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Growing number of colleges and universities mandate students get vaccine before returning to campus

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Growing number of colleges and universities mandate students get vaccine before returning to campus – CBS News Watch CBSN Live At least a dozen colleges and universities across the country are mandating students get a COVID-19 vaccine before returning......

Australia returns to “war footing” amid COVID-19 vaccine turmoil

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s national cabinet will begin meeting twice a week from Monday, marking a return to a “war footing” in the country’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic amid turmoil in its national vaccination programme. FILE PHOTO: A sign for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic is seen as high-risk workers......

Bubba Wallace Addresses COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Sports Illustrated
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NFL outlines COVID-19 vaccination protocols; Broncos won’t work out

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY The NFL has laid out team guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations and is strongly urging franchises to have all employees vaccinated.  Commissioner Roger Goodell told teams in a memo Tuesday to plan on using stadiums or team headquarters as......

Broncos Players to Skip Workouts Amid COVID-19 Concerns

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NFL Expecting Team Personnel to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Complicating Rollout

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: Nearly seven million people in the United States have received Johnson & Johnson shots so far.Credit…Mary Altaffer/Associated Press Federal health agencies on Tuesday called for an immediate pause in use of Johnson......

Medvedev tests COVID-19 positive, out of Monte Carlo Masters – ATP

FILE PHOTO: Mar 28, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Daniil Medvedev of Russia hits a forehand against Alexei Popyrin of Australia (not pictured) in the third round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – World number two Daniil Medvedev of Russia has......

World Bank, Gavi urge countries with excess COVID-19 vaccines to release them

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – World Bank President David Malpass and José Manuel Barroso, chair of the Gavi vaccine alliance, on Monday discussed the importance of countries with excess COVID-19 vaccine supplies releasing them as soon as possible, the World Bank said. Malpass expressed his desire to work closely with Gavi on......

Florida reports single-digit COVID-19 deaths for first time in months

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Florida has recorded a single-digit increase in COVID-19 related deaths for the first time since September according to state health officials. The Palm Beach Post reported on Monday that state health officials confirmed the deaths of seven Florida......

Covid-19 Live Updates: Regeneron’s Antibody Drug Can Help Prevent Infections, Study Says

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: Scientists working at a Regeneron facility in New York State in 2020.Credit…Regeneron, via Associated Press A monoclonal antibody cocktail developed by the drug maker Regeneron offered strong protection against Covid-19 when given......

Rare COVID-19 complication is putting kids in Michigan’s ICUs

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Macomb Township — When Michelle Elkhoury’s 4-year-old daughter spiked a low-grade fever in mid-March, she didn’t panic. Juliana had been attending preschool virtually, and Michelle and her husband, John, had been working from home for a year while caring for 2-year-old......

Blinken doesn’t say if he thinks China knows the true origins of COVID-19

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Secretary of State Antony Blinken didn’t directly answer whether he believes the Chinese government knows the true origins of COVID-19 while he called out the Chinese government for a lack of transparency in the early days of the outbreak.......

Analysis: Michigan’s Covid-19 surge becomes a reality check for a restless nation

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “There’s light at the end of this tunnel, but the recent rise in cases is a reminder that we are still in the tunnel,” the Democratic governor said, urging people to continue to take precautions and get the vaccine......

In COVID-19 vaccination pivot, Canada targets frontline workers

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada is shifting its vaccination campaign to target frontline workers, moving away from a largely age-based rollout as the country tries to get a handle on the raging third wave of the pandemic. Canada’s approach thus far has left unvaccinated many so-called “essential workers,” like daycare providers,......

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