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    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Vaccine supply is dropping yet again in San Francisco. Compared to early April, the city is bracing for a 38% drop in doses this week.RELATED: How to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in every Bay Area countyTwo of the city's mass vaccination sites, at San Francisco City College and in Mission Bay, only received 500 first doses combined for the entire week. That's one-tenth of their regular supply."A couple Saturdays ago, we did over 5,000 vaccines in less than 8 hours at our mega site at city college site," said Desi Kotis, chief pharmacy executive for UCSF. "We almost received no vaccine this week."This is the third consecutive week the city is seeing reduced supply. In the past two weeks, the city has received about 10,000 doses each week. In the Bay Area, only Solano County has seen a larger drop in doses.According to Kotis, San...
    Los Angeles County is expecting an uptick in its supply of COVID-19 vaccines this week, providing a welcome boost to the region’s inoculation efforts. The county’s latest allocation, pegged at approximately 362,000 doses, is up nearly 39,000 from last week, according to the Department of Public Health. That number is only one piece of the wider pharmaceutical pie. Allocations sent directly from the federal government to qualified health centers and pharmacies are expected to swell the region’s total haul this week to more than 600,000 doses. County officials say they can more than handle shipments of that size. From April 4 through 11, the county reported an average of nearly 100,000 doses administered per day, according to Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer for the L.A. County Department of Public Health. “At this pace, we’re on track to fully vaccinate 80% of the county population 16 and older by...
    Engines assembled as they make their way through the assembly line at the General Motors (GM) manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, August 22, 2019.Harrison McClary | Reuters DETROIT – General Motors is restarting production sooner than expected at a crossover plant in Tennessee after supplies improved of the semiconductor chips needed to produce vehicles at the facility. The automaker's Spring Hill Assembly plant will return to regular production on Monday instead of April 26, a week earlier than initially announced last week by the company. The facility builds the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5 and XT6 crossovers. A GM spokesman attributed the change in scheduling to near-term improvements in supplies allowing the automaker to avoid the production impact at the plant. The United Auto Workers union informed Spring Hill's more than 2,800 hourly workers of the change in plans Tuesday. Other plant shutdowns announced last week due to the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — For the first time in more than a year, dozens of Los Angeles Unified School District will reopen their doors starting Tuesday. FILE — Second grade student Sophia Rivera completing online study in the Beyond The Bell classroom for students of employees on campus at West Hollywood Elementary School on March 18, 2021 in West Hollywood. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images) The reopening will occur in phases. 61 elementary schools in the district will open for in-person learning on Tuesday, but only for a few hours each day. Later this week, other elementary school-aged students will return as well. Middle school and high schools will open their doors the week of April 26. “Once I stepped into my classroom yesterday, I didn’t realize how much I missed it. So it’ll be really nice to go back,” fourth grade teacher Louisa Marasco told CBSLA. The Roscoe Elementary...
    North Hollywood (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will reopen its doors at some schools for at least for a few hours starting Tuesday. “Once I stepped into my classroom yesterday, I didn’t realize how much I missed it. So it’ll be really nice to go back,” fourth grade teacher Louisa Marasco told CBSLA. READ MORE: COVID Vaccination Site Opens In Chinatown To Help Area Seniors With Access The Roscoe Elementary School teacher got her first look at the classroom this weekend. With fewer desks and arrows on the floor to direct students movements, Marasco said her classroom definitely looks different. She will also have fewer students. Out of her normal 25 students, only eight will be returning because some parents around the city are opting to keep their children at home for remote learning. California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond appeared on Face the Nation this...
    Michigan’s governor has renewed her call for additional vaccine supply from the Biden administration to combat the state’s surging coronavirus cases, but federal officials have instead said the focus should be on implementing restrictions to stop the spread. On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Dr. Rochelle Walensky said the state’s strategy should emulate the restrictions put in place last spring and summer, as sending additional vaccines would result in a delayed impact. "Really what we need to do in those situations is to shut things down," Walensky said. "If we tried to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan, we would be disappointed that it took so long for the vaccine to work to actually have the impact." Walensky said that when states are faced with "an acute situation, an extraordinary number of cases like we have in Michigan – the answer is...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will reopen its doors at some schools for at least for a few hours starting on Tuesday. The reopening will occur in phases. Middle school and high schools will open their doors during the week of April 26, while kindergartners and first graders return to in-person instruction for a few hours each day this week. Later in the week, other elementary school-aged students will return as well. READ MORE: 3 Children Stabbed To Death In Reseda Apartment; Mother Captured In Central California After Going On The Run The LAUSD also unveiled three vaccination sites at area schools the previous week in hopes of opening 25 sites aimed at targeting parents and caregivers in underserved communities. However, the sites are open to anyone within the community. READ MORE: Man in Riverside Barricades Himself Against Police After Shooting His Wife...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — As Los Angeles County residents aged 16 and older become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine next week, officials at the county health department expect a dip in available doses. The drop-off in the county’s supply of single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines is the primary reason for the decreased availability. The health department’s Chief Science Officer Dr. Paul Simon said the county’s allocations of the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will increase, though not enough to bridge the gap that roughly 74,000 fewer Johnson & Johnson vaccines will create. County officials say they are confident the declining supply of J&J vaccine won’t be a long-term problem. The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) “At the pace we’re going, we will be able to get where we want to be by late June,” he said. “So I think we’ll be urging the public to be patient,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A step backward coming next week in the race to vaccinate as the supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccines are decreasing across the country.In New York, the supply will be down about 85% from the last week, but officials say they are prepared.The news forced the Javits Center in New York City to scale back its round-the-clock appointments. No appointments will be canceled, but they are unable to schedule as many as they would've liked.Last week, nearly five million Johnson & Johnson doses were distributed. Next week, just 700,000.ALSO READ | No COVID vaccine appointment necessary for some New Yorkers at these 25 locationsEMBED More News Videos Josh Einiger has more on the increasing vaccination efforts in New York. Since it is just one dose, the vaccine has been popular in vaccinating the homebound college students and in more remote locations.The drop is tied a manufacturing...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — In just a matter of days, nearly all Californians will be eligible to get the COVID vaccine but getting an appointment may not be easy as the state expects a shortage in supply beginning next week. “There’s going to be a bit of a backlog in the next couple of weeks,” said Stanford University infectious disease expert Dr. Yvonne Maldonado. READ MORE: San Francisco Nightlife Rebounds as Pandemic Restrictions Ease The supply is expected to decrease by 33 percent due to a Johnson & Johnson manufacturing issue. The state received 2.4 million doses this week and expects to receive 400,000 fewer doses next week. It expects to get 1.9 million doses the week after next. News of the shortage comes just days after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state would dispense with the use of color-code tiers and fully reopen on June 15 so long as...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California's vaccine supply is taking another cut the next two weeks, a mere six days away from the state expanding eligibility to millions of Californians.Public health officials are concerned the supply drop could impact the state's plans to reopen the economy in June."We really thought we'd be swimming in vaccine by mid-April," said Desi Kotis, Chief Pharmacy Executive for UCSF Health. "That's clearly not the case."RELATED: California expecting almost 90% drop in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines next weekCalifornia currently has around five million doses for the next two weeks. But, the incoming supply is shrinking.The state reports its supply will be cut by 15 percent next week - dropping from 2.4 million doses to 2 million doses. Another 5 percent drop is projected the following week."It's disappointing," Kotis said. "We've been told for many months now by mid-April you will have as much vaccine as...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County will see a dip in its supply of doses next week due to what is expected to be a temporary shortfall in availability of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shots.The lack of supply comes as vaccine eligibility in California expands to everyone aged 16 and over starting Thursday.But while the decline in the county-controlled supply is concerning, there are still expected to be about a half-million available doses in the county, thanks to other non-county or city providers who receive direct allocations from the state and federal governments."Taken together, we estimate that well over 500,000 doses of vaccine will be allocated to vaccination sites across the county next week," said Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county Department of Public Health.RELATED: Garcetti in favor of opening up COVID vaccination appointments for all adults, but decision up to LA CountyEMBED More News...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – As Los Angeles County residents aged 16 and older become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine next week, officials at the county health department expect a dip in available doses. The drop-off in the county’s supply of single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines is the primary reason for the decreased availability. The health department’s Chief Science Officer Dr. Paul Simon said the county’s allocations of the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will increase, though not enough to bridge the gap that roughly 74,000 fewer Johnson & Johnson vaccines will create. READ MORE: Third Street Promenade In Santa Monica Expanding Safety Ambassador Program The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) “At the pace we’re going, we will be able to get where we want to be by late June,” he said. “So I think we’ll be urging the public to be patient, but we are confident...
