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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted around the Philadelphia area, there will be a new focus on getting teenagers vaccinated. Experts say it will provide protection for them during summer activities and it could help stop the spread of the virus. The Pfizer vaccine is expected to be approved for emergency use for children over the age of 12 in the next couple of days, and officials are hoping that vaccinating more young people will make opening schools easier this fall. READ MORE: We Dont Have Clean Water: Nightmare Continues For Delaware County Family Battling Mariner East Pipeline Project Kids with COVID-19 — numbers are declining, but new statistics from the American Academy of Pediatrics say children now represent 22% of COVID cases. That’s why there’s a big push to get more teenagers vaccinated. “We’re trying to make it possible for these kids to be able to...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — There’s a new portal for Maryland residents who want to access their vaccination records. This will be useful for anyone who may have lost or misplaced their COVID-19 vaccination cards. Residents can view or print the record here. READ MORE: 40 Year-Old Sentenced For Racketeering Conspiracy At Jessup Correctional Institution The portal is free to use. READ MORE: $30K Reward Offered For Information In Ephraim Gordons Fatal Shooting This only applies to vaccines administered in state-run sites, if you got your vaccine elsewhere you can contact that facility to see if they can help locate your records. According to the CDC, there is no national database for vaccination records. MORE NEWS: Anne Arundel, Baltimore County Police Rescue Turtle, Bunnies  
    Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images. The Biden administration is supporting covid-19 vaccine patent waivers amid the ongoing global vaccination rollout and public calls for the U.S. to back the effort. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said in a statement explaining the decision, “The Administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections, but in service of ending this pandemic, supports the waiver of those protections for COVID-19 vaccines.” The World Trade Organization is currently discussing the matter and, as CNN reported, India and South Africa are introducing a revised proposal soon. While no decision was made, the discussion was “far more constructive, pragmatic, it was less emotive and less finger-pointing” than on previous occasions, WTO spokesman Keith Rockwell told a media briefing… Activists and many world figures argue that the step is the only way to speed up access to life-saving Covid-19 vaccines for developing nations at a time when richer countries...
    The New York Yankees and the New York Mets will offer free tickets to games for those who get vaccinated at their stadiums. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the initiative Wednesday, saying the fields would have separate sections for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals. "So if you love baseball (& protecting your community) — go to a game, get vaccinated & get a free ticket!" Cuomo said. The @Mets, the @Yankees & @HealthNYGov are teaming up so that when you go to a game you can can get a vaccine right at the stadium. When you do, you'll get a free ticket. So if you love baseball (& protecting your community) — go to a game, get vaccinated & get a free ticket!— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 5, 2021 WALGREENS AND CVS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAJORITY OF WASTED CORONAVIRUS VACCINES: REPORT The governor told reporters that people who want...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — COVID-19 vaccinations are slowing down, so more sites and retailers are trying to make it easier to get the vaccine by allowing walk-ins and giving incentives. Retail giant Target has a new incentive starting this week for people who are vaccine hesitant – get a $5 coupon for getting a vaccination at a CVS pharmacy inside a Target store. Target says it’s making the offer to the general public, and employees as their way of supporting vaccination efforts. READ MORE: Kim Kardashian Hit With Federal Civil Forfeiture Action Over Ancient Roman Statue Believed To Be Looted, Smuggled From Italy Target’s not alone in offering incentives to get people vaccinated, an idea that has even been endorsed by President Joe Biden. New Jersey state officials are offering a “shot and a beer” for residents who get their first dose in May, while an experiment run by UCLA...
    (CNN)The United States could see a drop in Covid-19 cases and deaths by July if vaccinations remain high and people adhere to certain prevention measures, a new modeling study suggests.But if fewer people follow Covid-19 precautions -- such as wearing masks and physical distancing -- it could undermine the gains from vaccinations to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, according to the study.JUST WATCHEDCDC director addresses confusion around mask guidanceReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHCDC director addresses confusion around mask guidance 04:17The study, published on Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, projects that with high immunization coverage and a moderate adherence to prevention measures, Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths will likely remain low nationally and sharply decline by July.But accelerating declines in adherence to prevention measures in combination with increased transmissibility of new variants "could lead to surges in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths" -- even...
    With the supply of COVID-19 vaccines beginning to outpace the demand, CVS is taking measures to make it easier for anyone to get a “shot in the arm.” CVS announced that beginning on Wednesday, May 5, pharmacies at hundreds of locations across the country would be accepting walk-in vaccine appointments, with a minimal amount of paperwork required. As of May 5, CVS Health is now vaccinating in more than 8,300 stores across 49 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., and has surpassed 17 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered through its participation in the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program and Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Second dose compliance is more than 90 percent at CVS Health pharmacies, according to officials. Anyone who receives their first dose at CVS will have a second shot scheduled on location. “We continue to orchestrate an all-out effort to vaccinate the nation against COVID-19,”...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite a steep drop in daily vaccinations across Illinois over the past three weeks, more than 60% of adults and 80% of seniors in the state have now received at least one dose of the vaccine. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 96,415 vaccinations were reported on Tuesday, including about 40,000 that were administered by pharmacies over the weekend but not immediately reported due to a “national system issue.” READ MORE: Virtual Center For Mental Health, Substance Abuse Expanding Resources In Cook County Illinois is averaging 71,219 vaccinations per day over the past week, the lowest average since Feb. 26. The latest daily vaccination average represents a 29% decline from one week ago, a 42% drop from two weeks ago, and a 46% decline from the best daily average reported so far on April 12, when the state was averaging 132,979 vaccinations per day. As of...
    The New York Mets and Yankees are teaming up to encourage more fans to go out and get the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state is lifting occupancy limits for vaccinated fans attending games at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field when both venues reopen to more people beginning on Wednesday, May 19. For the unvaccinated, sections will be set aside where they will have to maintain six feet of social distance and are expected to fill up to approximately 33 percent capacity. In vaccinated sections, capacity will be 100 percent. Broadway Theater tickets go on sale Thursday, May 6 for a 100-percent reopening on Tuesday, Sept. 14. At all times, any fan at a game who is not actively eating or drinking will be required to wear a mask or facial covering. Children under the age of 16 accompanying families will also be permitted in the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 2,597 new Coronavirus cases and 56 additional deaths. READ MORE: Grandmother Pleads Guilty To Murder In 5-Year-Old Grandsons Death This brings the statewide total to 1,164,216 cases and 26,390 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 2,172 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19 and 480 patients are in ICUs. The Department of Health says that hospitalizations are starting to decrease overall. The state says 8,840,842 vaccine doses have been administered so far, and 3,646,861 people are fully vaccinated. All Pennsylvanians 16 or older are eligible to get vaccinated. READ MORE: Scams Cost Elderly Adults In Indiana County Hundreds To Thousands Of Dollars If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard There are 4,429,718 people who have tested negative...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 158 new Coronavirus cases and nine additional deaths. READ MORE: William Holt, 54, Accused Of Robbing Sunoco Gas Station, Crashing Vehicle Shortly After Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 119 are confirmed and 39 are probable cases. The Health Department says new cases range in age from 5 months to 96 years with a median age of 29 years. There have been 6,842 total hospitalizations and 98,355 total coronavirus cases in Allegheny County since the pandemic started. The county-wide death toll stands at 1,888. READ MORE: Peloton CEO Issues Apology, Recalls Treadmills After Childs Death And 70 Injuries Of the nine newly-reported deaths, one patient was in their 40s, one in their 50s, four in their 60s, one in their 70s, and in their 80s and one in their 90s. The dates of...
