A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases – The Denver Post

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, and health officials say the high rate of new […]

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Colorado’s COVID-19 cases move in the right direction, but will hospitalizations follow?

Most of Colorado’s COVID-19 numbers are moving in the right direction, but hospitalizations haven’t followed — for reasons that still aren’t clear. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 12,450 new cases in the week ending Sunday. It was the lowest weekly total since late October, and a welcome sight after two weeks of small increases following Christmas. […]

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COVID-19 vaccine administered to ineligible people in this state

Local response to coronavirus vaccine rollout Florida State Rep. Randy Fine and Houston City Council member Amy Peck join ‘America’s News HQ.’ Some Delaware residents received the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination event over the weekend — despite not yet being eligible to receive the jab, according to state health officials.  On Saturday, at the mass vaccination event […]

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Pharmacy chains ready to supply COVID-19 vaccines to Americans

(HealthDay)—Now that federal guidelines have expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people over 65 and those of all ages with underlying health conditions, drug stores say they are ready, willing and able to start giving the shots. There’s just one slight glitch: supply. But with two vaccines already available and others moving toward emergency use authorization, experts say supply will […]

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Colorado reports COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes are down for first time since September

The second wave of COVID-19 in Colorado nursing homes may finally have crested, with more homes declared free from the new coronavirus than found to have new outbreaks for the first time since September. On Oct. 7, 11 homes had active outbreaks of COVID-19. That increased every week through Jan. 6, when the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment […]

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How to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Build confidence and establish trust

The COVID-19 pandemic has spiraled out of control as a more contagious version of the virus spreads, increasing the urgency to quickly vaccinate as many people as possible. Just this week, Los Angeles County and Orange County designated Dodger Stadium and Disneyland as vaccination supersites. Yet polling over the last several months has shown that many Americans have safety concerns […]

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U.S. COVID-19 deaths hit another one-day high at over 4,300

Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. hit another one-day high at over 4,300 with the country’s attention focused largely on the fallout from the deadly uprising at the Capitol. The nation’s overall death toll from COVID-19 has eclipsed 380,000, according to Johns Hopkins University, and is closing in fast on the number of Americans killed in World War II, or about […]

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More infectious COVID-19 variant now seen in nine states

(HealthDay)—The more contagious coronavirus variant that has brought Britain to its knees in recent weeks is showing signs that it is spreading widely throughout the United States, health officials and experts say. Indiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut joined California, Florida, New York, Georgia, and Colorado on Monday with reports of variant cases, The Washington Post reported. A South African variant […]

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Trump administration wants to widen COVID-19 vaccine distribution, release 2nd doses

Is politics getting in the way of COVID-19 vaccine rollout? Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in on how to speed up vaccine rollout on ‘America’s Newsroom.’ The Trump administration, in a bid to speed up COVID-19 vaccination efforts, is asking states to widen distribution to include people ages 65 and older, and others who are at high risk for severe illness by releasing second doses […]

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