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33,175 more coronavirus vaccine shots given in Massachusetts as state eases restrictions

20 minutes ago   |   Boston Herald   |   2 articles

More than 33,000 coronavirus vaccine doses were given in Massachusetts during the most recent day of vaccine data, while officials also reported 26 new virus deaths and 1,248...
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Illinois COVID-19 vaccinations are up, but tests are declining

20 minutes ago   |   ABC

Illinois health department figures obtained by the I-Team show the largest drop in COVID-19 testing since the pandemic began occurred in the month of February.
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Charlie Baker defends reopening, showcases efforts to boost coronavirus vaccine equity

32 minutes ago   |   Boston Herald

Gov. Charlie Baker showcased efforts to get coronavirus vaccines into the arms of vulnerable residents and defended his decision to push ahead with reopening the state's...
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St. Vincent Hospital makes offer to nurses ahead of planned strike

32 minutes ago   |   Boston Herald

St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester says it's offering increased staffing and extended contract terms to the Massachusetts Nurses Association ahead of a planned nurses...
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University of Houston to give 1,000 vaccine doses to students and staff

54 minutes ago   |   ABC

The UH Student Health Center teamed up with Walgreens to distribute these doses to eligible Phase 1A and 1B students, faculty and staff.
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After COVID-19 killed 36 at LaSalle VA home, GOP lawmaker wants state health officials to jump more quickly on outbreaks

1 hour ago   |   Chicago Tribune

Illinois public health officials would be required to visit state-run veterans homes almost immediately upon learning of an infectious disease outbreak under legislation...
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Exclusive look at NIH investigation into Covid ‘long-haulers'

1 hour ago   |   NBC News

NBC News' Stephanie Gosk got an exclusive look inside the National Institutes of Health's billion dollar initiative to study people who experience Covid symptoms long after...
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Iowa DPH announces 17 counties to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Iowa DPH announces 17 counties to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccines

1 hour ago   |   KCCI   |   3 articles

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced Monday that only some Iowa counties will receive doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
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Massachusetts volunteer group helping residents book coronavirus vaccine appointments

1 hour ago   |   Boston Herald

A group of volunteers is helping frustrated residents snag vaccine appointments by directly booking them on behalf of strangers who have been striking out during the state's...
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New York Covid-19 Variant Expands Reach in U.S. With 735 Cases

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

About 735 cases of a coronavirus variant that emerged in New York City in November have now been identified in the U.S., including 585 in the last two weeks, a federal health...
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Senate confirms Cardona as Education secretary

Senate confirms Cardona as Education secretary

The Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona to lead the Education Department on Monday, adding to President Joe Biden's Cabinet a key official who will help lead the administration's... Read more ...

Johnson & Johnson's newly-approved Covid vaccine met with pushback as...

Johnson & Johnson's newly-approved Covid vaccine met with pushback as Catholic diocese condemns it for ‘ties to abortion cells'

As Johnson & Johnson rolls out its freshly approved Covid-19 vaccine in the US, it faces a religious controversy as the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans has labeled it... Read more ...

Hawks fire Lloyd Pierce; will Nate McMillan replace him as head coach?

Hawks fire Lloyd Pierce; will Nate McMillan replace him as head coach?

Atlanta announced Monday night that it has fired Pierce amid a rough stretch in which the team lost 12 of its last 17 games. Read more ...

California serial killer Roger Reece Kibbe slain in prison

California serial killer Roger Reece Kibbe slain in prison

A serial killer dubbed the “I-5 Strangler” was reportedly slain at the California state prison where he was serving multiple life sentences. A corrections officer at Mule Creek... Read more ...

Cuomo accuser encourages others to come forward

Cuomo accuser encourages others to come forward

ALBANY, N.Y. - One of the former aides to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who has accused him of sexual harassment is encouraging others to come forward if they've had similar... Read more ...

Georgia House Passes Elections Bill That Would Limit Absentee And Early Voting

Georgia House Passes Elections Bill That Would Limit Absentee And Early Voting

The Republican bill would enact more restrictions for absentee voting and cut back on weekend early voting hours favored by larger counties, among other changes. (Image credit... Read more ...

Minneapolis scraps plan to hire influencers to spin George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis scraps plan to hire influencers to spin George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis city officials said Monday they've ditched plans to hire social media influencers to spin news from the upcoming murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in George... Read more ...

Comic-Con to remain virtual in 2021, cites financial strain

Comic-Con to remain virtual in 2021, cites financial strain

The San Diego Comic-Con will remain virtual for the July event, but organizers are planning for a smaller-scale gathering later this year. Read more ...

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will arrive in Mass. next week

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will arrive in Mass. next week

Gov. Charlie Baker says the initial supply will be limited, but will go directly to pharmacies and other vaccination sites. Read more ...

Johnson & Johnson official on vaccine distribution

Johnson & Johnson official on vaccine distribution

Johnson & Johnson has started shipping out nearly 4 million doses of its newly authorized, one-shot COVID-19 vaccine. Read more ...