    In another dramatic sign of how rapidly California is recovering from COVID-19, the state recorded its lowest hospitalization rate since the first few weeks of the pandemic, according to data reviewed by The Times. The numbers come just months after the winter surge left hospitals across Southern California overwhelmed with patients and a spike in deaths. But over the last three months, COVID-19 has receded rapidly across the region, allowing a massive reopening of the economy and the hope for a return to some kind of normal by the summer. California is now at the bottom of the nation when it comes to coronavirus case rates. On Tuesday, Los Angeles County progressed into the least-restrictive tier of California’s color-coded closure system, clearing the way for the nation’s most populous county to reopen its economy to the widest extent currently possible. With more vaccines available and cases plummeting, hospitals are seeing...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Yet another shortage could land consumers in hot water with their moms on Mother’s Day. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images) A flower shortage caused by the pandemic could stymie the plans of more than 70% of Americans who were planning buying a lovely bouquet or arrangement for mom. READ MORE: Peloton Recalls All Treadmills, Apologizes For Delayed Response One reason for the shortage is due to COVID-19 restrictions in South America, where much of the floral supply is grown. There haven’t been enough workers in countries like Colombia and Ecuador to grow, package and drive the flower supply. READ MORE: Report: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Being Considered For India Ambassadorship And while California has been home to many flower farms, many of those growers cashed out when demand screeched to a halt during the pandemic. “There were farms early on in the pandemic,...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland added 679 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths Wednesday morning as hospitalizations drop down again. Nearly five million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the state so far, with over 2.1 million Marylanders fully vaccinated. READ MORE: USPS Warns Of Email And Text Message Scams Hospitalizations went down by 10, now standing at 934 people hospitalized for the virus. Of those, 246 are in intensive care and 688 are in acute care. Since the pandemic began, there are 450,689 total confirmed cases and 8,622 deaths. The state’s positivity rate went down slightly to 3.71%. There are 2,186,149 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered 4,996,199 doses so far. Of those, 2,810,050 are first doses with 19,386 administered in the last day. They have given out 1,992,315 are second doses, 36,075 in the last day. The state began to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland added 679 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths Wednesday morning as hospitalizations drop down again. Nearly five million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the state so far, with over 2.1 million Marylanders fully vaccinated. READ MORE: USPS Warns Of Email And Text Message Scams Hospitalizations went down by 10, now standing at 934 people hospitalized for the virus. Of those, 246 are in intensive care and 688 are in acute care. Since the pandemic began, there are 450,689 total confirmed cases and 8,622 deaths. The state’s positivity rate went down slightly to 3.71%. There are 2,186,149 Marylanders fully vaccinated. The state has administered 4,996,199 doses so far. Of those, 2,810,050 are first doses with 19,386 administered in the last day. They have given out 1,992,315 are second doses, 36,075 in the last day. The state began to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine...
    Two vaccine sites in Hampden County are offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines for those still in need of a vaccination. The two sites include: The Baystate Health Education Center at 361 Whitney Ave., in Holyoke. Shots will be offered Wednesday, May 5 through Friday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be offered. The Castle of Knights, at 1599 Memorial Drive in Chicopee is also taking walk-ins Wednesday, May 5, from 10 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. They are offering the Moderna vaccine. To receive a vaccine you will need a legal photo ID, an insurance card, and you must wear a mask. Last week Baystate Health vaccinated 1,700 at the location, down from the 4,200 doses given the previous week. The Chicopee site says they can vaccinate up to 500 per day but have given less than 400 shots in the past...
    Two students with confirmed cases of COVID-19 shut down Vallejo High School for the rest of the week barely two weeks after the Vallejo Unified School District opened up its high school campuses for in-person instruction. The district said there was a confirmed case of a student with COVID-19, and a suspected case of another student, who has since been confirmed. “On Friday the decision was made to return the entire campus to distance learning for at least a week,” said district spokesperson Stephen Nichols in an email. “The rationale for returning the whole school to distance learning, a first for us, is in large part due to the complexities surrounding any comprehensive high school.” Nichols said Vallejo High students who are on campus are typically exposed to other students and staff in six different class periods. “In short, the scale of potential exposures is far greater due to the...
    India is now battling the worst covid surge the world has seen to date. Over the weekend, India reported more than 400,000 new cases of covid, the worst for any country since this global pandemic began. To date, less than 2% of the country’s 940 million residents have been vaccinated. Their healthcare system has completely broken down in the wake of the unprecedented disease burden. And now there is a national shortage of oxygen one of the most basic necessities for patients fighting Covid-19. Watch THE DR. OZ SHOW, weekdays at 3 p.m. on CBS 62. Related
    As of Tuesday, May 4, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed about 39.4 million doses have been shipped throughout the state and of those, 30.7 million have been administered (about 4 million in the last two weeks). According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking vaccine distribution, 44.4% of California’s population has received at least one shot and 31.8% of residents are fully vaccinated. California has the highest daily rate of doses administered in the country at 318,725. The second-highest rate belongs to Texas with 168,987. Los Angeles (7.72 million), San Diego (2.77 million) and Orange (2.56 million) counties have administered the most doses to date in California. About 99% of the data is recorded by the patient’s county of residence. Here are the California county vaccination totals as of May 4: Here are the California county vaccination totals as of April 20: Here are the California county...
    London — India's foreign minister has pulled out of in-person meetings at a Group of Seven gathering in London because of possible exposure to the coronavirus. Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar tweeted that he was "made aware yesterday evening of exposure to possible Covid positive cases. As a measure of abundant caution and also out of consideration for others, I decided to conduct my engagements in the virtual mode." Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar  @DrSJaishankar Britain's Foreign Office, which organized the meeting, didn't immediately confirm whether any delegates had tested positive, but the Reuters news service cited a British government official as saying India's entire G7 delegation is self-isolating after two members tested positive. Britain's Sky News also reported that the Indian delegation has had two positive cases. Diplomats from the G-7 group of wealthy nations are meeting in London for their first face-to-face gathering in two...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the county’s top disease expert, said in an interview Tuesday that he believes the U.S. is in "the bottom of the sixth" when it comes to the likely COVID-19 timeline. Fauci told CNN that he is under the impression the President Biden’s goal of administering 100 million jabs over the next 60 days is achievable. Biden on Tuesday set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one shot to 70% of adult Americans by July Fourth.  Fauci's comments were first reported by Mediaite. Demand for vaccines has dropped off markedly nationwide, with some states leaving more than half their available doses unordered. "You do need to get vaccinated," Biden said from the White House. "Even if your chance of getting seriously ill is low, why take the risk? It could save your life or the lives of somebody you love." There is a growing belief among scientists that...
    MLADEN ANTONOV / Contributor / Getty Images At least 23 five-star hotels in Bangkok have been turned into luxury "hospitels," per the South China Morning Post. People who test positive for COVID-19 but have no symptoms can pay up to $385 to stay in one of these hotels instead of a public hospital. COVID-19 cases in Thailand are on the rise, and Bangkok is at the epicenter of the country's latest wave. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. At least 23 five-star hotels in Bangkok are being used as extensions of the city's private hospitals as COVID-19 cases rise in Thailand, per the South China Morning Post. The luxury quarantine in these "hospitels" is available for people who have tested positive for COVID-19, do not have symptoms or underlying health conditions, and can afford to pay for their stay, the Post reports. A stay in one of...
    (Airport testing site in question not pictured.) A lab worker collects a swab sample from a patient in Medan, Indonesia, on December 17, 2020. Kartik Byma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Five Indonesian lab workers were arrested and accused of washing and reusing nasal swabs in up to 20,000 COVID-19 tests. The workers could have made up to $125,000 from the alleged fraud since mid-December, according to the local police chief. Authorities are investigating whether anyone was infected with the virus as a result of the contaminated swabs. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Five Indonesian lab workers were arrested last week and accused of reusing nasal swabs in rapid antigen COVID-19 tests, Richard C. Paddock and Dera Menra Sijabat reported for The New York Times. The workers are accused of using new swabs to test someone, then washing, repackaging, and using those same swabs to test others,...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- Dr. Rajenda Kapila, a renowned infectious disease expert and professor at Rutgers University who went to India to help care for his family as the coronavirus there rages out of control, has died from the virus.Smoke from thousands of funeral pyres darken the Indian sky near New Delhi.The official death count from covid is nearly 2,000 every day, but most believe it is much higher even than that.Now, a doctor who practiced for 50 years in New Jersey is among the dead.Dr. Bina Kapila didn't want to appear on television, but she was married to Dr. Rajenda Kapila for 40 years before they divorced a decade ago.He was an infectious disease specialist at Rutgers and Dr. Kapila says he was a brilliant doctor."It's very bad in India," she said. "He was so brilliant when we were in college, in medical school, that the professors of medicine...
