Coronavirus

Some voice outrage after 2 million smokers are given COVID vaccine priority

One state’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility now includes more than 2 million people who smoke cigarettes, and some are criticizing the decision. Read more on RADIO.COM
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Federal vaccine reserve has already been emptied, dashing hopes of a surge in supply

When Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar announced this week that the federal government would begin releasing coronavirus vaccine doses that were being held in reserve for second shots, it turns out that no such reserve existed.
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CDC warns contagious UK COVID variant likely to be dominant strain in US by March

The coronavirus variant that was first identified in the United Kingdom is now spreading rapidly in the U.S and it will likely become the dominant strain in the US by March.
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Man spends stimulus check on 30,000 masks for the homeless: ‘We’re all in this together’

Jeff Suchon from Highland Park, New Jersey, is easing the hardship of others by using his stimulus check to buy 30,000 masks for the homeless and others in need. Suchon is one of many local heroes who are paying in forward during a difficult time.
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Some are failing, others flying — see how your state is doing in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine

Not unlike the rollout of COVID-19 testing, vaccine distribution in the U.S. has been a dismal failure. The virus continues to deluge states, closing ICUs and forcing patients entering emergency rooms to wait for hours before being treated.
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WATCH: Relationship expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 92, gets COVID-19 vaccine

Iconic relationship therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer received her first COVID-19 vaccine shot on Wednesday. The 92-year-old doctor visited The Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen, which was one of the three state-run large sites administering vaccines.
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Health care facilities offer incentives to frontline workers who get COVID vaccine

Growing hesitation towards the vaccination is particularly dangerous to our society’s most vulnerable: front-line healthcare workers. Hospital and other small businesses are now offering incentives to encourage people to get vaccinated.
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Target stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day 2021

It’s only been a couple of weeks since we welcomed in the new year, but at least one retail store is already thinking about Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping.
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Why a negative COVID test doesn’t automatically mean you’re not infected

Coronavirus cases still continue to affect many communities across the nation. Here are reasons hy a negative COVID test doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not infected.
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Moderna CEO warns that COVID-19 may stick around ‘forever’

Coronavirus may be here to stay for good, at least according to Moderna’s CEO. Stephane Bancel warned that he believes the novel virus will be around ‘forever’ even with vaccines. Read the full story now.
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