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    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- All of San Francisco's 35,000 city workers will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19.The city said Wednesday that employees will have 10 weeks to get their shots after a vaccine gets final FDA approval.City workers who refuse must get a medical or religious exemption, or they could be fired.San Francisco will be the first California...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York’s COVID state of emergency is coming to an end today. “Now, we’re starting to write a new chapter, and the new chapter that we’re writing is the post-COVID,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. READ MORE: COVID-19: Experts Say Delta Variant Spreads Quickly And Is Dominant Strain In Under-Vaccinated Areas Federal guidelines from the Centers...
    More than 150 employees at a Houston hospital system who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine have been fired or resigned after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit over the vaccine requirement. Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse who is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against Houston Methodist Hospital, said her director called her Tuesday to ask if she'd gotten...
    The FDA on Wednesday said it plans to add a warning to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines after a CDC advisory panel said data suggests a "likely association" between the vaccines and rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults. Despite the warning, doctors and researchers say they still strongly recommend that all Americans 12 and older get vaccinated, noting...
    The good news: If you’ve had COVID-19, you may need only one Pfizer or Moderna shot to get the formidable protection “COVID-naïve” people get with two. The perhaps not-so-good news: It took just three months for antibodies to the virus’ spike protein to wane by some 90 percent — meaning booster shots are likely on the horizon. In a peer-reviewed...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- There is not enough evidence to support recommending booster doses of the Covid vaccine yet, the CDC advisory panel agreed Wednesday.But that could change as the pandemic progresses, and more data emerges, regarding where we're at with infection rates, the evolving prevalence of variant strains, and how our original doses appear to be maintaining protection... or...
    (CNN)With more than 84% of all eligible people in Vermont having had at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose, no one would blame health officials if they wanted to take it easy, but the easy path is not a part of Dr. Michael Levine's pandemic plans. Is it safe to travel this summer? A medical expert explainsThe Vermont health commissioner...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio, the state that launched the national movement to offer millions of dollars in incentives to boost vaccination rates, planned to conclude its program Wednesday — still unable to crack the 50% vaccination threshold. The state’s not alone in mixed results for prize giving. READ MORE: At Least 1 Person Transported After Violent Crash Along Rodi...
    The US Food and Drug Administration will add a warning to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines after the CDC said there is a 'likely link' between them and rare cases of heart inflammation in teenagers and young adults.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made the announcement Wednesday during a presentation.  The COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Technical (VaST) Work Group discussed...
    A nurse who was fired from a Texas hospital for refusing to take the coronavirus vaccine says she doesn't need it because she already has antibodies after contracting Covid-19 herself. Jennifer Bridges was fired on Tuesday from Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital after refusing to comply with its requirement that employees be vaccinated. Speaking on Fox News' Hannity on Wednesday she...
    The inventor of mRNA vaccines said 'the government is not being transparent about the risks' of the COVID-19 vaccine after YouTube deleted a video where he discussed potential risks for young adults and teens.  Dr. Robert Malone, who invented the mRNA technology that's now being used in the COVID-19 vaccine, told Fox's Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night that there isn't...
                      by Debra Heine  CBS 62 Detroit Meteorologist and Multimedia Journalist, April Moss, was officially fired from the station this week after blowing the whistle on the network’s discriminatory practices regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Moss decided to sit down with Project Veritas founder and CEO James O’Keefe to discuss the behind-the-scenes discrimination and...
                      by Kendall Tietz  The Biden administration admitted it won’t reach its July 4 goal of vaccinating 70 percent of American adults with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Tuesday’s White House COVID-19 press briefing. “Today I want to drill down on the numbers that show where we have...
    Since the beginning of the pandemic, key pieces of medical guidance from the World Health Organization have proven to be disastrously false — false enough to cost lives. It was the WHO, you’ll remember, that told us COVID couldn’t be transmitted between people, even as the virus was spreading into the United States. It was the WHO that worked in...
    (CNN)Officials in Manatee County, Florida, were able to identify the patient zero in a recent outbreak of the coronavirus that swept through a government building and left two employees dead and several hospitalized, all of whom were unvaccinated. Officials learned through contact tracing that the patient, an employee in the IT department, was infected by an unknown contact, Manatee County...
