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    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Following its federal emergency approval, the Baltimore-made Johnson and Johnson vaccine is rolling out across the country. 49,600 doses reserved for Maryland will be delivered this week, but the state’s acting health commissioner Dennis Schrader told lawmakers Monday to expect fewer doses in the coming weeks. READ MORE: ‘Game-Changer’ | Inside The Baltimore Lab Producing Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccines BREAKING: Maryland will get Johnson&Johnson vaccine this week. From Gov Hogan: “Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the J&J vaccine, 100% of which will be deployed to providers this week.” @wjz #COVID19 — Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) March 1, 2021   “This is an initial allocation. It is very likely we will receive less next week for a couple of weeks. What J&J has basically said they are pushing out everything that they have. There will be uneven distribution for the next couple...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As COVID-19 infection rates drop and vaccinations climb, Philadelphia health officials suggest some restrictions could be lifted later this week. That could mean baseball fans can attend the Phillies’ home opener in April. Officials are reviewing restrictions on crowd sizes set to expire March 1. READ MORE: Police: 15-Year-Old Girl Fighting For Life After Shot In Head In West Philadelphia Double Shooting The Flyers, Phillies and Sixers have all submitted requests and proposals to the city to let fans back at their games, and it looks like that could happen, with some limitations. “I’m looking forward to getting back to normal,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. The mayor says the new normal could be fans at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies Opening Day on April 1. “It’s likely there would be some fans in the stands at the Phillies’ home opener, but how many is gonna depend, not...
    (CNN)More than a week after Philadelphia cut ties with a Covid-19 testing and vaccine provider, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley testified that it was a "mistake" to allow Philly Fighting Covid (PFC) to operate vaccine clinics."While this organization did successfully vaccinate some 6,900 people, in retrospect it was a mistake for the Department of Public Health to ask the organization to operate these clinics. As the person in charge of the Department of Public Health, I bear the ultimate responsibility for that mistake," Farley said Friday in prepared remarks at a city council meeting.Philadelphia severs ties with Covid-19 testing and vaccine organization after losing trust in themThe city severed its ties with PFC amid reports the non-profit shifted to a for-profit entity. There were also concerns over PFC's patient data collection and protection practices.PFC CEO Andrei Doroshin said shortly after the break with Philadelphia that he never hid the group's...
    New York City’s health commissioner, the face of the city’s campaign to halt the spread of the coronavirus, announced Wednesday that he has been infected with the virus himself. Dr. Dave Chokshi said in a statement that he recently tested positive. “I now have mild symptoms, but they are manageable,” Chokshi said, adding that he has been in touch with city contact tracers.
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's health commissioner, the face of the city's campaign to halt the spread of the coronavirus, announced Wednesday that he has been infected with the virus himself. Dr. Dave Chokshi said in a statement that he was recently tested for COVID-19 and received a positive diagnosis. “I now have mild symptoms, but they are manageable,” Chokshi said, adding that he has been in touch with city contact tracers. Chokshi was named New York City health commissioner in August 2020 after Mayor Bill de Blasio clashed with the previous commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot. He previously served in the Louisiana Department of Health during Hurricane Katrina. Chokshi has appeared in public service announcemets urging New Yorkers to follow COVID-19 protocols for mask wearing and maintaining social distance. He called his own diagnosis a reminder "that COVID is still with us and we all must continue to...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The City of Philadelphia has suddenly cut ties with Philly Fighting COVID, a group that had been running the city’s largest coronavirus vaccination site at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. There are allegations that the group misused vaccines and there are also concerns about the safety and privacy of personal information from tens of thousands of people who signed up with the group. The city calls the allegations disturbing. “I do understand why people are upset with that. We were very upset as well, that’s why we’ve terminated the relationship,” Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said. “Obviously, in retrospect, this organization, it wasn’t good for us to have a partnership with that organization.” Philly Fighting COVID had been one of the largest vaccine providers in the city, giving doses to thousands at the Convention Center. The city abruptly terminated its relationship when the group switched from nonprofit status...
    CLARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There are troubling new signs about the second wave of coronavirus in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy is urging residents to play it safe over Thanksgiving, saying the state is going into a critical phase to slow the spread, CBS2’s Meg Baker reported. Tuesday was a busy shopping day as people continued their preparations for Thanksgiving and the great unknown ahead, as officials warned things will get worse before they get better. New Jersey saw its highest case count yet — 4,383 COVID-19 positive tests. Hospitalizations were up for the 25th day in a row and deaths have surpassed 15,000. MORE: New York City, New Jersey Working On Ways To Shorten COVID-19 Testing Lines The governor has been pleading with residents to stay home and throw out their invite list because most of the transmissions occur in private settings. He was asked on CBS This Morning if...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) — New Jersey is expecting shipments of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as soon as December, Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Friday. The earliest shipments are expected to go to health care professionals and first responders first, with the vaccine likely becoming available to the public in April or May, she said. The formula used to develop the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna comes from the University of Pennsylvania. New Jersey could receive its first shipment of vaccines in late December. Its expected that @pfizer will be applying to the @US_FDA for an emergency use authorization for their new vaccine – if approved, wed expect our first shipment of 130,000 doses to arrive around Christmas — Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) November 20, 2020 Persichilli said the Pfizer vaccine is administered in two doses 21 days apart, with 130,000 units of the vaccine coming in mid-December, followed...
    WESTWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Cases of COVID-19 swept through nursing homes when the pandemic started. Now, the numbers are going up again. The trend is leading nursing homes to take extra precautions, CBS2’s Kevin Rincon reported Friday. Admissions at CareOne at Valley in Westwood have been put on pause after several residents tested positive for the coronavirus. The outbreak is linked to a hospital employee in Bergen County. The New Jersey Department of Health said 12 residents and eight staff members have gotten sick. Statewide, there are active outbreaks at 177 long-term care facilities, with more than 2,600 cases among residents and another 2,000 among staff. MORE: New Jersey’s Daily COVID-19 Case Number Rises Above 2,000 For First Time Since May “It’s coming in from the community. We know that our communities are seeing a rise throughout all of the regions. We keep a close eye on that,” said Health...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Philadelphia health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says there is some concern over President Donald Trump testing positive for COVID-19 due to his age (74), but most people recover from the virus. President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning announcement that plunges the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election. A White House official said Friday morning that the president was experiencing mild symptoms but was working from the White House residence. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately,” Trump tweeted just before 1 a.m. “We will get through this TOGETHER!” Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October...
    The White House blocked Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn from testifying before the House panel overseeing the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, its Democratic leaders announced Friday.   “The American people deserve to hear Commissioner Hahn’s response to those concerns during a public hearing and what actions he is taking to ensure that the agency’s COVID-19 decisions remain science-based,” Reps. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Anna EshooAnna Georges EshooHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg acknowledges failure to take down Kenosha military group despite warnings | Election officials push back against concerns over mail-in voting, drop boxes Democrat asks intel agencies if they're surveilling members of Congress Overnight Health Care: Supreme Court to hear ObamaCare arguments 1 week after election | NYC positive COVID-19 tests hit record low MORE (D-Calif.), who chairs its health subcommittee, said in a statement. “The White House’s muzzling of the...
    Outgoing Milwaukee Health Commissioner Dr. Jeanette Kowalik said she experienced racism and threats from White supremacists on the job. She penned an op-ed for The Daily Beast entitled, “The Racism I Faced as Milwaukee’s Health Boss Under COVID-19,” in which she delves into the challenges she faced in weaponizing an underfunded health department against the pandemic, and the prejudices that went along with the job. “The job was also a personally grating one,” she wrote. “It was a constant power struggle from Day One. I was micro-aggressed, man- and ‘Karen’-splained beyond belief, and subject to major passive-aggressive outbursts, and plenty of double standards.” Aside from the toxic culture at work, she also wrote that she received threats in the mail. “Like some other health officials across the country, I received threats of harm mailed to my office prior to COVID-19 and of course after—among them many emails authored by...
    (CNN)The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration said "all options are on the table" when asked if he would resign if pressured to release a coronavirus vaccine before he feels it's ready."I can tell you, our decision at FDA will not be made on any other criteria than the science and data associated with these clinical trials," Dr. Stephen Hahn told CBS.Health officials and the public have expressed concern that the desire to have a vaccine to control the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 6 million people in the US could rush the development process with a less safe and effective result. One emergency physician said shortcuts in vaccine approval would be a "slippery slope." The US just topped 6 million coronavirus cases in about 7 months. What happens next is up to you, Birx says"We initially heard Dr. Hahn saying we need to wait until...