    (CNN) — Pfizer expects to file for full US Food and Drug Administration approval for its Covid-19 vaccine for people ages 16 to 85 this month, and will seek emergency use authorization for its vaccine for children ages 2 to 11 in September, the company said during an earnings call on Tuesday. The company’s vaccine safety and efficacy study in children age 6 months to 11 years old is still going. READ MORE: Crossing Guard Struck, Injured Outside Cromwell Valley Elementary In Towson “We expect to have definitive readouts and submit for an EUA for two cohorts, including children age 2-5 years of age and 5-11 years of age, in September,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said, adding that the readout and submission for children 6 months to 2 years is expected in the fourth quarter of 2021. Pfizer has already applied for emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine for...
    A town in Japan took hundreds of thousands of dollars they got in COVID-19 relief funds to build a giant squid statue. The coastal town of Noto reportedly used the equivalent of $230,000 to build a massive pink statue with money that had previously been marked for pandemic relief, the New York Post reported in a piece published Tuesday. This town used its $228K in COVID relief funds on a giant squid statue https://t.co/7A6OoMoudL pic.twitter.com/LVo29yzPjR — New York Post (@nypost) May 4, 2021 Officials in the Ishikawa town justified their investment of the huge cephalopod, which measures more than 42-feet-long, 29.5-feet-wide and 13-feet high, as being able to bring in much-needed tourism to the cash-strapped fishing town, Kotaku reported. (RELATED: Giant Alligator And Cow Cause Traffic Jams In Houston) The town is known for its squid and the idea was to use the coronavirus funds to build something that...
    Tiffany Haddish reveals she sold her eggs when she was strapped for cash at 21: I might got some kids out here in these streets Stock futures are flat after sell-off in growth and tech All across the Southeastern Conference, administrators are counting on full stadiums for football this fall. After a season that lacked the pageantry and ambiance of a typical in-person experience, 2021 should look and feel like something close to normal and signal a real turning of the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic.  Nick Sabans Alabama program cements legacy as greatest ever USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Los Rios Colleges Planning On Full Return To Campuses By Spring 2022 Semester CBS Sacramento Tom_Allen_on_Dead_Period_Ending Hoosiers Now on FanNation Clemson WR Ajou Ajou: Showing Out In Spring ACC Digital Network ...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Don’t get your wallet out. Cash for a COVID-19 shot isn’t happening in Tarrant County – at least not yet. County Judge Glen Whitley held off on the idea Tuesday, May 4, which he had floated as a potential incentive to increase vaccination numbers. Vaccine interest has dropped rapidly over the last two weeks, with calls to the vaccine hotline off more than 50%, and vaccination sites seeing as many people in day as they used to handle in an hour. Whitley had suggested paying people $50 to get a shot. However he said Tuesday, the District Attorney’s Office advised it may run afoul of a federal law, prohibiting paying people to receive federal services. “If it’s illegal it’s illegal and I’m not going to try to play games with that,” Whitley said. “If the government wants to come back and say we can do it...
    NEWTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement Tuesday that most COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted in the commonwealth on Memorial Day comes at a time when many businesses are still trying to adjust to the new normal. The reaction was mixed Tuesday at Isaac Newton’s Bar & Restaurant, a popular local gathering spot in Newtown. While business operators are glad to able to return to full capacity, they caution it is still going to take some time for both operations and perhaps, more importantly, the mindset of life pre-COVID. READ MORE: American Families Plan: Whats In It, And How Could It Put Money In Your Pocket? “The restrictions were really tough,” Barre3 Newtown studio owner Lauren Ziel said. Business owners are breathing a sigh of relief with news of most COVID capacity restrictions easing in Pennsylvania, effective Memorial Day. “It feels great because I didn’t think it would...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota father has died from COVID-19 while he was stranded abroad. About a month ago, César Cruz left his wife and three kids in St. Paul to visit family in Guatemala. A few days before his flight back, he tested positive for COVID. His family in Minnesota tried making arrangements to bring him home, but Cruz’s condition kept getting worse. He died last night. His family in Guatemala will bury him Tuesday. His wife and kids plan to fly there when the pandemic ends.   More On WCCO.com: Derek Chauvin Juror Brandon Mitchell’s Participation In D.C. March Could Help Appeal, Legal Experts Say Even When Residents Call For Their Help, Minneapolis Police Won’t Go Near 38th & Chicago 5 Arrested, Guns Recovered After Driver Leads Police On Multi-City Chase Police Fatally Shoot Gunman Who Killed 2 At Wisconsin Casino
    Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whose aggressive lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic drew a mixed reaction among state residents, will receive a "Profile in Courage" award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation for her actions during the crisis. Michigan experienced a COVID-19 surge in mid-April, including its second-highest single-day case total and its highest rate of hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic. On April 16, the statewide positivity rate was higher than 14%. Case totals have begun to drop again as Michigan makes progress in its vaccination campaign. The state reported an average of 2,517 cases per day last week, the lowest number since late March. Whitmer is one of seven recipients honored for displaying courage despite personal risk during the pandemic, according to the foundation. Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, will present the awards at a virtual ceremony on May 26. "These heroes...
    (CNN)Pfizer expects to file for full US Food and Drug Administration approval for its Covid-19 vaccine for people ages 16 to 85 this month, and will seek emergency use authorization for its vaccine for children ages 2 to 11 in September, the company said during an earnings call on Tuesday. FDA to authorize Pfizers Covid-19 vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds by early next week, official saysThe company's vaccine safety and efficacy study in children age 6 months to 11 years old is still going."We expect to have definitive readouts and submit for an EUA for two cohorts, including children age 2-5 years of age and 5-11 years of age, in September," Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said, adding that the readout and submission for children 6 months to 2 years is expected in the fourth quarter of 2021. Pfizer has already applied for emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine for teens...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In the last three weeks, Dallas County has gone from administering between 8,000 to 12,000 COVID-19 vaccines a day to now about 6,000 to 8,000. As the rate of vaccination slows — it’s easier than ever to get a vaccine. READ MORE: Justice Department Plea Deals For Texas Man & Other Rioters Who Trapped Cops In US Capitol Tunnel Fair Park will host another “late night” event this Wednesday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. offering both Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. No appointment is needed, but it’s highly recommended to register online. There’s also the City of Dallas’ mobile vaccination clinics at apartment complexes. As property manager working with hundreds of people, Evelia Gandera said she had seen vaccine hesitancy firsthand over the last several months and this is a welcome sight. “A lot of people are scared, but if they see others...
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana public health officials announced 824 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths on Tuesday.Overall,12,950 Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 and 724,214 have contracted it since the start of the pandemic.Health officials say the latest recorded seven-day positive COVID-19 test rate in the state is 4.7%. Health officials say there have been more than 9.8 million tests administered.Indiana State Fair returning after 2020 pandemic cancelationThe Indiana State Fair will return with some changes this summer, a year after the coronavirus pandemic forced its cancellation.Fair officials announced Tuesday that the fair will run from July 30-Aug. 22 and be focused on the theme of "celebrating all things Indiana and the resiliency of the Hoosier Spirit."This year's state fair will add a weekend to the front end of the fair's schedule, while the fairgrounds will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays each week of its run.Fair officials say they've...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois reported its lowest average COVID-19 infection rate in more than a month on Tuesday, even as the number of vaccinations administered per day continued to drop significantly. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,211 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases on Tuesday, as well as 19 more deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, Illinois has reported a total of 1,343,988 cases, including 22,066 deaths. READ MORE: Remembering Longtime CBS 2 Anchor, Reporter Bob Wallace Illinois is now averaging 2,609 new cases per day over the past week, down 4% from a week ago, and down 15% from two weeks ago. The statewide seven-day average case positivity rate stands at 3.3%, the lowest it’s been since March 31. That rate reached as high as 4.4% on multiple days in April, after hitting a pandemic-low of 2.1% on March 13. As of Monday night, a total...
