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    More On: billy graham De Blasio: Evangelical charity running Central Park hospital won’t discriminate Massive field hospital for coronavirus patients going up in Central Park Elite evangelicals once again belittle their pro-Trump co-religionists Trump rips mag editorial calling for his removal, accidentally invokes ‘ET’ The grandson of late evangelist Billy Graham is hospitalized in critical condition with COVID-19, relatives said. Jonathan Lotz, who reportedly worked with his grandfather from 1994 through 2002, was in an ICU unit at an undisclosed hospital Sunday, according to a Facebook post by his mother. “Pray he will not have to go on a ventilator, that his oxygen levels would increase, that his lungs will be strengthened, healed and that his health will be fully restored – with no long-term complications,” wrote Anne Graham Lotz, one of the Rev. Billy Graham’s five children. “My heart is filled with gratitude for your prayers.” Lotz said her son – a cancer survivor who directs Jonathan Lotz Ministries, preaching the “Gospel of Jesus Christ” across the world, according to its website – texted her early Sunday with...
    THE CORONAVIRUS vaccine programme is working but the next few weeks will be critical, Dr Hilary Jones has warned. Cases of the virus yesterday dropped for the fifth day in a row and Dr Hilary said the data is "very encouraging". 3Covid cases have fallen for the fifth day in a row as people get back to their normal lives following the loosening of restrictionsCredit: Reuters The country is seeing a sustained fall in reported coronavirus cases outside of lockdown for the first time since the pandemic began and Dr Hilary said that the majority of people currently in hospital with the virus are those who are unvaccinated. The number of people testing positive for Covid plunged from 49,000 last Sunday to 29,173 yesterday, building hopes Brits may be past the worst. And it's the first time cases have fallen below 30,000 since July 6. Speaking on Good Morning Britain this morning, Dr Hilary said it's not yet clear as to how many tests have been taken over the last few weeks and that the the fall in rates would remain...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A shipment of 500,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has finally arrived in Haiti which was donated by the United States. A key part of their vaccine program was provided by the U.S. Southern Command and South Florida’s Food for the Poor. The vaccine comes months behind other island nations and hopefully just in time as cases have surged. Haiti has 20,000 cases and nearly 500 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic and until recently, not one person vaccinated. READ MORE: Pembroke Pines Police Need Help Finding Store Voyeur “A recipe for disaster,” said Ed Raine, CEO of Food for the Poor, “And that’s before you start talking about gangs and the shocking news of the assassination of a president.” For thirty-five years, Food for the Poor has distributed food and medicines through a network of three warehouses and 14 distribution centers throughout Haiti. They are not in the vaccine distribution business, but they played a big role in making it happen by helping keep the vaccines super cold, which is critical, so they won’t...
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appeared to embrace Critical Race Theory language in one of its latest updates, surmising that “systemic health and social inequities” put “some rural residents at increased risk of getting or having severe illness” from the Chinese coronavirus. The CDC made the assertion in its interpretive summary of its weekly review, titled “Location, location, location”: Systemic health and social inequities have put some rural residents at increased risk of getting very sick from #COVID19. Vaccination differences between urban and rural areas could hinder efforts to reduce COVID-19 nationally. More: https://t.co/F4bAyObDp1. pic.twitter.com/Lf5xHfyWJ2 — CDC (@CDCgov) July 16, 2021 “Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put some rural residents at increased risk of getting or having severe illness from COVID-19,” the federal health agency wrote, adding that the cumulative coronavirus death rate in non-metropolitan areas “has exceeded that of metropolitan areas since December 2020.” Emphasis added: Approximately 1 in 5 people in the United States live in rural communities. Rural areas can face different health challenges depending on where they are located. Many are considered highly vulnerable according to CDC’s...
    More On: fast takes Hands off Chick-fil-A and other commentary Biden’s antitrust power grab and other commentary The Navy adrift and other commentary Trump’s Big Tech lawsuit has legs and other commentary Culture critic: Critical Race Theory Gaslighters A “counterrevolution” against critical race theory has “exploded,” and its defenders are trying to protect it by pushing a “kind of political quietism — since you don’t know what CRT is, how can you struggle against it?” observes Hugo Gurdon at the Washington Examiner. The idea is to “make CRT opponents question their understanding and doubt the evidence of their own ears and eyes.” Yet critics do know what CRT is: “It’s the unfalsifiable assertion of racial essentialism, stigmatizing white people as irredeemably racist and privileged, and black people as systematically repressed. It is used to poison the minds of children down to the elementary school level.” Those who “pretend CRT is an obscure academic discipline don’t know or don’t care about the truth.” From the right: Texas Cry-Babies “The fugitive Texas Democrats are vain, self-promoting cry-babies,” declares William Murchison at...