    Deliveries of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the US are set to plummet by more than 80 percent next week — as the manufacturer struggles with a production problem, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s website indicates that more than 4.9 million doses of J&J’s vaccine were allocated within the US last week — but next week, only 700,000 doses will be provided.  Federal officials have cautioned states that there could be fluctuations in available vaccine supply, but it isn’t clear why next week’s supply, specifically, is seeing such a sharp decrease in availability, according to The Wall Street Journal. Though J&J recently faced a production issue at a contract manufacturer’s plant in Baltimore — which some state officials have pegged as the cause — that plant is not officially authorized by U.S. regulators to supply doses in the U.S.  The New Brunswick,...
    California’s planned full reopening on June 15 is banking on millions of residents being vaccinated. But recently released federal data are raising new questions as to whether supply will match expectations. Although California’s allocations of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are expected to remain relatively steady through next week, the state — along with the rest of the nation — will see availability crater for the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This week, 574,900 Johnson & Johnson doses were allocated to the Golden State. Next week, that number will plummet to 67,600, an 88% drop, according to data from the CDC. The allocation is expected to fall even further the week of April 18, to 22,400, according to the California Department of Public Health. “To put this into perspective, the supply projections for the next two weeks are approximately what the state received in the second half of...
    The mass rollout of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has hit enough roadblock as a vaccination site was forced to close due to people suffering adverse reactions to the shot. A vaccine clinic administering the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Colorado was forced to shut down, and the federal government announced it will be shipping fewer of the company’s doses around the country due to production issues. The company did not say how many people had reactions but said it amounted to 0.8 percent of those who received a vaccine dose Wednesday, April 7. Health officials in Colorado said that some who received the vaccine experienced minor side effects that included nausea and dizziness, which is “consistent with what can be expected.” The delays are expected to impact the number of vaccine doses that are allocated to states across the country. According to the CDC, there will...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — Just as more Bay Area residents are set to become eligible to receive the COVID vaccine, a new issue with the supply of doses related to a recent production problem with the Johnson & Johnson shot has emerged. California health officials have confirmed the state is expecting a nearly 90% drop in those vaccines next week. READ MORE: Santa Cruz Police Arrest Suspect in Recent Jewelry Store Burglary It’s partly because of a manufacturing mix-up at a facility in Baltimore making one of the components for the J&J shot, impacting some 15 million doses that had to be thrown out. As KPIX first reported last week, Johnson & Johnson issued a statement saying, “This quality control process identified one batch of drug substance that did not meet quality standards at Emergent Biosolutions, a site not yet authorized to manufacture drug substance for our COVID-19 vaccine.” “Last week...
    Michigan's fourth wave of coronavirus is reaching crisis levels with hospitals filling up and COVID-19 cases doubling over the past week.  It's prompted some experts to suggest the state should receive a 'surge' of vaccines far greater than the allotments it is currently getting.   Doubling the number of doses sent to the Great Lakes state weekly could prevent up to 1,200 COVID-19 deaths, one University of California , Berkeley model suggests. But so far, the Biden administration is sticking to its strategy of allocating Covid vaccine doses based mostly on states' populations, rather than based upon the more complex calculus of the urgency of states' Covid infection, hospitalization and death trends.    When asked about altering the federal government's vaccine allocation plan during a Wednesday press briefing, senior White House Covid adviser Andy Slavitt said: 'By and large, we are still allocating vaccines based upon population.'   He added that 'nothing is...
    BENICIA, Calif. (KGO) -- It may be the last event of its kind for a while, a vaccine clinic in Benicia featuring the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, after California announced its supply of the single-dose shot will be severely cut next week.They were gone quickly, the appointments for the one and done Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the Benicia Senior Center.RELATED: California expecting almost 90% drop in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines next week"I thought getting the one-dose vaccine was a pretty good way to go," said Jay Coffeen as he and his wife stood in line."I'm happy to be getting it here in Benicia at our Senior Center, where I feel safe," said Sissy Coffeen.In all, the city delivered 400 vaccines in just three hours, administered by local firefighters."We truly feel like this is the change that's going to make us as a state and country get past this...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — There will be 150,000 more COVID-19 vaccine appointments opening next week. But there are concerns about a shortage of one shot. CBS 2’s Meredith Barack reports from Forest Park. READ MORE: Biggest COVID-19 Outbreak Yet At University Of Chicago; School Implements Remote Classes, Restrictions Many more appointments will soon be opening up here and at other locations in Cook and surrounding counties. But the increase in appointments comes at a time when we are seeing thousands less Johnson & Johnson doses being allocated to Chicago and the state. The drop in Johnson & Johnson supply comes just days after a factory mix-up in Baltimore resulted in the loss of 15 million doses. It’s now impacting Illinois. Numbers from the CDC show the state received 148,600 doses this week. Next week, Illinois is slated to receive just 17,600 doses. This comes as Governor J.B. Pritzker announced vaccines would...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- There's a bump in the road in the Race to Vaccinate, and concern about how that will impact the Tri-State region.The federal government will ship fewer Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses to the New York City area and across the country next week due to production issues.The CDC says there will be less than 800,000 Johnson and Johnson shots allocated next week, an 85% drop.That's compared to 4.95 million this week.ALSO READ | No COVID vaccine appointment necessary for some New Yorkers at these 25 locationsEMBED More News Videos Josh Einiger has more on the increasing vaccination efforts in New York. While the federal government hasn't said exactly why, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and other governors are speculating that a mix up of ingredients at a Baltimore plant which ruined 15 million doses might be to blame."We have pretty clear visibility that the Johnson &...
    Nearly half of the nation’s new COVID-19 cases are concentrated in just five states — including New York, which had the highest number of new infections across the country last week, data show. Together, New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey accounted for 44% of all new infections between March 29 and April 4 with about 197,500 cases out of around 452,000 seen nationwide, data from John Hopkins University show.  New York, which recorded 52,922 cases last week, or an average of about 7,560 a day, accounted for about 12 percent of the nation’s total cases.  WHAT IS A COVID-19 VACCINE PASSPORT AND HOW WOULD IT WORK? Just behind the Empire State was Michigan, which has been grappling with a surge of new infections and recorded 47,036 new positives over the last week, or an average of about 6,719 each day — nearly double what it was two weeks ago, data show.  Together, New...
    Nearly half of the nation’s new COVID-19 cases are concentrated in just five states — including New York, which had the highest number of new infections across the country last week, data show. Together, New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey accounted for 44 percent of all new infections between March 29 and April 4 with about 197,500 cases out of around 452,000 seen nationwide, data from John Hopkins University show.  New York, which recorded 52,922 cases last week, or an average of about 7,560 a day, accounted for about 12 percent of the nation’s total cases.  Just behind the Empire State was Michigan, which has been grappling with a surge of new infections and recorded 47,036 new positives over the last week, or an average of about 6,719 each day — nearly double what it was two weeks ago, data show.  Nursing student Joshua Severeide prepares to give...
