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    (CNN)Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh has died at the age of 91 after a month-long battle with Covid-19, according to a family statement obtained by CNN affiliate News 18. Known as the "Flying Sikh," Singh was one of India's most successful track and field athletes. He won four Asian Games gold medals and became India's...
    HAMMOND, Ind. (WLS) -- Officer Thomas Sawyer proudly wore his Hammond police uniform for 23 years."It meant everything to him," said Detective Michael Elkmann, president of the Hammond Fraternal Order of Police. "He loved the uniform, he loved serving the community and the people that we protect and serve every day, and he loved being...
    For all the talk of “post-COVID life” or anything like it, the coronavirus pandemic remains very much with us. Talk of its end is premature. But we do know something about how our lives have already changed, and maybe a sense of what new or continuing changes we can plan for once the pandemic is really over. That...
    (CNN) — The Delta variant of Covid-19 is expected to become the dominant strain in the United States, and it’s further reason why people need to ramp up the vaccination pace, said the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an interview with CNN on Friday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A community on Chicago's North Side is mourning a leader and fighter who lost her battle with COVID-19.Maria Elena Sifuentes was a champion for education equity and affordable housing in Chicago. She contracted the virus and died last week, before she could get her second shot.Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 102 cases,...
    Chrissy Teigen threatens legal action amid Michael Costello bullying claims, more news Dow books worst week since October on ‘quad witching’ Friday, as investors pivot with more hawkish Fed © Provided by Sports Illustrated Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley explained why he's going unvaccinated after blasting the NFL and NFLPA on Thursday for this...
    Why Liza Koshy’s Birthday Tribute to Her Trainer Is Causing Confusion AMC, big movie chains are more than meme stocks to property bond investors After expressing his frustration with the NFL Players Association regarding the league's newly unveiled COVID-19 protocols and arguing with several Twitter users about the virus, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole...
    President Joe Biden announced Friday that 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in the United States since he took office January 20. But Biden’s plan to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4 may fall short because of a sharp decline in the number of vaccinations that began about...
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (KABC) -- Everyone over 16 is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and kids as young as 12 can now get the Pfizer shot. But, not all areas are at the same level when it comes to vaccination rates.For example, the Southern California zip code with one of the highest percentages of the...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci has admitted that a group of top scientists held a secret February 2020 call where they said they thought COVID-19 'could possibly be an engineered virus.' The nation's top disease expert told USA Today this week that the group decided on the emergency call that the situation around the virus's origins 'really...
    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley released a statement on his COVID-19 vaccination stance after a recent Twitter rant put him in hot water with fans. Beasley revealed he hasn’t been vaccinated which, while his right, is not a good thing for the general population. Per the Center of Disease Control, the COVID-19 vaccine is...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Friday that 90% of the state’s seniors, residents aged 65 and up, have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. “Getting seniors vaccinated has been, and continues to be, one of our highest priorities, and it is another area where we are outpacing the...
    MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 162 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 14 deaths Friday. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 893,164 and 19,612 deaths as of June 18. READ MORE: Farmington Hills Fire Department To Offer CPR Class On July 15 ...
    President Joe Biden told reporters Friday that he doesn't believe the Delta coronavirus variant will lead to another national lockdown, but he still urged people across the country to continue getting vaccinated. Biden's comment followed remarks at the White House commemorating another coronavirus milestone for the United States: administering 300 million coronavirus vaccine doses....
    California health officials on Friday unveiled a system for residents to obtain a digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccine record, allowing individuals to prove they are fully vaccinated if needed. The state's website instructs individuals to provide their name, date of birth and cell phone number or email address in order to get a QR code...
    Family Fun! See Bachelors Catherine Giudici, Sean Lowes Pics With 3 Kids Wedding at Any Budget: $10K, $25K, $50K and Sky’s the Limit COVID-19 vaccine shots have been available to MLB players, managers, coaches, and other essential personnel for months. Thus, it's no surprise new vaccinations among league employees have dramatically slowed, but MLB...
    The Biden administration anticipates the public will have a better summer than last year now that the United States has administered more than 300 million COVID-19 shots in 150 days. “Today, thanks to the President’s COVID-19 strategy, the virus is in retreat. ... COVID-19 cases and deaths have decreased by more than 90 percent,...