    MORA, Minn. (WCCO) — He went from one of the Twin Cities’ most critical COVID patients to survive to a 54-year-old Mora man still struggling to breathe. Jerry Greenwood looked back on his more than 100 days in the hospital and his uncertain future. READ MORE: COVID-19 Audit Sought By Minnesota Lawmakers Looks Doubtful “They come in with your file and they just shake their head. They can’t believe you’re here,” Greenwood said of his doctors who see him now. Having a conversation sitting on his living room couch in Mora seemed far off a few months ago. “Yeah his file is pretty big. Everyone wants to listen to his lungs,” his wife Lila Greenwood joked. Jerry Greenwood’s fight with COVID-19 was documented through pictures that captured the cruel reality of a pandemic that, for months, they’d worked to avoid. “Hand sanitizer. Going out very little, just to shop and come back,” Lila Greenwood said. A longtime service manager at a local car dealership and a diabetic, Jerry’s entire family became infected last November. They all got by with...
    More On: Coronavirus 7,000 health workers facing termination if not fingerprinted A whole lot of winking and nodding at Albany’s impeachment ‘probe’ of Cuomo California virus cases rising as delta variant spreads In a first, US warns of dangers of systemic racism in human trafficking report The Queens nurse who bravely rolled up her sleeve for the nation’s first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine shot was honored on Friday by President Biden — and will have her scrubs sent to the Smithsonian. Biden presented Sandra Lindsay, an immigrant from Jamaica, with a framed “Outstanding American By Choice” award from US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Lindsay worse a vibrant pink suit to the White House East Room as Biden announced that her hospital scrubs and COVID-19 vaccination card will go on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. “Sandra immigrated to Queens, New York, from Jamaica when she was 18 years old. Over the past, and I don’t believe this, 30 years — she doesn’t look 30 years old — she’s pursued her dream of becoming a nurse to allow her...
    Vikings defensive back Patrick Peterson received the COVID-19 vaccine and questions why some players won’t get the shot to help their team. There has been a lot of talk around NFL players who are uncertain about or don’t intend to get the COVID-19 vaccine. For Peterson, the return to normality was the draw of getting the vaccine. “If you do have the shot, you almost can have a free life all over again,” he said, adding that he is excited not to have to wear a mask or get tested and to decrease the risk of passing something on to his family. Peterson is in his first season with the Vikings after leaving the Arizona Cardinals. Next: 3 Hidden Gems On The Vikings Roster
    FIRST ON FOX: The Bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus has thrown its support behind legislation to form an independent commission to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. The caucus has a significant voting bloc of 58 members, equally divided between 29 Republicans and 29 Democrats. By backing the Made in America Emergency Preparedness Act, the coronavirus legislation has a much greater chance of passage should it come to a vote on the House floor.  Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., the co-chair of the caucus, said it's "critical" that the government and private sector learn from the COVID-19 crisis and better prepare for future emergencies.  "This bipartisan legislation will establish a bipartisan federal Commission to help ensure our government and industries are better prepared for the next crisis," Gottheimer said in a statement to Fox News. Peter Daszak (R), Thea Fischer (L) and other members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 coronavirus, arrive at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on February 3, 2021. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci's emails reveal the contrast between his public and private sentiments, showing what the top infectious disease expert said behind the scenes.   The trove of emails obtained through public records requests and published on Tuesday by Buzzfeed and the Washington Post offers a rare glimpse behind the curtain as Fauci responded to the pandemic last year. Often, his public and private sentiments were aligned, such as his skepticism about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19. At times they diverged, including his collegial tone with Chinese counterparts even as he publicly criticized China for withholding information in the early days of the pandemic. The emails shed little light on Fauci's views on the origin of the pandemic, but reveal that he received multiple warnings that the virus showed signs of laboratory tampering. Dr. Anthony Fauci's emails reveal the contrast between his public and private sentiments, showing what the top infectious disease expert said behind the scenesOrigins of COVID-19: Fauci was warned privately of lab leak possibility but dismissed it in publicFauci's emails do not reveal...
