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Coronavirus infects vaccinated leader at Florida condo site

MIAMI, Fla. – A vaccinated Miami-Dade county commissioner who helped other local officials in Surfside following the collapse of a condominium building announced that he and his chief of staff tested positive for COVID-19. The news release late Sunday from Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz said he and his chief of staff Isidoro Lopez, who also received a vaccine against COVID-19, came down with flu-like symptoms earlier in the day and later tested positive for the virus. “Staff and others who have been in close contact with them will be getting tested between...

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6,000 COVID-19 cases reported among the fully vaccinated

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Out of about 84 million fully vaccinated people in the US, the CDC has found roughly 6000 breakthrough infections of COVID-19.  That many cases may sound like a lot, but experts are actually encouraged to see that number out of 84 million fully vaccinated people. Getting the shot doesn’t guarantee someone won’t get COVID-19 in the future. When it comes to preventing severe illness, so far the vaccines work. “The fact that we only have about 6000 cases in the U.S.,” FGCU professor Robert Hawkes said. “From all the millions...

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NBC2’S Vax Facts

This page is devoted to helping you get your COVID-19 vaccine from one of the various sources currently giving shots. NOTE: *The FDA & CDC are recommending the US pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine over blood clot concerns. Click here for which pharmacies and health systems are pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and how you can reschedule your appointment.* Who is eligible for a vaccine? Anyone 18+ Frontline healthcare workers Law enforcement officers & first responders Long-term care facility residents & staff K-12 employees & staff can...

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Otters test positive for COVID-19 at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA, Ga. – Multiple otters tested positive for COVID-19 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta after showing symptoms, the aquarium reported Sunday. Officials said the otters started showing mild respiratory symptoms like sneezing, runny noses, coughing, and tiredness. Aquarium staff did not specify the number of otters infected but said they are older Asian small-clawed otters that do not make direct contact with the public. “Our Asian small-clawed otters are under very close monitoring by veterinarians and animal care team members. They have displayed only mild symptoms and we expect...

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Funding breakdown of Biden Administration’s latest COVID-19 investment

WASHINGTON — To improve the detection, monitoring, and mitigation of COVID-19 variants, the Biden Administration announced a $1.7 billion investment to help states fight the mutations. $1 billion of the funding will help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states, and other jurisdictions to monitor the circulation of the variants. $400 million will be used to support the launch of six new Centers of Excellence in Genomic Epidemiology. These centers of excellence will operate as partnerships between state health departments and academic institutions and will fuel cutting-edge...

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Walk-in vaccine slots available at Hendry County Health Department

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla.– The Hendry County Health Department has walk-in vaccines available from 4:30-7:30 pm on Thursday. There are Moderna vaccines available for anyone over the age of 18. ID is required. Shots will be administered at 1100 S Olympia, Clewiston. NBC2’S Vax Facts The post Walk-in vaccine slots available at Hendry County Health Department appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Florida to receive nearly 550,000 doses of COVID vaccines

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Florida is expected to receive a bigger shipment of COVID-19 vaccines next week, even though there is a pause on administering the Johnson & Johnson shot. The state is expecting nearly 550,000 doses of Moderna and Pfizer combined.  “Overwhelmingly, our vaccine supply with Moderna and Pfizer, I think it’s looking really good regardless of what happens with J & J,” said Dr. Kartik Cherabuddi with University of Florida Health.  “I think it can affect vaccine hesitancy and that’s what we should address.” Some people...

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Experts believe increased screen time has lead to ‘Zoom Zombies’ on the road

During the pandemic people turned to social media to stay connected with loved ones, or use video conference apps, such as Zoom, to work or go to school — but experts believe all this screen time could turn us into ‘Zoom Zombies’. “We have to remember what we’re doing when we’re on a Zoom call. Normally we have a Brady bunch screen where we’re looking at everyone’s face and we’re trying to pay attention to their facial emotions, and behaviors that they’re exhibiting on their face. It’s exhausting,” said Alise Bartley at FGCU. Increasing screen time has lead to more distracted...

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