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Coronavirus

CDC: Strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safely

February 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Lear Preston, 4, who attends Scott Joplin Elementary School, participates in her virtual classes as her mother, Brittany Preston, background, assists at their residence in Chicago’s South Side. Amid mounting tensions about reopening schools, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planned to release long-awaited guidance Friday, Feb. 12, on what measures are…

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Feb. 19, 20: Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to administer vaccines for 24 hours at Liacouras Center

February 17, 2021

Dr. Ala Stanford founder and CEO of the black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium has announced a 24 hour vaccination clinic. Vaccinations will be administered on Friday, February, 19 through Saturday, February 20 at the Liacouras Center located at 1776 North Broad St., Philadelphia No appointment necessary. Walk-ups allowed. Persons eligible for vaccinations are (Must be 1B):…

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Viral Questions: Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine?

February 12, 2021

By Marilynn Marchione ASSOCIATED PRESS  Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine? It’s best to avoid them, unless you routinely take them for a medical condition. Although the evidence is limited, some painkillers might interfere with the very thing the vaccine is trying to do: generate a strong immune system response. Vaccines…

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South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccine drive

February 12, 2021

By Andrew Meldrum And Sylvia Hui ASSOCIATED PRESS  JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has suspended plans to inoculate its front-line health care workers with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine after a small clinical trial suggested that it isn’t effective in preventing mild to moderate illness from the variant dominant in the country. South Africa received its first 1…

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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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