    MORGAN HILL (CBS SF) — While COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to plunge in the San Francisco Bay Area, the pandemic continues to rage elsewhere in the world. That’s where Morgan Hill Dentist Dr. Kusum Atraya and her group of dedicated volunteers are making their mark in the battle against the disease. READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: Despite Hitting Milestones, Vaccination Rate Imbalances Linger in South Bay Atraya treats sleep apnea patients so they don’t have to use a device called a CPAP machine which blows air into the nose to keep the airways open. With a little tinkering, those discarded machines can also be used as non-invasive ventilators for people with COVID-19. “I knew most of my patients had those CPAP machines that they are not using,” she said, “So, I called my patients, collected some and slowly, in the community, we collected 20,000 of those.” Atraya and her band of local volunteers sent ventilators to more than 20 impoverished nations last year and they’re not stopping now. Her garage is once again filling up with about 500 CPAP machines...
    (CNN)As US officials push for more vaccinations amid slowing demand across the country, another state has now crossed an important milestone.Rhode Island is now the eighth state to have administered at least one Covid-19 shot to 70% of its adult population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The state joins Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Vermont, who have also vaccinated at least 70% of their adult population.The news adds on to experts' optimism about the country's declining Covid-19 case numbers and where we could be by summer time as vaccine numbers continue to climb. Earlier this month, President Joe Biden set a goal of administering at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose to 70% of American adults by July 4 -- and has said Americans will be able to celebrate Independence Day by then with a true semblance of normalcy. Covid-19 vaccine boosters may be necessary. Heres what you need to knowSo far, more than 61% of US adults have gotten at least one Covid-19 shot and more than 49% are fully...
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham ripped the education system for choosing "an aggressive secular humanist focus, which is now laced with critical race theory," claiming they want "complete and total control, no questions asked" while students and parents suffer the consequences on "The Ingraham Angle." INGRAHAM: The obvious question why should we send our tax dollars to schools that end up teaching our kids to hate the country? So by choosing an aggressive secular humanist focus, which is now laced with critical race theory. Teachers and administrators have created their own taxpayer-funded fiefdoms of radicalism ... They think they shouldn't answer to anyone outside their own sphere on issues like curriculum, on sports, on anything related to life at school. They want complete and total control, no questions asked, while parents forget it, be damned. We saw this during COVID, where teachers summarily dismissed parent's concerns about remote learning … Now with the backdrop of COVID and the death of George Floyd, the school dictators feel like they got the wind at their backs. Many are eager to embrace critical...
    (CNN)The US is reporting some of the lowest Covid-19 metrics in nearly a year and officials say we're finally turning the corner. But vaccination rates have slowed nationwide and are uneven across American communities. For parts of the US, it will be an uphill battle to get more shots into arms. But experts say that challenge is critical -- and officials need to deploy all kinds of strategies to help boost vaccinations. It's our best shot to overcome the pandemic. "There's a small percentage of people who just really, really don't want (the vaccine). We're going to have to work on that, but to me that's a later issue," Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, told CNN on Wednesday. "There are a lot of people who have questions, so part of it is just helping address questions people have." Uneven vaccination rates across the US linked to Covid-19 case trends, worry expertsFor others, barriers in getting the vaccine are often not being able to afford to take time from work, he added, so it's...
    On January 28, 2020, I was the first member of Congress to stand on the House floor and discuss my concerns about a novel virus in China – soon to be known as COVID-19. And today with over three million lives lost, critical questions remain unanswered. Is the virus naturally occurring, or it is the result of lab manipulation?  Regardless, if it is naturally occurring or not, we need to determine if it was accidentally leaked from a lab.  Unfortunately, thus far minimal records have been made available, many records and samples have been destroyed, gag orders placed, social media censored, all the while the trail of truth is getting colder every day. RED CROSS WARNS THAT CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE EXPLODING IN ASIA As we all now know, COVID-19 was first found to infect humans living in close proximity to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in late 2019.  The idea that it started at a wet market has long since been disproven, as multiple infections occurred weeks and months (late 2019) before the wet market cluster. Of further note,...
    BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — Police in Bensalem are asking for the public’s help locating the driver of a vehicle wanted in a hit-and-run crash that left a person in critical condition. The crash happened on the 2300 block of Lincoln Highway around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say a silver car with front right damage hit a person and then took off. READ MORE: President Biden Says Philly Sports Fans Are Most Informed, Most Obnoxious Fans In The World READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf To Join PSU Football Coach James Franklin To Discuss Importance Of Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine CBS3 is told the victim is in critical condition. MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, State Officials To Provide COVID-19 Update Anyone who recognizes this vehicle is urged to contact the police.
