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Hurdles persist as Washington plans for mass vaccination sites

January 21, 2021, 1:35pm Health

On the anniversary of the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the United States, Washington health officials said they are plowing ahead with plans to open four mass vaccination sites next… Read story

Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

January 21, 2021, 8:00am Business

Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations. Read story

How a delayed software launch hindered Washington’s vaccine rollout

January 21, 2021, 8:20am Health

Jan. 21—After a full day vaccinating seniors and health care workers, Mark Tan has gone home and spent hours manually entering their data into the state's immunization registry. Read story

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 file photo, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, speaks during an event in Wilmington, Del., to announce President-elect Joe Biden's health care team. Walensky, 51, an infectious-diseases specialist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, is expected to become CDC director after Biden is inaugurated.

New CDC director takes over beleaguered agency amid crisis

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 file photo, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, speaks during an event in Wilmington, Del., to announce President-elect Joe Biden's health care team. Walensky, 51, an infectious-diseases specialist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, is expected to become CDC director after Biden is inaugurated.

January 20, 2021, 1:45pm Health

NEW YORK — As the coronavirus swept across the globe last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sank into the shadows, undermined by some of its own mistakes and stifled by an administration bent on downplaying the nation’s suffering. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, a nursing home resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine by a CVS Pharmacist at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility in Harlem neighborhood of New York.

States report vaccine shortages and cancel appointments

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, a nursing home resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine by a CVS Pharmacist at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility in Harlem neighborhood of New York.

January 20, 2021, 1:40pm Health

NEW YORK — The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousands of people who managed to get appointments for a first dose are seeing them canceled. Read story

Biden Promise Tracker: Biden vowed 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days. It won’t be easy

January 20, 2021, 8:54am Health

It’s in the nature of presidential candidates and new presidents to promise big things. Just months after his 1961 inauguration, President John F. Kennedy vowed to send a man to the moon by the end of the decade. That pledge was kept, but many others haven’t been, such as candidate… Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center administered the first COVID-19 vaccines in Clark County today.

Washington adds vaccination data to daily COVID-19 updates

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center administered the first COVID-19 vaccines in Clark County today.

January 20, 2021, 8:26am Health

SEATTLE — While the state struggles to bolster its vaccination distribution efforts, the Washington Department of Health on Tuesday began reporting its most updated vaccination numbers on its online COVID-19 data dashboard. Read story

‘Shameful’: U.S. virus deaths top 400K as Trump leaves office

January 19, 2021, 3:20pm Health

As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.” Read story

Dr. Alan Roth talks to reporters at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Dozens of clinics have cropped up around the U.S. to address a puzzling and troubling aspect of COVID-19 -- the after-effects that can stubbornly afflict some people weeks or months after the infection itself has subsided. "We know this is real," said Roth, who oversees the Jamaica Hospital clinic. He has been grappling with body pain, fatigue and "brain fog" characterized by occasional forgetfulness since his own relatively mild bout with COVID-19 in March.

‘We know this is real’: New clinics aid virus ‘long-haulers’

Dr. Alan Roth talks to reporters at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Dozens of clinics have cropped up around the U.S. to address a puzzling and troubling aspect of COVID-19 -- the after-effects that can stubbornly afflict some people weeks or months after the infection itself has subsided. "We know this is real," said Roth, who oversees the Jamaica Hospital clinic. He has been grappling with body pain, fatigue and "brain fog" characterized by occasional forgetfulness since his own relatively mild bout with COVID-19 in March.

January 19, 2021, 2:45pm Health

NEW YORK — COVID-19 came early for Catherine Busa, and it never really left. Read story

WHO: No virus herd immunity this year

January 19, 2021, 6:00am Health

GENEVA — The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year. Read story