Tag Archives: coroanvirus

FL Cop Fired For Tormenting Coworker About COVID

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Central Florida police officer has been fired following a co-worker’s complaint that he mocked her concerns about the coronavirus and hugged her against her wishes. An internal investigation by the Longwood Police Department also found that Cpl. David Hernandez also misled investigators who probed the allegations against him. The woman told investigators she made …

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Better Business Bureau: Don’t Post Your Proof Of Vax

Via press release from the Better Business Bureau: You got your COVID-19 inoculation, and you are excited to share the good news and encourage others to do the same. You take a selfie holding your vaccination card and post it to Facebook, Instagram, or another social media platform. Unfortunately, your card has your full name and birthday on it, as …

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FDA On Vaccines: Don’t Mix And Match, No Half-Doses

Via press release from the FDA: We have been following the discussions and news reports about reducing the number of doses, extending the length of time between doses, changing the dose (half-dose), or mixing and matching vaccines in order to immunize more people against COVID-19. These are all reasonable questions to consider and evaluate in clinical trials. However, at this …

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China Approves Its First State-Owned COVID Vaccine

The Associated Press reports: China authorized its first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine for general use Thursday, adding another shot that could see wide use in poorer countries as the virus surges back around the globe. The Sinopharm vaccine had already been given to groups such as health care professionals and essential workers under emergency-use guidelines as part of China’s program to …

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Wisconsin Worker Purposely Ruined 500 Vax Doses

Milwaukee’s Fox News affiliate reports: More than 500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine had to be “discarded” after they were removed from a pharmacy refrigerator at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton on Saturday, Dec. 26 in an intentional act, officials said in an update Wednesday, Dec. 30. Grafton police late Wednesday night confirmed the FBI and FDA are …

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Congressional Staffers Next In Line For COVID Vaccine

Politico reports: Congress’ attending physician informed lawmakers Monday night that two staffers in every House member and senator’s personal offices are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. In addition, the Office of the Attending Physician is offering the vaccine to four staffers of every committee chair and every ranking committee member. The announcement, a memo from Brian Monahan to …

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Incoming CDC Director To Resume Public Briefings

The Hill reports: Rochelle Walensky, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Wednesday that she intends to resume public briefings, which have been all but halted at the agency during the coronavirus pandemic. “I think communication has to be key here,” she said on CNN’s “New Day.” “The public needs to know …

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Cuomo Warns New UK Strain Is “On A Plane To JFK”

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday called it “reprehensible” and “grossly negligent” to allow UK travelers to fly into JFK Airport without being tested despite a contagious new mutation of the coronavirus shutting down London. “Right now, this variant in the UK is getting on a plane and flying to JFK,” Cuomo said in a call …

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Apple Closes All CA Stores Amid Record COVID Surge

CNBC reports: Apple has temporarily closed all 53 of its retail stores in California after the number of coronavirus cases reached new daily records in its home state this week. A listing of stores on the phone maker’s website reflects the change, which does not affect bordering states Arizona and Nevada. The move shows how a major technology company is …

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Washington Monument Shut Over COVID+ Interior Sec

The Washington Post reports: Officials have taken the extraordinary step of closing the Washington Monument starting Friday as a precaution after Interior Secretary David Bernhardt — who had been giving private, nighttime tours to associates — tested positive for the coronavirus. Interior spokesman Nicholas Goodwin confirmed the temporary closure, saying the department acted after consulting with federal health officials. Bernhardt …

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Eat The Rich: Wealthy Offer Big Bucks For COVID Vax

The Los Angeles Times reports: The COVID-19 vaccine is here — and so are the wealthy people who want it first. “We get hundreds of calls every single day,” said Dr. Ehsan Ali, who runs Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor. His clients, who include Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, pay between $2,000 and $10,000 a year for personalized care. “This is …

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Politico: How People Will Game The COVID Vax Lines

Politico reports: The nation’s system for distributing coronavirus vaccines lacks safeguards to ensure the next wave of doses reaches the most critical workers and at-risk patients rather than star athletes or the well-connected. There’s little chance for anyone to jump the line right now while an extremely limited supply of the vaccine is being distributed. But as soon as more …

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Petri Dish WH Needs “Deep Cleaning” Ahead Of Biden

USA Today reports: In just six hours on Inauguration Day, belongings of a departing president’s family are moved out, carpets are cleaned, furniture is rearranged, fresh art is hung and the executive mansion is transformed for its new residents before they set foot inside. But staff tasked with preparing the executive mansion for the arrival Jan. 20 of President-elect Joe …

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Pew Research: 60% Say They Will Get COVID Vaccine

Pew Research reports: Overall, 60% of Americans say they would definitely or probably get a vaccine for the coronavirus, if one were available today, up from 51% who said this in September. About four-in-ten (39%) say they definitely or probably would not get a coronavirus vaccine, though about half of this group – or 18% of U.S. adults – says …

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Interpol: Criminal Rings Plan To Disrupt Vax Supplies

The Washington Post reports: The global police cooperation agency Interpol said Wednesday that the distribution of coronavirus vaccines could be exploited by criminals, with “falsification, theft and illegal advertising of COVID-19 and flu vaccines” posing growing risks. “As governments are preparing to roll out vaccines, criminal organisations are planning to infiltrate or disrupt supply chains,” said the agency’s secretary general, …

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Federal Vax Distribution Director: “100% Of Americans That Want The Vaccine” Will Have Had It Come June

Mediaite reports: On MSNBC Wednesday, Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski — the Operation Warp Speed director of supply, production, and distribution — gave an encouraging timeline about when all Americans will be able to get vaccinated. Towards the end of the interview about the vaccine development and distribution, anchor Yasmin Vossoughian asked, “What is your expectations come June for how many …

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Supreme Court Blocks NY Limits On Religious Services

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court late Wednesday night barred restrictions on religious services in New York that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had imposed to combat the coronavirus. The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the court’s three liberal members in dissent. The order was the first in which the court’s …

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DeSantis Extends Order Banning Mask Enforcement

Click Orlando reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis today extended his executive order that bans local governments from enforcing mask mandate violations. The order, first signed in September, prevents cities from fining people for not adhering to mask mandates. It also prevents cities and counties from ordering restaurants to close without economic or health reasons being justified. The order signaled Florida’s move …

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Biden Transition Team Mulls Keeping On Deborah Birx

Politico reports: President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is weighing whether to give Trump administration coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx a role in its Covid-19 response, even as it prepares a broader purge of officials closely tied to the president’s handling of the pandemic. The debate over Birx’s future has vexed transition officials, with advocates for the longtime public health official arguing …

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Anti-Lockdown GOP Rep. Tim Walberg Is Ill With COVID

The Detroit Free Press reports: Michigan GOP Rep. Tim Walberg on Monday revealed he has tested positive for the coronavirus, which has now killed more than 240,000 Americans. In a statement, the Republican lawmaker said he learned on Sunday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and that he is experiencing mild symptoms. “It’s been more than a week since I …

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