    Seychelles, the world's most Covid-vaccinated nation with more than 60 per cent of its adult population having received two jabs, has reintroduced restrictions because of a spike in cases. All schools have been closed and sporting activities cancelled for two weeks in the idyllic Indian Ocean archipelago, as infections continue to surge. Measures also include a ban on house-hold mixing, some types of gatherings, and the early closure of shops, bars and casinos. Non-essential workers are also being encouraged to work from home, and an 11 pm curfew will remain in force. The restrictions come despite the country fully vaccinating over 62 per cent of its adult population with two doses — the second highest rate in the world.  Only Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, has had a more successful roll-out, data shows. There are currently 1,068 active cases in the Seychelles, of which a third have been detected in people given two doses of either AstraZeneca's or China's Sinopharm's vaccine.   It is unclear what has triggered the surge in cases but testing has detected the South African variant spreading on the...
    Actress Priyanka Chopra has tweeted an appeal to the President of the United States (POTUS) and the US government to urgently share Covid-19 vaccines with India, and reactions to her tweet on social media have been mixed. “My heart breaks. India is suffering from COVID19 & the US has ordered 550M more vaccines than needed @POTUS @WHCOS @SecBlinken @JakeSullivan46 Thx for sharing AstraZeneca worldwide, but the situation in my country is critical. Will you urgently share vaccines w/ India? #vaxlive,” she posted. Citadel: Priyanka Chopra Shares Her Pic From the Sets of Russo Brothers’ Upcoming Series. Her tweet received a mixed response, with many accusing her of being too late while others applauded her efforts. “This tweet was required Atleast 2 weeks back. You shouldn’t have waited for #VaxLive campaign to tweet for your fellow countrymen,” wrote one user, while another posted, “So proud of you Queen for having the guts to talk about such important issue we are facing currently.” Oscars 2021: Times When Priyanka Chopra Sashayed on the Red Carpet of the Academy Awards and Stole Hearts! Check...
    New Delhi (CNN Business)Twitter has removed several tweets about Covid-19 at the request of the Indian government, including some that were critical of its handling of a brutal second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Sunday, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said it had asked Twitter (TWTR), Facebook (FB) and others to remove around 100 posts "in view of the misuse of social media platforms by certain users to spread fake or misleading information."It accused those users of creating "panic" about the latest Covid-19 wave by "using unrelated, old and out of the context images or visuals, communally sensitive posts and misinformation about Covid-19 protocols." The statement, which included screen grabs of blocked posts from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, said that some of these accounts were urging citizens not to wear a mask, or creating hatred "by inciting religious passions." Biden administration will deploy additional supplies and support to India as country faces Covid-19 outbreakIn an emailed statement to CNN Business, Twitter said it has withheld some of the tweets following the request by the Indian...
    Actor Sonu Sood has arranged for a 25-year-old critically ill Covid patient to be airlifted in an air-ambulance from Nagpur to Hyderabad for treatment. The patient Bharti is the daughter of a retired railway officer, and she has reportedly lost almost 85 to 90 per cent of her lungs owing to Covid-19. Sonu initially helped in shifting her to a private hospital in Nagpur. Doctors then suggested she needed a lung transplant. Sonu Sood Tests Positive For COVID-19, Says ‘Don’t Worry, This Gives Me Ample Time to Solve Your Problems’. The actor arranged for the patient to be airlifted to Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, for a treatment called ECMO, in which blood is artificially pumped into the body to take pressure away from the lungs. “Doctors said the chances are 20 per cent, and asked me if I still wanted to go ahead with it. I said ‘of course’. She is a 25-year-old young girl and will fight the battle hard and come out of it stronger. That’s why we took this chance and decided to get an air ambulance....
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, and Tina Smith, D-Minn., talk with attendees of the a Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on September 25, 2018.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Sens Elizabeth Warren, Tina Smith and Marco Rubio reintroduced legislation on Thursday to secure the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain by reducing dependence on China and other nations for the supplies needed to make life-saving drugs and vaccines. The Food and Drug Administration estimates that 80% of the manufacturers that produce ingredients for drugs are located outside the U.S., many in China and India. While the agency has been closely monitoring the supply chain, it does not have a clear understanding of where drug components are made. The U.S. faced shortages for drugs used to treat Covid-19 patients during the pandemic as demand surged but supply was disrupted due to factory closures and shipping delays.  "To defeat the current COVID-19 crisis and better equip the United States against future pandemics, we must boost our country's manufacturing capacity," Warren, D-Mass., said. "Our bill will end...
    Although special measures have been extended in the region and the border between Quebec and Ontario has been closed, Outoise health officials believe the COVID-19 situation is still out of control. Up to 17% of all hospitals registered in Quebec last week were out of office. What’s more, the test positive rate of 10.9% was the highest ever in any region, well ahead of the provincial average. Subsequently, less than 85% of these positive tests varied. “The situation has improved somewhat, but the statistics are very high,” said Dr. Brigitte Pinard, executive director of public health at Outreach, citing an average of 135 new cases daily and 86 active eruptions. In the region. Patient transfer Five patients with COVID-19 over the weekend were transferred to hospitals in Outreach to Laurentian over the weekend due to a lack of beds at Hull Hospital in Cட்டte d’Ivoire. The Outaouais Integrated Health and Social Service Center (CISSSO) designated COVID-19 was expected to increase the capacity of the center to 80 beds, but increasing the number of people in need of critical care during...
