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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and health officials are will provide an update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Pennsylvania, focusing on the progress in skilled nursing facilities, assisted care facilities and long-term care facilities. The press conference will be held at 2 p.m. You can watch it the CBSN Player above or on your streaming devices. What: Wolf administration to provide an update on vaccinations in long-term care facilities Who: Govenor Tom Wolf, Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam, Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Response Lindsey Mauldin and CVS Health District Leader Andreas Chandra When: Tuesday, Feb. 23 Time: 2 p.m. Where: In the player above or on CBSN Philly
    LONG BEACH -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to visit Long Beach on Monday to highlight the city's leadership in administering COVID-19 vaccines to residents and to provide an update on the state's efforts to ramp up inoculations.The governor, who visited two mobile vaccination sites in Los Angeles on Sunday, continues his Southern California tour as the state looks to increase efforts to reach hard-to-reach and disproportionately impacted communities in California.Progress is being made, as Newsom announced 7.3 million doses have been administered statewide. However, the governor acknowledged thatmany communities have struggled to keep up with the demand for vaccinations.Newsom said federal and state officials are doing all they can to inoculate as many people as possible."At the end of the day, there just aren't enough Pfizer vaccines, there aren't enough Moderna vaccines,'' Newsom said.RELATED: CA officials reach deal on COVID relief for low-income families, undocumented immigrants, small businessesEMBED More...
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – The Port of Long Beach will offer free flu vaccinations next week. The free event will take place on Monday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at a vacant lot in he 2100 block of West Anaheim Street. A USC student prepares a flu shot for a client at a flu vaccination clinic in Exposition Park on Oct. 17, 2020. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images) No appointment is required. The event is a joint partnership between the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and the port. Anyone 6 months of age or older is eligible. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Unified School District is also offering free flu shots to all student, staff and their families at several locations next week. To schedule an appointment, click here. The coronavirus pandemic, coupled with the regular flu season, could make for a very difficult winter. Further complicating...
    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott underwent successful surgery to repair the compound fracture of his right ankle and is expected to miss four-six months. Dak Prescott is expected to make a full recovery from the gruesome compound ankle fracture he suffered in Sunday’s win over the New York Giants. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback was taken to the hospital immediately after and underwent surgery to repair the fracture, which will have him sidelined for the next four-six months, according to Todd Archer. Prescott is out for the season, but the injury recovery timeline suggests Prescott could be healthy as early as around the time of the Super Bowl in early February, but if it’s the longer timeline, he would still be cleared around the start of free agency in March.Dak Prescott is expected to be sidelined 4-6 monthsDak Prescott reportedly set to miss 4-6 months after having surgery on a compound...
    While Denver’s ballot looks dauntingly long, many of the items are simply housekeeping measures — but we all know how dirty houses can get. There was plenty of down-and-dirty fighting over a few of the proposals that Denver City Council referred to the ballot. This year, Denver voters can decide if they want to ante up for a cleaner environment, as well as tax themselves to provide more help for the homeless. They can give councilmembers more power in this strong-mayor town, and allow them to exercise some of that power virtually. And finally, they’ve got the chance to show the city’s three-decade-old pit bull ban the door. Here are the items you’ll find on Denver’s ballot, as well as who’s for them...and who’ll admit to being against:Related Stories Lauren Boebert on America's Most Unusual Race for Congress Politics and Restaurants Make Strange Breadfellows Denver Voters Will Vote on...
    NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork) – If you need a new license in New Jersey, be prepared to wait. Long lines persist, but state officials say they’re working on it, CBS2’s Nick Caloway reported. Still, drivers are desperate for answers. The line at the Motor Vehicle Commission in Wayne, N.J. snaked through the parking lot Friday. Hundreds of people arrived before dawn, waiting hours and hours. Some brought chairs. Some took naps. “It’s been about three months now from quarantine. So I was hoping things would be better. But this is something I definitely didn’t expect,” said Vanessa Casella, of Bloomfield. It’s an all too common problem at MVC locations across the state. RELATED STORY: Motor Vehicle Commission Chaos: Long Lines Interfering With Businesses In Hazlet; Gov. Murphy: Camping Out Now Banned Ever since the agency closed in March then reopened in July, hoards of backlogged customers have flooded the centers. Lines...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- The Orange County Sheriff's Department is warning the public about a phishing scam used by cybercriminals.Authorities say cybercriminals send out messages to get people to click a malicious link or provide personal data. The texts say you have a package pending.They can steal your identity and empty your bank account.Authorities say ignore them.The sheriff's department said don't click on the link and don't provide personal information that could identify you. Blocking the number that the text came from is another option.They're also asking everyone to share the information with elderly family members or neighbors, who can be more susceptible to this type of crime.Virtual kidnapping scam lands Long Beach babysitter in hospitalEMBED More News Videos A Long Beach babysitter paid a $2,000 ransom when she thought her daughter was kidnapped, but she later found out it was all a scam.