    More On: Coronavirus in NY New York drinkers in high spirits as bar seating returns Albany lawmakers extend NY’s eviction moratorium to August 31 NYC restaurants to Cuomo: ‘It’s still not a full reopening’ Yes, America can still beat the coronavirus — don’t buy the panic stories The number of New York City residents getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has plummeted by two-thirds in recent weeks — even though just half of eligible residents have gotten a shot so far, Health Department data shows. Just 136,710 people who are age 16 or older got their first shot of one of the three available vaccines over the most recently completed week, which stretches from April 25 and May 1. That’s down a staggering 67 percent from the all-time high of 410,917 people who got their first coronavirus jab in New York City during the week...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The Rogers Park area residents are coming together to a support a beloved community member who is in the ICU with COVID-19. Felipe Vallarta has been selling elotes, Mexican street corn, at the intersection of Rogers and Clark for many years. People there say he’s a hard worker and they miss seeing him. Vallarta’s family created a GoFundMe page for medical expenses. The goal is to raise $25,000 and they have received nearly $6,000 so far.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 3,133 new Coronavirus cases and 58 additional deaths. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 12 Additional COVID-19 Related Deaths Between The Months Of February And May This brings the statewide total to 1,161,619 cases and 26,334 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 2,151 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19 and 484 patients are in ICUs. The state says 8,754,703 vaccine doses have been administered so far, and 3,592,845 people are fully vaccinated. All Pennsylvanians 16 or older are eligible to get vaccinated. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Ask For Help Finding Missing 16-Year-Old Jaquaya Dixon If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard There are 4,422,407 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to date....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 222 new Coronavirus cases and 12 additional deaths. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Ask For Help Finding Missing 16-Year-Old Jaquaya Dixon Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 157 are confirmed and 65 are probable cases. The Health Department says new cases range in age from one year to 90 years with a median age of 32 years. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming Your Way? The dates of death range from February 1 to May 1. One death was associated with a long-term care facility. Among the fatalities, two people were in their 30s, one person was in their 50s, four people were in their 60s, three people were in their 70s and two people were in their 80s. There have been 6,834 total hospitalizations and 98,197 total coronavirus...
    The Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be delivering some 200 doses of Moderna vaccine to distribute to residents 18 and older over the course of the next three weeks.  Appointments will be available at 8 Clinton Avenue, Ossining, at the paramedic headquarters during the "pop-up" vaccine clinics.  In addition, the department will also make house calls for homebound as well as to help people feel more comfortable getting their first dose. To date, they have already vaccinated 11 people in their homes. The department's schedule includes: Tuesday, May 4, a pop-up at the department from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, on the road vaccinating homebound patients. Thursday, May 6, will be another pop-up at the department from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16 at the department from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "We were one of the first EMS agencies in NYS to...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Evan Fournier has not had the best go of things upon his arrival in Boston. Acquired by the Celtics to provide a scoring punch off the bench, Fournier has been plagued with COVID-related issues and shooting slumps. Before he could even suit up for his new team, Fournier had to miss a few games after a false-positive. He struggled in his Boston debut, missing all 10 of his shots. And when he started to look somewhat comfortable in his new uniform, Fournier actually got COVID-19 and had to miss nine games. READ MORE: Ernie Adams Retiring From Role With Patriots After Long Career With Team Fournier has been back for four games, and Sunday’s loss against Portland was the best he’s looked for the Celtics since the March 25 trade deadline. He scored 21 points off 8-for-10 shooting, hitting five of his seven attempts from deep. So...
    Actress Mahika Sharma urges people to support part-time domestic help during these tough times, as the country battles COVID-19. “I request people to consider their helps as a family and stand by them in such difficult times. I’m making sure to pay their rent, kids’ school fees, also help with food and medical requirements,” Mahika says. Mahika Sharma: My Parents Were Disappointed When I Came to Mumbai To Become an Actress. She adds: “The lockdown might force businesses to close and lay off workers or not pay them wages. This again highlights the insecure working conditions of workers. These workers have small incomes and little savings and so they cannot stock up on essentials to survive weeks of lockdown.” The actress adds that times are tough and one must try to do as much as one can to help each other. Bigg Boss 14’s Aly Goni Reveals Most of His Family...
    Those looking for a COVID-19 vaccination will be able to receive it at a new regional site in Western Mass. Chicopee’s regional vaccination at the Castle of Knights at 1599 Memorial Drive will begin offering the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday, May 4. The site has the capacity to administer 800 shots a day and officials said the site has plenty of open appointments. Although the site will accept walk-ups, officials are urging residents to sign up on the state's appointment vaccination site here.  The site will be open for shots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5. Appointments are still available for both days.
    At Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Brant Putnam has watched the intense weight of the COVID-19 pandemic finally begin to lift in recent months — only to be replaced by another, relentless stressor. In the first four months of 2021, gunshot victims have arrived at a much greater rate than usual. The Level 1 trauma center in Torrance treats about 3,500 patients a year; an average of 15% experience “penetrating trauma” such as a shooting or stabbing, said Putnam, chief of the trauma and acute care surgery division. So far this year, the figure stands at 19%, he said. From Jan. 1 to April 27, the hospital treated 142 shooting victims, compared with 76 during the same period last year — an increase of nearly 87%. “This has definitely been one of the most stressful times in my entire career,” said Putnam, a surgeon for 20 years who scrubs in and...
    Reuters May 4, 2021 0 Comments The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Experimental antibody drug neutralizes COVID-19 variants An experimental monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 being developed by Eli Lilly and Co and AbCellera Biologics Inc can “potently” neutralize numerous coronavirus variants, including those first identified in the UK, Brazil, South Africa, California and New York, scientists have found in test tube experiments. The antibody – known as LY-CoV1404 or LY3853113 – works by attaching itself to a place on the virus that has shown few signs of mutating, which means the drug is likely to retain its effectiveness over time, the researchers said in a report posted on Friday on bioRxiv ahead of peer review. “New variant-resistant treatments such as LY-CoV1404 are desperately...
    Seems like global star Priyanka Chopra has been quite successful in amplifying the voices of people who are trying to arrange certain types of relief to the devastating effects of COVID-19 in India as her recent appreciation post for Sonu Sood’s ‘Every Life Matters’ campaign has got a reply from Minister of Women and Child Development of India Smriti Irani. Sonu Sood Gets Critically Ill COVID-19 Patient Airlifted From Jhansi to Hyderabad. Priyanka, who has been actively arranging COVID-19 relief funds for India, on Monday lauded Sonu Sood for his appeal to provide free education for the children who have lost their parents in the pandemic. Taking to her Instagram handle, the ‘Dostana’ star penned down a long note appreciating Sonu for coming forward with the idea. She wrote, “Have you heard of visionary philanthropists? My colleague @sonu_sood is one such. He thinks and plans ahead.” Sonu Sood Gets Emotional on...
    Hollywood star James McAvoy has made an appeal to his fans and followers to send out donations to India as the country struggles with the massive shortage of oxygen during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The actor, best known for films like the “X-Men” and “Unbreakable” series, shared a link to a crowdfunding campaign on Instagram on Monday “to help purchase oxygen concentrator machines and other medical supplies to help support India”. Camila Cabello Urges All To Donate for India Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Second Wave (Watch Video). “India needs help. You can help…donate what you can if you can. Link to just giving page in my Bio. @daivikfoundation,” McAvoy wrote in the caption. Hospitals across India have been grappling with oxygen shortage. Week after week, several hospitals have sent out SOS messages about depleting oxygen supplies at their medical facilities and some hospitals had even lost COVID-19 patients...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- With a graduation to the least-restrictive yellow tier of the state's reopening plan possible this week, Los Angeles County reported no additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Sunday and Monday.However, officials said those low numbers likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend.According to state figures, the number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 410 on Saturday to 390, with 87 people in intensive care, up from 86 the previous day.Monday's figures brought the county's totals to 1,233,985 cases and 23,914 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.As of Monday, the county's test positivity rate was at 0.7%.Meanwhile, the county is expected to reach the least-restrictive yellow tier of the state's four-tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy when updated statistics are released on Tuesday.County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said if the county does qualify for the...
