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Mayor Garcetti extends hours to expand appointment-free vaccine access

LOS ANGELES >> Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday, May 16, announced a series of steps to expand vaccine access among Angelenos, including extending hours to 8 p.m. at nine fixed city-run site and offering appointment-free access for a choice of any of the three approved vaccines. “We can end this pandemic, restore public health, and rebuild our economy, but only if we can put vaccines within reach of every Angeleno, regardless of income, ZIP code, or neighborhood,” said Garcetti. “With expanded hour...
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Coronavirus stats continue to decline as local officials await word on mask mandates from Newsom

While local agencies await action from Gov. Gavin Newsom on the future of mask mandates, coronavirus enforcement and workplace safety, the pandemic appeared to continuing to ease its grip on Southern California. Los Angeles County reported 240 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths on Sunday, May 16, though health officials said the number of cases and deaths reported likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,237,411 cases and ...
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Coronavirus hospitalizations continue to drop in LA County

Los Angeles County reported 306 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 additional deaths on Saturday, May 15. The figures brought the county’s totals to 1,237,235 cases and 24,088 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 325 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID as of Saturday, down from 347 the day before. Of those patients, 73 were in intensive care, down from 78. Nearly 6,634,000 test results ha...
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Supervisor Barger to Newsom: Ease state mask mandate immediately

Breaking ranks with her county’s public health agency, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger on Friday, May 14, called on the governor to immediately relax COVID-19 mask-wearing requirements to align with eased guidelines announced by federal authorities for fully vaccinated people. “Los Angeles County has made tremendous progress vaccinating residents, including those in our hard-hit communities,” Barger said in a statement. “Furthermore, our positivity rate is less than 1% and our case ...
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With CDC approval, LA County officials quickly expanding coronavirus shots to ages 12-15

Southland health agencies and other providers will begin vaccinating youth aged 12 to 15 against COVID-19 starting Thursday, May 13, with federal authorities giving final approval for use of the Pfizer vaccine on that age group. Shortly after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization advisory committee voted to approve the use of the vaccine Wednesday, the city of Long Beach announced it will begin offering the Pfizer shot to those aged 12-15 starting Thursday. The Los A...
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With CDC approval, local officials quickly expanding coronavirus shots to ages 12-15

Southland health agencies and other providers will begin vaccinating youth aged 12 to 15 against COVID-19 starting Thursday, May 13, with federal authorities giving final approval for use of the Pfizer vaccine on that age group. Shortly after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization advisory committee voted to approve the use of the vaccine Wednesday, the city of Long Beach announced it will begin offering the Pfizer shot to those aged 12-15 starting Thursday. The Los A...
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What diabetics should know about the deadly 'black fungus' infections affecting India's COVID-19 patients

BSIP / Contributor/Getty Images Hospitals in India have seen a rise in cases of mucormycosis, or "black fungus," a life-threatening infection. Most of the patients affected are people with diabetes who previously had COVID-19. Diabetes, COVID-19, and steroids, which are sometimes used to treat COVID-19, all dampen the immune system, elevating a person's risk of "black fungus." See more stories on Insider's business page. As India grapples with record-setting rates of COVID-19 cas...
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Scared of social un-distancing? Many of us still need time to 'thaw.'

A woman wearing a face covering walks past a shop in Cardiff, Wales on October 18, 2020. Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Vaccines were supposed to be our ticket to normalcy after a grueling year of isolation. But I, among others, have found myself afraid to return to even CDC-approved activities. We've been frozen in place by trauma. Now we need time to thaw. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, all I thought about was getting a vaccine. I refreshed pharmacy websit...
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The CDC Just Approved the Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 12+ (and Everything Else You Need to Know)

The FDA has decided to extend the Pfizer COVID vaccine’s emergency use authorization to children ages 12 and up. The vaccine appears to be as safe and effective in this age group as in young adults, according to recent studies. Read more...
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Newsom channels some Californians’ frustrations about freeway trash, pitches $1.5 billion cleanup

Caltrans workers remove trash from a Caltrans property in Los Angeles as Gov. Gavin Newsom announced $1.5 billion for cleaning up California on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Gov. Gavin Newsom and Caltrans Director Tony Tavares remove a mattress from a Caltrans property in Los Angeles during a cleanup where Newsom announced $1.5 billion for cleaning up California on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCN...
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4 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster, including the variant first found in India. Here's why experts are so concerned about mutant strains.