    OAKLAND —  The future of the vaccination site at the Oakland Coliseum is in limbo as local officials plead with the federal government to keep the site open for several more weeks. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is slated to pull out of the mass vaccination site on April 11, with officials there saying the “eight-week mission” to vaccinate people near that site and its sister site in Los Angeles will be complete. But while the city of Los Angeles will take over management of its FEMA-run vaccination site at Cal State Los Angeles, the future of Oakland’s mass vaccination site is less clear as local officials try to negotiate over who will keep it going, according to letters obtained by this news organization. FEMA wants to hand off the operation to the county and state to manage. But Alameda County elected leaders and health officials — along with officials...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As of April 1, anyone 50 years or older is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in California. Those doors will then expand again just two weeks later to everyone 16 and older. But health officials are warning supply is not keeping pace with new eligibility. READ MORE: Former California Gov. Schwarzenegger Warns Newsom To Take Looming Recall Election Seriously In just hours, anyone 50 or older is eligible to get the COVID vaccine in California. Those doors expand again in just two weeks – to everyone 16 and older. But health officials are warning that supply is not keeping pace with new eligibility. Many ppl will get these messages ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/cJz8hoQDnH — Anna Giles (@AnnaGilesTV) April 1, 2021 The joy of getting the first dose often comes after weeks of desperate searching. “I went online for about a week and I didn’t see anything out...
    SONOMA COUNTY (CBS SF) – Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chair Lynda Hopkins sent a letter this past weekend on the board’s behalf to two high-ranking state officials calling for the county to receive more COVID-19 vaccine doses in its weekly allocations. Writing to Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly and Government Operations Agency Secretary Yolanda Richardson, Hopkins argued that the county’s vaccine dose allocation has remained stagnant at 15,000 doses per week since February. READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Approves Funding To Hire Nearly 1,400 Additional State Firefighters Hopkins said the county has increased its weekly vaccination capacity to 40,000 since then, but has not seen its allocation of doses increase in kind. On the contrary, the county’s weekly allocation is expected to drop to 12,890 doses this week, she said. “Significant resources have been directed to expanding our capacity to equitably distribute vaccines,” Hopkins said in the...
    By Ahmad Ghaddar LONDON, March 30 (.) – Oil prices fell on Tuesday after the Suez Canal was reopened to traffic, drawing the markets’ attention to the OPEC + group meeting this week, which held it could agree to an extension of supply cuts amid bleak prospects for demand. * At 1019 GMT, Brent oil futures were down 32 cents, or 0.49%, at $ 64.67 a barrel. US crude WTI was down 44 cents, or 0.71%, at $ 61.13 a barrel. * Ships were moving through the Suez Canal on Tuesday, after shipping rescue teams were able to refloat the container ship Ever Given, which had been blocking a narrow section of the passage for almost a week, causing a huge traffic jam on the track. * As concerns about a physical supply shortage are dissipating, the market is now turning to Thursday’s meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum...
    New York City administered a record 478,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday, calling the figure a “great number.” “If you talk about a recovery for all of us, this is exactly what we’ve been saying we want to do to reach that half-million-a-week number,” de Blasio said during a City Hall press briefing. The mayor said the Big Apple is “on the verge” of inoculating half-a-million New Yorkers per week. “We’re ready to do more, we just need the [vaccine] supply. It’s all about supply, supply, supply,” de Blasio said. “We are proving every day we got the capacity, we got the demand.” People sit in a recovery room after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination clinic in Chinatown, Manhattan. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Since coronavirus vaccination efforts began in mid-December, the city has administered a total of 3,840,976 doses and de...
    More On: COVID vaccine ‘Scared’ CDC director warns of ‘impending doom’ in US Romanian woman, 104, says vaccine ‘only way’ to end pandemic WH working with private companies to develop COVID passport: report Fake vaccines, certificates being sold on darknet New York City administered a record 478,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday, calling the figure a “great number.” “If you talk about a recovery for all of us, this is exactly what we’ve been saying we want to do to reach that half-million-a-week number,” de Blasio said during a City Hall press briefing. The mayor said the Big Apple is “on the verge” of inoculating half-a-million New Yorkers per week. “We’re ready to do more, we just need the [vaccine] supply. It’s all about supply, supply, supply,” de Blasio said. “We are proving every day we got the capacity, we got the demand.”...
    In the next two weeks, California is poised to receive its largest supply of COVID-19 vaccine yet with nearly 1.25 million doses of either the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the initial shots of the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna options. The Golden State will also receive equivalent second doses. The promised supplies are critical to meet a surge in demand, as the state prepares to vaccinate all Californians age 50 and older starting Thursday and those age 16 and older starting April 15. If the pace of expansion continues as planned, most Californians could be at least partially protected by the end of June, based on data provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control. But the challenge will be getting vaccines to elders, the disadvantaged and other people who need it most, as younger and more healthy residents gain access, said experts. “I strongly encourage those of...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Los Angeles County has reported 700 new cases of the coronavirus and 23 additional deaths, as health officials warned that spring break and upcoming religious holidays present a danger of greater transmission of the virus.The number of COVID-19 patients in county hospitals declined slightly from 676 on Friday to 669 Saturday, with the number of those in intensive care dropping from 170 to 166, according to state figures.Saturday's numbers brought county's totals to 1,217,707 cases and 23,078 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health."As we approach Spring Break and numerous religious and spiritual holidays, it is important to remember that travel and gathering in-person with others increases the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19,'' the department said. "While COVID-19 numbers have decreased in L.A. County, transmission remains widespread and is increasing in many other states and countries.''Southern Californians...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before California throws open its coronavirus vaccine program to all adults on April 15, there will be a two-week window when millions of people between the ages of 50 and 64 can get their shot. The rollout for this age group, who become eligible on Thursday, has prompted an uptick in appointment requests and has raised concerns about whether two weeks is enough to get to everybody when there is uncertainty about supply levels as well as lingering questions about accessibility. Health care workers tend to people in cars at a drive up vaccination center at City College of San Francisco during the coronavirus pandemic March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) The California Department of Finance, which monitors population data, projects that there are 7.2 million people in the state between the ages of 50 and 64. Currently, only about 23% of Californians in that...
    LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — Before California’s coronavirus vaccine program expands to all adults on April 15, there will be a two-week window when millions of people between the ages of 50 and 64 can get their shot. The rollout for this age group, who become eligible on Thursday, has prompted an uptick in appointment requests and has raised concerns about whether two weeks is enough to get to everybody when there is uncertainty about supply levels as well as lingering questions about accessibility. READ MORE: Drive Out The Hate: Caravan Held In Sacramento In Support Of AAPI Community The California Department of Finance, which monitors population data, projects that there are 7.2 million people in the state between the ages of 50 and 64. Currently, only about 23% of Californians in that age group have received at least one dose of a vaccine, according to the state, compared to 37%...
    Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before California throws open its coronavirus vaccine program to all adults on April 15, there will be a two-week window when millions of people between the ages of 50 and 64 can get their shot. The rollout for this age group, who become eligible on Thursday, has prompted an uptick in appointment requests and has raised concerns about whether two weeks is enough to get to everybody when there is uncertainty about supply levels as well as lingering questions about accessibility. The California Department of Finance, which monitors population data, projects that there are 7.2 million people in the state between the ages of 50 and 64. Currently, only about 23% of Californians in that age group have received at least one dose of a vaccine, according to the state, compared to 37% of people 18 to 49, likely due to their occupation or...
