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Category Archives: COVID-19

St. Patrick’s Day to be Largely Virtual in NYC for 2nd Year

NEW YORK (AP) — A largely virtual St. Patrick’s Day was planned for New York City on Wednesday, one year after the annual parade celebrating Irish heritage was canceled because of the pandemic. Although the city’s usual huge parade with floats and marching bands was canceled, Mayor Bill de Blasio joined parade leaders and several…

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AP: Why Countries are Halting the AstraZeneca Shot

LONDON (AP) — In recent days, countries including Denmark, Ireland, and Thailand have temporarily suspended their use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine after reports that some people who got a dose developed blood clots, even though there’s no evidence that the shot was responsible. The European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organization say the data…

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US Prison Guards Refusing Vaccine Despite COVID-19 Outbreaks

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — A Florida correctional officer polled his colleagues earlier this year in a private Facebook group: “Will you take the COVID-19 vaccine if offered?” The answer from more than half: “Hell no.” Only 40 of the 475 respondents said yes. In Massachusetts, more than half the people employed by the Department of…

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State Rep. Morales Urges Governor DeSantis for More Vaccinators and 24-Hour COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – With President Biden’s recent announcement to have every adult vaccinated by the end of May, Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) sent Governor Ron DeSantis a letter Friday calling for him to invoke his emergency powers to ease regulations for a wider range of health care workers to put more COVID-19 vaccines in arms more quickly in order to win…

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Florida Governor Faces Growing Charges of Vaccine Favoritism

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state health officials came under deeper scrutiny amid revelations that seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds of life-saving vaccinations as early as mid -January, giving ammunition to critics who say the Republican governor is favoring wealthy constituents over ordinary Floridians. The revelations were…

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CVS Offering Virus Vaccine to Florida Teachers Under 50

MIAMI (AP) — The CVS Pharmacy chain is vaccinating Florida teachers under age 50, circumventing state orders that continue to limit coronavirus inoculations to those over that age. The chain also began vaccinating day care and preschool teachers Wednesday, even though Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has not yet opened the vaccination program to them. CVS…

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Raptors’ Virus Issues Worsen, Game vs. Bulls Called Off

TAMPA (AP) – The Toronto Raptors’ issues with the coronavirus have worsened, prompting the NBA to call off their game scheduled for Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls. The league said the Raptors are dealing with positive test results, without disclosing how many, and that combined with ongoing contact-tracing issues meant they would not have…

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The Latest: First US J&J Vaccine Doses Shipping Sunday Night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday. White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced that the entire stockpile of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go out immediately. J&J…

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