People wearing masks in Del Mar, California. There are four coronavirus variants that experts around the world are particularly worried about. These variants were first identified in South Africa, the UK, Brazil, and India respectively. Others coronavirus variants have concerning features, but it's not yet clear they're more dangerous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean they spread more easily, make peopl...
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5 Must-Dos at Home for Physical Fitness Amidst the Pandemic

The pandemic has all of us holed inside our homes for fear of our lives. According to the statistics, it is reported that between March 1, 2020, and January 2, 2021, the US experienced 2,801,439 deaths, which is 22 percent more than what was expected. Even now, despite the vaccination drive, newer cases and mutations of the coronavirus are being reported. Along with all the things that have seen a disruption in the outdoor activities, the daily regimen of physical activities is one of them. On...
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FDA Authorizes Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine For Use In Children 12 To 15

(CNN/CBS13) – The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to include people ages 12 to 15. This is the first coronavirus vaccine in the United States authorized for use in younger teens and adolescents; the vaccine had previously been authorized for people age 16 and older. Vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are authorized for use in people age 18 and older. To support the extended use, the FDA reviewed data submitted by...
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With 5 more coronavirus deaths reported, LA County climbs to 23,999 total

Los Angeles County reported 248 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths on Sunday, May 9, though health officials say the relatively low numbers likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. According to state figures, there were 389 people hospitalized with the virus as of Sunday in Los Angeles County, down from 400 on Saturday. The number of those patients in intensive care increased from 87 to 90. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,235,561 cases and 23,999 deaths s...
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LA opening up all city sites for no-appointment coronavirus vaccines

Starting Monday, May 9, Los Angeles will offer appointment-free COVID-19 vaccinations at all of its city-run sites and open two additional night clinics in a new effort to expand vaccine access, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday. The city is prepared to administer over a quarter million vaccinations for the second week in a row. “We stand at a critical juncture in our fight to end this pandemic, and our city will keep doing everything possible to knock down barriers to vaccine access and deliver d...
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Norwegian Cruise Line threatened to avoid all Florida stops after the state banned businesses from asking for proof of vaccination

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sky ship. Alan Diaz/Associated Press Norwegian Cruise Line threatened to skip all stops in Florida to avoid potentially unvaccinated customers. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order last month prohibiting businesses from mandating COVID-19 vaccines. Norwegian Cruise Line announced last month that all passengers aboard must be vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. A popular cruise line is threatening to avoid stops i...
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Still scared to return to normal life? Maybe you have 'the freeze' like me.

A person wearing a mask in Warsaw, Poland on February 17, 2021. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Images Vaccines were supposed to be our ticket to normalcy after a grueling year of isolation. But I, among others, have found myself afraid to return to even CDC-approved activities. We're suffering from "the freeze" - that stuck feeling after trauma in which the perception of a threat persists. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, all I thought about was getting a vacci...
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States turning down Covid-19 vaccine doses as US demand declines

Reduced demand comes as Joe Biden has announced a plan to vaccinate 70% of US adults by the Fourth of JulyDeclining demand for Covid-19 vaccines in the US is causing states across the country to refuse their full allocations of doses from the federal government, despite concerted efforts to raise national take-up rates.Reduced demand, which is contributing to a growing stockpile of doses, comes as nearly 46% of the US population has received at least one dose of a two-shot vaccine and about 34% ...
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The CDC for the first time acknowledges that the coronavirus is airborne

A woman wears a mask in front of a pharmacy in Oberhausen, Germany. Fabian Strauch/Picture Alliance/Getty Images The CDC acknowledged that the coronavirus is airborne in updated guidance. The new guidance specifies that the coronavirus can be spread through inhalation of respiratory droplets containing the virus. Previously, CDC guidance stated that most infections were transmitted through "close contact, not airborne transmission." See more stories on Insider's business page. In revi...
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Nancy Messonnier, the senior CDC official who first warned the US about the coronavirus pandemic, is resigning

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, speaks at a coronavirus briefing on January 28, 2020. Samuel Corum/Getty CDC health official Nancy Messonnier announced she was resigning on Friday. She said her last day with the CDC would be May 14. Messonnier was the first US official to publicly warn the country of the COVID-19 pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nancy Messonnier - a senior health expert at t...
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Real-world data from Qatar suggests 2 doses of Pfizer's vaccine are needed against variants

