April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the C.D.C. director, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, testified on Capitol Hill before a House Select Committee overseeing the government’s coronavirus response.CreditCredit…Amr Alfiky/The New York Times

Three top federal health officials appeared on Capitol Hill on Thursday and implored Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, but said little about the investigation into whether the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may be linked to a small number of cases of rare blood clots, or when that vaccine might be put back into use.

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Arkansas became the latest state to lift its mask mandate when Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced on Tuesday that the state would no longer require residents to wear a covering over their nose and mouth.

His decision to reverse the mask mandate, he said, was based on a state evaluation. In order for masks to no longer be required, the positivity rate in Arkansas must be 10% or less for the seven-day rolling average, with at least 7,500 samples tested daily.

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Secondly, if less than 7,500 samples are tested in a day, then hospitalizations will serve as

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VACCINE ADMINISTRATION. IN SOUTH CAROLINA. DHEC IS REPORTING 657 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19. STATE’S TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES IS MORE THAN 462,000. THAT SINCE T START OF THE PANDEMIC DHEC IS ALSO REPORTING THAT 12 MORE PEOPLE HAVE DIED WITH COVID-19. SOUTH CAROLINA’S DEATH TOLL IS MORE THAN 8,000. DHEC SAYS MORE THAN 24,000 TEST RESULTS WERE RETURNED YESTERDAY AND THAT 3.6% OF THOSE TESTS WERE POSITIVE. NOW THE NORTH CAROLINA WERE HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE REPORTING MORE THAN 2100 NEW CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19. WHICH RAISES NORTH CAROLINA’S TOTAL NUMBER TO MORE THAN 905,000 TONIGHT THE STATE DEATH TOLL … Read More

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Credit…Alessandro Grassani for The New York Times

Federal health officials said early Tuesday that results from a U.S. trial of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine may have relied on “outdated information” that “may have provided an incomplete view of the efficacy data,” casting doubt on an announcement on Monday that had been seen as good news for the British-Swedish company as well as the global vaccination drive.

In a highly unusual statement released after midnight, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that the

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“Dial 3.0” is designed to ease restrictions while offering local governments more control, according to CDPHE.

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is asking for public feedback on changes it’s making to the state’s COVID-19 dial meant to ease restrictions and give local authorities more control.

According to CDPHE, “Dial 3.0” would make it easier for counties to move into Level Green: Protect Our Neighbors, the least restrictive level on the dial. It would also remove many of the restrictions that currently apply at that level, CDPHE said.

Restrictions for bars, retail establishments, offices and

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Name: Martin Weingarten

City/Town: Carmel

Age: 100

Died: April 16

Martin Weingarten was born amid the Spanish flu, during the most severe pandemic in recent history, the son of two candy shop owners in Austria.

He would grow into a curious and anxious teenager who would watch from his family’s fourth floor apartment as the Nazis brutally beat his Jewish neighbors on the sidewalks of Vienna.

Weingarten escaped and spent a glorious 80 years in the United States, first in New York working for his uncle and then at a U.S. Air Force base. Then in Maryland, as an employee

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