    Shravan Kumar Rathod, of the popular composer duo Nadeem-Shravan, is critically ill and in hospital. The composer had recently tested Covid positive. Shravan is critical because he reportedly has co-morbidities but his condition hasn’t deteriorated after admission to hospital, as per Film Information. He is currently in Raheja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai. Sonu Sood Tests Positive For COVID-19, Says ‘Don’t Worry, This Gives Me Ample Time to Solve Your Problems’. Nadeem-Shravan are widely regarded as the musicians who brought back melody in the early nineties with “Aashiqui”, their superhit soundtrack of 1990. The frequent collaborations with Kumar Sanu resulted in a series of musical successes through the nineties, including “Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahin”, “Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke”, “Saajan”, “Phool Aur Kaante”, “Sadak”, “Deewana” and “Pardes”. Swara Bhasker’s Mother and Cook Test Positive for COVID-19. The report of Shravan battling Covid-19 comes at a time when several Bollywood celebrities are battling the coronavirus. Recently Bollywood personalities who have tested Covid positive include Rahul Roy, Sonu Sood, Arjun Rampal, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sumeet Vyas and Sameera Reddy. (The above story...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Friday that the statewide “Roll Up Your Sleeves, MN” vaccine outreach campaign will be focusing on “critical frontline workforce sectors” in manufacturing. Last week, the campaign kicked off with food service industry workers and, over the following weeks, other priority frontline sectors will be vaccinated at community vaccination sites. READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 2,299 New Cases, 6 Deaths; Cumulative Fatalities Near 7,000 “Our strong-spirited manufacturing workers are the backbone of our economy and food supply,” Walz said. “They have worked so hard during this unprecedented crisis to keep everything from food on our tables to PPE on our shelves, and now we’re going to make sure each and every one of them gets easy and convenient access to vaccines. Getting this critical workforce vaccinated will help us end this pandemic and get back to business as usual.” READ MORE: As Hospitalizations And ICU Numbers Climb, Some Hospitals Declare 3rd COVID Surge State officials say Minnesota’s 8,270 manufacturing companies had to “re-tool” assembly lines and workplace environments during the pandemic,...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Beaumont Health issued an “urgent warning” to Metro Detroit communities on Thursday, pleading for Michiganders to personally take immediate steps to help stop the spread of the virus. Hospitals in the Metro Detroit region are at or nearing capacity, with many COVID-19 units ranging from around 75 percent to 100 percent full, according to data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Will There Be A Fourth Relief Payment? “Our COVID-19 numbers are climbing higher and faster and it’s very troubling and alarming to see this,” said Beaumont Health CEO John Fox. “We are grateful for the knowledge attained from the first two surges. It has helped save many lives. We also now have effective vaccines. The number of COVID-19 patients has jumped at Beaumont from 128 on Feb. 28 to more than 800 patients today and exceeds the volume from last fall. “To flatten the curve again, we all need to work together now: wear masks, wash hands, avoid large gatherings, practice social distancing and get vaccinated. We cannot...
    Todd Paul administers the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Janssen Vaccine to Gerald McDavitt, 81, a Veteran of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, at McDavitt’s home in Boston, Mass. last month. AFP via Getty Images The United States campaign to reach herd immunity through vaccination involves a delicate — sometimes tricky — dance with side effects, public opinion and virus variants. All three are unpredictable, and can turn when you least expect it. The rollout of coronavirus vaccines has not been without challenges, but the Biden administration’s strategy of not relying on just one vaccine has preempted potential setbacks with any one product. As recent events illustrate, however, the suspension of one vaccine can impact public opinion of the entire process. The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Tuesday as they examine six severe cases of rare blood clots. J&J’s JNJ, -1.34%  vaccine is an adenovirus vector-based vaccine that only requires one shot. Clinical trials showed it had 72%...