    Many sites in the city and county of Los Angeles are now offering opportunities for residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine without having to make an appointment. Officials say the additional walk-up availability is aimed at lowering a potential barrier to vaccine access — as not everyone has the time or technological resources to navigate online booking platforms. “Most sites are actually not requiring appointments, and most sites right now have availability in terms of both slots when you can come in and get vaccinated, and also plenty of supply,” L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Monday. California L.A. COVID-19 vaccination pace plunges as officials work to expand access California L.A. COVID-19 vaccination pace plunges as officials work to expand access Providers throughout Los Angeles County administered 144,000 fewer COVID-19 vaccine doses last week compared with the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, more than 13,000 vaccine doses wound up in the trash instead of in the arms of Pennsylvanians. This news comes as the CDC reports more than 180,000 wasted doses as of late March. The state Department of Health says they plan to release official breakdown information about who is wasting vaccine, how much and why starting next month. But that waste is upsetting local independent pharmacists who say they haven’t wasted a dose. READ MORE: Sources: Seneca Valley Student Expelled Related To Alleged Gang Assault Of Another Student At Butler Vo-Tech “I am heartbroken over that because those are doses that we could have had in arms that week,” said independent pharmacist Adrienne Cervone. “We were ready. We’ve given flu shots in the community, we go to patients’ homes, we do these clinics remotely. We know what to do...
    St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher Adam Wainwright will be back on the mound Monday night after being taken off the COVID-19 list. St. Louis Cardinals veteran starter Adam Wainwright was included in the active roster just in time for Monday’s opener against the New York Mets. St Louis chose to option outfielder Austin Dean to Memphis to make room for Wainwright on the roster. We have activated RHP Adam Wainwright from the COVID-19 IL. He will start tonights game. OF Austin Dean has been optioned to Memphis (AAA). pic.twitter.com/KQg06Qo1X7 — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 3, 2021 Wainwright had previously been placed on the COVID-19 list on April 29 for being in close contact with a family member who had tested positive for the virus. He’s healthy now and is set to appear in his sixth start of the season and 399th career game at Busch Stadium. Currently, he’s just two strikeouts...
    Reuters May 3, 2021 0 Comments New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will lift most of their coronavirus capacity restrictions on businesses, including retail stores, food services and gyms, beginning on May 19, the governors of the three states said on Monday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who announced the plan coordinated with the governors of other states in the U.S. Northeast region, said the decision was based on a steady decline in the positive rate of COVID-19 tests and hospitalizations. The percentage of New Yorkers testing positive for the coronavirus dropped 50% over the last month, and hospitalizations decreased by nearly 40% during the same period, he said. “New Yorkers have made tremendous progress,” Cuomo said. “It’s time to readjust the decision made on the science and on the data.” Amusement parks, salons and offices are among the other types of businesses which will soon no longer be...
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN)Since this year began, one third of all people who've died in Brazil were victims of Covid-19. According to data from Brazil's National Civil Registry, 615,329 deaths were reported in the country between January 1 and April 30. Of those, 208,370 were related to Covid-19, according to Brazil's health ministry -- 33.9% of the nation's total.The coronavirus has surged with a vengeance in the South American giant in recent months -- fueled in part by a disregard for social distancing precautions and the emergence of extra-contagious new variants -- and has claimed more lives in the past four months than in all of 2020. More than 78,000 people in Brazil were killed by the virus last month alone.Meanwhile, despite Brazil's robust immunization program, its rollout of Covid-19 vaccines has been slow, dogged by supply shortages and delays in the early days of deal-making with global pharmaceutical companies....
    The show must (and will) go on at one of Westchester’s most popular movie theaters. The Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers is set to reopen in July as it joins other theaters in returning to business following the COVID-19 shutdown last year. Alamo Drafthouse began its latest round of opening theaters on Wednesday, April 28 in Springfield, with its Brooklyn location set to begin operations on Friday, May 7. No specific date has been provided for the reopening of the Yonkers location, with the company announcing only that it will be in July, with no exact date specified. Yonkers is one of seven Alamo Drafthouse locations scheduled to reopen in July. “At least (15) of our theaters will be brought back online this summer, roughly (re)doubling our footprint to over (30) theaters across the country,” officials said. The news comes as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A local group of businesses, medical professionals and politicians is working together to send help from Chicago to India.The local chapter of the humanitarian non-profit Sewa is helping to gather the medication and medical equipment to send overseas.RELATED: How you can help India amid devastating COVID-19 surge"So far, from the money that we have collected, UPS raised over 2,500 oxygen concentrators with the help of Air India. Both of them provided free services, and Air India will be landing soon or may have landed already," said Dipti Desai, Sewa International.RELATED: Doctors, community looking for help from healed COVID-19 patientsThe travel restrictions between the United States and India is scheduled to go into effect Tuesday. It does not apply to U.S. citizens, permanent residents or their families.
    A Chinese Communist Party-linked account mocked India’s record-breaking COVID-19 outbreak in a now-deleted post to the nation’s version of Twitter, “Weibo,” CNN reported Monday. The account, operated by the CCP’s Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs, posted a photo of a Chinese space exploration rocket blasting off side-by-side with cremation pyres burning in India amid the country’s devastating outbreak of COVID-19. “China lighting a fire versus India lighting a fire,” the caption reportedly read. (RELATED: ‘Politics, Not Science’: Scientists Cast Doubt On China’s Story Of COVID-19) Caption says “China firing up VS India firing up.” This is a Chinese govt Weibo account. The lack of basic decency is just unbelievable. Are some young bureaucrats managing the account? To what extent it reflects the mindset of the younger generation in the CCP? pic.twitter.com/dyS9001du4 — Yaqiu Wang 王亚秋 (@Yaqiu) May 1, 2021 The account was shared by several other government-linked...
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana public health officials announced 812 new COVID-19 cases and 1 additional deaths on Monday.Overall,12,046 Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 and 723,443 have contracted it since the start of the pandemic.Health officials say the latest recorded seven-day positive COVID-19 test rate in the state is 4.6%. Health officials say there have been more than 9.8 million tests administered.Face masks still being required at Indiana casinosGamblers will have to keep wearing face masks inside Indiana's casinos at least through the end of May.Updated health guidelines issued by the Indiana Gaming Commission said operators of the 13 state-licensed casinos decided to keep the mask rule in place to stem COVID-19 spread even though Gov. Eric Holcomb lifted the statewide mask mandate as of April 6.The casino rules require customers to wear masks except when eating, drinking or smoking while seated at a slot machine, bar or restaurant table.Indiana watching...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health says over half of the state’s population has gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. READ MORE: Christian Band MercyMe To Play At PPG Paints Arena This Fall It comes as the Health Department reported a two-day total of 4,381 new Coronavirus cases and 23 additional deaths. This brings the statewide total to 1,158,486 cases and 479 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 2,161 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19 and 479 patients are in ICUs. The state says 8,684,978 vaccine doses have been administered so far, and 3,548,102 people are fully vaccinated. All Pennsylvanians 16 or older are eligible to get vaccinated. Citing the CDC, the Health Department says 50.3% of its population has gotten first doses. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 454 new Coronavirus cases and no additional deaths in the last 48 hours. READ MORE: Kidsburgh: Family-Friendly Events In May Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 296 are confirmed and 158 are probable cases. The Health Department says new cases range in age from three months to 89 years with a median age of 31 years. READ MORE: Pittsburgh-Based Company Duolingo Makes Time Magazines 100 Most Influential Companies List There have been 6,749 total hospitalizations and 97,975 total coronavirus cases in Allegheny County since the pandemic started. The county-wide death toll stands at 1,867. MORE NEWS: Woman Killed, Firefighter Injured Following McCandless House Fire More information on the Coronavirus pandemic: CDC Coronavirus Information CDC Global Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pennsylvania Department of Health Information Allegheny County Health Department Information
    A popular Western Massachusetts restaurant is back in business and ready to serve some great meals after closing in December last year due to the COVID pandemic. Sylvester’s Restaurant in Northampton reopened on Saturday, May 1, with a tag sale, to help those in need as they served food to many customers who had been waiting for the spot to reopen. The iconic restaurant, opened in 1983, is known for its coffee and espresso, as well as baked goods, waffles, omelets, and well, the list goes on, said it was delighted to be back in business. Sylvester’s Restaurant is known for its coffee.Yelp"We're known for our dedication to the finest ingredients, our passionate employees, our uplifting atmosphere, and of course our fresh brewed coffee," the owners said on Yelp. All of the restaurant's bread, dressings, salsas, sauces, and baked goods are made in-house.  For breakfast, Yelpers said to try their...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland added 520 new COVID-19 cases on Monday as hospitalizations continued to decline, according to information released from the state health department. Over 4.9 million vaccine doses have been administered across the state as of Monday morning with 2.1 million Marylanders being fully vaccinated. READ MORE: Heavy Seas Collaborates With BARCS On New IPA The total number of covid-related deaths are at 8,585 since the pandemic began. On Monday, the state could not update the deaths “due to a temporary outage at the Vital Statistics Administration.” “MDH will update deaths data as soon as the outage is resolved,” the state said. Hospitalizations went down by 7, dropping the total number to 953 Of those, 265 people are in ICU beds and 688 are in acute care. The state’s positivity rate went slightly up to 3.69%. The state conducted 14,345 coronavirus tests in the last day. Since the...