    The countdown is on. California on Thursday announced that all adults will become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 15, spurring an immediate flurry of phone calls, appointment requests and people trying to secure their spots in line. But the two-week window before the free-for-all begins marks a critical point in the state’s vaccine rollout — particularly for people between the ages of 50 and 64, who become eligible April 1. A patchwork of rules, uncertainty about supply levels and questions about capacity and accessibility remain even as they ready themselves for their turn. “Two weeks is not enough time for the 50 to 64 rollout,” Burbank resident Jim Chadwick, 64, said Friday. “It’s going to be a mad rush on April 1.” The California Department of Finance, which monitors population data, projects that there are nearly 1.9 million people in L.A. County between the ages of 50...
    The IBEX 35 has rebounded strongly this Friday (+ 1.05%; 8,498.20 points) driven by the increases in the banks (Santander, BBVA …) and in companies associated with raw materials, such as Repsol, ArcelorMittal and Acerinox, in addition to Siemens Gamesa. The increases of this day have allowed the selective to counteract the losses of the last sessions and trading almost at the same level as last Friday. The financial sector has clearly been the protagonist. CaixaBank and Bankia have anticipated a severe cut in staff after completing their merger, which will be announced after Easter and can mean between 7,000 and 8,000 layoffs. In addition, Santander has made headlines because it has announced that it will launch an offer for 8.3% of its subsidiary in Mexico for 550 million euros. At the macro level, GDP in Spain fell a historic 10.8% in 2020, with zero growth in the fourth...
    A vaccination drive that has begun to pick up speed is propelling the United States ahead in the race to immunize its population against COVID-19. Currently, the U.S. ranks seventh in the world, with 25.7 percent of Americans having received at least one dose, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Bloomberg.  Meanwhile, the UK is currently fourth in the global campaign with 42.9 percent of its population receiving at least an initial shot. About one in three U.S. adults have received their first dose in comparison with half all British adults.  But with more doses secured in the U.S. and fewer people needing second shots - as well as supply constraints about to hit the UK - can America pull ahead and get more of its population immunized more quickly?  The U.S. ranks seventh in the world in share of the population...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- As Los Angeles County pushes toward loosening more business restrictions amid a steady drop in coronavirus cases, the county's public health director warned that highly infectious variants of the virus appear to be spreading.Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Wednesday that of 73 COVID test specimens that were closely examined over the past week, more than half were identified as "variants of concern" -- 34% of them being a California variant and 29% a variant first found in the United Kingdom."This signifies that 63% of the variant sequences this past week are what we call 'variants of concern' because they have the probability of increased transmissibility and potentially more severe disease," she said.Concern has been growing about the variants because they are more easily passed from person to person, and at least one study has suggested that the California variant could potentially be slightly more resistant...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot downplayed concerns about how the city is monitoring vendors who distribute vaccine from the city after problems with the vaccine vendor for Chicago Public Schools.It comes after the city cut off the vaccine supply for Innovative Express Care for "knowingly misallocating" thousands of doses meant for CPS employees.Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday the city has a robust oversight system to monitor those who are getting vaccines from the city - and she said they have a right to demand that those with contracts play by the rules. When providers don't play by the rules, they will be cut off, she said.RELATED: Loretto Hospital under fire for reported jewelry store vaccinationsChicago Dept. of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady clarified what Innovative Express Care did wrong that led to them being cut off."First, they were using doses that had been allocated for the CPS vaccination...
    Despite rising coronavirus case rates in other parts of the nation, California is continuing to see its metrics trend downward. At least for now. Even as the state’s numbers remain comparatively positive, officials are urging caution — saying California can ill afford to see its progress reverse so soon after emerging from its own horrific fall and winter surge. Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the high number of cases elsewhere should be of particular concern because “there’s never been a time in this pandemic where what’s happened around the rest of the country or the rest of the world hasn’t at some point impacted us.” And with the county and much of the state further unlocking long-shuttered businesses and other activities, the stakes remain high — and the danger of increased transmission remains real. “For the next two, three, four weeks, we have to be...
    Maryland is expecting a dramatic jump in its allotment of the COVID-19 vaccine. Acting Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader said Monday as early as next week, 300,000 to 400,000 doses of the vaccine could be coming to Maryland. The rise in vaccine doses made available to the state by the federal government, according to Schrader, is due to Johnson and Johnson meeting its production promises, as well as Pfizer and Moderna boosting their output. While this is welcome news to Schrader, he told members of the State Senate Vaccine Oversight Committee not to bank on all those shots just yet. “Sometimes the federal government will say available for order, which is not necessarily ready to ship,” Schrader said. If the extra doses don’t come in next week, Schrader said he believes they could arrive the following week. This news comes during a week in which Schrader said the state should...
    Northern Virginia leaders said they are ready to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations and ensure that shots are distributed equitably, but in order to proceed, they say they need more supplies. The Northern Virginia Regional Commission, which is made up of leaders from the cities of Alexandria and Fairfax and Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William counties, said in a letter to Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday that each health district has a waiting list of several thousand people in the 1a and 1b categories. The waitlists in each locality include: City of Alexandria – over 20,000 Arlington County – over 28,000 Fairfax County – Over 102,000 Loudoun County – 99,942 Prince William County – 92,000 The commission said that the region has partnered with the state, Inova Health Systems and other community organizations — such as faith-based groups, nonprofits and free clinics — to reach out to underserved and...
    COVID-19 vaccine appointments may remain a precious commodity in Los Angeles County this week, with many slots reserved for second doses as officials continue to contend with a supply crunch. At county-run sites — which include the Pomona Fairplex, the Forum in Inglewood, Cal State Northridge, the county Office of Education, Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Balboa Sports Complex, El Sereno Recreation Center and the Antelope Valley Health Center — “the remainder of appointments this week are dedicated to providing second doses,” the L.A. County Department of Public Health tweeted Sunday. The bottleneck, however, is not expected to be anywhere near as severe at sites run by the city of Los Angeles, such as those at San Fernando Park, Hansen Dam, Crenshaw Christian Center, Lincoln Park, Pierce College, USC University Park and Dodger Stadium. City officials say they will offer more than 70,000 shots this week, with about 50,000...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The coronavirus vaccine supply issues that have plagued the densest county in the United States continue this week. Koreatown residents sit in the observation area after receiving their Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination dose outside the Karsh Family Social Service Center on March 18, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Getty Images) Los Angeles County-run sites are only expected to receive about 280,000 doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week, officials announced Friday. The county normally received anywhere from 300,000 to 350,000 doses. The county has the capability of administering about 630,000 doses per week. However, that number will be augmented by supplies sent directly to some providers, such as the federally operated site at Cal State L.A. Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer for the L.A. County Public Health Department, said Friday that given the progress already being made in vaccinations, if...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The coronavirus vaccine supply issues that have plagued the densest county in the United States continue this week. Koreatown residents sit in the observation area after receiving their Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination dose outside the Karsh Family Social Service Center on March 18, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Getty Images) Los Angeles County-run sites are only expected to receive about 280,000 doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week, officials announced Friday. The county normally received anywhere from 300,000 to 350,000 doses. The county has the capability of administering about 630,000 doses per week. However, that number will be augmented by supplies sent directly to some providers, such as the federally operated site at Cal State L.A. Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer for the L.A. County Public Health Department, said Friday that given the progress already being made in vaccinations, if...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers saw another week of increasing gas prices in New Jersey and around the nation, but analysts say increased gasoline stocks and a decrease in demand are helping to slow the rate of increase. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.95, up five cents from a week ago. Drivers were paying an average of $2.32 a gallon a year ago at this time. READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Official Start To Spring Brings Sunny, More Comfortable Conditions The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.88, also up five cents from last week. Drivers were paying an average of $2.19 a gallon a year ago at this time. READ MORE: Philly Police Searching For Driver In Hit-And-Run That Left 39-Year-Old Woman Dead In Juniata Park Analysts say motorists can expect to see...