    A typical flu vaccine is only about 40 to 60 percent effective - but a new study may help scientists change that at long last.  Researchers at Washington University St Louis developed a method that can check whether a flu shot is targeting the right immune cells to trigger a relatively long-lasting response and block infections.  Their work uncovers one reason why some people who get flu shots may get only partial protection against the virus and suggests a way to make a more effective, longer-lasting vaccine.  It comes as scientists around the world work frantically to develop a long-lasting coronavirus vaccine and warn of the looming danger rof COVID-19 combined with the approaching flu season.  Washington University, St Louis, researchers discovered that testing lymph nodes can reveal whether a flu shot will offer long-lasting protection - but only about 38% of people tested in the small study have...
    MONKTON, Md. (WJZ) — For the past six years, a special camp in Baltimore County has brought together children with limb differences to take part in a care-free summer camp experience. Despite the coronavirus pandemic this year, the camp went on, helping kids break boundaries and make unforgettable memories with others just like them. “This camp is fun,” attendee Sophia Mortenson said. “I’m able to just like be myself I guess… and be with my friends.” Dr. Joshua Abzug, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Maryland, created “Camp Open Arms” six years ago in Monkton to provide a safe, nurturing space for children with limb differences. “(It’s a space) where there’s no bullying, no racism, they don’t have to worry about anyone making fun of them and they can overcome challenges that they may not be willing or comfortable trying in other environments,” he said. At camp, the...
    The U.S. will not bailout the Lebanese government until it shows a commitment to enact reforms after the devastating explosion in Beirut, numerous sources reported. While the U.S. will continue addressing the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon, it will not underwrite the government, Undersecretary of State David Hale said Wednesday according to Reuters. “They (the Lebanese people) see rulers who use the system in order to enrich themselves and to ignore popular demands,” Hale said. “That era is over. There is no more money for that. They are at rock bottom and sooner or later, I believe, that the leadership will appreciate the fact that it is time to change.” A wounded man is checked by a fireman near the scene of an explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020. – A large explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, an AFP correspondent said. The blast, which rattled entire...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – A new state order requires long-term care facilities to provide respirators to staff caring for coronavirus patients. The order, signed Monday by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, requires long-term care facilities to give employees respirators, like N95 masks. In response to concerns from frontline workers, @SecretaryLevine today issued an order requiring long-term care facilities to take additional steps to protect their staff and residents from #COVID19. Read more: https://t.co/qC35ec0y19 pic.twitter.com/IAZ7WTlm8N — PA Department of Health (@PAHealthDept) August 17, 2020 The respirators are required to go to staff providing direct patient care to residents who have or might have coronavirus as well as employees assigned to provide direct care in COVID-19 units. “Each facility shall develop, implement, and adhere to policies and procedures that provide for the procurement and distribution of PPE to all staff by 12:01 a.m. on August 27, 2020,” the order...
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — Starting next week, all health-care facilities in Long Beach will be required to provide COVID-19 tests for all symptomatic people and asymptomatic people that may have been exposed, the city announced Thursday. “I look forward to expanding our testing capacity by adding all health-care facilities to the list of locations at which individuals can get tested in Long Beach,” Mayor Robert Garcia said. According to city officials, the testing expansion will help identify people infected with the virus and ensure they are isolated and cared for, as well as help prevent them from spreading the virus to others. The new health order will take effect on July 31. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor Jim Kenney and AARP have teamed up to create a long-term plan to improve housing, transportation and green spaces in Philadelphia for all ages. The mayor and AARP released a report Wednesday titled “Philadelphia: An Age-Friendly, Livable City for All.” “When we started the process of building an age-friendly report and action plan we were inspired by global efforts. We envision an age-friendly livable community that reflects the diversity that we see every day. A community that is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation option for folks. Offers supportive community features and services for all residents of all ages and all genders,” Mayor Kenney said. The report includes recommendations for tangible, community-wide improvements to enhance the well-being of city residents.
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg told members of the City Council in a memo that he is forming the Education and Workforce Leadership Team to provide guidance on creating long-term solutions that improve the economic and educational realities of residents. VIA, Mayor agree on plan to use 1/8 cent sales tax for economic recovery, then transportation Nirenberg said nearly 160,000 San Antonians are unemployed, which has created a rippling effect across the Alamo City, especially for those living just above the poverty line. The mayor said the city’s recovery and resiliency plan includes a focus on retraining the unemployed to begin new careers in target sectors. According to the memo, the Education and Workforce Leadership Team will finalize targeted educational, training and wraparound services that will be available to residents; shape solutions and frameworks that enhance the capacity of stakeholders and providers; identify resources and revenue sources...
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