April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert


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RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Here are the latest updates about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina.


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Starting Monday, select North Carolina Publix pharmacies will open COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

Vaccinations are provided to people ages 18 and older.

Publix pharmacies in Buncombe, Cabarrus, Catawba, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Haywood, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Wake and Watauga counties will open up appointments for the Moderna vaccine


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Next week, the number of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines allocated to states and other jurisdictions by the federal

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In an open letter published Friday to Gov. Janet Mills, Dr. Nirav Shah, and commissioners Jeanne Lawbrew and Pender Makin, dozens of Maine health care professionals are asking for a full and safe reopening of schools across the state.State Rep. Laurel Libby, a Republican from Auburn, and state Sen. David Miramant, a Democrat from Knox, jointly announced what they describe as a “broad coalition” of Maine healthcare professionals to reopen schools immediately.The group is comprised of more than 76 physicians and 109 nurses, physical therapists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals from Maine.“The pandemic has had a devastating toll on … Read More

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More states are lifting eligibility requirements for Americans to receive coveted coronavirus vaccines.

Indiana, Texas, Georgia and Louisiana are among the latest to join the majority of states in allowing all adults to receive coronavirus vaccines late this week or next week. Utah opened all eligibility Wednesday.

However, with the lifting of eligibility requirements comes a removal of business and masking restrictions. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb plans to end the statewide mask mandate and remaining COVID-19 business restrictions in two weeks. And many other states have already ceased mitigation measures.

It all comes as experts warn of a fourth

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With San Francisco officially moving into the orange tier, gyms and boutique fitness studios can reopen for indoor workouts at 25 percent capacity.

Studios teaching everything from heated yoga to weight-lifting are more than ready, so if you’re long over Zoom workouts and tired of freezing during outdoor “sweat” sessions, wear your most breathable mask for a small, socially distanced class inside one of these local studios.


MNTStudio’s SF location is open for 50-minute multi-level reformer Pilates classes set to upbeat music for a maximum of three clients at a time. You can also book private sessions at the

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MIDDLETOWN, Ky. (WDRB) — Kentucky’s first fitness studio utilizing artificial intelligence will open Wednesday off Shelbyville Road.

The Exercise Coach is a gym that uses smart technology to customize a client’s workout. Instead of using traditional weights, the machines use hydraulics and computers.

“A key ingredient is that our equipment does not have any weights,” Mayria Porter said. “What they use, instead, is hydraulics to apply the right intensity of resistance for each client.”

Mayria and Kendrick Porter are excited to open The Exercise Coach in their own neighborhood of Middletown. The company has franchises all over the globe, and

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada is making all residents ages 16 and older eligible for the coronavirus vaccine starting April 5 as part of its efforts to inoculate the population as quickly as possible.

Gov. Steve Sisolak said Wednesday that opening appointments will reduce confusion and help address vaccine skepticism and access issues.

The timeline will make vaccines appointments available in the coming weeks to hundreds of thousands more people in Nevada, where roughly 61% of the population is older than 18 and younger than 65.

The decision satisfies President Joe Biden’s goal to have everyone 18 years and older

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