Lonnie Listonsmith

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Dr. Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson’s chief scientific officer, said in a statement that the emergency use application to the Food and Drug Administration is a “pivotal step toward reducing the burden of disease for people globally and putting an end to the pandemic.”

Johnson & Johnson filed the application six days after the New Brunswick, N.J.-based firm announced encouraging results from its late-stage global clinical trial on 43,783 volunteers. The data showed that a single shot prevented 66 percent of moderate and severe cases globally, and 72 percent in the United States.

The FDA will now assemble a packet

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At any given time, Fresno County resident Angélica Salceda has at least four websites open on her phone in hopes that one of them might tell her when it’s time for her parents to be vaccinated.

Every day, she checks the health department websites for Fresno County and neighboring Madera County, where her parents live, as well as their medical provider’s page and the state’s newly launched My Turn portal.

Salceda worries that her 66-year-old father, who milks cows at a dairy farm, and her 64-year-old mother, who is a child care provider, might be exposed to the coronavirus through

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Infectious disease specialists expect deaths to start dropping soon, after new cases hit a peak right around the beginning of the year. New COVID-19 deaths could ebb as early as next week, said the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But there’s also the risk that improving trends in infections and hospitalizations could be offset by people relaxing and coming together — including this Sunday,

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The call featured detailed medical explanations from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, who answered questions from the audience, as well as urgings from Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his wife, Hollyanne, who is a nurse. Their pleas underscored the widespread concern about the reluctance among service members and their families to get the vaccine.

According to senior defense leaders, the percentage of service members declining to get the shot is about the same as the general population — around half. A recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation

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MEXICO CITY __ Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador posted a video Thursday saying he had tested negative on an antigen test, after testing positive for COVID-19 about 12 days ago.

“I am well now,” López Obrador said, walking down a flight of stairs in the National Palace to prove his point. He did not say when he would end his isolation and return to public appearances.

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., entered the debate over giving the COVID-19 vaccines as a single dose and delaying a second dose, urging President Joe Biden’s administration to consider a new vaccine strategy to get more doses out to Americans. 

In a letter sent Wednesday to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky and COVID-19 task force coordinator Jeffrey Zients, Khanna urged them to work with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a CDC committee, “to gather and consider data” on the effectiveness of single-dose vaccinations. Khanna is the first lawmaker to publicly call on the Biden

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