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    Many of the Bay Area’s hardest-hit neighborhoods have been left out of the state’s new equity-focused vaccine distribution scheme, frustrating local officials and community clinics racing to vaccinate the region’s most vulnerable populations. California’s list of more than 400 priority zip codes — for which the state will reserve about 40% of vaccine supplies — encompasses several lower-income neighborhoods like Oakland’s Fruitvale, North Richmond and San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. But notably absent are other areas where residents have contracted and died from COVID-19 at high rates such as East San Jose, East Palo Alto, Hayward, San Rafael and Concord. In all, just 10 Bay Area zip codes made the list — and not a single one is located in Santa Clara, San Mateo, or Marin counties. Contra Costa has just one zip code listed, while Alameda has three and San Francisco two. Sonoma and Santa Cruz are likewise entirely absent....
    New federal recommendations suggest states include people with disabilities or cognitive decline and their caretakers on their lists of who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  On Tuesday evening, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quietly updated its guidance on who should be getting the shots.  CDC officials continued to stress that all three authorized vaccines - made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson - are equally recommended during this phase of the rollout when supplies are limited. However, they did add that J&J's one-dose shot, which does not need to be frozen like Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines, might be best for people who need to be fully immunized as quickly as possible or would have difficulty booking an appointment for a second dose.   In updated guidance, CDC officials have recommended that states begin vaccinating people with disabilities or cognitive decline and their caretakers. Pictured: Jeanine Mucci administers...
    With Massachusetts pushing elementary schools to return to offering full in-class education by April, Gov. Baker has expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include teachers and school staff. The first day of the new eligibility is Thursday, March 11, Baker said during his daily press conference n Wednesday, March 3. “Everyone who wants the shot will eventually get one,” Baker said. To avoid the long lines and frustration that has plagued the state’s vaccine rollout, Baker said there will be special times and days when Massachusetts educators and staff can make inoculation appointments. Details about when that might be are yet to be released. Currently, in Massachusetts people ages 65 and up as well as people with two serious illnesses (or one very serious illness) are eligible to receive the vaccine. To check eligibility or find a COVID-19 vaccination appointment near you, visit the state's COVID-19 clearinghouse at mass.gov.
    (CBS4) – The following is a list of community-based organizations that will be providing COVID-19 vaccines between now and Thursday, March 4. The effort to vaccinate underserved residents is part of Gov. Jared Polis’s plan called “Vaccines for All Plan.” The vaccines will only be available for those that have appointments. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 St. Cajetan’s with National Jewish Health “I feel that this campaign is very important and I have seen families suffer for the loss of their loved ones. I can help to encourage them to receive the vaccine and save lives to get out of this pandemic” said Linda Sosa, event organizer. Adelante Community Development “Our Latino community was facing extraordinary challenges before the pandemic and I have a personal responsibility to do everything I can to validate their needs and support their resiliency during this hard time. We all need to thrive together – #JuntosAdelante,” said...
    An investigation has been launched into a Florida county commissioner who created a 'VIP list' of vaccine recipients from two wealthy zip codes - and added herself to the exclusive group.  The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said it has launched a probe into Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh to determine if she broke state laws in her organization of the three-day pop-up vaccination drive at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch last week.   Governor Ron DeSantis had selected the site for the drive-thru vaccine site, but Baugh admitted last week that it was her decision to limit the rollout of the 3,000 doses to seniors living in the 34202 and 34211 zip codes. Both postcodes are among the wealthiest in the entire state. She also bumped herself, Lakewood Ranch developer and GOP donor Rex Jensen, Jensen's father and two of her former neighbors onto the list.  Under the county's rules,...
    MILLIONS of Brits have now been vaccinated against Covid-19 with hundreds of thousands of people getting the jab each day. So far 18.2 million Brits have received their first dose of either the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab or the Pfizer/BioNTech offering and over 660,000 have received their second. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 3Many vulnerable Brits have already received their Covid-19 vaccineCredit: Alamy Live News The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have devised a list that puts the most vulnerable at the top. Those at the top of the list include the elderly, care workers and those who are most at risk from developing severe complications from Covid-19. But there are some people who don't fall into the above who will be on the priority list because of a variety of health conditions. Earlier this month the government hit its target of vaccinating 15million Brits...
