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"If came out today, I would not take it," said Lonzo Bullie, a retired school principal who has called Tuskegee, Alabama, home for 26 years. "I'm still reluctant … because I do not have enough information on it."The two FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines are more than 95% effective at preventing symptomatic illness, and side effects reported are minor....
NEW DELHI — India authorized two COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday, paving the way for a huge inoculation program to stem the coronavirus pandemic in the world’s second-most populous country.India’s drugs regulator gave an emergency authorization for the vaccines developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca and another developed by the Indian company Bharat Biotech.Drugs Controller General Dr....
India has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines, paving the way for a huge inoculation program to stem the coronavirus pandemic in the world’s second most populous countryByThe Associated PressJanuary 3, 2021, 6:02 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW DELHI -- India authorized two COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday, paving the way for a huge inoculation program...
Experts say mask use and social distancing have also helped keep numbers low.December 18, 2020, 10:00 AM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHospitals across the U.S. are nearing critical capacity due to the rise in COVID-19 cases just as the winter flu season begins to threaten the country. Public officials and doctors worry that the...
More Australian states and territories are imposing travel restrictions to prevent the coronavirus spreading from new outbreaks in New South Wales and Victoria statesByThe Associated PressJanuary 3, 2021, 3:23 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSYDNEY -- More Australian states and territories are reimposing travel restrictions to prevent the coronavirus spreading from new outbreaks in...
Lillie Tyson Head and her daughter, Carmen Head Thornton, have reason to be skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine. After all, it was Head’s father, Freddie Lee Tyson, who was unknowingly recruited into the now-infamous Syphilis Study at Tuskegee.A sharecropper in Alabama in 1932, Tyson was one of 623 Black men recruited for the U.S. Public Health study at...
The coordinator of the White House coronavirus response says she plans to retireBy AAMER MADHANI and BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated PressDecember 23, 2020, 5:19 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWASHINGTON -- Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus response, said Tuesday she plans to retire, but is willing to first help President-elect Joe...
As communities across the country feel the pain of a surge in coronavirus cases, funeral homes in the hot spot of Southern California say they must turn away grieving families as they run out of space for the bodies piling upBy CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated PressJanuary 2, 2021, 8:35 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLOS...
The British government is facing mounting pressure to keep all schools in England closed for at least two more weeks as a result of surging coronavirus casesBy PAN PYLAS Associated PressJanuary 2, 2021, 5:51 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- With daily coronavirus infections surging as a result of a new virus variant,...
It was the beginning of June when my father first showed concerning symptoms. After several weeks, we learned that he had a very aggressive terminal brain cancer called glioblastoma, the same illness that killed Sen. John McCain and President-elect Joe Biden’s son Beau. In this condition, the average life expectancy is 18 months, while common symptoms include headache,...
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