    THE COVID pandemic is at a “critical point” and people need a “reality check” as lockdown restrictions are relaxed, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. Restrictions were eased yesterday in England in line with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown – as infections have plummeted in the UK. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates… Getty 4 Dr Maria van Kerkhove said people need to continue to try and prevent infections It was yesterday reported that cases in the UK have dropped by 23 per cent in a fortnight to 3,568 infections compared to 4,645 on March 29. Deaths have also halved in the last week as the spread continues to slow. Many experts have hailed the vaccine rollout for the fall in fatalities and infections and so far in the UK over 32 million people have received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine with 7.6 million now having had both doses. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson today said the “bulk of the work” had been done by people staying inside, but...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Police in Fort Lauderdale are looking for the gunman who shot a man and left him to die. According to police, the injured man ran into the RaceTrac gas station in the 2300 block of West Broward Boulevard for help. He was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Should You Expect A Fourth Relief Payment? A heavy police presence descended on the area, including a SWAT team, as officers conducted a street-by-street search. READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 7,121 New Cases, 64 Deaths Reported On Friday Chopper4 over the scene spotted officers going into backyards and between homes looking for the gunman who remains on the loose. MORE NEWS: In-Home COVID Vaccinations Now Available For Eligible Miami-Dade Residents Drivers were asked to avoid the area.
    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, long-term caregivers across Minnesota have worked day and night to provide care and support for our most vulnerable seniors. These remarkable people have risked their own health to serve residents in nursing homes and assisted living settings with unflagging dedication, clinical skills and innovation month after month in the face of this deadly threat to seniors’ health and well-being. The infection control protocols that forced senior care communities to close their doors to visitors helped save residents’ lives, but it also broke hearts, separating elders from those they held most dear. Our professional caregivers stepped in to help bridge that gap with empathy and innovation, fighting against the physical harm caused by COVID-19 and the emotional and mental harm left in its wake as well. With widespread vaccinations of residents, we believe we have reached a cautious turning point in our fight against COVID-19. New state and federal restrictions have eased visitation and quarantine restrictions in our care settings. Cases and outbreaks have dropped significantly and, thanks to the work of so many,...
    THE official coronavirus R rate stalled close to the critical 1 in England. As infections continue to fall across the country the R rate has remained stagnant at 0.8 to 1 for the third week running. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 3Infection rates continue to fall in the UK which has lead to stability in the R rateCredit: Alamy 3The R rate and growth rate across regions of England Last week Government advisers at Sage failed to agree on the figure for across the UK because case numbers are so low. Sage again said today: "No UK estimates for R and growth rate have been agreed." The R rate has remained relatively constant and below 1 since February 5, having peaked on January 15 at between 1.2 and 1.3.  The R rate reflects the outbreak with a slight lag, as it takes up to three weeks for changes in the spread of the disease to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As COVID-19 cases surge in many parts of the Midwest and East Coast, the Bay Area is in good shape. But good enough to avoid a fourth wave, or is that still possible?"I think it's a distant possibility," said UCSF Epidemiologist Dr. George Rutherford. "That's not to say it couldn't happen in other parts of the state or neighboring parts of the west."RELATED: COVID-19 surges across multiple states as California numbers continue to dropRutherford explains it all comes back to the rate of transmission.According to ABC7's analysis, over the past week, most of the Bay Area reported a less than 1% increase in case rates per 100,000 people. Napa and Solano counties reported around a 2% increase."Two is almost nothing," Rutherford said. "In some of the Midwestern counties, case rates were reaching 56% at some points."While most of the Bay Area's case rates have stabilized, there are still a record number of COVID-19 variants circulating in California.RELATED: California doctor not worried about a 4th wave explains why you shouldn't be, eitherRutherford spoke on what he expects...
    PANAMA CITY (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a news conference in Panama City on Tuesday to talk about long-term recovery from Hurricane Michael, but DeSantis started and ended the news conference with strong words about a 60 Minutes report which criticized the state’s alleged pay-to-play COVID-19 vaccine rollout. “They cut out everything that showed that their narrative was a piece of horse manure,” said DeSantis. “And it shows you how dishonest, these are smear merchants, that’s why nobody trusts corporate media. They are a disaster in what they are doing. They knew what they were doing was a lie. I knew what they were doing was a lie. Everybody here knows what they were doing was a lie. They know that we know they’re lying and yet they continue to lie.” READ MORE: Associate Of Brickell Apartment Owner Says Woman Killed In Shootout With MDPD Officers Serving Eviction Notice Was A Squatter The 60 Minutes story, which aired Sunday, was about Florida’s vaccine rollout and spotlighted a recent $100,000 donation that Publix Supermarket made to DeSantis’ re-election bid....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Pfizer announced this week its vaccine is safe and 100% effective in children ages 12 to 15. There are now at least two studies in the U.S. to determine how the vaccines will affect children. READ MORE: WJZ Exclusive: Take A Sneak Peek Of The New Domino Sugar Sign Dr. James Campbell, a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, helped write the safety guidelines for the Moderna pediatric trials. Dr. Campbell has long been an advocate for vaccinating children. “Almost a quarter of our population are children, it’s 24% of the United States,” Dr. Campbell said. “So if we leave all children unvaccinated, we have this big chunk of the population where the virus can continue to circulate.” CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines While Dr. Campbell is not associated with the Pfizer study, he said the preliminary data released by the drug maker is exciting news, but it’s also important to review the details of the study in...
