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    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Animal Care will be giving out free pet vaccines and microchips Saturday. Anyone interested need only bring their furry friends to the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences in Mount Greenwood, at 3857 W. 111th Street. READ MORE: Good Samaritans Car Stolen As He Helps Victims Of Three-Car Crash Dogs have to be on a leash, and...
    Federal health officials are cautioning that the new Delta COVID-19 variant is likely to become the new dominant strain of the virus in the US, prompting new calls for Americans to get vaccinated. Rochelle Walensky, the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Friday, June 18 that the more transmissible Delta variant, known as B.1.617.2...
    Jerusalem (CNN)The Palestinian Authority has canceled an agreement with Israel that was to have seen at least 1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 transferred to the West Bank and Gaza. The abrupt turnaround came after health officials in Ramallah inspected the first delivery of almost 90,000 doses Friday afternoon, the Palestinian Health Minister said. ''It was found...
    Former President Donald Trump released a statement Friday criticizing President Joe Biden for taking credit for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. “When Biden tries to claim credit for vaccine distribution, a distribution system that was set up by the Trump Administration, he should remember that if I didn’t purchase, very early on, billions of dollars worth of the vaccine, bottles, needles,...
    (CNN) — The Delta variant of Covid-19 is expected to become the dominant strain in the United States, and it’s further reason why people need to ramp up the vaccination pace, said the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an interview with CNN on Friday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that the Delta variant’s increased transmissibility...
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    (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...
    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,...
    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....
    A joint Government and NHS public information display indicates that a Covid-19 Variant of Concern has been identified locally and provides guidance for residents on 11th June 2021 in Hounslow, United Kingdom.Mark Kerrison | In Pictures | Getty Images Delta, the highly contagious Covid-19 variant first identified in India, is becoming the dominant variant of the disease worldwide, the World...
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    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...
    Israel announced the dispatch of around one million-plus coronavirus vaccines Friday to help neighboring Palestinians through their own stumbling vaccination rollout. The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed in a statement it would transfer doses that are about to expire, and that in exchange, in September and October, Israel would receive shipments of Pfizer vaccines originally destined for Palestinians. “The plan 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,...
    HAVING both vaccines slashes the chances of someone getting long Covid symptoms by a third, research shows. It gives hope that cases of the condition will start to dwindle in the UK, after more than one million Brits have been affected. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 3Thousands of Brits have reported suffering with long Covid after...
    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...
    (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....
    The Biden administration on Thursday announced it would invest more than $3 billion from the American Rescue Plan to accelerate the discovery, development and manufacturing of COVID-19 antiviral medicines -- ideally like a pill someone could easily take at home early in an illness."Vaccines clearly remained the centerpiece of our arsenal against COVID-19, however, antivirals can and are an important...
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    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The University of Colorado Board of Regents met on Thursday after one member expressed concern over mandating COVID-19 vaccines for students, faculty and staff this fall. CU announced the requirement in April. Nearly every major university system in Colorado is mandating COVID vaccinations. Other higher education systems are recommending the vaccines but not mandating them. University of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Male reproduction is not affected by either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, according to a study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The University of Miami’s school of medicine just concluded a study that looked into the effects of the 2-shot COVID-19 vaccines on male fertility. READ MORE: The ACA Is...
    COVID-19 vaccines do not reduce the sperm count or quality of men, and may even increase the amount of semen, a new study suggests.  Researchers at the University of Miami studied sperm counts in men who had recently been vaccinated, and compared results to their sperm count before being vaccinated. They did not find any sperm count reductions for men who...
    There will be a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site set up in Westchester as the county continues its recovery from the pandemic. Officials announced that from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 18, the clinic will be held at the Westchester County Department of Health Clinic at 134 Court St. in White Plains. The pop-up is for walk-ins 18...
    President Joe Biden’s administration announced the United States is investing $3.2 billion to advance the development of antiviral drugs to treat viruses, including COVID-19. On Thursday, June 17, Biden announced the Antiviral Program for Pandemics, “a government-wide effort to speed up clinical trials of promising candidate drugs and develop next-generation treatments for Covid and other viruses that may cause future...
    A top official with Europe’s regulatory agency on Thursday said it would weigh COVID-19 vaccines for approval despite the efficacy potentially falling below a 50% threshold. The comments from Marco Cavaleri, head of Biological Health Threats and Vaccines Strategy at the European Medicines Agency follow news that German biotech CureVac’s  COVID-19 mRNA vaccine candidate revealed a disappointing 47% efficacy against...
    President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, March 29, 2021.Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. is investing $3.2 billion to advance the development of antiviral pills to treat Covid-19 and other viruses that have pandemic potential, the Biden administration announced Thursday. The new program – called the Antiviral...
    The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday went into an immediate lockdown amid a surge of COVID-19 infections in the mission, communicated to staff through a management notice that was obtained by The Hill. At least one person has died, several staff have been medevaced and 114 people are in isolation, the notice reads, laying out an alarming and...