    More On: COVID vaccine US to ship 3 million J&J doses to COVID-19 ravaged Brazil Miami highway sign hacked to read ‘Arrest Fauci’ The DeSantis moment and other commentary Ohio to name 5th Vax-a-Million winners as vaccinations stall San Francisco’s roughly 35,000 city employees will be required to get the coronavirus vaccine — or else possibly face getting fired,...
    More On: COVID vaccine Miami highway sign hacked to read ‘Arrest Fauci’ The DeSantis moment and other commentary Ohio to name 5th Vax-a-Million winners as vaccinations stall Likely link between COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and rare heart condition: CDC panel The US is set to ship 3 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Brazil, where more...
    As colleges issue controversial mandates that students be vaccinated or not attend classes, and reports surfaced of numerous deaths potentially caused by the various coronavirus vaccines, the inventor of the mRNA technology that went into some of the vaccines told Fox News on Wednesday that Google-owned YouTube deleted a posting of a podcast during which he discussed his concerns and...
    Spring, Texas (CNN)An ultrasound technologist who says she was fired by a Houston hospital because she wouldn't get vaccinated against the coronavirus told CNN on Wednesday, "I don't want to work for people like that. Don't take away my choice." LaTricia Blank worked at Houston Methodist hospital for eight and a half years. She loved her job, her patients and...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, was in Chicago Wednesday, promoting COVID vaccination.Emhoff's first stop was at It's Official Barbershop in Englewood. With rarely an empty chair, the shop has been the site of vaccination events. Emhoff chatted with owner Channal Coleman about vaccine hesitancy in the community and thanked her for her...
    Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said that the federal government should "encourage" private businesses to implement vaccine passports when he was asked this week about Texas's ban on the practice.  "If a company, a business wants to take steps to keep their workers and their passengers safe, I would think that, from a government perspective, we want to do everything...
    People who have recovered from COVID-19 may only need one shot of the vaccine, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles found that people who had been previously infected with the virus had sufficient immune responses to combat COVID-19 after only receiving one shot of a two-dose vaccine. They also found that the second shot...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Children are "more likely to get infected" with the Delta variant when compared to the Alpha variant because it's more transmissible, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases."So it isn't that they (children) are more susceptible, but this virus is a more transmissible virus," Dr. Fauci told CBS...
    A health worker prepares a vial of Chinese Sinovac vaccine against Covid-19 coronavirus disease inside a movie theatre turned into a vaccination center in Taguig City suburban Manila on June 14, 2021.Ted Aljibe | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Asia was the first epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak and could be the last region to emerge from the pandemic...
    (CNN)There's a likely association between the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines and rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults, but the benefits of vaccination still clearly outweigh the risks, vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention heard during a virtual meeting on Wednesday. Cases of the heart conditions were rare -- the CDC has received...
    Health care workers administering the Sinovac vaccine in Indonesia. In looking at the issues in South America on Tuesday, one thing was clear: Despite high levels of vaccination in countries like Chile and Uruguay, these nations are at or near record highs for new cases of COVID-19. Statistics from Our World in Data show that these examples are far from alone. Around...
    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention experts said Wednesday that COVID-19 vaccines remain far less risky to youths than the disease itself, despite rare but concerning reports of heart inflammation in some teens and young adults after getting the shots. “Currently, the benefits still clearly outweigh the risks for COVID-19 vaccination in adolescents and young adults,” Dr. Sara Oliver...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida counties have vaccinated at least 60% of their population, ages 12 and up. That is good news at a time when concern is growing over the Delta variant of the virus. There have been a little more than 2% of cases in Florida of the highly contagious variant. READ MORE: Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava...
    Hackers early Tuesday morning reportedly tapped into a Florida digital highway sign and made it display messages calling to "Arrest Fauci." A local NBC News station reported that the sign, which was located on the side of Miami's 836 by the exit to Northwest 27th Avenue, also displayed the words "COVID-19 was a hoax," and "vaccines kill." Miami-Dade Expressway Authority were made aware of...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The latest Vax Cash winner is from Bowie, Maryland. Todays $40,000 VaxCash Winner is from Bowie, MD!Learn more about the promotion here: https://t.co/cUK1ERVCdF #VAXtoWin pic.twitter.com/5URJxOjjyD READ MORE: Maryland Officials Hope $40K Daily Giveaway Will Inspire More Residents To Get Vaccine — Maryland Lottery (@MDLottery) June 23, 2021   Here’s a list of the daily winners: May 25:...