    (CNN)Despite the country slowly opening up after a year of Covid-19 restrictions, the amount of blood donations needed has stayed in high demand.American Red Cross chief medical officer Dr. Pampee Young said the organization is in critical need of blood and platelet donations. "The demand for blood never goes away because it's got a shelf life, and we're constantly having to replenish," Young said. Red blood cells have a shelf life of 42 days while platelets have a shelf life of 5 days, according to the American Red Cross.There are eight different blood types, and humans can only receive certain types of blood that are compatible with their own. If they receive incompatible blood, their body will reject it and they could potentially die. The one exception is O- blood, which is compatible with all other blood types. CDC study finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines are 90% effective after two doses in real-world conditionsRead MoreAmerican Red Cross said they need about 12,500 blood donations and 2,700 platelet donations per day for around 2,500 hospitals and other facilities in the United States....
    France is in a “critical” epidemic situation according to information coming from the hospital field with an explosion in the number of cases of contamination. A sign of nervousness, the government brutally stepped up controls on travel restrictions on Saturday, hit by a third wave sweeping through Europe and also leading Belgium and Poland to tighten their restrictions. On other continents, countries facing a new outbreak of Covid-19 cases are also tightening the screw: total containment enters into force on Saturday in Chile and the Philippines are preparing to put their capital Manila and the provinces under cover on Monday. neighbors. French authorities on Saturday tightened checks at airports and road tolls to enforce traffic restrictions. These measures already in force in 16 of the 101 departments, including Paris and its region, were extended Friday midnight to three other departments. In these areas, travel over 10 km is prohibited without exemption, as are exits from the territory without a compelling reason. The shops are closed and the half-classes are imposed in high school. But unlike other European states, France...
    President Biden announced his administration will meet its goal of administering 100 million COVID-19 shots in his first 100 days on Friday, the 58th day of his term. In an address on Thursday, he said the latest statistics showed that 99.2 million vaccinations had been delivered so far. He credited his use of the wartime Defense Production Act, a deal between pharmaceutical rivals, and the success of pop-up mobile vaccination sites for reaching the target early but urged people not to let down their guard. "This is a time for optimism, but it's not a time for relaxation," he said, warning that scientists say things could get worse as new variants spread. AIRLINES TEST 'DIGITAL PASSPORTS' FOR CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION STATUS He also said 65% of Americans who are 65 years and older have received at least one shot of a vaccine. "We have gone from 1 million shots a day, that I promised in December, before we were even sworn-in to an average of 2.5 million shots a day, outpacing the rest of the world significantly." Earlier, it emerged...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Thursday will address the progress his administration has made to reach his goal of getting 100 million coronavirus vaccines into the arms of Americans within his first 100 days in office, a White House official tells CNN.The US is on the cusp of reaching that 100 million vaccine milestone before Biden hits 60 days in office -- which the President set as the new goal during a national primetime address last week.More than 113 million coronavirus doses have been administered in the US to date, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those doses, more than 96 million have been administered since Biden took office on January 20.The number of daily COVID-19 cases has continued to decline since a peak in mid-January. But COVID-19 cases are rising by more than 10% in 14 states this week compared to last week, with half of those states rising by more than 20%. One month ago, on February 17, there were only three states showing increases of 10% or more.EMBED More News Videos...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden on Thursday will address the progress his administration has made to reach his goal of getting 100 million coronavirus vaccines into the arms of Americans within his first 100 days in office, a White House official tells CNN. The US is on the cusp of reaching that 100 million vaccine milestone before Biden hits 60 days in office -- which the President set as the new goal during a national primetime address last week.More than 113 million coronavirus doses have been administered in the US to date, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those doses, more than 96 million have been administered since Biden took office on January 20. The number of daily Covid-19 cases has continued to decline since a peak in mid-January. But Covid-19 cases are rising by more than 10% in 14 states this week compared to last week, with half of those states rising by more than 20%. One month ago, on February 17, there were only three states showing increases of 10% or more.Bidens First 100 Days...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are investigating after a 34-year-old man was shot in South Philadelphia. The shooting happened at 15th and Dickinson Streets just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. The victim was shot once in the neck and transported to an area hospital in critical condition. READ MORE: Philadelphia To Open 5th Mass COVID Vaccination Clinic At Grand Yesha Ballroom Police say no scene has been located at this time. No arrests have been made. READ MORE: French Bulldog Is Philadelphias Favorite Dog Breed, American Kennel Club Says An investigation is ongoing. Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates.  MORE NEWS: Walk-Ups Now Allowed For 1 Week At COVID-19 Vaccine Site At Pennsylvania Convention Center For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here.