    Virginia’s Health Commissioner says he plans to mandate that all Virginians take a COVID-19 vaccine once one is available to the public. “It is killing people now, we don’t have a treatment for it and if we develop a vaccine that can prevent it from spreading in the community we will save hundreds and hundreds of lives,” Dr. Norman Oliver told 8News on Friday. Virginia state law gives the Commissioner of Health “the authority to mandate immediate immunizations during a public health crisis if a vaccine is available. Health officials say an immunization could be released as early as 2021,” 8News said. “Dr. Oliver says that, as long as he is still the Health Commissioner, he intends to mandate the coronavirus vaccine.” Under state law in Virginia, people with a medical exemption are the only ones allowed to refuse the mandatory vaccine. The Virginia General Assembly is currently considering a bill...
              Virginia State Health Commissioner Dr. Oliver Norman said on Friday that he would mandate a COVID-19 vaccine if publicly available, according to 8News, but a bill under consideration in the Virginia General Assembly would provide a religious exemption. Under Virginia state law, the commissioner of health has the authority to mandate immediate immunizations during a public health crisis like COVID-19 if a vaccine is available to the public. While commenting on and supporting a mandated COVID-19 vaccine, Norman was sharing his personal opinion as a doctor. The Northam administration has not taken an official policy position on a mandated COVID vaccine for adults, Virginia Department of Health spokesperson, Julie Grimes, told The Virginia Star. “[COVID-19] is killing people now, we don’t have a treatment for it and if we develop a vaccine that can prevent it from spreading in the community we will...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago Task Force is going after parties where COVID-19 safety measures are not in place.Over the weekend, the city found a West Side event space not in compliance with business licensing and social distancing, so the party was shut down.On Tuesday, the city's Health Commissioner said a recent increase in COVID-19 cases is due to social gatherings.RELATED: Coronavirus Illinois: 1,471 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deathsShe gave several examples."A man in his 30s went to friend's house, hearing over and over and over again.... woman in her 40s, son daughter mother and niece- everyone tested positive after getting together with everyone," said Dr. Allison Arwady."A family of four, two day card tournament- 20 people may have been infected," she said.Over the weekend the city's Task Force also issued a citation to a North Lawndale resident for hosting a party without social distancing."We really want to turn these...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is reporting that new case numbers are beginning to fall. Some surrounding counties are beginning to see decreases as well. However, City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said the area is not necessarily out of the woods. “So, at some rate, case counts are now falling here in the City of Philadelphia, in the region and in the U.S. as a whole,” he said. “They’re not falling by much and this could be temporary and the case counts are still high. Still, the news is better than we were a week ago and the reason for that fall is really unclear at this point. “I can only say that maybe, people are finally coming around to accept the idea that they need to wear a mask and mask use has gotten high enough that it’s really making a difference.” Farley said the falling case counts are...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The United Nations chief says the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July affecting more than 1 billion students.In addition, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that at least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on education "in their critical pre-school year." As a result, he warned that the world faces "a generational catastrophe that could waste untold human potential, undermine decades of progress, and exacerbate entrenched inequalities."Meantime, the state of Rhode Island was added to the Tri-State travel quarantine list.NYC has a changing of the guards at the helm of health commissioner. Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned, and Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Dr. Dave A. Chokshi as Commissioner of the City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.Mayor de Blasio also announced Tuesday that the city's infection rate was a low...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With a second wave of COVID-19 taking hold in Philadelphia, health officials on Tuesday announced an extension of restrictions on indoor dining for another month. Additionally, family interactions have been identified as a new source of infection. Pennsylvania reported more than 1,000 new infections for the third time in less than a week. Also today, Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says socializing with family members should be off-limits. It’s the latest effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. “The second wave of the epidemic has now reached Philadelphia,” Farley said. There’s been a significant increase of coronavirus cases in the region, mainly among young people. Philadelphia is now averaging 164 new cases a day, and contact tracing shows a new source of infection. “This is really being spread within families and at social events,” Farley said. “Your relatives are no less likely to have COVID than...