    A Florida county commissioner is facing growing calls to resign over her 'disgusting abuse of power' after she created a 'VIP list' of vaccine recipients from two wealthy zip codes - and also added herself to the exclusive list. Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh worked with the state to open the exclusive three-day pop-up vaccination site at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch for residents living in the 34202 and 34211 zip codes. Baugh admitted she directed staff to give the 3,000 per day vaccine doses only to residents aged 65 and over in the two affluent zip codes, which cover some of the richest neighborhoods in Florida. She also bumped herself, Lakewood Ranch developer Rex Jensen, Jensen's father and two of her former neighbors who didn't live in the zip codes onto the VIP list. The scandal comes as the remaining roughly 110,000 Manatee County residents aged 65 and...
    New York (CNN Business)Publix joined a growing list of US grocers and retailers offering incentives to workers who get the Covid-19 vaccine.The popular Southern supermarket chain said it is offering its employees $125 gift cards when they sign up and show proof of vaccination. While more and more employers are offering similar incentives, vaccine distribution and eligibility continues to vary across the country. Most of the more than 2.4 million low-wage grocery workers in the US have not yet been made eligible for the vaccine. Here's how several companies are encouraging vaccinations:Aldi Read MoreAldi is offering its hourly workers with two hours of pay for each vaccine dose they receive. That equals a total of up to four hours of paid time off. The grocery chain said it would also "cover costs associated with vaccine administration" to its employees who want to get vaccinated. Dollar General The family chain is...
              The state of Ohio has published a list of medical conditions that qualify residents to receive the coronavirus vaccination in the most recent phase of eligibility. Phase 1B of vaccinations opened up this week to those with severe medical conditions or those who have early childhood conditions that impact them in adulthood. Disorders that qualify someone for the vaccine include: sickle cell anemia, Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and people with severe Type 1 diabetes that have been hospitalized for it in the past year. It also includes those with rare metabolic disorders, severe genetic disorders and severe neurological disorders, as well as solid organ transplant candidates or recipients. Ohioans born with the medical conditions outlined below, or those who were diagnosed in early childhood whose conditions continued into adulthood, now qualify to be vaccinated in Ohio. Find a provider...
    Getty A COVID-19 vaccine is prepared. If you’re living in Washington state and wanting to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the state has made the process as simple as possible, including providing a map to easily find locations that are giving vaccines. Here’s what you need to know about getting a vaccine in Washington.This Map Shows Where Vaccines Are AvailableA map shared by the Washington State Department of Health and embedded below shows just where you can go to get a COVID-19 vaccine. This map provides a list of all the places you can go to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Simply zoom into the map to regions near where you live to see the locations nearest you. On the full map here you can also go to the locations list and click on the specific location you’re most interested in on the dropdown list. If you click on...
    Rats, coconuts and conch: Thats what 3 Cubans ate to survive 33 days on remote island off Florida, Coast Guard says Beirut was lucky, says German firm clearing blast-hit port List of Walmart and Sams Club locations to receive COVID-19 vaccine Friday © Provided by WCYB Tri-Cities TN Several Walmart and Sam's Club locations in Northeast Tennessee will receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. Before scheduling an apponitment, you're asked to verify your eligibility through the Tennessee Department of Health's website. To check availability and to schedule an appointment visit https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302 and https://www.samsclub.com/pharmacy. Below is a list of locations in our region as well as the full Tennessee list. Bristol Walmart - 220 Century Blvd Elizabethton Walmart - 1001 Over Mountain Dr Johnson City Sam's Club - 3060 Franklin Terrace Dr Johnson City Walmart - 3111 Browns Mill Road Johnson City Walmart - 2915 W Market St Kingsport Walmart - 3200...
