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    The White House seems unlikely to meet its goal of having 70% of Americans with at least one COVID-19 vaccine by July 4, so President Biden is shifting focus onto a new milestone while also warning those who haven’t received their shot of spreading variants.  "So many people have already been vaccinated, but the Delta...
    (CNN)Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley, in a challenge to the National Football League's new Covid-19 training camp and preseason protocols, tweeted that he'd rather retire than get a vaccine. "Everyone — Hi, I'm Cole Beasley and I'm not vaccinated!," he wrote in a post Friday that he called a "Public Service Announcement.""I will be...
    Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky scolded a reporter who asked about his vaccination status after he said he does not think he needs it because he has built up natural immunity. The Kentucky Republican joined fellow House Republicans, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Green, on Friday to support the Fire Fauci Act, which seeks to remove Dr. Anthony...
    By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil said Saturday that more than 500,000 people in the country are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 2,000 daily deaths in recent days. Brazil’s reported death...
    By The Associated Press MOSCOW — Russia’s national coronavirus taskforce on Saturday reported 17,906 new infections, more than double the daily tally from early June. More than half of the new infections are in Moscow, where cases have tripled this month. The soaring case count has caused alarm among officials, who have increased measures to...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported 62 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths Saturday as hospitalizations and the positivity rate declined. More than 3.2 million Maryland adults are fully vaccinated. State officials also reported that the state positivity rate went down to 0.73%. READ MORE: ‘I’m Terrified’ At Least 20 People Shot This Week In...
    Federal health officials are cautioning that the new Delta COVID-19 variant is likely to become the new dominant strain of the virus in the US, prompting new calls for Americans to get vaccinated. Rochelle Walensky, the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Friday, June 18 that the more transmissible...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Canada and the U.S. agreed to extend border restrictions on non-essential travel between the two countries until July 21.Canada's prime minister wants 75% of the population vaccinated with the first dose and at least 20% with the second dose -- before loosening things up.Right now, 20% of Canadians are fully vaccinated.Two...
    For much of the pandemic, the San Francisco Bay Area managed to limit the spread of the coronavirus far more dramatically than Los Angeles County, which ended up as one of the nation’s hardest-hit regions. But in a sign of its dramatic recovery, L.A. County reported about two COVID-19 deaths a day over the...
    Jerusalem (CNN)The Palestinian Authority has canceled an agreement with Israel that was to have seen at least 1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 transferred to the West Bank and Gaza. The abrupt turnaround came after health officials in Ramallah inspected the first delivery of almost 90,000 doses Friday afternoon, the Palestinian Health...
    AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- A large group of anti-vaccine demonstrators gathered outside a Foo Fighters concert in Agoura Hills to protest the show's requirement of only allowing vaccinated fans inside the venue.The concert held Tuesday at the Canyon Club was the Foo Fighters' first full-capacity show since the start of the pandemic.The anti-vaccine demonstrators...
    (CNN)As President Joe Biden celebrated America's 300 million vaccine dose milestone Friday, experts warned that the spread of coronavirus variants could spur a surge in troubling new cases if more people don't get inoculated.Overall, Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the US have declined significantly in recent months.But virus variants, particularly the Delta variant, have...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — The Bay Area’s largest county is pulling out all the stops to reach herd immunity and offering its residents incentives if they get the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Friday, Santa Clara County reported that 79.7 percent of its eligible residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 70.8...
                        In a creepy article titled “Are your neighbors vaccinated? Michigan map shows rates by census tracts,” Bridge Michigan posted a map of the state showing the density of vaccinated residents – in some cases down to the neighborhood level. The map shows that metro Detroit...
    Former President Donald Trump released a statement Friday criticizing President Joe Biden for taking credit for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. “When Biden tries to claim credit for vaccine distribution, a distribution system that was set up by the Trump Administration, he should remember that if I didn’t purchase, very early on, billions of dollars worth...
    The surge of people coming across the U.S.- Mexico border are not only migrants hoping to be granted refugee status. Hundreds are boarding planes daily to get a coronavirus vaccination. The pilot of a packed VivaAerobus 182-seat jetliner that landed on a recent Friday morning said Mexicans seeking the vaccine made up most of the...
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    By Virginia Langmaid, CNN (CNN) — Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night. “I have got to be honest — last thing I think about before I go to bed are the variants and the first thing I think about in the morning are the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — There’s a statewide snub of veterans. The Illinois Lottery is giving away millions to random people who got the COVID-19 vaccine. READ MORE: Woman Killed, Man Wounded In Ashburn Shooting; Child Was In Car But Not Injured But many vets are not eligible. CBS 2’s Meredith Barack has the story. According to...