A health worker applies a pad on the arm of a man after inoculating him against the coronavirus at a drive-through vaccination centre in the city of al-Wakrah, north of the capital Doha, on March 31, 2021 (Photo by Anne LEVASSEUR / AFP) (Photo by ANNE LEVASSEUR/AFP via Getty Images) Pfizer's vaccine was 54% effective against severe COVID-19 caused by variants after one dose in Qatar. Effectiveness against severe COVID-19 rose to more than 90% when two doses were given 21 days apart. Th...
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CDC Says 'Test Cruises' Can Start With Volunteer Passengers to Prove They're Covid Safe

The U.S.-based cruise ship industry will need to prove it can operate safely with test cruises and volunteer passengers before normal operations can begin, the Centers for Disease Control said in a statement on Wednesday. All cruise volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated and must agree to be tested for covid-19…Read more...
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Dr. Fauci To Adolescents On The Fence About COVID-19 Vaccine: ‘Be Part Of The Solution’

(CNN) — Dr. Anthony Fauci said he hopes children and teens won’t hesitate when the US Food and Drug Administration authorizes a coronavirus vaccine for them. A federal government official told CNN on Monday that the FDA is poised to authorize Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine in children and teens 12 to 15 years old by early next week, and administration of the vaccine to them could start almost immediately, said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. ...
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CVS and Walgreens wasted 128,500 Covid vaccine doses, report finds

US pharmacy chains responsible for vast majority of the recorded 182,874 wasted doses, according to Kaiser Health NewsUS pharmacy chains CVS and Walgreens are responsible for the vast majority of wasted vaccine doses, which total more than 180,000 reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a story from Kaiser Health News.As of late March, the CDC recorded 182,874 tossed doses. CVS and Walgreens combined wasted 128,500 doses – CVS wasted about half and Walgreen...
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FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars

(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ban menthol flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars, including menthol flavor, within the next year, according to an agency announcement Thursday. The aim is to “significantly reduce disease and death” from using these two products. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Banning menthol—the last allowable flavor—in cigarettes and ban...
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CDC: Anxiety, Not The Shots Themselves, Drove Vaccine Reactions Reported In California, 4 Other States

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) – It was anxiety – and not a problem with the shots – that caused reactions in dozens of people at coronavirus vaccine clinics in California and four other states, U.S. health officials have concluded. Experts say the clusters detailed Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are an example of a phenomenon that’s been chronicled for decades from a variety of different vaccines. Basically, some people get so freaked out by injections that their anxiety spurs...
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Millions of people are missing their 2nd COVID-19 doses, and that has experts worried about herd immunity

A nurse waits at an empty table for more patients to arrive to receive a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a Veterans Administration (VA) Long Beach Healthcare System pop-up vaccination site at the Dae Hueng Presbyterian Church on April 17, 2021 in Gardena, California. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images The CDC said millions of people who got one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are missing their second. Some fear possible adverse reactions and others are simply unable to get the secon...
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3 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster - and experts are monitoring others, including one spreading in India

People wearing masks in Del Mar, California. There are three coronavirus variants that experts around the world are worried about. These include variants first identified in South Africa, the UK, and Brazil. Others variants, like one first found in India, have concerning features, but it's not yet clear they're more dangerous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean they spread more easily, make people sicker,...
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3 coronavirus variants can make people sicker, evade the immune response, or spread faster - and experts are monitoring others, including one spreading in India

People wearing masks in Del Mar, California. There are three coronavirus variants that experts around the world are worried about. These include variants first identified in South Africa, the UK, and Brazil. Others variants, like one first found in India, have concerning features, but it's not yet clear they're more dangerous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean they spread more easily, make people sicker,...
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Moderna plans to produce up to 3 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses next year, citing a 'significant need' for shots and boosters into 2023

A nurse administers a dose of the Moderna vaccine in Los Angeles, California. Between 20 and 40% of frontline workers in Los Angeles have refused a shot. Mario Tama/Getty Images Moderna will make up to 3 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in 2022, the biotech said Thursday. The CEO said "there will continue to be significant need" for shots and boosters in 2022 and 2023. The company is testing lower doses as booster shots, which could expand future supply. See more stories on Insider&#...
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