    Jennifer Lopez attends the Global Citizen VAX Live concert. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images Jennifer Lopez performed at the Global Citizen VAX Live concert, which will be broadcast on May 8. She wore four daring outfits onstage, including a multicolored leotard and a neon minidress. Lopez also walked the red carpet in an Elie Saab jumpsuit with a plunging neckline. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jennifer Lopez loves a good outfit change. She wore five outfits in a row at the 2020 Super Bowl, and more recently donned four different looks at the Global Citizen VAX Live concert. The latter event will be broadcast on YouTube and select TV channels on May 8 at 8 p.m. ET, though it was pre-recorded this weekend. Lopez, who performed at the concert, walked the event's red carpet in an Elie Saab jumpsuit. The white outfit had a semi-sheer bodice covered in...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported zero COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours. It’s the first time since March 25, 2020 that there hasn’t been at least one coronavirus-related death reported in the state. Maryland added 520 new COVID-19 cases on Monday as hospitalizations and the positivity rate continued to decline, according to information released from the state health department. READ MORE: Heavy Seas Collaborates With BARCS On New IPA Over 4.9 million vaccine doses have been administered across the state as of Monday morning. The total number of covid-related deaths are at 8,585 since the pandemic began. Hospitalizations went down by 7, dropping the total number to 953 Of those, 265 people are in ICU beds and 688 are in acute care. The state’s positivity rate went slightly up 3.69%. The state conducted 14,345 coronavirus tests in the last day. Since the pandemic began in the state...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: May 3, 20217 a.m.Vaccination site to open in San Jose todayA new permanent...
    Getty A study of New York moms with COVID-19 who were separated from their babies found higher rates of postpartum depression.  Recommendations on separation intended to protect babies, but were later reversed.  It's unclear if having COVID-19 in pregnancy or the separation itself accounted for the results.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Hospital protocols intended to protect newborns from COVID-19 may have contributed to high rates of postpartum depression among their moms, new research shows.  The not-yet-published study, presented Friday at the American College of Gynecologists' annual meeting, looked at 224 women who gave birth at a New York hospital between March 18 and May 12 2020. The 58 women who tested positive were separated from their babies immediately after birth and throughout their hospital recovery, a strategy recommended at that time by the American Academy of Pediatrics in order to help prevent mom-to-infant COVID-19 transmission....
    Carey Alexander Washington, 80, a practicing clinical psychologist, called his daughter in January as soon as he received his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. “He was just so excited that he had gotten it,” said Tanya Washington, 49, a resident of Atlanta who works at an investment firm. Carey received his second shot Feb. 4. A little more than a month later, the South Carolina resident experienced shortness of breath. His internist did not test him for the virus. Carey, after all, was fully vaccinated. The doctor sent him to a cardiologist instead, who also didn’t test for the coronavirus. On March 25, Carey died after nearly two weeks in the hospital, his final days in intensive care. COVID-19 had destroyed his lungs. Carey was among a tiny proportion of people who had been vaccinated against COVID-19 and then contracted the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and...
    A social media post by the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission faced serious backlash for appearing to mock the COVID-19 crisis in India, a report said. Bloomberg reported that the post—which was later deleted—showed a recent rocket launch in China next to what appeared to be workers at a mass cremation in India. The report said that the post ran on the commission’s official Weibo account and read, "China lighting a fire versus India lighting a fire." The post was later deleted. China’s foreign ministry told the news site that it hopes "everyone gives attention to the Chinese government and mainstream public opinion supporting India’s fight against the epidemic." The editor of a website that tracks trends on Weibo told Bloomberg that she did not believe there was "consensus on this post or else it would not have been removed so quickly." On Friday, Chinese President...
     Los Angeles County reported no deaths from COVID-19 Sunday, a stunning turnaround for California's most populous district which has suffered 23,915 fatalities since the pandemic began. It is the first time in 410 days that the county has not reported at least one COVID fatality. But health officials warned that the landmark figure may be due to an undercount because of delays in reporting COVID figures on weekends, the The LA Times reports. Health officials reported 313 new cases and 410 hospitalizations Sunday in the  county, which, which comprises a large swathe of Los Angeles city's metropolitan area and has a population of more than 10 million people.  California now has the lowest COVID rate of any state in the country after suffering alternating waves of death and lockdown over the past 12 months.  Less than four months ago, the County experienced its deadliest day when a record 290 died on January 8,...
    New Delhi and Meerut, India (CNN)For three days, Goldi Patel, 25, went from hospital to hospital in New Delhi's oppressive summer heat, frantically trying to find one that would keep her husband breathing. Four hospitals turned away Patel, who is seven months pregnant with the couple's first child, before she finally found one that would take him. But the level of care at Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and Hospital, a makeshift pandemic facility on the outskirts of the capital, is so lacking that her husband is begging to leave.Around Sadanand Patel, 30, people are dying. He has barely any contact with doctors, and limited medicine. With 80% of his lungs already infected, he's terrified of what happens if his condition gets worse. "I am very scared," Sadanand said Saturday from his hospital bed, through labored breathing. "If my health gets critical I don't think they will be able to...
    (CNN)Nearly 1.3 billion adults globally in 2020 said they would not get a Covid-19 vaccine if one were offered to them at no cost, according to a new Gallup poll released on Monday.The poll, which surveyed more than 300,000 people across 117 countries last year, showed that 68% of adults worldwide would get a vaccine if one were offered to them for free. Some 29% of those polled said they would opt out of vaccination, and another 3% said they did not know.That global average falls below the range required for a herd immunity to the novel coronavirus, which experts have estimated as falling between 70% and 85%.Gallup's World Poll in 2020 was the largest poll of its kind conducted last year, taking in the scope of how human life had changed during the historic pandemic year. However, based on its time frame, the poll could not have captured how...
    Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is "thrilled" President Joe Biden is pushing his agenda "as far as possible" amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying a working majority of Americans "suddenly" realized they "need the government." COVID-19 brought on a "new age" of government assistance, Clinton noted in response to a comment from her husband, former President Bill Clinton, who said in the 1990s that a smaller executive infrastructure was preferable to a larger one. HILLARY CLINTON UNDER FIRE FOR ELEVATING WOMEN ACCUSED OF PUTTING 'PROGRESSIVES ON HIT LIST ON TWITTER' Her husband's administration saw "positive economic growth" from government policy, and that sentiment was built upon during the Obama era with the expansion of healthcare, she said. “In the Obama administration, the biggest expansion of healthcare that could happen ... but it wasn’t until the pandemic that I think a truly working majority of Americans, crossing party lines, as...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- In this episode of Tiempo, Puerto Rico recently experienced its worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic.In early April, the island went from averaging about 200 new cases a day to about 800, according to a New York Times database.The sudden surge led to some drastic changes.Governor Pedro Pierluisi shut down in-person instruction at schools and now there is also a 10 p.m. curfew in effect.Also, indoor capacity for restaurants and businesses has been reduced.And travelers who do not show proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival have up to 48-hours to get one or face a $300.To get some insight into the current crisis, Joe Torres talks to Fernando Rivera, the director of the Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida.Plus, a Latino college graduate from New Jersey just landed his first high-paying job as an actuary.What is...