    On February 26, 2020, Donald Trump uttered a phrase that, even in that moment, was both twisted and ridiculous. Speaking of the number of Americans who had tested positive for COVID-19, he said , “You have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden on Friday will mark the United States administering 300 million Covid-19 shots in 150 days and give an update on the nation's response to the pandemic, according to a White House official.While touting his administration's national vaccination effort, which has brought Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths down significantly in recent months, the...
    (CNN)The Wisconsin pharmacist who tried tampering with vials of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine because he believed it was not safe for people was sentenced to three years in federal prison Tuesday. Steven Brandenburg, 46, of Grafton, pleaded guilty in February to two counts of attempting to tamper with consumer products with reckless disregard for the...
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday the state hit a vaccination goal with 4.7 million people fully protected against COVID-19.  "We are proud to announce that we have now exceeded our initial goal and with 12 days to go before our self-appointed deadline," Murphy said at a briefing. "We have officially crossed 4.7 million...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California on Friday announced it will offer residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccination that they can use to access businesses or events that require proof of inoculation. The state’s public health and technology departments said the tool will allow Californians to access their record from the state’s immunization registry. It...
    Officials on Friday unveiled a new system through which Californians can access a digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccination record. While everyone who’s been inoculated for COVID-19 should have received a white paper card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detailing where and when they got their shot, state officials said an...
    Vaccinated Californians now have a new way to show they are inoculated against the coronavirus without carrying around a flimsy paper card. The state on Friday launched a new digital tool that lets residents access their COVID-19 vaccine record from the state’s immunization registry. The tool is available at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. People will be asked to...
    SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California on Friday announced it will offer residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccination that they can use to access businesses or events that require proof of inoculation. The state’s public health and technology departments said the tool will allow Californians to access their record from the state’s immunization registry. It...
    Israel announced Friday it will send roughly one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Palestinian Authority in return for a similar number of doses later this year. The doses being sent by Israel are close to expiration, and Israel has already vaccinated around 85% of its adult population, allowing it to reopen its economy,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 34 new Coronavirus cases and two additional deaths in the last 48 hours. READ MORE: The Frick Pittsburgh Will Be Closed On Juneteenth Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 23 are confirmed and 11 are probable cases. Both...
    Cole Beasley is ticked off by the NFL’s latest COVID-19 protocols. On Wednesday, the NFL and NFLPA released updated guidelines for the upcoming training camp and preseason. While fully vaccinated players will benefit from a drastic ease in restrictions, unvaccinated players will remain heavily limited in their activity.  Beasley, a 10-year NFL veteran entering his...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national surveillance system has noted an uptick in the number of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases detected in the U.S. over the last several weeks, noting that the illness can be associated with severe disease in young children and older adults.  RSV is a common respiratory virus...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 86 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths Friday. Hospitalizations slightly increased. More than 3.2 million Maryland adults are fully vaccinated. State officials also reported that the state positivity rate went down to 0.75%. READ MORE: Storm Brewing On Katie Ledeckys Tokyo Olympic Horizon Hospitalizations went up by five cases,...
    President Joe Biden will be speaking Friday afternoon about COVID-19 and the effort to vaccinate Americans, as his self-imposed July 4 deadline for 70% of American adults to have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine approaches. At this point, the administration says that over 175 million Americans have gotten their first shot...
    Areas of New York City with greater white populations had more COVID-19 vaccination sites than those with higher black or Hispanic populations, a new study finds. Researchers from the New York University Grossman School of Medicine looked at different districts in the borough of Brooklyn, and analyzed vaccine access along with racial demographics of each.     Districts with...
    Jerusalem (CNN)Israel has announced plans to transfer at least one million doses of coronavirus vaccine to the Palestinian Authority (PA), according to an Israeli government statement.The statement said the stock of between 1 million and 1.4 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine "will expire soon" and indicates it is currently surplus to Israel's requirements --...
