has warned that the coming winter will continue to be difficult for the country's health system despite the country's successful...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh-area universities have been offering all kinds of incentives for people to get vaccinated and Duquesne University is no exception. READ MORE: Greensburg Police K-9 Falco To Retire According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, employees who get vaccinated will receive a paid day off. READ MORE: Insight Global...
                        Tennessee’s Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, M.D. came under intense fire from state legislators and members of the public alike, during a meeting of the Tennessee General Assembly’s Joint Government Operations Committee meeting held Wednesday, for activities interpreted as marketing COVID-19 shots directly to children under the...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Doctors and community leaders are expressing concern after a 7 On Your Side Investigation found more than a dozen local communities have less than a third of the population vaccinated."We are very concerned," said Dr. Edward Telzak, the Chair of the Department of Medicine at St. Barnabas in the Bronx."We are particularly concerned for our communities...
    CENTRAL PARK, Manhattan (WABC) -- The sound of jazz filled the air in Central Park with SummerStage kicking off Thursday night -- part of the city's reopening efforts as it rebounds from the COVID pandemic.Big, brassy, bold toe tapping music could be heard on a night so bright, you had to lower the shades even as the sun set behind...
    (CNN)The teenaged boys all looked like they were having heart attacks.They complained of chest pain and general discomfort, and tests looked at first as if they were suffering an acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack. But they weren't. Instead, the seven youths ages 14 to 19 were suffering from a very rare type of heart inflammation. It's one that public...
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    Louisiana is offering a rewards program that includes cash prizes up to $1 million and scholarships as an incentive for more people to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday. The initiative, dubbed “Shot in a Million,” will provide 14 residents who get at least one vaccine shot with the opportunity to win rewards, WAFB reported....