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Clark County reports six new deaths, 151 new cases in COVID-19 pandemic

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January 13, 2021, 1:01pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported six new deaths from COVID-19 and 151 new cases on Wednesday. Read story

Abrupt federal shift on coronavirus vaccinations catches Washington by surprise

January 13, 2021, 9:57am Health

Six days after state health officials unveiled careful plans for the next stages of prioritized coronavirus vaccination, the Trump administration asked governors nationwide to scrap much of that work and rapidly expand eligibility to receive doses. Read story

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2020, file photo, registered nurses Robin Gooding, left, and Johanna Ortiz treat a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. hit another one-day high on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at over 4,300 with the country's attention focused largely on the fallout from the deadly uprising at the Capitol. (AP Photo/Jae C.

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

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2020, file photo, registered nurses Robin Gooding, left, and Johanna Ortiz treat a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. hit another one-day high on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at over 4,300 with the country's attention focused largely on the fallout from the deadly uprising at the Capitol. (AP Photo/Jae C.

January 13, 2021, 9:02am Health

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. Read story

Registered dietitian Kerry Martinson eats lunch at Kaiser Permanente's Salmon Creek Medical Office. Even she has struggled during the pandemic with staying active.

Working in Clark County: Kerry Martinson, dietitian with Kaiser Permanente

Registered dietitian Kerry Martinson eats lunch at Kaiser Permanente's Salmon Creek Medical Office. Even she has struggled during the pandemic with staying active.

January 13, 2021, 6:00am Business

Have you gained the “quarantine 15”? Or maybe it was the “COVID-19”? Read story

President-elect Joe Biden receives his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The vaccine is being administered by Chief Nurse Executive Ric Cuming.

U.S. shifts to speed COVID shots as cases and deaths rise

President-elect Joe Biden receives his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The vaccine is being administered by Chief Nurse Executive Ric Cuming.

January 12, 2021, 12:30pm Health

WASHINGTON — Barely a month into a mass vaccination campaign to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration unexpectedly shifted gears Tuesday to speed the delivery of shots. The move came after widespread concern over a slow start even as coronavirus cases and deaths reach alarming new highs. Read story

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COVID-19 surge pushes Clark County disease activity back into ‘high’ range

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January 12, 2021, 12:21pm Clark County Health

Clark County's COVID-19 activity level moved back into the "high" range in the latest data released Tuesday. Read story

Patchwork of rules sows confusion in state-by-state vaccine rollout

January 12, 2021, 8:45am Health

An accelerating rush to give coronavirus vaccines to Americans is leading to confusion over who can get a shot when, and creating disparities that could complicate the push toward widespread immunity. Read story

FILE - This 1964 photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a lung tissue specimen from a patient with adenocarcinoma of the lung. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, researchers reported another record one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they continue to attribute to success against lung cancer. (Dr.

Another record decline reported in U.S. cancer death rate

FILE - This 1964 photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a lung tissue specimen from a patient with adenocarcinoma of the lung. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, researchers reported another record one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they continue to attribute to success against lung cancer. (Dr.

January 12, 2021, 8:43am Health

NEW YORK — Researchers on Tuesday reported another record one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they attribute to success against lung cancer. Read story

Respiratory therapist sentenced for stealing COVID equipment

January 12, 2021, 8:23am Health

SEATTLE — A respiratory therapist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been sentenced to three months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing a ventilator and other medical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic and selling it for personal gain. Read story

Doctor says light therapy can flip the switch on seasonal depression

January 12, 2021, 6:03am Health

Added stress of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the cold, dark days of winter, can do a number on a person’s mental health and could lead to seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. Read story