    Campus Reform correspondent Dietwin Smoli told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday that his school, Rhodes College, should not charge a $1,500 fee for unvaccinated students returning to campus. "That's something that is definitely going to impact the community and Rhodes is not the only school doing that," Smoli said.  Smoli said that he got vaccinated because he has "vulnerable" family...
    (CNN)If you are a man who has hesitated to get the Covid-19 vaccine due to concerns spread on social media that the vaccine may harm fertility, take heart. A womans reproductive tract can weed out unwanted sperm after sex, studies findSperm count and quality did not drop in healthy young men after receiving a first or second dose of the...
    London (CNN Business)Shares in CureVac plummeted on Thursday after the German biotech company said that interim trial results showed its experimental Covid-19 vaccine was only 47% effective in preventing symptomatic disease.The disappointing results sent shares down 45% in afternoon trading in Germany, wiping nearly $8 billion off the company's market value. Shares listed in the United States dropped sharply at...
    ALL over-18's will get an invite to book in for their Covid vaccines tomorrow, Matt Hancock confirmed today. It comes as the jab blitz enters the home stretch to get all UK adults jabbed. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 3The age bracket for jab eligibility has been lowered swiftly in recent weeksCredit: LNP The Health Secretary...
    BOSTON (CBS) — As the NFL works through its plans and protocols for the 2021 season, it’s becoming clear that the league strongly believes players and coaches ought to get vaccinated to protect against COVID-19. Ultimately, it’s an individual’s decision, but the league is placing many restrictions on players who do not receive the vaccination. While the exact numbers of vaccinated players...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago will start to offer COVID vaccines at some CTA train stations.It's part of the city's effort to focus on neighborhoods with lower rates of vaccination.On Mondays, vaccines will be available from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the 95th/Dan Ryan station on the Red Line, the Belmont station on the Blue Line, the 35th/Archer station on the...
    AS the Covid vaccination programme moves through the final phase in those under 30, it's still unclear if teens and children will get jabs. Experts on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) are yet to announce whether it is necessary to jab kids and teens. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 4Teens (12-15 years) in...
    Can you mix and match two-dose COVID-19 vaccines? It's likely safe and effective, but researchers are still gathering data to be sure. The authorized COVID-19 shots around the world are all designed to stimulate your immune system to produce virus-fighting antibodies, though the way they do so varies, noted Dr. Kate O’Brien, director of the World Health Organization’s vaccine unit....
    The news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a link between coronavirus vaccines and heart inflammation threatens the pace of vaccinations. Yet, any slowdown will probably be nowhere as severe as the one associated with the pause that the CDC imposed on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on April 13 after data linked it to blood...
    (CNN)The country continued this week on a path to reopening from the Covid-19 pandemic, with major population centers such as New York and California pulling back on restrictions following increased vaccinations and lowered infections. Yet with overall vaccination rates in the US slowing this month when compared to highs in April, health officials are raising awareness about the uneven distribution...
    Donald Trump on Wednesday night said he was concerned about reports of young people suffering adverse effects from the COVID-19 vaccination, insisting that he supported the vaccination campaign but only for those for whom it was necessary. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has, since May 27, recommended that all people over the age of 12 be vaccinated...
    A mother in Utah has claimed that COVID-19 vaccines are to blame after her 17-year-old son and her husband were both hospitalized with blood clots soon after receiving the shots. 'There's no other explanation for what happened to my son and my husband, we are pretty certain that it was a direct result of the vaccine,' Cherie Romney said in...
    Former President Donald Trump said vaccinations for school children are "unnecessary." “We’re lucky we have the vaccine, but the vaccine on very young people is something that you gotta really stop," he told Fox News host Sean Hannity in a phone interview on Wednesday. “I mean, I don’t see reasons, and I am a big believer in what we...
    see also Sam Darnold iffy on COVID-19 vaccine: ‘Gonna evaluate that on my own’ Sam Darnold, the former Jets QB, traded to the Carolina... Life is getting closer to normal in the NFL — at least for fully vaccinated players. The NFL and NFLPA agreed to update its COVID-19 protocols for the 2021 preseason on Wednesday,...
    Having received both doses, performance against Covit-19 was undoubtedly reduced, but the most important protection: an update on what we know about the action of vaccines against the delta variant, the progress of which is of concern across the planet. According to British officials, to protect against the onset of the delta variant, which is 60% more prevalent than alpha,...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – All University of California schools will likely require that their students and staff be vaccinated in order to return to campus when the fall term begins. The University of California, Berkeley campus on June 4, 2021. (Getty Images) Regent Eloy Oritz Oakley told the San Francisco Chronicle Tuesday that UC President Michael Drake plans to move...
    THE Delta variant has thrown a spanner in the works for the reopening of the country. Having spread fast throughout various hotspots, the new strain caused the Prime Minister to delay the lockdown lift originally planned for June 21. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines are all being dished out in the...
    A Royal Caribbean cruise has been delayed after eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19. The company's Odyssey of the Seas ship was set to have its first trip on July 3, but the cruise has been postponed to July 31. In a statement posted on his official Facebook page late Tuesday, President & CEO of Royal Caribbean Michael Bayley...