    (CNN) — The fastest way to get back to a safe, mask-free life is for everyone to get a Covid-19 vaccine. But just because you’ve gotten a shot of protection doesn’t mean you should rip off your mask immediately. That could actually set you back and put your friends and family at risk. READ MORE: Sacramento County Moves Into Less-Restrictive ‘Red’ Tier Of COVID-19 Alert Here’s why you should keep masking up in many cases — and when it’s safe to go mask-free: It takes weeks for vaccines to really kick in You’re not fully vaccinated until two weeks after your last dose of vaccine, according the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means at least two weeks have passed since your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, or at least two weeks have passed since your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. So ditching your mask too soon could leave you with little or no protection against getting infected or infecting others. Your friends and family might not be vaccinated yet Vaccines are great...
    (CNN)The fastest way to get back to a safe, mask-free life is for everyone to get a Covid-19 vaccine.But just because you've gotten a shot of protection doesn't mean you should rip off your mask immediately. That could actually set you back and put your friends and family at risk. Here's why you should keep masking up in many cases -- and when it's safe to go mask-free:It takes weeks for vaccines to really kick inYou're not fully vaccinated until two weeks after your last dose of vaccine, according the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read MoreThat means at least two weeks have passed since your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, or at least two weeks have passed since your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.So ditching your mask too soon could leave you with little or no protection against getting infected or infecting others.Your friends and family might not be vaccinated yetMississippi is the 2nd state to open up vaccines for all adults. Heres what other states are doingVaccines are great at...
    The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a critical gap in the world’s oxygen supply that’s leading to a million preventable deaths a year, health leaders said Thursday during a panel hosted by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Clinton Health Access Initiative.  The philanthropic groups, which together are finalists for a $100 million MacArthur Foundation grant for oxygen relief efforts in Africa, hosted Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and two African health care leaders to discuss the problem.   “No one, no matter where they live or what their incomes, should die from lack of oxygen. A condition we can diagnose easily, treat affordably, and prevent globally,” former President Bill Clinton, who moderated the discussion, said.  “If you live in a wealthy country, having too little oxygen in your blood is a problem doctors have the tools and training to treat. In other parts of the world, it can still be a death sentence, so we have quite a health equity crisis on our hands now aggravated obviously by COVID.”  A man...
    (CNN)Nearly one in 10 Americans -- more than 32 million people -- are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The progress offers hope that the brutal battle against the virus is slowly nearing its end. But we're not there just yet.The growing number of vaccinations is still not high enough -- and likely won't be for a few more months, according to experts -- to help suppress the spread of coronavirus. As Texas governor lifts state mask mandate, heres what we knowThat's why it's critical Americans don't abandon safety measures -- especially now that dangerous variants are circulating and threatening to fuel another spike in just several weeks' time. Read More"March and April are going to be pivotal times," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during the Health Action Alliance National Business Summit on Tuesday. "Where the pandemic goes from here is really dependent on our collective behaviors and continued commitment to follow the public health measures we know work to stop the spread of the virus: wearing well-fitted masks,...
    LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to the I-94 Lansing Avenue Bridge in Jackson on Monday to discuss the administration’s Rebuilding Michigan plan and the $300 million proposal that would address our crumbling bridges and make a greater investment in our infrastructure. READ MORE: Gov. Whitmer Asking Michiganders To Turn On Lights Wednesday For One-Year Anniversary Of COVID-19 The governor was joined by Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies and members of Local 324 Union for Operating Engineers.   “Investing in critical infrastructure is a top priority for my administration because it supports our families, small businesses, and communities,” said Whitmer. “I am proud of the ongoing work here in Jackson that will create jobs and make the roads safer for all who travel on it. We’re on the right track to fix the damn roads and bridges.”  READ MORE: Michigan Reports 1,960 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths For Sunday And Monday The I-94 project has received $120 million through the Rebuilding Michigan bonding initiative with construction beginning on March 8. Rebuilding Michigan is a $3.5 billion program to rebuild state highways and bridges that are critical to the state’s economy and carry the most traffic. Governor Whitmer’s budget proposes a $300 million Bridge Bundling...