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia health officials made a number of big announcements on Tuesday about COVID-19’s impact to the city. As the number of cases rise, Philadelphia has again delayed the resumption of indoor dining to at least Sept. 1, a change from the previous date of Aug. 1. Additionally, officials are not recommending gatherings of any size at this time. This comes as the Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley announced 142 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the citywide total to just under 30,000. Due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in a number states across the country, Philadelphia officials also advised residents not to travel from Philadelphia to 35 states, including Maryland. Lots of important headlines from @PhiladelphiaGov COVID-19 press conference:Per Health Commissioner Dr. Farley:-Philly is in 2nd wave-Most getting exposed from trips to Shore & contact w/ relatives-Does not recommend gatherings of ANY size-Delaying indoor dining until Sept...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/CNN) — There will be no preseason games for the National Football League this year, according to an open letter published Monday by Commissioner Roger Goodell. The mandate comes as every aspect of sporting world has been affected by coronavirus. Earlier this year, the NFL had to hold its draft virtually to avoid the spread of the virus. The season is set to begin in September. “The NFL in 2020 will not look like other years,” Goodell wrote. “Players and coaches will be tested for the virus regularly, including every day for a while. Preseason games have been canceled.” Goodell wrote that late summer and early fall are usually “the most optimistic time of year for our fans, and for all 32 teams.” “In a year that has been extraordinarily difficult for our country and the world, we hope the energy of this moment will provide some much-needed optimism,”...
    (CNN)There will be no preseason games for the National Football League this year, according to an open letter published Monday by Commissioner Roger Goodell.The mandate comes as every aspect of sporting world has been affected by coronavirus. Earlier this year, the NFL had to hold its draft virtually to avoid the spread of the virus. The season is set to begin in September."The NFL in 2020 will not look like other years," Goodell wrote. "Players and coaches will be tested for the virus regularly, including every day for a while. Preseason games have been canceled."Goodell wrote that late summer and early fall are usually "the most optimistic time of year for our fans, and for all 32 teams."Miami Marlins coronavirus outbreak pushes MLB to postpone three games"In a year that has been extraordinarily difficult for our country and the world, we hope the energy of this moment will provide some...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We have to learn to live with the virus. That’s the message from Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley. This comes as cases continue to increase across the state, in the city and surrounding counties. Compared to many other locations where COVID-19 is surging, Philadelphia is doing OK. But cases are inching up and there are concerns about a delay in testing results. So it’s unclear if we have an accurate view of what’s really happening with the virus. “We’ve seen a modest increase in case counts in Philadelphia,” Dr. Farley said Tuesday. He also says most cases of COVID-19 continue to be mild and many people are asymptotic, which is why it’s easily spread. “The epidemic is not over, the virus is still here and may be growing here in Philadelphia. We’re going to have to learn how to live with it and how to manage...
    VIDEO2:1402:14Former FDA chief Gottlieb: US is probably diagnosing 1 in 10 infections nationallySquawk Box The U.S. still isn't testing enough people for the coronavirus, especially as outbreaks accelerate in many states, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Wednesday.  The U.S. has struggled to roll out rapid and effective diagnostic testing since the beginning of the outbreak when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shipped faulty test kits to state health officials. Once diagnostic companies like LabCorp and Quest began to manufacture their own tests, the strained supply chain caused further delays.  By the end of April, when the coronavirus had infected more than a million people in the U.S., the country had tested just over 6.3 million people, or almost 2% of the population, according to data collected by the Covid Tracking Project. The U.S. is now running more than 500,000 Covid-19 tests a day,...
    As cases of coronavirus spike in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, more health officials are calling on those states to mandate the use of face masks in public. On Thursday, California took health officials’ advice into account, and became the latest state requiring masks, issuing a mandate that most of the state’s nearly 40 million residents wear face masks whenever they leave their homes. Previously, only essential-business employees had been required to wear them, although cities and counties had been allowed to issue their own face-mask orders. But the three other states that have seen record-high spikes in daily cases of COVID-19 have not yet issued statewide mandates to wear masks in public, and that’s a problem, said Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. In Arizona and Texas, Republican governors have given mayors the authority to mandate masks in their respective cities, but mayors...
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