On Monday, the German government suspended the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine due to new reports of dangerous blood clots linked to an injection.
The Ministry of Health said the decision was taken as a “precautionary measure” and based on the advice of the German national vaccination regulator, the Paul Ehrlich Institute, which called for further investigation into the cases. The ministry said in a statement that the European Medicines Agency will decide “whether and how the new information will affect the licensing of the vaccine.”
AstraZeneca said there is no reason to worry about its vaccine and that there are fewer reported thromboses reported in those who received the vaccine compared to the general population.
Several other European countries have temporarily stopped the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in recent days to investigate cases of blood clots that occurred after vaccination. It is not approved for use in the United States.
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📈 Today’s numbers: The United States has more than 29.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and more than 534,800 deaths. According to data from Johns Hopkins University. Global totals: nearly 120 million cases and 2.65 million deaths. More than 135.8 million vaccine doses have been distributed in the United States and 107 million doses have been administered. According to the CDC.
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Support mounts for a San Antonio man whose restaurant, Noodle Tree, was vandalized with racist graffiti days after he spoke out against Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to revoke a statewide masks mandate.
Mike Nguyen appeared on CNN last week, saying his stance was based on the safety of his employees, himself and the community. Since that interview, he said he has faced death threats on social media. On Sunday, he arrived at his restaurant to find “No Mask”, “Kung Flu” and “Back to China 2” written in red on his storefront.
Nguyen said, “The funny thing is that I’m not even Chinese, I’m half Vietnamese, half French.” kens5.com.
The sabotage came just days after President Joe Biden Condemned the violence to which Asian Americans were subjected Throughout the epidemic. Neighbors came to Nguyen’s help, helping him clean up the mess. Mayor Ron Nirenberg thanked them, saying the effort “has proven that we are better than this abominable act.”
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance and the Asian American Alliance released in San Antonio Joint statement Denounce the “ugly display of hate”.
“This ignorant act not only damaged the company, it also damaged the prestigious reputation of San Antonio,” the groups said. Nguyen says he will never stop talking.
“People are rooted in our success and they are there for me, so I can’t just get lost and give up,” Nguyen said.
Loud words and music were set against the backdrop of photos of New Yorkers captured by the pandemic as Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday commemorates the year since the city’s first death from COVID-19 was reported, a moment of account fear that prompted officials to rush into lockdown. Companies and schools.
More than 30,000 New Yorkers died, de Blasio said, more than what the city lost in World War Two, Vietnam, 9/11 and the Sandy Storm combined.
He said, “Whoever we lost, what they did, continues.” “What they contributed, what they created, and the love that they gave, continues.”
The city, state and nation are showing signs of regeneration. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that domestic travelers to New York will not be required to be quarantined from April 1. Dr. Anthony Fauci said some forms of “normalcy” could return to the country by the 4th of July. But Fauci also warned in Fox News Sunday that the United States should lift restrictions gradually or risk another broad lockdown to stem the increase.
Facebook collaborates with Boston Children’s Hospital, which runs VaccineFinder.org On the Internet, to present a tool that identifies nearby places to get the vaccine.
“Improving access to vaccine and equity across the country will be a critical step in achieving herd immunity and ending this pandemic,” John Braunstein, chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital and founder of VaccineFinder, said in a statement.
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on Monday, California will open vaccine eligibility to people with serious and high-risk medical conditions or disabilities. An estimated 4.4 million California residents meet the state’s standards, which include more essential workers, people who work or live in prisons, homeless shelters and other worshipers’ places, and those with disabilities and health conditions that put them at high risk of COVID-19.
Local officials said San Francisco will allow people with HIV to be vaccinated, along with people who are deaf or disabled. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday that the city is bypassing state eligibility rules to include developmental, medical, physical, sensory or behavioral disabilities, including severe mental health disorders or substance use disorders.
“Access to vaccines for people with disabilities, those with serious underlying conditions, and people who live in congregations, is an important part of our efforts to save lives and protect the most vulnerable populations,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement.
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In a letter to students, the school said that undergraduate students at Duke University have been ordered to stay in place until 9 a.m. next Sunday as the school struggles to contain an outbreak of a virus “mainly driven by students attending recruiting parties for selective live groups.” More than 180 students have been isolated after testing positive last week; An additional 200 students have been placed in quarantine as a result of contact tracing.
The letter said students who live in Duke-provided housing should remain in their room or apartment in their hall of residence “at all times except for essential food, health or safety activities.” Students who live off campus are not permitted on campus.
“If this sounds serious, it is because it is,” the letter said. “Our ability to complete the semester, begin studying for the elderly, and the health and safety of our community, including your fellow college students, hang in the balance.”
As the mother of two children, ages 10 and 11, with sickle cell disease, Mariam Dorey spent the past year being very careful, realizing that they would be at increased risk of becoming severely ill if they fell ill with the COVID-19 virus. So when I heard that the Martin Center in Indianapolis, a services agency that supports people with sickle cell disease, was offering a vaccination clinic on Saturday to their patients and family members in coordination with the Community Health Network, she signed up.
“Now I feel better going to work,” she said, pointing to the sticker on her shirt indicating her recent vaccination status.
Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that can lead to a host of symptoms, including heart problems, stroke, organ damage, decreased life expectancy and episodes of pain. About 95% of people diagnosed with these conditions are black. Sickle cell anemia patients were added to Indiana vaccine availability lists in February, along with people with some other high-risk condition. Read more here.
– Shari Rudafsky, Indianapolis Star
You can now know when to expect the next stimulus payment Click on your bank account or get mail. The IRS updated the Get paid A tool on its website contains information about the third round of stimulus checks on Saturday, agency spokeswoman Karen Connelly confirmed to USA TODAY. Check your status here.
The third round of economic impact payments will be based on the most recent tax return processed for taxpayers from 2020 or 2019. This includes anyone who used the IRS non-filers last year or filed a special simplified tax return.
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