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Pa. coronavirus update: Nearly 10K new cases; 2 out of every 5 tests positive over last week; Lehigh Valley to hit 30K cases | Pa. COVID-19 county map (12/17/20)

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[ad_1] The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced on Thursday an increase of 9,966 new cases of coronavirus across the state. In addition to the new cases, there were also 224 new deaths reported by the department. The new cases bring Pennsylvania’s case count up to 529,335 total COVID-19 cases since …

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Sitka’s emergency responders line up for coronavirus vaccine

[ad_1] Fire Chief Craig Warren was the first emergency responder to receive a coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday. “I think somebody needs to set the example,” he said. (Erin McKinstry/KCAW) Many of Sitka’s frontline health care workers and first responders joined others around the state on Wednesday (11-16-20) when they received …

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Albany County coronavirus update

[ad_1] ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — County Executive Dan McCoy updated residents on the latest in Albany County’s COVID-19 response Thursday morning. McCoy said that with 222 new positive cases since Wednesday, there have been a total of 8,536 cases in the county since the outbreak began. The previous record for …

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Emmanuel Macron tests positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] French president Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the latest world leader to be diagnosed with the disease and prompting several of his recent contacts at home and abroad to self-isolate. Mr Macron was diagnosed after experiencing symptoms on Wednesday night and was now suffering from a …

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Misinformation peddlers have shifted gears from the election to coronavirus vaccines.

[ad_1] Sidney Powell, a lawyer who was part of President Trump’s legal team, spread a conspiracy theory last month about election fraud. For days, she claimed that she would “release the Kraken” by showing voluminous evidence that Mr. Trump had won the election by a landslide. But after her assertions …

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F.D.A. Panel Endorses Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine

[ad_1] Moderna is developing eight other vaccines that use mRNA. The company has tested them in animals and in 1,700 people, and has not had cases of anaphylaxis or other severe allergic reactions linked to the vaccine, Dr. Jacqueline Miller of Moderna said. One anaphylaxis case occurred two months after …

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COVID-19 vaccine allocation cut by 40% in Washington state

[ad_1] Gov. Inslee calls the reduction in supply of COVID-19 vaccines “disruptive and frustrating.” OLYMPIA, Wash. — Calling it “disruptive and frustrating,” Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington state’s coronavirus vaccine allocation is being cut by 40% next week. “We need accurate, predictable numbers to plan and ensure on-the-ground success,” Inslee …

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FDA advisers recommend second coronavirus vaccine, with agency action expected soon

[ad_1] Anticipating the authorization decision, Gen. Gustave F. Perna, who is overseeing the federal effort to distribute vaccines, said Monday the government was preparing to ship almost 6 million doses of the Moderna vaccine to 3,285 locations in the first week after approval. “It will be a very similar cadence …

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Pfizer Covid vaccine: 2 Alaska health care workers suffer reactions to vaccine

[ad_1] The hospitalized worker’s reaction was more serious but not life-threatening, doctors said: She felt flushed within the first 10 minutes of receiving the vaccine Tuesday at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau and later reported symptoms including shortness of breath and elevated heart rate. The second Bartlett health care worker …

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