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    In a sign that the state’s uneven COVID-19 vaccine rollout is significantly ramping up, nearly 1 million Californians have gotten a shot in the past two days, data show. The last four days have seen the four highest single-day totals of vaccines administered to date, according to data compiled by The Times. That record-setting run includes 464,249 doses reported Tuesday — an all-time high — and 400,360 on Wednesday, the second-largest daily total. It took roughly 2½ months — from when the first vaccines arrived in mid-December until early March — for 10 million doses to be administered statewide. In the two-week period following that milestone, providers have given more than 3 million additional shots. “The quicker we get to immunity, the quicker we will put this pandemic in the rearview mirror so we can enjoy more everyday activities without the concerns we’ve experienced in the past year,”...
    Maryland will enter Phase 2 of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution next week, making Marylanders 60 and over eligible for the shots, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday, laying out a schedule of the rollout that would make all state residents eligible for the vaccine by the end of next month. Starting March 30, the state will expand eligibility to those 16 and older with underlying medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness, Hogan said. Starting April 13, statewide eligibility expands to Marylanders 55 and over as well as essential workers of any age and in any industry, including food service and construction workers. On April 27, Hogan said the state will move to Phase 3, under which every state resident over the age of 16 is eligible for the shots — meeting a goal set by President Joe Biden in a White House address last week. Biden said...
    Georgia sheriffs official under fire for remarks on spa shootings, anti-Asian Facebook post Cover up: Indonesian women pressed to wear Islamic headscarves © Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images FUTURES MOVERS Load Error Oil futures ended with a loss on Wednesday, after the U.S. government reported a fourth consecutive weekly climb in domestic crude inventories and International Energy Agency deemed a “supercycle,” or sustained rise in prices for the commodity, unlikely in its latest forecast. The Energy Information Administration reported Wednesday that U.S. crude inventories rose by 2.4 million barrels for the week ended March 12. The followed increases reported by the agency in each of the previous three weeks. On average, analysts polled by S&P Global Plats forecast a climb of 400,000 barrels for crude stocks. The American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday reported a weekly decline of about 1 million barrels. “As refining activity on the Gulf Coast...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)The global chip shortage is continuing to pummel global business, with Samsung, Honda and Volkswagen among the latest major companies to warn of sustained disruption.On Wednesday, Samsung (SSNLF) co-CEO Koh Dong-jin told investors that the South Korean tech giant was having trouble with its supply chain. The company is scrambling to address the dearth of semiconductors, and could continue to face problems in the second quarter, he added.Meanwhile, the auto industry — which has already been rocked by the shortage in recent months — is pointing to worsening conditions.Honda (HMC) and Volkswagen (VLKAF) both said this week that the computer chips crunch had hampered their operations, particularly in the United States. In a statement Wednesday, Honda confirmed that it would temporarily suspend production next week at most of its North American factories, in part because of the lack of semiconductors."We continue to manage a number of supply...
    (Reuters) - AstraZeneca said on Tuesday it has modified an existing deal with the United States to supply up to half a million additional doses of its experimental antibody-based COVID-19 treatment, bringing the total value of the deal to $726 million. (Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Sweden, United States, coronavirus, United Kingdom, EuropeGalleriesNewsCartoons on President Donald TrumpPhotosPhotos You Should See - March 2021PhotosPhotos: America's Pandemic TollNewsThe Week in Cartoons: March 15-19RecommendedEconomyShare of Remote Workers DropsWorld ReportWHO Backs AstraZeneca VaccineNational NewsHouse to Vote on 2 Immigration BillsNewsThe Week in Cartoons: March 15-19Health NewsCDC Addresses Airline Travel, Spring BreakCoronavirus Bulletin Stay informed daily on the latest news and advice on COVID-19 from the editors at U.S. News & World Report.Sign UpSign in to manage your newsletters »You May Also LikeThe 10 Worst PresidentsNot all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the...
    Bay Area vaccine providers are facing a tight supply crunch that has forced them to shift doses between clinics, curtail appointments or cancel them altogether — even as another wave of eligible Californians looms. Starting Monday, an estimated 4 to 6 million additional people will qualify for the potentially lifesaving injections, but they may have to wait weeks to make appointments as counties are hampered by a dearth of doses. And while the state has pledged a reliable flow of vaccines will arrive early next month, local providers say the certainty of that delivery — let alone the exact timing — is unpredictable. The shortage further complicates a vaccine roll out marked by chaos, confusion and frustration. But the push to inoculate as many people as possible continues: On Thursday, President Joe Biden said he wanted all adults to be eligible for vaccines by May 1. In the Bay Area,...
    OVER-30s will receive Covid jabs by April as a surge of 10 million extra doses become available from next week. There is to be a "rapid increase" in the number of people getting vaccinated after a "dip" at the end of February. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 5Over-30s look set to get their first jabs in AprilCredit: Rex Features 5So far 24,064,182 jabs have been given in the UK, including 1.2 million second doses Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi has said there will be a "big uplift" in supply in the coming weeks. He said that the ultimate aim was to get 95 per cent of British adults vaccinated and the offer of a jab was "evergreen" for people who had not yet accepted their invitation. So far 24,064,182 jabs have been given in the UK, including 1.2 million second doses. Mr Zahawi told the...
    California is making it easier for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine by volunteering at COVID-19 vaccine clinics. The state launched a volunteer page on its My Turn vaccination scheduling system last week to streamline the process for medical providers and the general public to volunteer. Counties across the state have already made the volunteering option available, but the move by the state is expected to make the process more accessible to people who would otherwise not be eligible for the vaccine. “A volunteer that completes a shift of four hours or more is eligible to receive a vaccination as along as a clinic administrator provides that approval,” Dave Smith of California Volunteers said last week during a vaccine advisory committee meeting. Those who are interested in volunteering can do so by going to MyTurnVolunteer.ca.gov. Medical volunteers will be required to verify their medical license in order to register as...
    AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- Another mass vaccination site opens its doors in Aurora for the second time in a week.A long line wrapped around the city of Aurora's largest COVID-19 vaccination site Monday as 2,400 people received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine."Clearly the demand is higher than the supply," Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin said. "You can see today with the long lines folks are looking to get vaccinated and want to get back to their normal lives."For many, the process of finding a vaccination site in the state has been complicated."We had been looking for ways to sign up," said Carrie Guerro. "We signed up through the Kane County Health Department and we have not been able to get one."When will kids be able to get COVID vaccine?EMBED More News Videos Dr. Robert Citronberg answers COVID-19 questions. After hours of research, Carrie Guerro's family, including her 88-year-old parents,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — HealthPartners opened its first drive-up vaccination site at its headquarters in Bloomington and is prepared to open more drive-up sites as vaccine supply increases. Due to the recently authorized Janssen vaccine, HealthPartners is now able to vaccinate more than 600 patients per day through the drive-up vaccination site and an estimated 20,000 vaccines per week system-wide as supply allows. READ MORE: Appeals Court: Judge Erred In Not Reinstating 3rd-Degree Murder Charge Against Derek Chauvin HealthPartners officials say the drive-up site is set to represent a new phase in Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccine campaign and will complement their continued hospital and clinical vaccination sites. The healthcare provider is currently vaccinating patients by invitation only as eligibility requires patients to be a minimum of 65 years old and seen within the healthcare system in the last three years. READ MORE: COVID-19 In MN: 1 Year Since 1st Case Detected In MN,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- After four weeks of urgent requests for more vaccine, the state has committed 60,000 doses to Sutter Health set to arrive over the next two weeks, the company confirmed Thursday.ABC7 confirmed the first shipment of 30,000 doses is scheduled to arrive Tuesday or by mid next week. The following week another 30,000 doses will arrive. The allotment only enough to cover two-thirds of the current backlog.Blue Shield confirmed the preliminary plan with the company just days after Sutter reported more than 90,000 appointments could be canceled. According to Sutter, the cancellations stemmed from lingering supply issues and miscommunication from the state. The healthcare system claimed the state misinterpreted their supply of first and second doses. JUST IN: @SutterHealth will receive 30,000 doses from the state set to arrive by Tues/mid-week. Another 30K doses are committed the following week. Its only enough to cover 2/3rds of the...
