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False claims in texts, emails led to misuse of vaccine codes intended for those in need

February 24, 2021, 8:09am Health

In Los Angeles, the rumor spread like wildfire through group texts and email chains: The government was testing the appointment system at a new COVID-19 vaccination site at Cal State L.A., and you could help by using a special access code to sign up for a shot. Read story

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, people wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. States are scrambling to catch up on coronavirus vaccinations after bad weather last week led to clinic closures and shipment backlogs.

States rush to catch up on delayed vaccines, expand access

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, people wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. States are scrambling to catch up on coronavirus vaccinations after bad weather last week led to clinic closures and shipment backlogs.

February 23, 2021, 2:35pm Health

DALLAS (AP) — A giant vaccination center is opening in Houston to administer 126,000 coronavirus doses in the next three weeks. Nevada health officials are working overtime to distribute delayed shots. And Rhode Island is rescheduling appointments after a vaccine shipment failed to arrive as scheduled earlier in the week. Read story

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2021, file photo, scripps health official draws from a vile of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to administering it at their new drive-thru vaccination site at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, Calif. Executives from the major COVID-19 vaccine producers are set Tuesday, Feb. 23, to answer questions from Congress about expanding the supply of shots needed to curb the pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans. (Nelvin C.

Drug executives: Big jump in vaccine supply is coming soon

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2021, file photo, scripps health official draws from a vile of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to administering it at their new drive-thru vaccination site at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, Calif. Executives from the major COVID-19 vaccine producers are set Tuesday, Feb. 23, to answer questions from Congress about expanding the supply of shots needed to curb the pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 Americans. (Nelvin C.

February 23, 2021, 11:55am Health

WASHINGTON — COVID-19 vaccine makers told Congress on Tuesday to expect a big jump in the delivery of doses over the coming month, and the companies insist they will be able to provide enough for most Americans to get inoculated by summer. Read story

Their daughters’ rare disease brought two dads together. Now they’re fighting for early genetic testing in Washington

February 23, 2021, 10:30am Health

The two fathers had never met in person, but that didn’t matter. They knew each other well. The confusion, the worry, the frustration of being the father of a child who grows and learns and then, suddenly, regresses. Read story

Some Washington providers to get ‘double delivery’ of COVID-19 vaccine after last week’s storm delays

February 23, 2021, 8:23am Health

Some providers in Washington state are slated to receive twice as much vaccine this week, after ice and snow delayed last week’s shipments across the nation. Read story

Diabetes drug may be ‘breakthrough’ for obese patients

February 23, 2021, 6:02am Health

A new drug has been found to be so effective against obesity that it may help patients avoid consequences such as diabetes and hypertension, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last week. Read story

Alcohol-related liver disease surging

February 23, 2021, 6:02am Health

As the pandemic sends thousands of recovering alcoholics into relapse, hospitals across the country have reported dramatic increases in alcohol-related admissions for critical diseases like alcoholic hepatitis and liver failure. Read story

Joe DiMeo poses Jan. 25 at NYU Langone Health in New York, six months after an extremely rare double hand and face transplant.

Rare transplant surgery amazes

Joe DiMeo poses Jan. 25 at NYU Langone Health in New York, six months after an extremely rare double hand and face transplant.

February 23, 2021, 6:00am Health

NEW YORK — Almost six months after a rare face and hands transplant, Joe DiMeo is relearning how to smile, blink, pinch and squeeze. Read story

From left, President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, stand outside the White House during a ceremony Monday to honor the 500,000 Americans who died from COVID-19.

U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 500,000

From left, President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, stand outside the White House during a ceremony Monday to honor the 500,000 Americans who died from COVID-19.

February 22, 2021, 7:50pm Health Wire

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, a staggering number that all but matches the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. Read story

CDC study: Teachers key to COVID-19 infections in 1 district

February 22, 2021, 9:26am Health

ATLANTA (AP) — A new study finds that teachers may be more important drivers of COVID-19 transmission in schools than students. Read story