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    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday he expects 70% of all adults in New Jersey will be vaccinated within the next few days. Murphy credits the lower number of new infections in the state to the widespread use of COVID-19 vaccines. Murphy also touted the vaccines’ effectiveness. “The 99.94%, that’s how effective the vaccines are proving to...
    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. It’s been more than a month since Minnesota’s indoor mask mandate ended. Masks are no longer required by the state in grocery stores, restaurants, theaters or bars. They are still recommended...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Half of Colorado’s population is fully immunized against COVID-19, according to data released on Tuesday by the state. More than 2.8 million Coloradans are fully vaccinated, representing 50% of the state’s 5.7 million residents. (credit: Europa Press via Getty Images) The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to decrease as more Coloradans get vaccinated. On Tuesday, 287 patients...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Tuesday marks a historic day for Massachusetts in the fight against COVID-19. The state has now surpassed Gov. Charlie Baker’s goal of 4.1 million residents being fully vaccinated against the virus. Gov. Baker made the announcement via Twitter on Tuesday. Today, we have hit our administrations goal of fully vaccinating 4.1 M residents. This is thanks to...
    Nearly 4,000 Massachusetts residents who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have tested positive for the virus. These so-called 'breakthrough' cases occur when people contract the disease 14 days or more after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson one-shot jab, and which officials say are not surprising. With more than 3.7 million...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts is closing in on Gov. Charlie Baker’s goal of 4.1 million people in the state fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The state is less than 12,000 shots away from reaching Baker’s goal. READ MORE: Search Continues For Girl In Narragansett Bay After Body Of Good Samaritan Who Tried To Rescue Her Recovered Now, Massachusetts is continuing the...
    THE race against Covid is being hampered by a reluctance to be vaccinated. Cases of the Delta variant rose from 338 to 687 in Salford, Gtr Manchester. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 6Palliative carer Keith Anderson said: 'Why risk the jab with no idea of the long-term effects?'Credit: Tony Spencer Yet 66 per cent of adults...
    When COVID-19 vaccines became available in California, police officers, firefighters and other first responders got priority access, and potentially more. There were Airbnb gift cards, bicycles and cameras. Cash raffles ranged from $20 to $1,000. Some prison healthcare workers were made eligible for cash prizes just for sitting through a 30-minute “Vaccination Education” training. LAPD officers in April at the...
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (KABC) -- Everyone over 16 is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and kids as young as 12 can now get the Pfizer shot. But, not all areas are at the same level when it comes to vaccination rates.For example, the Southern California zip code with one of the highest percentages of the total population that's been fully...
    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...
    Family Fun! See Bachelors Catherine Giudici, Sean Lowes Pics With 3 Kids Wedding at Any Budget: $10K, $25K, $50K and Sky’s the Limit COVID-19 vaccine shots have been available to MLB players, managers, coaches, and other essential personnel for months. Thus, it's no surprise new vaccinations among league employees have dramatically slowed, but MLB and the MLB Players Association...
    (CNN)With the odds stacked against the US reaching the target of 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4 -- a goal set by President Joe Biden -- a vaccine expert said time is running out to get ahead of the potential spread of Covid-19 variants."Vaccines are our only way out of this," Dr. Paul Offit told CNN's Wolf Blitzer....
    Erika Jayne is dropped by her attorneys the day after a documentary about her and Tom Girardis legal drama is released What is zombie debt? Similar to the other North American professional sports leagues, the NFL is loosening certain health and safety protocols for players, coaches and other personnel who are vaccinated against COVID-19. Because of this, head coaches...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pitt students who are vaccinated against COVID-19 could win up to $2,500 in a prize drawing. READ MORE: 2 Pittsburgh Organizations Receiving Part Of MacKenzie Scotts $2.7 Billion Donation The vice provost and dean of students announced the incentives in an email Wednesday. READ MORE: Ford Maverick: Hybrid Truck Challenges Status...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pitt students who are vaccinated against COVID-19 could win up to $2,500 in a prize drawing. READ MORE: 2 Pittsburgh Organizations Receiving Part Of MacKenzie Scotts $2.7 Billion Donation The vice provost and dean of students announced the incentives in an email Wednesday. READ MORE: Ford Maverick: Hybrid Truck Challenges Status...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new, more contagious COVID variant is making its way around the world. Experts say it’s intensifying the urgency to get more people vaccinated, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported Monday. READ MORE: Long Island High School Custodian Saves Choking Student With Heimlich Maneuver; I Literally Turned Purple People without masks enjoying Central Park and the resurgence of...
    Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse in Houston, is steadfast in her belief that it's wrong for her employer to force hospital workers like her to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or say goodbye to their jobs. But that's a losing legal argument so far. In a stinging defeat, a federal judge bluntly ruled over the weekend that if employees of the...
    (CNN) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Houston Methodist Hospital by employees who opposed a Covid-19 vaccine mandate as a condition of employment. On Saturday, US District Court Judge Lynn Hughes ruled against Jennifer Bridges and 116 of her fellow Houston Methodist coworkers who sued to block the Covid-19 vaccination requirement. Houston Methodist Hospital moved to dismiss the...
    (CNN)A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Houston Methodist Hospital by employees who opposed a Covid-19 vaccine mandate as a condition of employment.On Saturday, US District Court Judge Lynn Hughes ruled against Jennifer Bridges and 116 of her fellow Houston Methodist coworkers who sued to block the Covid-19 vaccination requirement. Houston Methodist Hospital moved to dismiss the case.Bridges and her...
    (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:...
    (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.Nationwide, 64% of adults have...