    By Eric Onstad LONDON, March 3 (.) – Aluminum prices rose on Wednesday and were trading near their latest highs as there were fears that China, a major producer of the metal, could slow production to meet its ambitious targets to cut gases. greenhouse effect. * At 1135 GMT, three-month aluminum on the London Metal Exchange (LME) was up 0.3% at $ 2,219 a tonne after approaching $ 2,243, the week’s highest since October 2018. pass. The contract rose 3.9% on Tuesday. * Three-month copper on the LME was up 0.5% at $ 9,212 a tonne. * Investors were nervous ahead of China’s annual parliament meeting, known as the “two sessions,” which begins this week, where the government will announce its 2021 goals as well as its next five-year plan for economic development. * China’s Inner Mongolia, a major aluminum-producing region, will stop reviewing new projects in energy-intensive industries, including...
    By MIKE CATALINI, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's supply of COVID-19 vaccines, far below demand, will “explode” around Easter, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday, offering a promise of possible relief nearly a year since the state's first case. Murphy spoke Wednesday during a news conference on the virus, one day shy of the one-year anniversary since the state reported its first positive case. “None of us could even imagine what it was we would ultimately be up against,” he said. New Jersey, along with New York, was an early epicenter for the virus, which so far has resulted in 21,052 deaths, and still New Jersey has among the highest number of deaths per 100,000 residents in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite the grim toll, the governor sounded an optimistic tone about the addition of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – St. Clair Hospital says it’s being forced to cancel first dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments through next week. READ MORE: State Republicans Vote To Rebuke Sen. Pat Toomey For Impeachment Vote The hospital says it hasn’t been resupplied with the Pfizer vaccine for two weeks, so they have to cancel first dose appointments this week and next week. They say this also affects on-campus vaccine clinics at Twin Towers, Dormont Place and Carnegie Retirement Residence senior living facilities. This doesn’t affect second dose appointments at this time, the hospital says. Vaccine Update: Unfortunately, St. Clair has not been resupplied with the Pfizer vaccine for two weeks. As a result, we are forced to cancel first dose appointments this week and next. (1) READ MORE: Pres. Joe Biden Say U.S. Will Be Able To Vaccinate All Adults By End Of May —...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved shot. The announcement comes as the White House looks to speed the production of the single-dose J&J vaccine and accelerate the nation’s plans to reach “herd immunity” in the U.S. and begin restoring normalcy after the pandemic. Biden noted that vaccine supply was only one bottleneck toward that goal, and that the new challenge will be injecting doses into arms as swiftly as possible. READ MORE: PSPCA Rescues 47 Rabbits, Including Days-Old Babies, From Lancaster County Property Due Poor Welfare Conditions To that end, the Biden administration told governors Tuesday to prepare for their supplies of vaccine to continue...
    By ZEKE MILLER and LINDA A. JOHNSON WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved shot. The announcement comes as the White House looks to speed the production of the single-dose J&J vaccine and accelerate the nation’s plans to reach “herd immunity” in the U.S. and begin restoring normalcy after the pandemic. Biden noted that vaccine supply was only one bottleneck toward that goal, and that the new challenge will be injecting doses into arms as swiftly as possible. To that end, the Biden administration told governors Tuesday to prepare for their supplies of vaccine to continue to climb over the coming weeks. Additional doses are also...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia expects to receive a surge in coronavirus vaccine doses this week after a one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine gained federal emergency use authorization. The state expects 15,500 doses from Johnson & Johnson. Gov. Jim Justice said Monday that on top of the state’s allocation of vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, there will be 93,000 total doses this week. READ MORE: Pa. Fish & Boat Commission Stocking Trout Ahead Of Opening Day There were 39 deaths reported last week, the first time with fewer than 40 deaths reported statewide since late October. READ MORE: Overnight Perry North SWAT Situation Ends Peacefully The state reported no additional deaths Monday. The state administered more than 60,000 total first and second doses last week. MORE NEWS: Ohio To Receive Nearly 450K Coronavirus Vaccines This Week (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia expects to receive a surge in coronavirus vaccine doses this week after a one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine gained emergency use authorization. On top of the 15,500 doses from Johnson & Johnson, the state's allocation of vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna will mean the state receives nearly 93,000 total doses this week, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday. Although other vaccines currently available require two doses to be fully vaccinated, the Johnson & Johnson only requires one shot. The state administered more than 60,000 total first and second doses last week. With the vaccine supply now increasing, it will test West Virginia officials' claims that the state has the capacity to administer 125,000 shots a week. They have said vaccinations have already driven down deaths linked to COVID-19. There were 39 deaths reported last week, the first time with fewer than 40 deaths reported statewide...
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    Institutions continue to buy cryptocurrencies in bulk. At the same time, the data reveals miners’ unwillingness to sell their BTC amid a market-wide Bitcoin exchange shortage. Combined with the overwhelming demand, everything looks bullish for the crypto market, even despite Bitcoin’s weekly correction. Miners stop supplying BTC on exchanges According to data from cryptocurrency analytics firm Glassnode, Bitcoin (BTC) miners stopped selling their mining rewards overall last week, in favor of hoarding. The Miner Net Position Change (MNP) indicator shows the difference between miner rewards and miner sales that turned positive for the first time since December 27. Miner Net Position Change, which shows changes in the sale of Bitcoin (BTC) by miners. Source: Glassnode This means that the amount of BTC sold is less than the additions to the wallets owned by the miners. The rally in the MNP indicator came as BTC fell to the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City set a record Friday, vaccinating 76,000 people. He says that number is only going to increase now that delayed COVID vaccine supplies have arrived. “This week, we finally got last week’s supply and we’re getting this week’s supply,” de Blasio said. “We are right there on pace to do half a million or more per week.” 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 Track NYC Vaccinations By Zip Code Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545 Connecticut book online here The mayor made the remarks during a stop at a pop-up vaccination site at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. He says the city’s goal is to...
    The director of Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination program on Friday outlined a jump in vaccine doses, saying that after last week’s winter weather delays have passed, the state is “churning it out.” Dr. Danny Avula said at a news conference that the increase in vaccine doses will include: 180,000 first vaccine doses of Moderna and Pfizer, starting next week; 130,000 second vaccine doses of Moderna and Pfizer, starting next week; 52,000 vaccine doses from eight pharmacy partners. He also said that the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is pending FDA approval, would add another 69,000 doses, and the state is planning on how to give them out. Preregistration CVS began administering vaccines earlier this month through a partnership with the federal government, and several other pharmacies began this week. Avula said that the other pharmacies used their own scheduling system this week, because it took time to import...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said the state expects to start administering the new single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week and to receive more than 1.1 million of the shots over the next three weeks. The vaccine, still in the final federal approval process, has fewer handling restrictions than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines now being used. Those vaccines require two doses to be fully effective and must be stored at extremely low temperatures. READ MORE: 80 Guns, $140K In Cash Seized In Large Modesto Drug And Weapons Sales Raids NEW: CA is expecting 380,000 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine as early as next week. We expect that number to increase as supply becomes more available. — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) February 26, 2021 The Biden administration has told California it can expect to receive 380,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines next...
