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COVID-19 cases reported at metro Atlanta public schools

The Georgia Department of Public Health has required schools to report known cases of the coronavirus among students and staff since late August. The state agency collects the numbers weekly, and schools are required to provide case numbers to the health department even if all students are learning virtually. The health department does not release the […]

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Rep. Ron Wright Dead at 67, 1st Sitting Member of Congress to Die from COVID

Texas GOP Representative Ron Wright has reportedly passed away from complications from COVID-19. Wright was also battling cancer.  The GOP member becomes the first sitting congressperson to die from the lethal virus. According to reports, Wright passed away at the hospital on Sunday in Dallas.  Just before his death from COVID-19, Wright tweeted out support […]

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State health officials: Third Maryland young child dead of COVID-19

A third child younger than 10 has died of the coronavirus, state health officials said. Health officials confirm the child died Sunday. Citing confidentiality laws and Maryland Department of Health policies, they could not disclose any further information. As of Monday, 6,978 Marylanders have died of the virus. Six have been 10 to 19 years […]

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Moderna COVID-19 vaccine should not be used on pregnant women: WHO

The World Health Organization is putting a halt on the COVID-19 vaccine by Moderna for pregnant women due to a lack of data. “While pregnancy puts women at a higher risk of severe COVID-19, the use of this vaccine in pregnant women is currently not recommended, unless they are at risk of high exposure,” the official WHO status […]

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Talk show legend Larry King is fighting COVID-19 in a Los Angeles hospital

The 87-year-old was reportedly diagnosed with the virus 10 days ago, and has been in contact with sons, Cannon, 20, and Chance, 21, via his doctors. The two, whose mother is King’s eighth wife, Shawn King, are not permitted to visit due to COVID protocols, according to Friedman. His third living child, Larry Jr., is […]

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Republican-led Senate Overrides Trump’s Defense Bill Veto

Congress on Friday overrode President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago, ensuring that the measure becomes law. In an extraordinary New Year’s Day session, the Republican-controlled Senate easily turned aside the veto, dismissing Trump’s objections to the $740 billion bill and […]

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Maryland suspends jury trials as Coronavirus cases rise

Maryland has suspended jury trials until the end of April because coronavirus cases continue to rise in the state. The Baltimore Sun reports that state’s chief judge issued the administrative order Tuesday. Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera said in the order that jury trials won’t resume until April 23. District Court and circuit […]

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Dr. Fauci Takes COVID Vaccine, “Extremely Confident” it’s Effective

After president-elect Joe Biden got his COVID-19 vaccine on video, Dr. Anthony Fauci did the same on Tuesday (December 22).  Before getting the vaccine, Fauci stated, “I feel extreme confidence in the safety and the efficacy of this vaccine and I want to encourage everyone who has the opportunity to get vaccinated so that we can have […]

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Britain Finds Itself Isolated Over New Version of the Virus

Over 2,800 stranded truck drivers hoped to get the green light Tuesday to leave Britain and get back home for Christmas as the country found itself increasingly isolated and its trade bottled up, cut off by neighbors afraid of a new version of the coronavirus circulating in England. More than 630 trucks snaked along a […]

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Gov. Hogan says he expects to get COVID-19 vaccine in January

Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he still plans to get his COVID-19 vaccine on camera but doesn’t want to jump ahead of first responders and front-line health care workers. The governor told C4 and Bryan Nehman he expects to get the shot “sometime after the first of the year.” The 64-year-old Republican is a cancer […]

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Congress Reaches Agreement on $900 billion COVID-19 Relief Bill

Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Lawmakers tacked on a $1.4 trillion catchall spending bill and thousands of pages of other end-of-session business in a massive […]

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FDA panel gives thumbs up to Moderna’s COVID vaccine, paving way for final approval

An influential government panel of scientists unanimously endorsed Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine candidate for emergency use on Thursday, paving the way for final approval from U.S. regulators as early as this week. The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, which advises the Food and Drug Administration on drug and inoculation approvals, voted 20-0 that the […]

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