    Hundreds of thousands of medical workers across the U.S. are being told they must get vaccinated against COVID-19 to stay employed, with New York-Presbyterian — one of the country's largest hospital systems — the latest to announce the move. New York-Presbyterian on Friday said its more than 48,000 employees and affiliated physicians need to be immunized against the coronavirus by...
    (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.Nationwide, 64% of adults have...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus vaccine-related medical questions. If you have a question, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. READ MORE: American Academy Of Pediatrics Says Kids Should Ease Their Way Back Into Sports After...
    Adults in Washington who receive their COVID-19 vaccinations are eligible to get free marijuana. Licensed marijuana dealers in the Pacific Northwest state will receive an allowance from the government to give one pre-rolled joint per COVID-19 vaccine dose to customers who receive their shots at in-store vaccine clinics from June 7 to July 12 as part of its Joints...
    AS the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the nation of India, a new variant has emerged from the devastation. The new Indian Covid variant joined the list of other highly contagious mutations, including the British, Brazilian and South African variants. 4The coronavirus has wreaked havoc in IndiaCredit: AFP Is the vaccine effective against the Indian Covid variant? The highly...
    Washington pass rusher Montez Sweat said Wednesday he doesn't support the team's attempt to persuade players to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Sweat said he "probably won’t get vaccinated until I got more facts and that type of stuff, but I’m not a fan of it at all." Asked what was causing his hesitancy, the 24-year-old said: "I haven’t caught COVID...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's workplace regulators are set to again reconsider controversial masking rules designed to protect employees against the coronavirus.A "special meeting" of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board was hastily scheduled for Wednesday after State Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón sent a letter to the panel reiterating that the state plans to do away with virtually...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of President Biden’s coronavirus response team, begged Americans to “please get vaccinated” during Tuesday’s briefing, citing the prevalence of delta variant of the Chinese coronavirus. The Delta variant, B1.617.2, is “rapidly emerging as the dominant variant — greater than 60 percent” in the United Kingdom, Fauci said, explaining that transmission is “peaking in the younger group of...
    (CNN)A group of Houston Methodist Hospital workers protested on Monday the health care system's requirement that staffers be vaccinated against Covid-19, according to CNN affiliate KTRK. Employees had to get the Covid-19 vaccine by June 7, according to Houston Methodist. More than 100 staffers at Houston Methodist filed a lawsuit on May 28 against the health care system over its...
    More than three-quarters of Americans who are not planning on getting vaccinated against COVID-19 are unlikely to change their minds, according to a recent poll. Conducted by Gallup between May 18 and May 23, the survey found that 24 percent of adults do not plan on getting vaccinated. Of that group, 78 percent reported that they are unlikely to change...
    Cuthbert, Georgia (CNN)If it were the fall, this group of volunteers -- folders in hand, walking shoes on their feet -- would be knocking on doors to get out the vote in rural Cuthbert, Georgia.As they walked in the hot spring sun this April and May, these four have another mission. They are using their powers of persuasion to get...
    President BidenJoe BidenRNC warns it will advise presidential candidates against future debates if panel doesn't make changes Washington Post issues correction on 2020 report on Tom Cotton, lab-leak theory Graham says Israel will request billion from US after Gaza war MORE on Wednesday exhorted Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they haven't yet, announcing an aggressive campaign to reach...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — All University of Pennsylvania faculty, staff, and postdoctoral trainees will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Aug. 1, the university said Tuesday. This comes after Penn announced in April that all students would have to be fully vaccinated in order to return to campus this fall. The Ivy League university said Tuesday over the next...
    One month ahead of the target date set by the Biden administration, California is within reach of having 70% of its adult residents at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19. Clearing that hurdle, which will likely happen this week, is a vital development as the state prepares to fully reopen later this month. The progress, however, comes alongside a...
    Companies in the U.S. can legally provide incentives to workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according the federal government. In December 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said employers can mandate that employees get vaccinated before returning to the workplace. But in updated guidance published on Friday, the EEOC said that bosses can offer cash, gift cards, time off to get...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci is warning against declaring victory against the Chinese coronavirus pandemic “prematurely,” asserting the world has “a ways to go.” “We don’t want to declare victory prematurely because we still have a ways to go,” the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director told the Guardian. “But the more and more people that can get vaccinated, as...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) vowed to enforce the law on vaccine passports in the wake of Celebrity Cruises, which will set sail from Port Everglades next month after gaining approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), requiring guests to show proof of vaccination prior to boarding. “We are going to enforce Florida law,” DeSantis said Friday, days...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Fifty percent of Americans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 40 percent are fully vaccinated. They have their reasons for getting their shots. “To protect my family and friends and to get back to some sense of normalcy,” says Alexis Robinson of Allison Park. READ MORE: KDKA Investigation Into Questionable Paycheck Protection...
    It is safe for youth summer camps to reopen without capacity limits and mask mandates if everyone at a camp is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new guidelines released Friday mark a significant easing of prior recommendations and come after children as young as 12 became eligible for Pfizer's COVID-19...
    BLACKWOOD, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday vaccinated people don’t need to wear a mask in the office or social distance beginning June 4. The state’s COVID-19 numbers keep improving while vaccinations continue. But some people are still hesitant to get the shot and there’s a renewed effort to get shots in arms. READ MORE: Police...
    (CNN/WJZ) — The US is hitting major Covid-19 vaccination milestones, but health experts say those who are not inoculated should not rely on protection from those who are, as their infection risk hasn’t gone down in response to declining cases. “The work ahead of us Is going to be really challenging because while the people who are fully vaccinated are...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The number of people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Massachusetts is now over 50%, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The state’s daily COVID vaccine report on Wednesday shows that more than 3.5 million people in the state are now fully vaccinated. Massachusetts has about 7 million residents. As of Wednesday, 3,520,075 people in the...