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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — According to a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, hospital admissions for COPD decreased by 53 percent following the public health measures used to reduce the spread of Covid-19. “Our study shows there’s a silver lining to the behavior changes beyond protecting against COVID-19,” said senior author Robert M....
    COLUMBUS — The calls for vaccination, seen by public health experts as the best way to tackle COVID-19, have met resistance from some citizens throughout preceding months. Now, further pushback is coming from the statehouse. Sitting in the Ohio House Health Committee, House Bill 248 would prevent mandatory vaccinations of all kinds in Ohio and...
    As of Sunday, June 13, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed that 66.2% of those 65 and older have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The state’s dashboard also showed that 65.6% of ages 50-64 were vaccinated. The chart below shows a breakdown of percentages for fully vaccinated Californians.   Vaccinations in California...
    As of Friday, June 11, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed about 47.1 million COVID-19 doses have been shipped throughout the state (about 800,000 more than a week ago) and of those, 39.4 million have been administered. Vaccinations in California According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking vaccine distribution, 58.5% of California’s population has...
    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak. On Wednesday, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, signed legislation creating a public health insurance option for the state's marketplace, joining Washington State as the only two states to offer a public plan. The move could expand coverage to the 350,000 uninsured Nevada residents, and lower the cost of health insurance overall on...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, lamented in a Tuesday interview with Chelsea Clinton that the “phenomenal amount of hostility” that he endures is “astounding.” “I’ve been the object myself of a phenomenal amount of hostility merely because I’m promoting what’re really fundamental simple public health principles,” Fauci, who also...
    A top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reportedly warned that the U.S. is no better off should another pandemic emerge than it was prior to the coronavirus. Dr. Anne Schuchat, the agency’s principal deputy director who will retire this summer, told The Hill that the country’s shortcomings on preparedness are...
                        Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed Senior Editor-At-Large at The Epoch Times Roger Simon in studio to discuss...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County is continuing its vaccine incentive program — this time by offering a chance to win season tickets to the Clippers, Rams, or Chargers. Beginning Friday, June 11 through Thursday, June 17 people 18 and over who get their first vaccine or who brings a first-time vaccine recipient with...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s workplace regulators have withdrawn a controversial pending mask regulation while they consider a rule that more closely aligns with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s promise that the state will fully reopen from the pandemic on Tuesday. The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board’s revised rule, adopted last week after it was...
    Several Republican lawmakers, including Sens. Tom Cotton (AR), Thom Tillis (NC), Rick Scott (FL), Steve Daines (MT), Marsha Blackburn (TN), and James Lankford (OK), are introducing legislation that authorizes the president of the United States to sanction foreign officials who either suppress or distort information about international public health crises, including the Chinese coronavirus. The measure,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At long last, the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois will fully reopen from coronavirus restrictions on Friday. But some restrictions will remain in place. The state is recommending that all unvaccinated people still wear masks indoors and social distance as much as possible. READ MORE: Uber, Cook County Crime...
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined ‘The Story with Martha MacCallum' Thursday to discuss Dr. Fauci lashing out at critics, arguing the infectious disease expert has ‘lost a tremendous amount of credibility.' SEN. MARCO RUBIO: Here's what's happened with Dr. Fauci, who I didn't dislike and actually defended early on in the pandemic. And that is...
    More On: Coronavirus This city has become first major US metropolis to fully vax 70%, mayor says GOP pol tells Fauci to ‘cut the crap’ after doc lashes out at critics G7 leaders to push WHO on new COVID-19 origin probe: report Acting OMB head won’t say if Biden budget will fund Wuhan lab ...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s workplace regulators reversed themselves for the second time in a week Wednesday, withdrawing a controversial pending mask regulation while they consider a rule that more closely aligns with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s promise that the state will fully reopen from the pandemic on Tuesday. The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards...
    THE UK is “dealing with” an outbreak of monkeypox, Matt Hancock has revealed. The Health Secretary did not give any details of where cases were, or how many. 1Monkeypox rashCredit: Alamy But The Sun has been told there are two cases in North Wales. The first case caught the virus abroad before passing it onto...
    Federal health officials are cautioning consumers to fully heat raw frozen breaded chicken products due to the possibility of salmonella contamination. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella Enteritidis that may be associated with frozen, raw, breaded, and...
    In California, 1,088 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Tuesday, June 8, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,769,841. There were 31 new deaths reported statewide Tuesday, for a total of 62,776 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 26 more...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s workplace regulators have withdrawn a controversial pending mask regulation while they consider a rule that more closely aligns with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s promise that the state will fully reopen from the pandemic on Tuesday. The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board’s revised rule, adopted last week after it was...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's workplace regulators have reversed themselves for the second time in a week.They withdrew a controversial, pending mask regulation late Wednesday.That will give them time to consider a rule that more closely aligns with Gov. Gavin Newsom's promise that the state will fully reopen from the pandemic on Tuesday.The California Occupational Safety...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's workplace regulators are set to again reconsider controversial masking rules designed to protect employees against the coronavirus.A "special meeting" of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board was hastily scheduled for Wednesday after State Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón sent a letter to the panel reiterating that the state plans...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Denver reached a milestone this week as 70% of eligible residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Those considered eligible are 12 years and older. Denver achieved the milestone nearly a month ahead of President Joe Biden’s July 4 deadline. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check:...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday many of the attacks on him over the past year amounted to "attacking science," saying all his public health recommendations had been rooted in fact. In a sympathetic interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd, Fauci responded to Republican criticisms of him based on released emails last week that delved into his...
