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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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Nick Cannon has COVID-19, Niecy Nash will host ‘The Masked Singer’ until his return

Nick Cannon, the host of the hit show “The Masked Singer,” has contracted the Coronavirus and entered the requisite quarantine period, according to news reports. While the multi-hyphenate entertainer is sequestered from Fox’s reality TV show, producers will insert renowned comedic actress Niecy Nash into Cannon’s hosting slot until he returns to the set, Deadline reports. There is […]

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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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Second Maryland child dies from COVID-19, MDH data shows

A second child younger than 10 has died from the Coronavirus, according to Maryland Department of Health data released Saturday. No other details were immediately released. The first coronavirus-related death of a child in Maryland was reported in December when 1-year-old boy died. There were 3,292 new Coronavirus cases and 47 more deaths reported Saturday, which marks the 74th […]

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Biden unveils $1.9T ‘American Rescue Plan’ with $1,400 stimulus checks, various other COVID relief

President-elect Joe Biden rolled out a sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue proposal Thursday that would bankroll $1,400 stimulus checks to most U.S. taxpayers and provide billions of dollars in more relief for unemployed workers, small businesses and states in a bid to steady the country’s pandemic-ravaged economy. The so-called “American Rescue Plan” — which marks […]

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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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Republicans block $2,000 virus checks despite Trump demand

House Republicans shot down a Democratic bid on Thursday to pass President Donald Trump’s longshot, end-of-session demand for $2,000 direct payments to most Americans as he ponders whether to sign a long-overdue COVID-19 relief bill. The made-for-TV clash came as the Democratic-controlled chamber convened for a pro forma session that had been scheduled in anticipation […]

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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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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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U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 300,000 as Vaccine Roll-out Begins

The United States hit two strikingly different milestones Monday. Hours after a New York City nurse became the first person in the U.S. to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., the country’s rapidly growing Coronavirus death toll surged past 300,000. The horrifying tally, confirmed by Johns Hopkins University, is comparable to the entire population […]

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