    The Putnam County Department of Health has released a new list of COVID-19 vaccine providers for week eight of its vaccination program. Vaccinations for Putnam County residents who are eligible can be scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11, with a list of providers - which can be located here - that will be updated weekly by the Department of Health. Currently, healthcare workers, police, fire, schools, daycare, grocery, corrections officers, restaurant workers, delivery drivers, and for-hire drivers are eligible. The Department of Health noted that vaccine clinics and appointments from providers are managed independently by the listed organization. According to the Department of Health, vaccines will be available in Putnam at: ACME pharmacy on Route 22 in Patterson; ShopRite pharmacy on Route 52 in Carmel; Rite Aid on Route 6 in Mahopac; Drug World, which will administer vaccines at St. Mary’s Church Parish Hall on Chestnut Street in Cold...
    With approximately four million New Yorkers with underlying illnesses soon to be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the state has released an initial list of which comorbidities have been included. On Friday, Feb. 5, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will be pivoting its vaccination plan to include a new cohort of people that suffer from certain underlying conditions. According to the state, the following underlying conditions are eligible for the vaccine as of Monday, Feb. 15: Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers); Chronic kidney disease; Pulmonary disease; Intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Down Syndrome; Heart conditions, including heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension; Immunocompromised; Severe obesity and obesity; Pregnancy; Sickle cell disease or Thalassemia; Type 1 or 2 diabetes; Cerebrovascular disease; Neurologic conditions including Alzheimer’s or dementia; Liver disease. Officials cautioned that the list is subject to...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — First in, first out. Securing the call for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is as simple as signing up and waiting for a few hundred-thousand people to get theirs first while your name creeps toward the top of the list. That list however — which right now is supposed to only contain healthcare workers, seniors and those with underlying medical conditions — likely has others on it too. Public health officials acknowledge young, healthy people are getting on the list, and getting doses. “It’s technically possible that people are gaming the system,” said Matt Richardson, the director of Denton County Public Health. “I think that’s minimized. We’re asking people to do the right thing.” Public health officials are asking, but no one is really checking. There is no system to confirm if those enrolling really meet the eligibility criteria, and vaccine distributors are consumed with the logistics...
    (CNN)A federal judge ruled that Oregon must offer Covid-19 vaccinations to all prison inmates immediately -- putting them ahead of the state's senior citizens in line for the limited supply of vaccines.In an order issued Tuesday, US Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman wrote that inmates are particularly vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus because they live and work in close quarters and have limited ability to social distance.Jails and prisons were hit hard by Covid-19 and experts say they need to be prioritized for the vaccines"From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear that our country's prisons were uniquely vulnerable to the transmission and spread of the virus," she wrote. "Prisons have not been spared from this reality, as COVID-19's toll continues to mount behind bars."There have been more than 368,000 cases among prison inmates, according to the Covid Prison Project, which tracks Covid-19 in US correctional facilities,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As Minnesota Department of Health officials admitted that the vaccine supply, compared to the demand from 1 million Minnesota seniors, is a “drop in the bucket,” confusion lingers as seniors and their loved ones try get appointments for the 35,000 shots available for Minnesotans over 65 years old this week. Jeff Rauchbauer is among the many frustrated Minnesotans trying to get an appointment or even just some information about the availability of the vaccine. “I tried calling the number today and it just hung up on me because it was too many people calling in,” he said. This week, the MDH unveiled a new interactive site where you can find clinics offering the shot. A Golden Valley clinic told us they were out of shots, a Moose Lake site said they have run through their supply of 300 vaccines, and a clinic in Minneapolis suggests “don’t call...
    (CBS Local/CBS SF)– A University of California, San Francisco study of the jobs at most risk for death from COVID-19 shows line cooks, machine operators, agricultural workers, bakers, and construction laborers at the top of the list. The study looked at occupational sectors associated with high excess mortality during the pandemic, with a focus on racial and ethnic groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19. According to the study, in-person essential work is a likely venue of infection and needs to be addressed with strict enforcement of health orders for workplace settings and worker protections. Read the full text of study (UCSF/medRxiv) Researchers estimated the excess mortality among Californians 18-65 years old by occupational sector and occupation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, these working age adults saw a 22% increase in mortality compared to historical periods. However, food and agricultural workers saw a 39% increase in excess mortality during...