    Vikings defensive back Patrick Peterson received the COVID-19 vaccine and questions why some players won’t get the shot to help their team. There has been a lot of talk around NFL players who are uncertain about or don’t intend to get the COVID-19 vaccine. For Peterson, the return to normality was the draw of getting the vaccine. “If you do...
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — The Hollywood Bowl is giving out free concert tickets to the first 400 people to get vaccinated at its pop-up COVID clinic. The free vaccines will be available on Sunday, June 27 and Sunday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl to all who are eligible. READ MORE: Mountain Lion Cub Found...
    As the battle against Covid-19 rages on, America has neared 50% full vaccination among the adult population. However, a significant portion of the country still feels skeptical about receiving the shot. In his first network interview, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff weighed in on how he believes skeptics can be “convinced.” When asked by NBC News’ Peter Alexander about the case...
    A group of independent experts advising the CDC suggested there isn’t enough data yet to support recommendations for COVID-19 booster vaccines, and expect to continue monitoring studies into the fall.  The advisory panel is specifically tracking potentially waning immunity over time, variants and any declines in vaccine efficacy, but Dr. Sara Oliver, member of the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service, said...
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    Iran’s health minister claimed on Monday that Iran “will be able to export” its domestically produced Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate “COVIran Barekat” to foreign states “by early winter,” Iran’s state-run Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday. “In addition to meeting the country’s needs to coronavirus vaccine by fall, we can be an exporter by early winter [sic],” Iran’s Minister of Health...
    McDonald’s locations in California are offering coronavirus vaccines and a free item on the menu for anyone who takes them up on getting one. California McDonald’s franchises teamed up with the state’s Department of Public Health to make arrangements for shots to be done at McDonald’s locations, CBS Sacramento reported. Those who get their shot at a McDonald’s location will...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The COVID-19 vaccine is being administered across the United States and in the Tri-State area. Find out if you are eligible and where you can go to get your vaccine:How to get vaccinated in New York State:All adults ages 16 and older are eligible to schedule and appointment and get the COVID vaccine in New York.You...
    More than 150 hospital employees in Houston have been fired or resigned over their unwillingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to The Associated Press. Previously, almost 200 workers were suspended for two weeks by the Houston Methodist hospital system were suspended for not getting vaccinated by the June 7 deadline set by the hospital system’s executives. In total, 153...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 258 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 8 related deaths Wednesday.There have been 1,389,892 total COVID cases, including 23,173 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing 43,928 specimens for a total of 25,535,634 since the pandemic began.Chicago offers new vaccine incentives,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A new study published Wednesday has found that people who have already been infected with the coronavirus may only need one dose of the vaccine. A health care worker prepares a dose of the Moderna vaccine during a Kedren Health mobile vaccine clinic at the Watts Juneteenth Street Fair on June 19, 2021, in the Watts...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York’s COVID state of emergency is set to expire Thursday, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will not renew it. “Because New Yorkers rallied and essential workers rallied. Let’s give everyone a round of applause,” Cuomo said Wednesday. READ MORE: Every NYC Resident Now Eligible For In-Home COVID Vaccine, De Blasio Says WATCH: N.Y. State...
    An advisory group for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there is a 'likely link' between rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults and the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. In a presentation released on Wednesday, the COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Technical (VaST) Work Group discussed 300 reports of the heart inflammation, known as myocarditis, in...
    Southern U.S. states are severely lagging behind the rest of U.S. in vaccinating their residents against COVID-19. The struggle to get people to roll up their arms is these regions is part of the reason the White House conceded it won't meet its goal of having 70 percent of adult Americans with at least one dose by July 4.  Of...
    A pair of students on Long Island are among 10 statewide who are the latest to receive a full ride to any SUNY or CUNY school after being chosen in the fourth round of New York’s “Get a Shot to Make Your Future’ COVID vaccination campaign. Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state is raffling off...
    Ana Navarro said Wednesday that some Republicans might be refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine in order to keep President Joe Biden from reaching his July 4 goal. Navarro said on ABC’s “The View” that vaccinations had become politicized in the same way that masks were, adding, “I think a lot of people didn’t want Joe Biden to reach the...
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    Few people who receive coronavirus vaccines will develop skin reactions as a side effect, a new study finds. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston looked at Americans who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 shots.  They found that only about two percent of people developed a rash, itching or another minor condition after their first dose also known...