BOSTON (CBS) — All Massachusetts residents 16 and older are going to be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine starting on Monday. This is roughly 1.7 million people. On Saturday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced the state hit a major vaccination milestone: two million people are now fully vaccinated. READ MORE: 'My Angel': Mother Of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, Alma Wahlberg Passes Away Some experts have voiced concern over vaccine supply, given the current pause on the Johnson & Johnson shot, but state officials are expecting an increase in Moderna and Pfizer doses this week. READ MORE: 3 Die In Wrong-Way Crash On Interstate 84 In Sturbridge April 19 is the same day as President Joe Biden’s deadline to make the vaccine available to all adults nationwide. MORE NEWS: Pembroke Crash Leaves 2 Dead, Victims Identified As Joseph Birolini, William Hickey To find out more about COVID vaccinations in Massachusetts and where you can get one visit mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine … [Read more...] about All Mass. Residents 16 And Over To Be Eligible For COVID Vaccine Starting Monday
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County reported 466 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths Sunday, along with a drop in hospitalizations related to the virus. Officials noted that the low number of deaths reflects a lag in weekend reporting. READ MORE: Protestors Remember Duante Wright and Adam Toledo At A Vigil In Liemert Park Sunday Night The number of COVID patients in county hospitals dropped from 486 Saturday to 470. There were 106 people in intensive care, down from 112 on Saturday. The latest numbers come one day after officials reported the county’s daily test positivity rate of 0.9% was the lowest it’s been since the beginning of the pandemic. That number dropped again to 0.7% on Sunday. Officials have now logged 1,228,997 cases of COVID-19 and 23,623 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “As the weather gets warmer and we go out to enjoy all what our beautiful county has to offer, … [Read more...] about LA County Reports 466 New Cases Of COVID-19, 3 Deaths
When comparing COVID-19 media coverage across countries, the U.S. stands out. Among U.S. major media coverage, a staggering 87 percent of COVID-related articles are negative in tone, versus 50 percent for major media outlets in other English-speaking countries, according to our recent research . The negativity of the U.S. major media is also a serious outlier when compared to local and regional U.S. sources, or to scientific and medical journals. Only 53 percent of stories from U.S. sources outside the major media are negative in tone and 64 percent of the COVID-19 related articles in scientific and medical journals are negative. This pattern is pronounced even in coronavirus topics where there is good news to report. In February 2020, the Oxford Daily Mail ran a story that Professor Sarah Gilbert and her Oxford colleagues were working on a COVID vaccine and that the team was optimistic that vaccine would be ready by the fall. American major media outlets didn’t cover this … [Read more...] about Is there any good news in the fight against COVID-19?
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he believed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would issue a warning this week to address concerns over extremely rare but severe blood clots resulting from Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine. Fauci said, “I think by Friday, we’ll know which way we’re going on this. Hopefully, we’ll get back on track. But I don’t think there’s going to be anything that’ll linger beyond that. I hope not. I don’t think so.” Anchor Chuck Todd said, “What’s more likely, that we’ll still use the Johnson & Johnson vaccine with some restrictions, or is it very possible we don’t use it at all?” Fauci said, “I can give you my estimate. My estimate is that we will continue to use it in some form. I doubt very seriously if they just cancel it. I don’t think that’s going to happen. I do think that there will likely be some sort of warning or restriction or risk … [Read more...] about Fauci Doubts Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Will Be Pulled — ‘There Will Likely Be Some Sort of Warning’
BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,265 new confirmed COVID cases and seven additional deaths in the state on Sunday. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 631,471. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,117. READ MORE: Keller @ Large: Boston Mayoral Candidate Annissa Essaibi George On Education, More Police Officers There were 79,078 total new tests reported. READ MORE: All Mass. Residents 16 And Over To Be Eligible For COVID Vaccine Starting Monday As of Sunday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 1.97%. There are 701 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Sunday. There are 162 patients currently in intensive care. MORE NEWS: 'My Angel': Mother Of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, Alma Wahlberg Passes Away There are an estimated 34,553 active cases in Massachusetts. … [Read more...] about Massachusetts Reports 1,265 New COVID Cases, 7 Additional Deaths