    Is it my turn to get a COVID-19 vaccine? If so, where can I find one? How do I make an appointment?Several weeks in to California's coronavirus vaccine rollout, the state is still struggling to provide quick and easy answers to those questions. So a group of locals, most of them tech workers, stepped in to help."People should come together and make things work," said Manish Goregaokar, a software engineer at Google. "We shouldn't have to wait for someone else to do it."They created a crowdsourced database of every vaccination location in California at VaccinateCA.com.RELATED: How can I register for a COVID-19 vaccine in California? Here's how it works in every Bay Area countyHere's how it works: You go to VaccinateCA.com and enter your zip code or select a county. That brings you a list of vaccination sites near you that have been verified by a group of 200 volunteers...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- San Jose's Good Samaritan Hospital is now under investigation by Santa Clara County officials for offering the coronavirus vaccine to teachers from the Los Gatos Union School District (LGUSD) in violation of county regulations regarding distribution."Good Samaritan Hospital's actions are inconsistent with both the letter and spirit of the State's direction on vaccine eligibility," said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, the county's testing and vaccine officer, in a letter to hospital administration over the weekend.VACCINE TRACKER: Here's how CA is doing, when you can get a coronavirus vaccineTeachers were contacted last week by LGUSD Superintendent Paul Johnson about the opportunity to receive the vaccine ahead of others. In an email obtained by the Mercury News, ABC7's media partner, the offer was framed by the superintendent as a thank you from Good Samaritan, after the district raised funds at the start of the pandemic to help provide meals...
    Maryland and Virginia rank low on lists of states with the most coronavirus vaccine doses given out so far, as states and local jurisdictions figure out how best to distribute them. Maryland ranks 30th and Virginia ranks 31st on the list of states with the highest percentage of the population that has received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines, according to data compiled by The Washington Post. D.C. ranks seventh. In Maryland, 330,709 people have received the first dose; 5.5% of population has been vaccinated with the first dose and 0.7% has received both doses, according to the data. In Virginia, 458,472 people have received the first dose; 5.4% of population has been vaccinated with the first dose and 0.8% has received both doses. When it comes to the percentage of people vaccinated compared to the number of vaccine doses distributed, Becker’s Hospital Review data ranks Maryland 45th and Virginia...
    Pennsylvania has moved smokers to the top of its list for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pennsylvania Department of Health has added “persons ages 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions” to phase 1a of its vaccine allocation plan. Smoking is listed as a high-risk condition. Healthcare personnel, long-term care facility residents and people 65 years old and older are also included in Pennsylvania’s phase 1a. The state is now in phase 1a of its allocation plan. A spokesperson for the department told WTAE-4 in Pittsburgh that “Pennsylvania has chosen to follow the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] recommendations and include smoking among the list of medical conditions putting individuals at greater risk.” The Pennsylvania Department of Health didn’t immediately return a request for comment from The Hill. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices currently recommends those aged 16-64 with medical conditions that increase their risks of severe...
    HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An immune-compromised woman from New Jersey is surprised to find she’s not on the list for vaccine eligibility, and now she’s wondering, how are pre-existing conditions prioritized? Given her energy even when talking about a serious condition, you’d never know how much Hoboken resident Samantha Ferrara has struggled with Type 1 diabetes, a diagnosis she’s been living with since she was 4. “Your immune system is greatly compromised,” Ferrara told CBS2’s Jessica Layton. So much that early on in the pandemic, a simple infection sent the 30-year-old to the ICU. “It makes you think, what could happen if I were to get COVID?” she said. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online...
