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Mobile vaccination units hit tiny U.S. towns to boost immunity

May 31, 2021, 9:35am Health

FALLON, Nev. — Pick-up truck drivers motor up to a white trailer in a parking lot on Fallon Paiute-Shoshone land in Nevada’s high desert and within a few moments they’re handed forms to sign, jabbed with coronavirus vaccine and sent on their way. Read story

FILE - In this Saturday, May 8, 2021, file photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis, of Florida, watches the foursome matches during the Walker Cup golf tournament, in Juno Beach, Fla. DeSantis is pushing the Biden administration to approve a program he says would save tens of millions of dollars by importing drugs from Canada.

White House asks court to dismiss lawsuit over drug imports

FILE - In this Saturday, May 8, 2021, file photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis, of Florida, watches the foursome matches during the Walker Cup golf tournament, in Juno Beach, Fla. DeSantis is pushing the Biden administration to approve a program he says would save tens of millions of dollars by importing drugs from Canada.

May 31, 2021, 9:33am Health

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Biden administration is urging a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that could stand in the way of Florida and other states importing prescription drugs from Canada. Read story

Michelle Pepe tries to smell her late father's wallet while going through his belongings one year after he died of the coronavirus, in Sharon, Mass., on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. After contracting the virus herself, Pepe lost and has not regained her sense of smell. She keeps her father's belongings in hopes that one day it comes back and she can smell him again.

On a mission to heal after exposing her dad to deadly virus

Michelle Pepe tries to smell her late father's wallet while going through his belongings one year after he died of the coronavirus, in Sharon, Mass., on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. After contracting the virus herself, Pepe lost and has not regained her sense of smell. She keeps her father's belongings in hopes that one day it comes back and she can smell him again.

May 30, 2021, 6:00am Health

SHARON, Mass. — For a year, Michelle Pepe awoke every day, recited the Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer, and kissed a photo of her father. And coped with her guilt. Read story

FILE - This Thursday, June 4, 2020 file photo shows a row of cabins at a summer camp in Fayette, Maine. On Friday, May 28, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted guidance saying kids at summer camps can skip wearing masks outdoors, with some exceptions. Children who aren't fully vaccinated should still wear masks outside when they're in crowds or in sustained close contact with others - and when they are inside, and fully vaccinated kids need not wear masks indoors or outside, the CDC says. (AP Photo/Robert F.

CDC eases mask guidance for kids at summer camps

FILE - This Thursday, June 4, 2020 file photo shows a row of cabins at a summer camp in Fayette, Maine. On Friday, May 28, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted guidance saying kids at summer camps can skip wearing masks outdoors, with some exceptions. Children who aren't fully vaccinated should still wear masks outside when they're in crowds or in sustained close contact with others - and when they are inside, and fully vaccinated kids need not wear masks indoors or outside, the CDC says. (AP Photo/Robert F.

May 29, 2021, 6:01am Health

NEW YORK — Kids at summer camps can skip wearing masks outdoors, with some exceptions, federal health officials said Friday. Read story

European regulator recommends Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15

May 29, 2021, 6:01am Health

BERLIN — The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended that the use of the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech be expanded to children ages 12 to 15, a decision that offers younger and less at-risk populations across the continent access to a COVID-19 shot for the first time. Read story

This image provided by Amgen in May 2021 shows packaging for their medication Lumakras. On Friday, May 28, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Lumakras, the first medicine for adults with advanced non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have a common genetic mutation long considered untreatable with drugs. Each year, about 13,000 U.S. patients are diagnosed with this cancer and mutation.

FDA OKs 1st targeted drug for common lung cancer mutation

This image provided by Amgen in May 2021 shows packaging for their medication Lumakras. On Friday, May 28, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Lumakras, the first medicine for adults with advanced non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have a common genetic mutation long considered untreatable with drugs. Each year, about 13,000 U.S. patients are diagnosed with this cancer and mutation.

May 28, 2021, 3:01pm Health

FAIRLESS HILLS, PA. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first medicine for patients with the most common type of lung cancer whose tumors have a genetic mutation long considered untreatable with drugs. Read story

Washington state says no heart inflammation cases definitively linked to COVID-19 vaccines

May 28, 2021, 10:02am Health

May 26—Washington state has not found any definitive cases of young people who've experienced myocarditis or pericarditis caused by COVID-19 vaccines, according to state Department of Health officials. Read story

In this still image, taken from video by the Office of the Ohio Governor, Abbigail Bugenske, 22, from Cincinnati, the first winner of Ohio's first $1 million Vax-a-Million vaccination incentive prize, is interviewed during a news conference, Thursday, May 27, 2021.

‘A whirlwind.’ 1st Ohio vaccine lottery winners speak out

In this still image, taken from video by the Office of the Ohio Governor, Abbigail Bugenske, 22, from Cincinnati, the first winner of Ohio's first $1 million Vax-a-Million vaccination incentive prize, is interviewed during a news conference, Thursday, May 27, 2021.

May 27, 2021, 9:35am Health

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The first winner of Ohio’s first $1 million Vax-a-Million vaccination incentive prize was driving to her family’s home in suburban Cleveland when she received a call about the good news — from Gov. Mike DeWine. Read story

‘Breakthrough’ infections are rare, and just 2% result in COVID-19 deaths, CDC says

May 26, 2021, 8:31am Health

LOS ANGELES — In a four-month span during which the U.S. vaccination campaign was in a race against a spate of COVID-19 surges, a nationwide study has found that roughly 10,000 people became infected with the coronavirus after they had received all their recommended doses. Read story

A prep cook works over cauliflower before the dinner rush at Portland restaurant.

Oregon’s Multnomah County meets governor’s vaccine goal

A prep cook works over cauliflower before the dinner rush at Portland restaurant.

May 25, 2021, 8:00pm Health

PORTLAND — For the first time in months, restaurants in Multnomah County — Oregon’s most populous county and home to Portland — will open for 50 percent capacity for indoor dining after meeting county COVID-19 vaccination goals. Read story