    New York City has a surplus of COVID-19 vaccines this week after delayed shipments finally arrived — so it’s ramping up hours and doubling the number of appointments at some inoculation sites, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. The shipment that was supposed to be delivered to the city last week got delayed due to the winter storm that slammed much of the US – and finally made it to Gotham this week, along with the city’s regular weekly vaccine allotment. “We had a tough week last week because of the storm, delayed shipments of supply of vaccine, but a lot has now come in,” said de Blasio during a City Hall press briefing. “We’re going to blitz this week. This is going to be a very intense week.” The city is adding overnight shifts at vaccination sites at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Bathgate Industrial Park in The Bronx and...
    After setbacks and shipment delays tied to winter weather, the supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Los Angeles is ramping up again, officials said. Tuesday was the second-busiest day at city-run vaccination sites, Mayor Eric Garcetti said during a news briefing Wednesday, with 17,572 doses administered. And while some scarcity remains, the numbers are expected to improve in the days and weeks to come. “While we still don’t have clarity on the supply chain, in the next week or two, simple math indicates we should only see more and more supply in the weeks ahead,” Garcetti said. “So get ready.” The city is still primarily providing second-dose appointments but hopes to be able to “accelerate once again first-dose appointments” starting next week, the mayor said, when vaccine eligibility will expand to include workers in education and childcare, food and agriculture, emergency services and law enforcement, beginning Monday. “I look forward to...
    The U.S. is prepared to send out 3-to-4 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week should the FDA grant emergency use authorization on Friday. In a briefing held Wednesday, Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 coordinator, said that the U.S. is "ready to roll out this vaccine without delay." Zients said the distribution and allocation of supply would mirror the approach currently being used across jurisdictions, pharmacies and community centers with Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines. His comments come just hours after the FDA posted documents that indicated the agency found no safety concerns after reviewing Johnson & Johnson’s application. The company has previously announced plans to deliver 20 million doses by the end of March. Zients said the White House is working with Johnson & Johnson to further "accelerate the pace and timeframe" for which they deliver the full 100 million doses required by contract by the end...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Vaccination sites run by the city of Los Angeles reopened Tuesday after being forced to close for a few days due to shipping and supply issues.Last week, the city had to postpone at least 12,500 vaccination appointments at the six largest city-run sites, including Dodger Stadium, because shipments were delayed by icy weather across the country. At least 60,000 doses were held up by delays in Tennessee and Kentucky.On Sunday, Mayor Eric Garcetti said the doses were being shipped and that vaccine appointments would resume Tuesday. Sites reopened at Dodger Stadium, Hansen Dam, San Fernando Park, Lincoln Park, Pierce College and Crenshaw Christian Center.However, the city is providing mostly second dose appointments, with a limited number of first dose appointments this week.Those who had appointments postponed as a result should have been notified about rescheduling. More information can be found here.COVID vaccine eligibility codes improperly used...
    Pfizer and Moderna will deliver at least another 135 million doses of coronavirus vaccines over the next five weeks, the firms will lawmakers on Tuesday.  The two companies have considerably ramped up their production of vaccine doses and found solutions to previous manufacturing issues that caused bottlenecks in production.   And Johnson & Johnson said it is ready to ship four million doses of its vaccine upon emergency FDA authorization - which could come as soon as Friday - and could deliver 20 million doses by the end of next month.  AstraZeneca said it expects to get authorization in April and will have 30 million doses ready to ship.   To date, Pfizer has delivered about 40 million doses to the US, and Moderna has delivered 45 million, executives for each firm said in prepared testimony for the House Committee on Energy & Commerce.  CDC's vaccine tracker says it has received a...
    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County officials said Tuesday that they number of coronavirus vaccines they have received from the state has been decreasing — most recently, they learned the county would only received 1,700 doses a week for the next month. County Executive Calvin Ball said although initially the county received 4,500 doses of the vaccine, the supply has decreased. “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” said Ball. “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated.” Watch the press conference below:
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    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida gas prices shot up last week, as arctic weather wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast refinery region and caused a surge in fuel prices. Power outages knocked gasoline refineries in Texas and neighboring states offline and interfered with fuel shipments out of the area. READ MORE: Florida Hospital Performed Life Saving Double Lung Transplant On Nurse Who Contracted COVID-19 Much of Florida’s gasoline comes from refineries in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. So an interruption to the supply line there has a direct impact on prices here. However, Florida is not alone. This region is a major source of gasoline in the United States, accounting for more than 45% of total U.S. petroleum refining capacity. This storm reportedly impacted a little more than half of refinery capacity in the Gulf Coast region. Although there is not currently a gasoline supply shortage, concerns about reductions in gasoline production caused fuel...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Health experts are constantly pushing for people who are eligible, to be able to be vaccinated against COVID-19. And now, here in Pittsburgh, there’s a new tool for you to use when it’s your turn. UPMC has created a website where you can register for the COVID-19 vaccine if you fall under Pennsylvania’s Phase 1-A guidelines. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Pedutos Administration To Introduce Plan To Ban Evictions Keep in mind, registering doesn’t mean you’ll get the vaccine right away, but you will be put on a waiting list and UPMC will contact you about scheduling an appointment when a vaccine becomes available. UPMC reiterates that vaccine supply from the state and federal government is still limited, and is encouraging the public to be patient. Meantime, UPMC stresses it wants to vaccinate as many people as it can as soon as the health system receives more doses....
    With shortages hitting vaccination sites from San Francisco to San Diego, news that Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine could win emergency authorization this week comes as a relief to health officials worried about the spread of dangerous new variants, and raises hopes there could be enough doses this spring to vaccinate anyone who wants a shot. But is that a realistic timeline? Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and other health experts earlier this month said vaccines would be widely available to anyone as soon as April, though Fauci has since moved back his projection and said it could be late summer before most are inoculated. President Joe Biden last week said deals to secure 600 million doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines by the end of July will provide enough for every American to get inoculated. But some experts warn that...
    After weeks of lagging behind in its distribution of coronavirus vaccines to seniors, Kaiser Permanente is looking to make up some ground starting this week. Kaiser CEO Greg Adams announced late Saturday that California officials had increased the healthcare giant’s vaccine allotment to more accurately match its large share of the state’s healthcare market, allowing it to finally begin offering vaccine appointments to members who are 65 and older. California divvies up its vaccine supply each week among 58 California counties and nine multi-county healthcare networks, including Kaiser Permanente. But Kaiser officials for weeks had complained that it was receiving a disproportionately small share of vaccines. In a statement last month, Adams said that Kaiser, which serves nearly a quarter of Californians, was receiving approximately 40,000 vaccine doses per week but had the capacity to administer more than 200,000. The company’s only limitation, he said, was the availability of and...
    (CNN/CBS13) — Public health agencies across Northern California are reporting COVID-19 vaccine shortages as severe weather across the US has brought the supply line to a halt this week. Deliveries are being delayed, prompting counties to cancel or reschedule appointments for shots. “I don’t believe that it’s anticipated it will have long-reaching outcomes, but certainly for the next week to two weeks, we might expect to see some impact from the weather,” Lori Tremmel Freeman, CEO of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, told CNN on Wednesday. RELATED: Outages Drop Below 1 Million In Texas; Icy Weather Heads East Leaving Misery In Its Wake “The two biggest shippers involved here — UPS and FedEx — have major either hubs or warehouses down in the South, in Memphis and in other areas. So, we do expect there could be a blip in delivery of vaccine that is weather...
    SAN MATEO (KPIX) — Cold weather in much of the country is now taking a toll on vaccine distribution. California Department of Public Health reports the state has been affected by delays and the impacts have trickled down to Bay Area counties. San Mateo County held its vaccination clinic Thursday without canceling any appointments but the concern is what will happen next week. 2,793 vaccinations were given out but this site may not be able to open next week. Seven Bay Area counties told KPIX they have already experienced delays or expect to. San Mateo County says it’s waiting to receive 14,200 Moderna doses but there’s no word on when the shipment will arrive. Marin County reports at least 300 appointments were canceled Thursday due to shipment delays. Alameda, Santa Clara, San Francisco and Solano Counties haven’t had to cancel appointments yet but whether they will have to hinges on...