    In the first major expansion of the vaccine eligibility list, Los Angeles County announced on Monday that all healthcare industry workers can now receive vaccinations, including staffers at urgent and primary care clinics, research laboratories, pharmacies and dentist offices. The announcement follows last week’s guidance from the state and opens up the eligibility list from the highest priority group. That pool includes healthcare workers in hospitals and nursing homes that deal directly with infected or high-risk patients. Officials expanded the list to speed up the vaccine rollout and ensure that leftover vaccine doses are not wasted. By the end of the month, the county plans to vaccinate 500,000 more healthcare workers. To handle the surge, officials this week announced five additional vaccine distribution sites across the county, starting next Tuesday. In addition, Los Angeles announced Sunday that Dodger Stadium, would also be open for vaccinations. The baseball venue had...
              The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) announced Wednesday that it would be moving teachers and educational staff up on the vaccine priority list. TDH estimated that teachers and educational staff may receive vaccines starting around February or March of 2021. This updated plan for vaccine distribution occurs in months-long waves: Phases 1a1, 1a2, 1b, 1c, 2a/b, and 3. Teachers and educational staff fall into Phase 1b. The last several phases don’t have projected dates as of yet. Those who qualify solely through age-based criteria will be eligible to receive their vaccine beginning in Phase 1a2, starting with those over 75 years old. Mid-December marked the first wave of vaccinations. The first phase included inpatient healthcare workers, inpatient residents, long-term care facility staff and residents, first responders, and anyone over 18 years old unable to live independently due to a medical condition or disability....
    More On: COVID vaccine Man reportedly dies of heart attack hours after COVID vaccine in horrible case of bad luck Congressional staffers next to receive COVID-19 vaccine NYPD cops face delayed COVID vaccine rollout over supply chain issues Novavax COVID vaccine enters Phase 3 trial Spain is setting up a registry of people who refuse to have a COVID-19 vaccine — and will share it with its European neighbors. Health Minister Salvador Illa made the announcement Monday even as he insisted vaccination — which was rolled out there over the weekend — is not mandatory, Agence France-Presse (AFP) said. “What will be done is a registry, which will be shared with our European partners… of those people who have been offered it and have simply rejected it,” Illa told La Sexta television, according to the agency. “It is not a document which will be made public and it will...
    Spain will keep a registry of people who refuse to have a vaccination for the Chinese coronavirus, and will share the data with other European Union member-states. Health Minister Salvador Illa announced the plans on Monday, saying that while the vaccine would not be mandatory and there would be no repercussions for refusing the injection, the government would be tracking those who declined to have it. “What will be done is a register, which will be shared with our European partners… of those people who have been offered it and have simply rejected it,” Mr Illa said during an interview with La Sexta television channel on Monday, according to the BBC. The minister said that the register was to avoid confusion in record-keeping, of why some people are vaccinated and others not, saying: “People who are offered a therapy that they refuse for any reason, it will be noted in the...
    A growing number of lawmakers are rejecting the opportunity to take a coronavirus vaccine ahead of their constituents — as they condemn the arrogance of Congress’ early access to the potential life-saving jab. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Reps. Brian Mast (R-Fla.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hi.), Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) have all come out this week and said they will refuse the vaccine until all frontline health care workers and seniors were inoculated. When Gabbard furiously tweeted her outrage about the situation Monday, arguing that the rules were made by “[h]eartless, arrogant, unelected CDC bureaucrats,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) also wrote a message of support, though it is not clear if he has declined the early access to the shot. The lawmakers were then joined by incoming Rep.-elect Nancy Mace (R-SC), who pledged that she, too, would refuse the jab if it meant...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are questioning why six flights are arriving at JFK Airport daily from the United Kingdom, despite a new variant of the coronavirus spreading there.Cuomo said 120 countries now require a negative test before arriving from the U.K., and some European countries have begun closing their borders. The U.S. has not, however, and Cuomo called that "reprehensible.""We have about six flights a day coming in from the U.K. and we have done absolutely nothing," Cuomo said. "This is reprehensible because this is what happened in the spring. Coronavirus is in China. No it wasn't, it's in Europe. It came from Europe and we did nothing."Cuomo said Monday British Airways will test all passengers coming from U.K. to New York City starting Tuesday, adding New York to the list of 120 countries identified by the...