    California health officials on Friday introduced a system for residents to obtain a digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccine record, which can be used at businesses or events that require individuals to provide proof of vaccination. To access their information, residents can enter into a state website their name, date of birth and cell phone...
    (CNN)Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night."I have got to be honest -- last thing I think about before I go to bed are the variants and the first thing I think about in the morning are the variants," Lindquist told a briefing this week.And while...
    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...
    DENVER (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra met with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Friday on a visit to Denver that is part of the Biden administration’s effort to promote COVID-19 vaccines among hesitant minority communities that have some of the lowest inoculation rates. Becerra, who is the first Latino to lead...
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    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reached another vaccination milestone Friday – 90% of the state’s seniors, residents aged 65 and up, have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Maryland is inching closer to 80% vaccination overall, with the state reporting nearly 73% vaccinated Friday. But there’s still a ways to go. That’s...
    BUFFALO Bills' star Cole Beasley has rejected a Covid vaccine, saying he would "rather die actually living." The wide receiver made the announcement on Twitter on Friday, arguing that "other players agree" with him. 3Buffalo Bills' star Cole Beasley has rejected a Covid vaccineCredit: Getty Public Service Announcement pic.twitter.com/XjQicdvnKm— Cole Beasley (@Bease11) June 18,...
    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...
    Minutes after California launched its new online vaccine verification system, reports of issues and inaccuracies started to come in.Several staffers on our own team noticed problems, some never receiving an email, some receiving a message that their information doesn't match the state's records. Others' digital verifications were inaccurate, showing only one dose received when they...
    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...
    The state is calling it a "Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record." Not quite a vaccine "passport" as others have named theirs, but this should come in handy when we all inevitably misplace those standard paper vaccine cards.Meanwhile, the CDC director, Rochelle Walensky has advised that she expects the new delta variant (first detected in India) will...
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    Anti-vaccine documentary, Covid and the Vaccine: Truth Lies, and Misconceptions Revealed features NBA Hall-of-Famer John Stockton. According to the documentary’s website, the film attempts to answer the questions of “do masks really work,” “what is the real risk of dying from Covid,” and “how will we really know that a Covid vaccine is...
    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...
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    California on Friday unveiled a way the public can access digital copies of their COVID-19 vaccination records. Just don’t call it a passport. Officials say it’s actually a convenience, an easy way to display the same information listed on the physical cards handed out when someone is inoculated. “You are not required to...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The latest Vax Cash winner is from Annapolis, Maryland. Todays $40,000 VaxCash Winner is from Annapolis, MD!Learn more about the promotion here: https://t.co/cUK1ERVCdF #VAXtoWin pic.twitter.com/IZduo5BHWk READ MORE: Maryland Officials Hope $40K Daily Giveaway Will Inspire More Residents To Get Vaccine — Maryland Lottery (@MDLottery) June 18, 2021 Here’s a list of the daily...
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    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rescheduled a planned meeting Friday on the health risk to teens from rare cases of heart inflammation after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, citing the newly created Juneteenth federal holiday. “The June 18, 2021 COVID-19 meeting is being rescheduled due to the observation of the Juneteenth National Independence...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Californians can now access a digital copy of their coronavirus vaccine record, state officials reported Friday. A nurse gives a man a vaccination card after he receives the COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 1, 2021, in Riverside, Calif. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images) The vaccine record can be obtained here, the California...
    (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...
    Almost half of Americans who haven’t taken the vaccine have said they definitely won’t take it, according to a poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll released Friday found that 46% of unvaccinated Americans say they will definitely not get the vaccine, and 29% say they will probably not get...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 102 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 13 related deaths Friday.The state has reached a major milestone Friday: 70% of adults 18 and over have received a COVID-19 vaccine, and 53% are fully vaccinated.Illinois vaccine lottery to offer $10M in cash prizes, scholarships to vaccinated...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has postponed its meeting on heart inflammation among young people who have received either the  Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to the Juneteenth national holiday. On its website, the agency said the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will now be discussing the issue next week during a previously...
    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...
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    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...
    The Boss’ Broadway show will go on – but only for fans who got the right COVID-19 vaccine. Rabid rock fans looking to celebrate a return to normalcy by taking in Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show later this month will be on the outside looking in if they’ve received the AstraZeneca vaccine, which hasn’t yet been...
    California state health officials are expected to announce details of a digital vaccine verification system today.Governor Newsom is not terming the program a vaccine "passport" or saying it will be required. But it will serve as an electronic version of the paper card that Americans receive when they get their COVID-19 shots."It's basically taking a...