      Under a new state rule, effective July 1, all students entering the 11th grade require proof of a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) unless they received their first dose on or after their 16th birthday.   “Incoming high school juniors who turn...
    Republican Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio is a great example of what the GOP is today. He has found himself in the unenviable position of trying to offer up the bare minimum of public health policy, something that in previous election cycles would not have been considered a partisan issue, in a political climate fraught with the...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's workplace regulators are set to again reconsider controversial masking rules designed to protect employees against the coronavirus.A "special meeting" of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board was hastily scheduled for Wednesday after State Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón sent a letter to the panel reiterating that the state plans...
    There's a new warning about scammers trying to take advantage of California's vaccination incentive programs.The first cash prize drawing for the $116.5 million "Vax for the Win" incentive program kicked off last week.RELATED: First 15 winners of $50,000 California vaccine lottery prizes drawnAfter 15 winners were selected to win $50,000 last Friday, several California residents...
    Kim Jong Un appeared noticeably slimmer as he was pictured in North Korean state propaganda this week - the first time in a month that he has been seen in public.   The despot was shown leading an economic meeting that is said to have taken place on Monday, and seemed to have lost weight around...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s workplace regulators are set to again reconsider controversial masking rules designed to protect employees against the coronavirus. A “special meeting” of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board was hastily scheduled for Wednesday after State Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón sent a letter to the panel reiterating that the state...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California’s workplace regulators on Wednesday are set to again reconsider controversial masking rules designed to protect employees against the coronavirus. A “special meeting” of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board was hastily scheduled for Wednesday after State Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón sent a letter to the panel reiterating...
    Clear principals Ken Cornick and Caryn Seidman-Becker.Clear CLEAR, the company best known for helping travelers zip through airport security lines, filed its IPO prospectus on Monday, and indicated that business is picking up as vaccinations increase. Revenue at the New York-based company rose 20% last year to $230.8 million. Net loss narrowed to $9.3 million...
    U.S. seizes most of Colonial Pipelines $4.4M ransom payment Schumer urges Biden to tap voting rights experts for N.Y. judgeships amid escalating election fight © James Devaney/Getty Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles attend the New York Knicks v Brooklyn Nets game on November 26, 2012. James Devaney/Getty There are many instances where Jay-Z has...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Mohammed Nuru, San Francisco’s former public works director and central figure in the city’s widespread corruption scandal, was ordered Monday to undergo a mental health evaluation following his arrest in a bizarre incident last week. At a Monday morning court hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim ordered Nuru to undergo a mental...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 244 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 14 related deaths Monday as the state moves toward a full reopening this week.There have been 1,385,489 total COVID cases, including 22,963 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported testing...
    The pandemic was spreading fast across Los Angeles County. Barbara Ferrer was trying to stop it, but her moves were turning many against her. Business owners lamented her lockdown orders, preachers ignored indoor worship bans, and politicians pressured her to loosen mandates. Social media lit up with hate and, in a few cases, death threats...
    (CNN)A federal public option isn't happening anytime soon, so Nevada officials are creating their own.The Democratic-led state legislature recently passed a bill establishing a type of public health insurance option, aimed at lowering costs and improving access to coverage for state residents. Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, has said he will sign it.The move comes...
    TOWSON, MD (WJZ) — The public can see original research from 16 Baltimore County high school students in the Baltimore County Public Schools Virtual Symposium conducted during the 2020-21 school year. The symposium, now in its ninth year, features students from Catonsville, Franklin, Hereford, Parkville, Perry Hall, and Pikesville high schools, and Western School of...
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said it was a "mistake" to nix the idea that the coronavirus could have come from a laboratory in Wuhan, China. Rice, on Sunday, said she felt more questions should have been asked about the idea of a lab leak, largely dismissed by officials and media outlets as a...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden ran for office on a platform that included respecting science, promoting public health and restoring humanity to the rule of law to our immigration policies. During his first 100 days in office, he rightly focused on restoring public trust in both government and science and placed confronting the global rising tide of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Workers from the Chicago Department of Public Health will soon be going door to door in some Chicago neighborhoods encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Canvasing teams will target 13 neighborhoods that have the lowest vaccination rates in the city. Workers will be able to answer questions or concerns and sign residents...
    New Jersey state lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation to take steps to end the COVID-19 public health emergency in place since March 2020. The governor plans to sign the measure, A-5820/S-3866, on Friday. “Ending New Jersey’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency is one of the most significant steps we have taken in our recovery...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- In New Jersey, things are getting back to normal quicker than some may have expected with several big milestones Friday.Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation enabling the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency that has been in place since March 9, 2020, and immediately following the signing of the legislation, he...