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Dr. Ala Stanford closes vaccination registration sign up: Persons from outside Black communities taking spots from those who need it

February 11, 2021

Dr. Ala Stanford from the Black Doctors COVID19 Consortium has closed registration and tightened requirements to receive COVID 19 vaccinations. ID will be required. If you are not in a high risk category you will be turned away. Dr. Stanford held a press conference at Enon Baptist Church on Wednesday stating that healthy persons from…

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AP Analysis: Racial disparity seen in US vaccination drive

February 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People wait in line for the COVID-19 vaccine in Paterson, N.J. A racial gap has opened up in the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, with Black Americans in many places lagging behind whites in receiving shots, an Associated Press analysis shows. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) By Carla K. Johnson, Angeliki Kastanis and Kat Stafford…

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A year after Wuhan lockdown, a world still deep in crisis

January 29, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Workers move stock near lanterns on sale for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Life appears to be back to normal on the eve of the anniversary of the 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first…

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Biden to reopen ‘Obamacare’ markets for COVID-19 relief

January 27, 2021

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Fulfilling a campaign promise, President Joe Biden plans to reopen the HealthCare.gov insurance markets for a special sign-up opportunity geared to people needing coverage in the coronavirus pandemic. Biden is expected to sign an executive order Thursday, said two people familiar with the plan, whose details were still being…

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Deep South falls behind in coronavirus vaccine drive

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the Mississippi Air and Army National Guard Guard receive the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Flowood, Miss. The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but some states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) By Sudhin…

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Pennsylvania makes more people eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Quamea Richards, left, and Tawanna Thomas of AMI Health, prepare for a long line of patients at a drive-up COVID-19 testing facility at the Georgian Place in Somerset, Pa., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (John Rucosky/Tribune-Democrat via AP) By Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  Last Friday, Pennsylvania released an updated coronavirus vaccine plan that makes…

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China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Chinese paramilitary police wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus stand guard near the portrait of Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. COVID vaccine shots will be free in China, where more than 9 million doses have been give…

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Fast rollout of virus vaccine trials reveals tribal distrust

January 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Dakotah Lane, right, looks on as Dr. Cristina Toledo-Cornell explains possible arm soreness to James Scott after Scott received the first COVID-19 vaccination given to a Lummi Nation tribal member Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, on the Lummi Reservation, near Bellingham, Wash. The Native American tribe began rationing its first 300 doses of…

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