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Clark County reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths on Friday

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June 11, 2021, 12:12pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 36 new COVID-19 cases on Friday as data showed a continued downward trend in infections and increase in vaccinations. Read story

FILE - This Saturday, March 6, 2021 file photo shows vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy in Denver. On Thursday, June 10, 2021, Johnson & Johnson said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by an extra six weeks.

J&J vaccine doses to be released, but many will be tossed

FILE - This Saturday, March 6, 2021 file photo shows vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy in Denver. On Thursday, June 10, 2021, Johnson & Johnson said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by an extra six weeks.

June 11, 2021, 10:27am Health

U.S. regulators are allowing the release of 10 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory, but many other doses can’t be used and must be thrown out. Read story

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CDC study showed COVID hospitalization rates rose among teens. Are trends similar in Washington?

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June 11, 2021, 9:55am Health

SEATTLE — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was prompted to plead with parents to vaccinate their children after a study showed hospitalization rates for teens with COVID-19 increased in March and April. Read story

Rhode Island Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Griego works in a coronavirus mass-vaccination site at the former Citizens Bank headquarters in Cranston, R.I., Thursday, June 10, 2021. The U.S. is confronted with an ever-growing surplus of COVID-19 vaccines, looming expiration dates and stubbornly lagging demand at a time when the developing world is clamoring for doses to stem a rise in infections.

U.S. vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

Rhode Island Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Griego works in a coronavirus mass-vaccination site at the former Citizens Bank headquarters in Cranston, R.I., Thursday, June 10, 2021. The U.S. is confronted with an ever-growing surplus of COVID-19 vaccines, looming expiration dates and stubbornly lagging demand at a time when the developing world is clamoring for doses to stem a rise in infections.

June 11, 2021, 9:44am Health

In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated. Read story

This image provided by Biogen on Monday, June 7, 2021 shows a vial and packaging for the drug Aduhelm.

Medicare copays for new Alzheimer’s drug could reach $11,500

This image provided by Biogen on Monday, June 7, 2021 shows a vial and packaging for the drug Aduhelm.

June 10, 2021, 1:07pm Health

WASHINGTON — A new $56,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug would raise Medicare premiums broadly, and some patients who are prescribed the medication could face copayments of about $11,500 annually, according to a research report published Wednesday. Read story

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Clark County reports 65 new COVID-19 cases, one new death on Thursday

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June 10, 2021, 12:04pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 65 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on Thursday, as new data shows widely varying vaccination rates across the county. Read story

FILE - In this April 8, 2021, file photo, a Northwell Health registered nurses fills a syringe with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site at the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center in the Staten Island borough of New York. The Biden administration on Wednesday, May 5,  joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic, a shift that puts the U.S. alongside many in the developing world who want rich countries to do more to get doses to the needy.

U.S. officials extend expiration dates on J&J vaccine doses

FILE - In this April 8, 2021, file photo, a Northwell Health registered nurses fills a syringe with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site at the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center in the Staten Island borough of New York. The Biden administration on Wednesday, May 5,  joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic, a shift that puts the U.S. alongside many in the developing world who want rich countries to do more to get doses to the needy.

June 10, 2021, 9:53am Health

WASHINGTON — Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that U.S. regulators extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by an extra six weeks. Read story

FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, a worker moves items at a Federal Medical Station for hospital surge capacity set up at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early June 2021, the U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates for heart disease, diabetes and some other common killers in 2020. And experts believe a main reason may be that many people who suffered dangerous symptoms made the lethal mistake of staying away from the hospital for fear of catching the coronavirus.

Heart disease, diabetes deaths climbed in 2020

FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, a worker moves items at a Federal Medical Station for hospital surge capacity set up at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early June 2021, the U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates for heart disease, diabetes and some other common killers in 2020. And experts believe a main reason may be that many people who suffered dangerous symptoms made the lethal mistake of staying away from the hospital for fear of catching the coronavirus.

June 10, 2021, 6:01am Health

NEW YORK — The U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates for heart disease, diabetes and some other common killers in 2020, and experts believe a big reason may be that many people with dangerous symptoms made the lethal mistake of staying away from the hospital for fear of… Read story

Vaccinated? You’re probably already entered in Washington vaccine lottery, officials say

June 9, 2021, 6:45pm Health

SEATTLE — If you’ve been stressing out about whether your name was entered into the vaccine prize lottery, the Washington state Department of Health has good news. Wednesday morning, DOH reported that 3.9 million names had been successfully entered into the lottery. The department is also working to address problems… Read story

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 file photo, frozen vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are taken out to thaw, at the MontLegia CHC hospital in Liege, Belgium. The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share through the COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. President Joe Biden was set to make the announcement Thursday in a speech before the start of Group of Seven summit.

AP source: U.S. to buy 500M Pfizer vaccines to share globally

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 file photo, frozen vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are taken out to thaw, at the MontLegia CHC hospital in Liege, Belgium. The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share through the COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. President Joe Biden was set to make the announcement Thursday in a speech before the start of Group of Seven summit.

June 9, 2021, 12:15pm Health

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share through the global COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. Read story