    Loading the player... The first round of vaccinations for COVID-19 are going out in limited numbers as the U.S. daily death toll reaches new highs, and some Americans are willing to pay top dollar for quicker access to a shot. In California, 327,000 vaccine doses produced by Pfizer and BioNTech were received earlier this week, and many wealthy residents are propositioning health institutions to cut the line. According to CNN, most of the vaccine doses sent to California are going to front-line health care workers. However, several doctors are disclosing that they have been receiving money offers from people seeking to get a hold of the inoculations for themselves. Dr. Jeff Toll, a Los Angeles physician, stated that a patient offered Cedars-Sinai Medical Center $25,000 to get access to the vaccine. A nurse holds a phial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Tuesday,...
    Health experts are on the verge of possibly having two COVID-19 vaccines and ABC13 has learned how the two compare.SEE RELATED STORY: US COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up as Moderna shot nears authorizationAccording to the FDA, it was 94.1% effective at preventing symptomatic cases. The Pfizer vaccine has claimed 95% effectiveness.Both vaccines require two doses, however. For those receiving the Pfizer vaccine, the second dose is administered 21 days after the first. Moderna's second dose is administered 28 days after the first.They both also developed the messenger RNA, a new type of vaccine that creates a blueprint for those essential antibodies, without actually infecting people with COVID-19.They differ once again in how they are stored.Pfizer's needs to be stored at 94 degrees below zero. After it thaws, it can be stored in a normal fridge for five days.Moderna's vaccine still needs to be kept cold, but rather at a standard freezer...
    (CNN)The first Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines are here, but it's not just doctors and nurses who are getting them first. At the Virginia Bedford Healthcare System, Andrew Miller -- a housekeeper in the Environmental Management Service -- was the first employee to receive the vaccine on Monday afternoon, the hospital reported.And Miller isn't the only one. As hospitals around the US receive the first shipments of the vaccine, some housekeepers are finding themselves at the top of the list.At Baptist Health Lexington, in Lexington, Kentucky, a member of the housekeeping staff -- along with an intensivist, an ICU nurse, and an emergency room nursing assistant -- were among the first to receive the vaccine's first dose on Monday, according to CNN affiliate WTVQ. At Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis, members of the housekeeping staff were also among the first to receive the vaccine, reported CNN affiliate KMOV. Read...
    DENVER (CBS4)– If all goes as planned, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines could be in Colorado in a matter of days. The vaccine will be the one manufactured by Pfizer. (credit: CBS) It will first be delivered to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and then distributed to counties across the state. Estimates on delivery range from 10 days to a few weeks. Katie O’Donnell, a spokesperson for the Larimer County Health Department told CBS4, “Your critical workers your essential staff all of those likely take priority. Then the senior population, people with other health concerns, will probably be our first round of public vaccinations before it gets opened to the general public.” (credit: CBS) At Denver Health, which treats COVID-19 patients, they are gearing up for the vaccine arrival. A priority list is being created to who will get the first doses. A freezer to...
    WORCESTER (CBS) – As COVID-19 patients fill Massachusetts hospitals, the promise of an approved vaccine has those closest to them preparing for immunization. “Yesterday I got a call from one of our departments, wanted to know how they could be first in line,” said Dr. Saul Weingart, Chief Medical Officer at Tufts Medical Center. “Then I got a call from another department. They said, we’d rather wait and see what happens.” Weingart is leading the effort to prepare for vaccine distribution at the hospital. “I’m expecting that I’m going to be at the front of the line,” he said. “I think we want to set an example to let people know that this is important.” It was the topic of an emergency meeting of the CDC’s advisory committee on vaccines, putting health care workers at the top of the list. “There are approximately 21 million health care...
    Kentucky teenage cancer survivor dies from Covid-19 First on CNN: Key government agency acknowledges Bidens win and begins formal transition Jim Cramer unveils list of return to normalcy stocks to buy on vaccine optimism "I think you have to buy a couple of these vaccine winners on any weakness, although when it comes to retail, I just say buy some, period, because there's no time to wait for a dip," CNBC's Jim Cramer said. "No matter what, I'd pick two or three of these names, then wait for the next piece of bad news that freaks people out so you can buy them into weakness," the "Mad Money" host said of his "return to normalcy" stocks. "If you just owned the stay-at-home names, you got bushwhacked today. But don't worry, I think you'll get another chance to pick up some of these vaccine winners at lower levels," he...
