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Biden to unveil new $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden is unveiling his $1.9 trillion dollar coronavirus economic relief plan on Thursday evening. It’s expensive legislation with three major targets: $400 billion for arresting the spread of COVID-19 and increasing vaccine capabilities; over $1 trillion to......

Watch Live: Biden outlines vaccination and economic rescue legislative package

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden is expected to outline his COVID-19 relief proposal in Wilmington, Delaware, on Thursday. The massive stimulus bill is expected to cost trillions in order to fund vaccinations and provide immediate, direct relief to working families and......

Gottlieb says vaccine strategy

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former director of the Food and Drug Administration, said Sunday that the nation’s strategy for administering coronavirus vaccines is “not working” and encouraged public health officials to “hit the reset” and take up......

Wisconsin pharmacist accused of tampering with COVID-19 vaccine doses allegedly had false belief it would change people’s DNA

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Wisconsin hospital employee accused of tampering with hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine doses told investigators that he believed the vaccine could harm people and change their DNA, according to a probable cause statement obtained by CBS affiliate WDJT-TV. Experts......

Biden calls for Trump to sign COVID-19 economic relief package

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President-elect Joe Biden has called on President Trump to sign the bipartisan end-of-year spending bill that would provide $600 COVID relief checks to most Americans. The president has demanded the checks be increased to $2,000 — a Democratic proposal......

“Don’t lose hope. Just fight”: Christmas goes on amid COVID-19 spike

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here  More than 120,000 people are being treated for COVID in America’s hospitals on Christmas evening. That’s not just a record, but double the number of patients that were in hospitals at the peak of the outbreak in April. More......

Extra Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses bring optimism to embattled hospital workers: “What we’ve all been hoping for”

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Special Deputy U.S. Marshal Lieutenant Delmar Henderson escorted the first batch of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine down the halls of Cleveland’s MetroHealth hospital on Tuesday — a moment health care workers and staff there had been desperately waiting for.  Once......

COVID-19’s impact on young people “worse than the very worst of the AIDS epidemic,” doctor says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Young adults may think their age group isn’t at risk from COVID-19, but new research suggests that idea is dangerously mistaken. Deaths among people age 25 to 44 climbed to historic highs in the first few months of the......

New Jersey

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said Tuesday, when the first coronavirus vaccinations in the state are set to be administered, will be “momentous” and “a day for hope and optimism.” But, he warned Monday during a public briefing, that shouldn’t allow......

Essential workers left speechless after Secret Santa surprises them with Christmas cash gifts

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here For a brief moment, I felt bad for Kimberly Davis — not because she cleans rooms in a COVID-19 ward. She loves her job at Houston Methodist. I felt bad for Kimberly because I lied to her. “They told......

Florida star basketball player Keyontae Johnson hospitalized after collapsing on court

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Florida standout forward Keyontae Johnson, the Southeastern Conference’s preseason player of the year, collapsed coming out of a timeout against rival Florida State and needed emergency medical attention. Johnson was taken off the floor on a stretcher and rushed......

FDA authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, kicking off a massive effort to initially deliver nearly 3 million doses of the vaccine to more than 600 sites nationwide. The approval comes just......

Doctor’s message to COVID-19 doubters and non-maskers: “You walk in my shoes”

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The United States recorded more than 3,000 coronavirus deaths on Thursday, according to figures from the COVID Tracking Project. A record 107,000 people are hospitalized with the virus.  So far, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of over 294,000 people......

New Jersey hospital practices how to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Health care workers at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, are practicing how to distribute the coronavirus vaccine once the shipments from Pfizer arrive. Dr. Shereef Elnahal is president of the hospital. He said they’ve never had to do......

“I am constantly worrying”: Families battle food insecurity and eviction fears during pandemic

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here There are signs the surging coronavirus pandemic is pushing more even people out of work. In the last week, 853,000 workers filed for unemployment benefits — the third increase in the last four weeks. It comes as critical aid......

Answers to questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here While there is much hope around the coronavirus vaccine, many people still have questions. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook spoke with “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell on Wednesday to provide some answers......

Hopes dimming for another round of stimulus checks in 2020

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Time is running out for the U.S. government to approve a second coronavirus relief package. So where does that leave Americans anxiously awaiting a second federal stimulus check — the cash payments that were distributed earlier this year? As......

COVID-19 surge prompts stay-at-home order for millions of Californians

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 1 million people in the U.S. have been infected with the coronavirus in just the past five days, pushing the country past 14.9 million cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. One model used by the......

Health care workers ask for help to slow COVID-19 spread

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As coronavirus cases continue to soar, health care workers are raising their voices. Dozens of Connecticut doctors, who are worried about increased hospitalizations and deaths, sent a letter to Governor Ned Lamont with an urgent appeal: shut down indoor......

Watch Live: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz gives COVID-19 update

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and health officials are giving a COVID-19 update Friday. They are expected to highlight the ways the state is working to protect residents in long-term care facilities, a demographic that has been hit hardest by......

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