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Cuomo’s Plan To Vaccinate Inmates

ALBANY TIMES-UNION Hours after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker were served with a lawsuit over their failure to include incarcerated individuals in the early stages of the coronavirus vaccination rollout, state officials said they would begin inoculating more than 1,000 inmates who are 65 and over. The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision late Thursday announced the updated response a few hours after initially saying the agency was working...

Clergy Member Terminated For Spreading Vaccine Myths

BOSTON (AP) — A prominent Jewish organization is cutting ties with a longtime Massachusetts rabbi for actively promoting anti-vaccine views and strident opposition to public health efforts to rein in the coronavirus pandemic. Central Massachusetts Chabad said Thursday it dismissed Rabbi Michoel Green as a representative of the organization, which oversees Jewish community centers in the region, on Jan. 27. Green has run the Chabad house in Westborough, which is a suburb of Worcester, New England's...

Couple Married 70 Years Dies Of Covid-19 While Waiting For Vaccine

(CNN) Childhood sweethearts who were inseparable during their 70 years of marriage died of Covid-19 while holding hands in an Ohio hospital, their family told CNN. Dick Meek, 89, and Shirley Meek, 87, passed away within minutes of each other on January 16 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, the family said. "They never had to go through 'until death do us part,'" said their daughter Debbie Howell. "They never had to do that because...

Second State Identifies African Covid Variant

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy – Maryland has become the second state to identify a case of B1351, a variant strain first seen in South Africa. The CDC says there are now three known cases of B1351 in the United States, 467 cases of B117, and 1 case of P.1, which was first identified in Brazil. The patient in Maryland had no known travel history. Coronavirus variant gets nastier as South African variant spreads By...

Vaccine Truth: The Last Word On Myths, Hoaxes, and Conspiracies

"Demand for vaccines will far exceed the supply for months to come" KAISER HEALTH NEWS – The national strategy to end the covid-19 pandemic includes plans to remedy the chaotic vaccination effort with “more people, more places, more supply.” The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open more vaccination sites, the government will buy more doses, and more people will be immunized. Still, by all estimates, the demand for vaccines will far exceed the supply for months...

Biden’s COVID-19 Flip-Flops: A Timeline

"After gaining power, Biden’s rhetoric changed, almost overnight."

Super Bowl Party? Forget About It, Says Fauci

"You don't want parties with people that you haven't had much contact with. You just don't know if they're infected." – Dr. Anthony Fauci

Public Health Doctor Charged With Vaccine Theft

CNN – A Texas public health doctor charged with stealing a vial of Covid-19 vaccine was trying to use leftover doses so they wouldn't go to waste, his attorney said Friday. Dr. Hasan Gokal has been charged with theft by a public servant, a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg's office said in a statement Thursday. Gokal is accused of...

Floridians Report ‘Significant’ Vaccine Side Effects

SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL – COVID vaccinations have been going into the arms of Floridians for six weeks, and initial reports from people who receive the shots suggest wide-ranging adverse effects — from fevers to strokes — are limited but can be significant. Some of the most crucial revelations focus on how seniors — studied minimally in trials but considered a priority in Florida — are reacting to the vaccine. So far, reported side effects range...

Fauci: Get Vaccinated ‘ASAP’

FOX NEWS – Americans should get vaccinated as quickly as possible when their turn comes, and shouldn’t wait for the next generation of vaccines in hopes for more protection against variants, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert. Fauci said during a White House COVID-19 Response Team briefing on Monday: "You need to get vaccinated when it becomes available, as quickly and as expeditiously as possible throughout the country," "The reason for that...

China Seeks To Skirt Blame As WHO Combs Through Labs

WUHAN, China (AP) — World Health Organization experts visited an animal disease center in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Tuesday as part of their investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Team member Peter Daszak told reporters later they had "excellent facilities, very informative meeting," and he tweeted the team met with staff in charge of the health of livestock in Hubei province, toured laboratories and had an "in-depth" discussion along with questions...

Experts Re-Examine 2-Dose Policy

"The goal of vaccination under the approach we are using is to reduce the morbidity and mortality, not only to stop transmission. With [variants] it's just a stronger reason to try to use get as many people as partially immunized as possible."

We’re Learning More About Norway’s 33 Post-Vaccine Deaths

WIRED – When reports emerged from Norway about a handful of deaths amongst people who had received the Covid-19 vaccine, vocal vaccine deniers were quick to pounce on the news. On January 14, the Norwegian Medicines Agency (Noma) reported that 23 people had died after receiving their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Those who died were described as having severe underlying health conditions and were all aged 75 or over. (The number of deaths...

Top US COVID Scientist Dead | Protestors Block Vaccine Site

CNN – Andrew Brooks, a research professor at Rutgers University who led the development of the first FDA-approved Covid-19 saliva test, died suddenly on January 23, according to a Rutgers statement. His sister confirmed to CNN on Sunday that the cause of death was a heart attack. Brooks, 51, was the chief operating officer and director of technology development at RUCDR Infinite Biologics, the lab that developed the saliva test. The test, which was approved in April...
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