    VIDEO4:1904:19Cramer recommends buying these 'vaccine winners' on any weaknessMad Money with Jim Cramer After Wall Street digested more positive coronavirus vaccine news and investors grew more optimistic on the reopening trade, CNBC's Jim Cramer on Monday unveiled a list of "return to normalcy" stocks. "I think you have to buy a couple of these vaccine winners on any weakness, although when it comes to retail, I just say buy some, period, because there's no time to wait for a dip," the "Mad Money" host said. The comments come after AstraZeneca, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, said earlier in the day that its Covid-19 vaccine candidate was up to 90% effective at preventing contraction of the disease that has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths in the U.S. It was the third drugmaker this month to announce positive data in its vaccine study. The news buoyed stocks, with...
    BOSTON (AP) — Dolly Parton is being celebrated in song — a rewritten version of her own “Jolene” — for her contribution to an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Northeastern University associate English professor Ryan Cordell posted a video on Twitter of himself performing a tweaked version of Parton's signature song, renamed “Vaccine," that has drawn tens of thousands of views. The lyrics, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine / I’m begging of you, please go in my arm / Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine / Please just keep me safe from COVID harm," were written by linguist and author Gretchen McCulloch, who posted them online and invited people to record them. “I love that song. I love Dolly Parton. And I don’t know — I was inspired,” Cordell told The Boston Globe on Tuesday. “So I went and grabbed my guitar.” Parton’s $1 million gift to Nashville’s Vanderbilt University helped researchers develop Moderna’s experimental...
    BOSTON – Dolly Parton is being celebrated in song — a rewritten version of her own “Jolene” — for her contribution to an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Northeastern University associate English professor Ryan Cordell posted a video on Twitter of himself performing a tweaked version of Parton's signature song, renamed “Vaccine," that has drawn tens of thousands of views. The lyrics, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine / I’m begging of you, please go in my arm / Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine / Please just keep me safe from COVID harm," were written by linguist and author Gretchen McCulloch, who posted them online and invited people to record them. “I love that song. I love Dolly Parton. And I don’t know — I was inspired,” Cordell told The Boston Globe on Tuesday. “So I went and grabbed my guitar.” Parton’s $1 million gift to Nashville’s Vanderbilt University helped researchers develop Moderna’s experimental coronavirus...
    President Trump and Andrew Cuomo have traded barbs after the president criticized him and suggested New York could be last to receive a coronavirus vaccine because the governor wants to conduct its own tests to make sure it was safe. On Thursday, Cuomo said that New York state would conduct its own verification of any federally approved vaccination, citing concerns that the vetting process is overly politicized. But on Friday evening, Trump slammed the governor for his comments while further denigrating Cuomo over New York state's performance on care homes where ar least 6,600 people have died from coronavirus.  'Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York wants to put New York at the END of the Vaccine List in that he doesn't trust the @FDA or Federal Government, even though the Vaccines are being developed by the finest Labs in the World. Wish he trusted us on Nursing Homes!' the president wrote....
    The race is on to find a treatment that works to quash the coronavirus — as the deadly disease continues to spread across the globe. Here’s a list of the most promising treatments and potential vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Remdesivir The experimental antiviral drug, made by Gilead Sciences, was the first to get emergency-use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration. It was initially developed to treat Hepatitis C and RSV, a virus that can cause potentially serious respiratory infections, and works by stopping viruses from replicating by inserting itself into infected genes. Remdesivir was recently shown to have reduced the risk of death for severely ill coronavirus patients by 62 percent during a clinical study. An earlier study also found that remdesivir helped coronavirus patients recover more quickly. Dexamethasone Several US hospitals began using the widely available steroid to treat COVID-19 patients in June...
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