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Coronavirus response | Rose calls on Pritzker to authorize UI saliva test statewide | Coronavirus

[ad_1] SPRINGFIELD — State Sen. Chapin Rose is calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to authorize the broad use of University of Illinois SHIELD testing for COVID-19 throughout the state. Rose, R-Mahomet, said he and many constituents have become frustrated that the rapid saliva test developed at the UI and being …

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Gov. Greg Abbott discusses timeline for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

[ad_1] Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. Texans can expect to see “widespread distribution” of COVID-19 vaccines by March to recipients beyond the front-line health care workers who are currently …

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U.S. negotiating to buy more doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say they’re actively negotiating for additional purchases of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine after passing up a chance to lock in a contract this summer since it was still unclear how well the shots would work. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and special adviser Dr. …

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California reports record coronavirus deaths as new cases spiral

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — California reported more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases and 293 deaths on Wednesday, setting new daily records as hospitals struggled to keep up with the surge. Southern California and the state’s Central Valley — regions that together include 23 counties and most of the state’s nearly …

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Experts warn vaccinated people could still spread coronavirus

[ad_1] EL PASO — Hospitals in some of Texas’ hardest-hit border counties began vaccinating health care workers against COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing what one health authority called “cautious hope” to a heavily Hispanic, economically distressed region whose communities have been traumatized by infections and deaths at disproportionately high rates throughout …

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Americans stick near home again due to coronavirus resurgence in fresh blow to the economy

[ad_1] The recent resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic has prodded Americans once again to cut back on flying, dining out, staying at hotels and other activities away from home in another blow to the U.S. economy. Read: The economy is showing more coronavirus cracks and the fissures are growing By …

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Amid a second outbreak of the coronavirus, New York starts the slow, laborious task of vaccinating millions

[ad_1] On Monday morning, one of America’s first Pfizer PFE, -1.38% vaccine doses was administered by Northwell Health, New York state’s largest health care provider. Intensive care nurse Sandra Lindsay was injected in Queens in the historic event.  The injection signals the beginning of the slow, laborious task of vaccinating millions …

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Gold prices rise over 1% on hope for further U.S. coronavirus relief package

[ad_1] Gold futures were trading higher Tuesday, recovering from a two week low, with gains attributed to the prospects for another coronavirus fiscal package gaining more traction in Washington before the end of the year. “Gold prices are rising on optimism that lawmakers are closer to passing a compromised stimulus package,” …

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The First Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Arrived In Colorado Today. Here’s What We Know.

[ad_1] The state will also receive 95,600 doses of Moderna’s vaccine next week, if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration grants the vaccine emergency use authorization. There are 156 medical sites and local health departments across the state set to receive doses. Vaccine distribution will roll out across Colorado in …

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El Paso residents seek funeral relief as COVID-19’s death count rises

[ad_1] EL PASO – When Cindy Colorado’s mother-in-law died from COVID-19 on Dec. 1 – becoming one of more than 1,300 El Pasoans who have succumbed to the virus in this border town – the family hoped to give her a traditional Catholic funeral. “We’d like at least some time …

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