    (CNN)The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to retail pharmacies had just begun and Lisa Foster of Dublin, Ohio, felt like she was "playing a slot machine" to secure an appointment online to get vaccinated anywhere she could: Kroger, Walgreens, CVS or Giant Eagle.Then, she "hit the jackpot" -- she got an appointment to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at her local Walgreens two days later, on February 10.Foster, 65, returned immediately to the Walgreens website to schedule an appointment for her husband, but all remaining appointments had been taken. "It was like getting concert tickets," Foster said. "They're just gone in minutes."Small triumphs, some glitches as nationwide Covid-19 vaccine pharmacy program takes offThe federal retail pharmacy program for Covid-19 vaccinations in the United States has been underway for about a week now, and appointments are filling up quickly. Like at other types of vaccine sites, demand is far greater than supply.Read MoreMany...
    Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments scheduled Friday at sites run by the city of Los Angeles will have to be postponed after shipments of doses were delayed by the severe winter weather that’s wreaking havoc across the country. About 12,500 people will have their appointments delayed, and those affected should be notified by text, email or phone, according to a city statement. “Severe weather across the country has disrupted travel and shipping nationwide, including delaying the delivery of our vaccines,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “Our city is ready to administer COVID-19 vaccines swiftly, safely and equitably, and as soon as doses arrive in Los Angeles, we will get them into people’s arms immediately.” Officials said the reshuffling will affect only the city’s large-scale vaccination sites. Inoculations from city-run mobile clinics will continue. The city of Los Angeles operates vaccination sites at Hansen Dam, San Fernando Park, Lincoln Park, Pierce...
    The stream of COVID-19 vaccine is swelling slightly in California but remains a trickle for those trying to get their first dose, according to officials. Forecasts discussed Wednesday showed California should receive 1.28 million vaccine doses next week and 1.31 million the week after. Both those figures are up from the state’s last shipment, which was about 1.08 million. The expected uptick, though welcome, won’t come close to the supplies necessary to clear California’s existing vaccination queue — let alone handle the millions more who will become eligible to receive the shots roughly a month from now. “What we need is more manufactured supply,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week. California Do I still need to wear a mask after being vaccinated? We answer your questions California Do I still need to wear a mask after being vaccinated? We answer your...
    New California bill would decriminalize psychedelics, expunge criminal records Cruz faces flak over Cancun trip during Texas crisis (Bloomberg) -- Oil slid alongside a broader market selloff as the ongoing energy crisis in the U.S. South will likely leave refineries shut for a week or longer. Load Error Futures in New York fell as much as 2.2% in a choppy trading session on Thursday. While U.S. oil output has plunged nearly 40% amid the unprecedented cold blast in parts of the country, crude demand from refineries is expected to remain weak as Gulf Coast fuel-making plants make repairs and take time to restart following operating issues caused by the freezing temperatures. Further pressuring prices, U.S. equities declined after initial jobless claims hit a four-week high. “Right now, we have both refining capacity and oil production down at the same time, so there aren’t particular supply stresses and the...
    EVERY adult in the UK could receive both doses of a Covid vaccine by August, or even “sooner if needed,” the head of the vaccine taskforce has said. Clive Dix, who is in charge of the taskforce which identifies and buys vaccines for the UK government, added he was sure there would not be any problems with supply. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 7More than 15.5million people have received their first vaccine jabCredit: PA:Press Association 7Clive Dix is the head of the UK's vaccine taskforce Dix told Sky News: "We are confident within the vaccine taskforce now that the supply we're going to get will take to us to a position where we can vaccinate as many people as the UK wants to vaccinate." When pushed if he was confident every adult would get both jabs, he added: "We're probably talking August time...
    The White House on Tuesday said it was increasing the allocation of the coronavirus vaccine to states to a cumulative 13.5 million doses per week, while also doubling the allotment to pharmacies to 2 million weekly doses. The additional supplies — part of an ongoing ramp-up — come as the US continues to make slow but steady progress in inoculating Americans against the deadly virus. “We’re increasing the vaccine supply to 13.5 million doses per week that will go out to states,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki during a Tuesday briefing. “This is a 57 percent increase from the amount states received when [President Biden] was inaugurated” on Jan. 20, added Psaki. Separately, the feds are bolstering their weekly vaccine shipments to a coast-to-coast network of pharmacies helping to distribute the shots on the local level. The launch of that initiative was announced earlier this month, with an...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City recorded its best week ever last week for COVID-19 vaccinations, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday, but disparities -- particularly racial ones -- remain among recipients.The city administered 317,227 vaccinations, a record for one week, along with a single day record of 55,339 on Thursday.In all, 1,336,382 doses have been administered in the city since the vaccine rollout began in December, and more than 10% of adults in New York City have received at least one shot.Zip Code Data:The areas with the highest percentage of adults who have received first doses are:--City Island (10464): 26%--Bellerose/Douglaston/Little Neck: 20%Meanwhile, there are numerous zip codes with much lower vaccination rates:--East New York/Cypress Hills (11207): 3%--Corona/North Corona (11368): 3%Despite the accomplishment, de Blasio acknowledged there is room for improvement."We need our fair share of vaccine," he said. "We are not getting our fair share of vaccine....
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City recorded its best week ever last week for COVID-19 vaccinations, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday, but disparities -- particularly racial ones -- remain among recipients.The city administered 317,227 vaccinations, a record for one week, along with a single day record of 55,339 on Thursday.In all, 1,336,382 doses have been administered in the city since the vaccine rollout began in December, and more than 10% of adults in New York City have received at least one shot.Zip Code Data:The areas with the highest percentage of adults who have received first doses are:--City Island (10464): 26%--Bellerose/Douglaston/Little Neck: 20%Meanwhile, there are numerous zip codes with much lower vaccination rates:--East New York/Cypress Hills (11207): 3%--Corona/North Corona (11368): 3%Despite the accomplishment, de Blasio acknowledged there is room for improvement."We need our fair share of vaccine," he said. "We are not getting our fair share of vaccine....
    More On: COVID vaccine North Korean hackers allegedly tried to steal Pfizer vaccine Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable MSG bringing back fans: What you need to know if you’re going to Knicks or Rangers game Disparities in NYC’s vaccine distribution come to light in new data The White House on Tuesday said it was increasing the allocation of the coronavirus vaccine to states to a cumulative 13.5 million doses per week, while also doubling the allotment to pharmacies to 2 million weekly doses. The additional supplies — part of an ongoing ramp-up — come as the US continues to make slow but steady progress in inoculating Americans against the deadly virus. “We’re increasing the vaccine supply to 13.5 million doses per week that will go out to states,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki during a Tuesday briefing. “This is a 57 percent increase from the...
    (CNN/CBS13) — Two new coronavirus mass vaccination sites opened in California on Tuesday, where cities continue to struggle with securing vaccine supply. The sites are the first to open as part of a wider effort by the federal government to establish 100 vaccination sites nationwide in 100 days. In a joint effort with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the large-scale vaccination sites at California State University, Los Angeles, and Oakland-Alameda Coliseum launched simultaneously Tuesday morning. Both vaccination sites have the capacity to vaccinate up to 6,000 people per day, officials said. In comparison, the site at Dodger Stadium, which is run by the city of Los Angeles and is one of the largest in the nation, has the capacity to vaccinate up to 12,000 people each day. Another hopeful day in CA. 2 new mass vaccination sites are now...
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