    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley slammed the updated COVID-19 protocols the NFL and the league’s players association reportedly agreed on earlier this week. Beasley ranted against the protocols in a series of tweets on Thursday. The league released a memo to all 32 clubs this week informing them of the updated procedures for vaccinated...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 86 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths Friday. Hospitalizations slightly increased. More than 3.2 million Maryland adults are fully vaccinated. State officials also reported that the state positivity rate went down to 0.75%. READ MORE: Storm Brewing On Katie Ledeckys Tokyo Olympic Horizon Hospitalizations went up by five cases,...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said scientists, dating back to February 2020, acknowledged COVID-19 "could possibly be an engineered virus" with the potential of an accidental leak from a lab but maintains that the most likely origin was through zoonotic transmission.  Fauci discussed a conference call that took place on Feb. 1, 2020, just days after the...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has slightly eased risk level guidance for cruise ship passengers.  The CDC lowered its risk level for cruise travel during the pandemic from a level 4 "Very High," or not safe to travel, to level 3 "High" for unvaccinated passengers after more than a year as upcoming sailings...
    Gov. Ralph Northam intends to let the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency expire June 30, which could affect mask wearing throughout the commonwealth and the remaining restrictions on businesses. Virginia law normally prohibits a person from covering one’s face with the intent of concealing one’s identity in public spaces, which was put on hold...
    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley has condemned both the NFL and the players' union over new COVID-19 protocols that lift constraints on vaccinated players while continuing to restrict those who have not received the injections. Through an agreement with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), the league recently announced that daily tests, masks, and social...
    Premarket stocks: Real estate market madness is everywhere President Obama on the keys to democracys survival, healing racial divide Buffalo Bills wide receiver took to Twitter on Thursday night to express his dissatisfaction with the COVID-19 protocols agreed to by the NFL and the NFL Players Association, calling the union a "joke." The 10...
    OTTAWA, Ontario – Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization said Thursday people who got the AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose should get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second shot. On June 1, committee had said AstraZeneca recipients "could" get Pfizer or Moderna for their second shot if they wanted, but Thursday went further to...
    Ohio’s governor announced the COVID-19 state of emergency would end Friday citing a decline in new cases and hospitalizations. Gov. Mike DeWine, who first declared the state of emergency in March 2020, said the declaration "really does not impact what we need to do" at this point in the pandemic.  DeWine said it had a...
    By Travis Caldwell | CNN The country continued this week on a path to reopening from the Covid-19 pandemic, with major population centers such as New York and California pulling back on restrictions following increased vaccinations and lowered infections. Yet with overall vaccination rates in the US slowing this month when compared to highs in...
    Men who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine did not see a drop in sperm count or quality, a new study found. Researchers at the University of Miami studied the sperm quality of 45 healthy volunteers before their first shot and 70 days after their second, and found there were no "significant decreases in...
    Friday’s scheduled CDC panel discussion on reports of heart inflammation among a small fraction of COVID-19 vaccine recipients has been postponed in observance of the Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday, the agency said.  In an update posted to the CDC website, the agency said the discussion will now be included in the scheduled June 23-25...
    Johannesburg, South Africa — As the rate of new COVID-19 infections climbed 20% week-on-week in almost two dozen African nations, senior health officials have warned that the continent, grappling with its third wave of coronavirus, could be overwhelmed.  "The sobering trajectory of surging cases should rouse everyone into urgent action," the World Health Organization's Regional Director...
    For more than a year, the American establishment and media have ostracized anyone who dared to connect the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic with the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Then, suddenly and without apologies for their past demagoguery, “journalists” and “experts” conceded that the Wuhan lab may well have been the most likely genesis. Why...
    Heidi Ferrer, a writer for "Dawson’s Creek," committed suicide in May after a yearlong battle with COVID-19, her husband said. She was 50. Her spouse, screenwriter, director and producer Nick Guthe, told Deadline she took her own life May 26. She had contracted COVID-19 in April 2020 and was still fighting the virus over a...
    BOSTON (CBS) – There were 58 coronavirus cases among students and staff in Massachusetts schools in the last week, according to the latest data from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. That’s down from 103 in last week’s report. Nine weeks ago the total was 1,279 cases. Districts, collaboratives and special education schools reported...
    (CNN)Japan's top coronavirus adviser said Friday that staging the Tokyo Olympics without spectators is "desirable" as it would be the lowest risk option amid the pandemic.Shigeru Omi, an infectious disease expert who leads the government subcommittee on coronavirus, and other specialists urged the cap on spectator numbers at the Games to be stricter than the...