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana public health officials announced 1,072 new COVID-19 cases and 11 additional deaths on Sunday.Overall,12,937 Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 and 722,646 have contracted it since the start of the pandemic.Health officials say the latest recorded seven-day positive COVID-19 test rate in the state is 4.4%. Health officials say there have been more than 9.8 million tests administered.Face masks still being required at Indiana casinosGamblers will have to keep wearing face masks inside Indiana's casinos at least through the end of May.Updated health guidelines issued by the Indiana Gaming Commission said operators of the 13 state-licensed casinos decided to keep the mask rule in place to stem COVID-19 spread even though Gov. Eric Holcomb lifted the statewide mask mandate as of April 6.The casino rules require customers to wear masks except when eating, drinking or smoking while seated at a slot machine, bar or restaurant table.Indiana watching...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — New COVID-19 cases at the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus continue to fall. READ MORE: University Of Pittsburgh Reports Drop In COVID-19 Cases Among Students Just seven students tested positive since Tuesday. The university’s five-day average of positive cases is now down to just 1.6. READ MORE: New COVID-19 Cases On University Of Pittsburgh’s Oakland Campus Beginning To Decline 13 students are currently in isolation. No new cases were reported on any of the university’s regional campuses. MORE NEWS: Pitt Students To Shelter-In-Place Due To Rising COVID-19 Case Counts Pitt also urged students to keep sheltering in place for when they leave campus and return home to family and friends.
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland added 649 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday at hospitalizations and the positivity rate continues to decline, according to information released from the state health department. Over 4.8 million vaccine doses have been administered across the state as of Saturday morning. READ MORE: 7-Year-Old Girl, Father Drown In Pool At Waldorf Birthday Party The state reported 10 additional COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours bring the total to 8,585 since the pandemic began Hospitalizations went down by 49, dropping the total number to 960. Of those, 261 people are in ICU beds and 699 are in acute care. The state’s positivity rate went down to 3.64%. The state conducted 25,981 coronavirus tests in the last day. Since the pandemic began in the state there have been 448,989 confirmed COVID-19 cases. As of Sunday morning, there are 2,109,609 Marylanders fully vaccinated for the virus. The...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WEST END (KDKA) — A walk-in vaccine clinic is taking place Sunday and Monday in Pittsburgh’s West End neighborhood. READ MORE: Report: City Of Pittsburghs Finances Weathered The Pandemic Slightly Better Than Other Cities The Onala Recovery Center is partnering with Hieber’s Pharmacy for the two clinics. READ MORE: Two Separate Overnight Shootings In Pittsburgh Occur Within Minutes Of Each Other Staff will be administering the Pfizer vaccine. MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Warmer Temperatures, Rain Chances It is happening at 1625 West Carson Street from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday and from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
    India has opened COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults on Saturday in hopes of taming a monstrous spike in infections. The huge inoculation effort, however, was sure to tax the limits of the federal government, the country's vaccine factories and the patience of its 1.4 billion people. The world's largest maker of vaccines was still short of critical supplies — the result of lagging manufacturing and raw material shortages that delayed the rollout in several states. And even in places where the shots were in stock, the country's wide economic disparities made access to the vaccine inconsistent. Only a fraction of India's population will be able to afford the prices charged by private hospitals for the shot, experts said, meaning that states will be saddled with immunizing the 600 million Indian adults younger than 45, while the federal government gives shots to 300 million health care and front-line workers and...
    Republican Susan Wright of Texas, the widow of the first member of Congress to die after contracting COVID-19, secured a place in a US House runoff for her late husband’s seat Saturday night. With votes still being counted, Wright was ahead with more than 18% of the vote in Texas’ 6th Congressional District.  Close behind were Republican Jake Ellzey and Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez for the other runoff spot. Wright, a GOP activist, moved on with the backing of President Donald Trump, who waited until this week to formally make an endorsement in a crowded field of 23 candidates.  Susan Wright’s late husband, Rep. Ron Wright, died in February after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He was 67 and had also been battling lung cancer. Susan Wright, center, on the campaign trail in April for the US Congressional House seat left vacant by her husband Ron, who died of COVID...
    (CNN)The US needs to vaccinate tens of millions more Americans to have a chance at suppressing the spread of coronavirus -- but in parts of the country, vaccinations are slowing and demand has dropped. Experts say they saw that coming. "In the first few months, we were capturing the part of the population that really wanted these vaccines," Infectious diseases expert Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis told CNN on Saturday. "But now we've reached the 'wait and see' crowd and the outright 'I don't want it' crowd." Full FDA approval of Covid-19 vaccines could help fight vaccine hesitancy, officials sayAnd while efforts to get more shots into arms -- from the federal, state and local levels -- have been ongoing for the past months, Davis said officials now need to double down on their efforts to tackle two key challenges."Vaccine confidence needs to be addressed, while access needs to be addressed...
    Kumkum Bhagya actress Ashlesha Savant on Saturday informed fans that she has tested Covid positive. “I tested positive for Covid-19 today. Following my Doctor’s Protocol. Isolating and quarantined at home. Please take care and stay safe. Most importantly stay calm. Prayers and strength for all. Thank you for your love and support,” she said in a note she posted on Instagram. Kumkum Bhagya September 20, 2019 Written Update Full Episode: Pragya Is Reminded of Prachi and Abhi’s Hatred For Almonds And Gets Emotional! Along with an image of the written note, she posted a second picture in black and white of a thermometer and an oximeter in an outstretched palm. “Please take care and stay calm,” she captioned alongside the posts. Adil Hussain: I Didn’t Want To Act in Films, Most of the Films Didn’t Inspire Me. Check Out Ashlesha Savant’s Instagram Post Below:   ...
    More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, two Republican states are keeping up their efforts to hold China accountable for the spread of the virus that has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans and sparked an economic downturn from which the U.S. has still not recovered. Mississippi and Missouri both sued China in federal court in the initial days of the pandemic last year, joining several class-action lawsuits against Beijing -- at a time when the Trump administration was blaming China as a key actor in the pandemic.  MISSISSIPPI AG ON CHINA LAWSUIT: BEIJING 'CANNOT CONTINUE TO DECEIVE AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AMERICA' The virus is believed to have originated in Wuhan, and the secretive communist government was accused of downplaying the virus and misleading the world in the early days of the pandemic -- leaving other countries, including the U.S., exposed and without time to prepare. Legal experts...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Dozens of people got their COVID-19 vaccinations in Swissvale on Saturday. Local leaders partnered with the Central Outreach Wellness Center to host the event at the Greater Swissvale Community Food Pantry. Organizers of the clinic say they are hoping to hold more clinics such as this one in the future.
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    After more than a month of footdragging—and before that, nearly a year of outright refusal under Donald Trump—the Labor Department finally released an emergency workplace safety standard for COVID-19. The new rules mean that employers in low-standards states like Texas and Mississippi will have to provide workers with PPE, at least for the next six months. OSHA made another good move, too, by fining Dollar Tree stores for widespread safety violations. ● Check out these unbelievable assholes, via Edward Ongweso Jr. ● Former Obama White House advisor Seth Andrew was arrested for stealing from a charter school network he founded. He’s been a longtime school privatizer. ● Low-skill workers aren't a problem to be fixed. The term low-skill as we use it is often derogatory, a socially sanctioned slur Davos types casually lob at millions of American workers, disproportionately Black and Latino, immigrant, and low-income workers. Describing American workers as low-skill also vaults over the discrimination that creates these “low-skill” jobs...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: May 1, 202112p.m.7-day positivity rate in CA at 1.3%California has 3,640,226 confirmed cases...
    CHICAGO -- More than 2,600 people have been in custody at the Cook County Jail or at home on electronic monitoring for more than a year as a massive backlog of felony cases has piled up at the Cook County Circuit Court.The backlog is a direct result of restrictions that Chief Judge Timothy Evans put in place last year to limit the spread of Covid-19. Evans postponed all jury trials and scaled back most court operations. Even when court cases picked up again on Zoom, technical difficulties and some defendants' lack of access to computers or internet delayed cases further, and some proceedings could only be done in person.As a result, there were more than 33,600 open felony cases in Cook County at the end of March, a 22% increase from the same time last year, according to an Injustice Watch analysis of Cook County State's Attorney's Office data.The repercussions...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois public health officials Saturday reported 2,813 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including 32 additional deaths. This brings the total number of cases in the state to 1,337,868, including 21,992 deaths, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. In the last 24-hour period, 83,070 tests have been reported for a total of 22,749,403. READ MORE: Chicago Shootings Increased In April, But Murders Decreased: Police As of Friday night, 2,000 people in the state were reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 473 were in intensive care and 238 were on ventilators. READ MORE: Public Ceremony For FedEx Shooting Victims To Be Held At Lucas Oil Stadium The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from April 24 to April 30 is 3.5%. MORE NEWS: More COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Now Offering Walk-In Appointments On Friday 88,753 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in...
    HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA) —  Students 16 and older and parents of students in the South East Los Angeles are invited to get their COVID-19 vaccinations Saturday at Gage Middle School in Huntington Park. Northeast Community Clinics will be administering the vaccines at the site, located at 4129 E. Gage Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. READ MORE: Containment Of North Fire, Which Threatened Homes In Castaic, Increases To 97% Parents in the cities of Huntington Park, South Gate, Bell, Cudahy, Maywood, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Lynwood, Downey, as well as surrounding areas can receive the first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. READ MORE: All Lanes Of Northbound 5 Freeway Closed Near Gorman After 1,000 Gallons Of Asphalt Spilled From Semi-Truck People who didn’t make an appointment at RegisterNECC.iccons.com prior to May 1st can register on-site at Gage Middle School from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a same-day...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 3,100 new Coronavirus cases and 35 additional deaths. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 271 New Coronavirus Cases, No Additional Deaths This brings the statewide total to 1,154,105 cases and 26,253 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 2,283 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19 and 518 patients are in ICUs. The state says 8,596,538 vaccine doses have been administered so far, and 3,493,659 people are fully vaccinated. All Pennsylvanians 16 or older are eligible to get vaccinated. READ MORE: Grand Jury Indicts 8 In Alcohol-Related Death Of Bowling Green Student Stone Foltz After Fraternity Party If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard There are 4,401,685 people who have tested negative for COVID-19 to...
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana public health officials announced 1,191 new COVID-19 cases and 5 additional deaths on Saturday.Overall,12,926 Indiana residents have died from COVID-19 and 721,577 have contracted it since the start of the pandemic.Health officials say the latest recorded seven-day positive COVID-19 test rate in the state is 4.4%. Health officials say there have been more than 9.8 million tests administered.Face masks still being required at Indiana casinosGamblers will have to keep wearing face masks inside Indiana's casinos at least through the end of May.Updated health guidelines issued by the Indiana Gaming Commission said operators of the 13 state-licensed casinos decided to keep the mask rule in place to stem COVID-19 spread even though Gov. Eric Holcomb lifted the statewide mask mandate as of April 6.The casino rules require customers to wear masks except when eating, drinking or smoking while seated at a slot machine, bar or restaurant table.Indiana watching...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 271 new Coronavirus cases and no additional deaths. READ MORE: Grand Jury Indicts 8 In Alcohol-Related Death Of Bowling Green Student Stone Foltz After Fraternity Party Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 232 are confirmed and 39 are probable cases. The Health Department says new cases range in age from one year to 90 years with a median age of 29 years. READ MORE: West Virginia Transgender Athlete Bill Signed By Governor Jim Justice There have been 6,741 total hospitalizations and 97,521 total coronavirus cases in Allegheny County since the pandemic started. The county-wide death toll stands at 1,867. MORE NEWS: State Troopers Investigating Shooting Death Of 21-Year-Old In Cambria County More information on the Coronavirus pandemic: CDC Coronavirus Information CDC Global Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pennsylvania Department of Health Information...
    A concert at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre outside Denver.John P Kelly | The Image Bank Unreleased | Getty Images When Riley Cash, 31, of Denver, received his second vaccine shot earlier this month, the next big event on his agenda was a concert at nearby Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. The outdoor venue reopened this month with limited capacity and four nights of shows from a band named Lotus. The fact that concerts were already coming back was a surprise, Cash said. But after a year of working from home, he was eager to go see one of his favorite acts live. The tickets cost about $91 per person, more than Cash was expecting. But he said he considers himself and his friend lucky for being able to get tickets within a couple of days after they went on sale. More from Personal Finance:Hotel rates on the rise as...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 2 million Marylanders are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as the state reports declines in hospitalizations and positivity rate, according to date released Saturday by the state health department. Over 4.8 million vaccination doses have been administered across the state as of Saturday morning. READ MORE: NFL Draft: Ravens Select CB Brandon Stephens With 104th Overall Pick Maryland added 939 new coronavirus cases Saturday and 20 more Marylanders have died from the virus. Hospitalizations are down by 33 to 1,009. Of those, 265 people are in ICU beds and 744 are in acute care. The state’s positivity rate went down to 3.7%. The state conducted 39,598 coronavirus tests in the last day. Since the pandemic began in the state there have been 448,340 confirmed COVID-19 cases. At this time, 8,575 Marylanders have died. As of Saturday morning, there are 2,093,826 Marylanders fully vaccinated for...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Several vaccination sites in the Chicago area will be offering shots Saturday with no appointment necessary. Walk-ins at Roseland Hospital begin at 9 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. They are just one of several sites across the Chicagoland area now allowing people to walk right up and get shots. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Huge Weekend Temperature Jump; Wind Advisory Saturday The Lake County Health Department is also offering walk-in appointments starting at noon Saturday at the Lake County Fairgrounds. This comes as the county is is seeing fewer and fewer people booking appointments. On Friday alone, the fairgrounds had 1,000 unfilled appointments. This also means that for the first time in months they have excess vaccine doses. READ MORE: Fitting Room Confusion: Why Some Are Still Closed As Stores And Restaurants Begin To Reopen “We would get to Mondays where we would only have one to two...
    A county in Western Massachusetts is lagging behind some of the others in distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine. Hampden County is in last place for first COVID-19 vaccinations, and has the fewest residents to complete the series in Massachusetts, though its vaccines per capita is among the highest in the region. As of Thursday, April 29, in Western Massachusetts, Hampden County was reporting 26 percent of residents were fully vaccinated, behind Berkshire (37 percent), Franklin (36 percent), and Hampshire (32 percent) counties. According to officials, Massachusetts received 351,920 first and second vaccine doses this week as part of the state’s allocation from the federal government. Of that allocation, 138,760 went to hospital systems and health care providers. Another 119,990 doses went to the state’s mass vaccination locations and 67,830 doses were provided to regional collaboratives and local boards of health. Complete data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...
    Gone are the people in beach chairs, pecking away at their MacBooks and adjusting their AirPods while they wait hours in hopes of scoring a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Also gone is the line for appointments that for months had wrapped around the block, often before sunrise. The narrow street with the entrance to Kedren Community Health Center is now mostly empty, though the neighborhood kids are still out in force, waving hopefully to passing drivers to get them to park in a driveway for $15. On Thursday, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials repeated what they had been saying for days — that even though coronavirus cases continue to decline, they are worried because the demand for vaccines is declining too, opening the door for a deadly resurgence. Countywide, appointments for people seeking their first dose are down about 50% — a reflection of a broader...