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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 file photo, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson watches as nurse Rebecca Cathersides administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Lyn Wheeler at Guy's Hospital in London. Britain races to vaccinate more than 15 million people by mid-February, and in an effort to ensure vaccines get to the right places at the right times, along with the syringes, alcohol swabs and protective equipment needed to administer them, the government has called in the army.

U.K. ramps up vaccine rollout, targets every adult by autumn

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 file photo, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson watches as nurse Rebecca Cathersides administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Lyn Wheeler at Guy's Hospital in London. Britain races to vaccinate more than 15 million people by mid-February, and in an effort to ensure vaccines get to the right places at the right times, along with the syringes, alcohol swabs and protective equipment needed to administer them, the government has called in the army.

January 10, 2021, 1:50pm Health Wire

LONDON — Britain's health secretary said Sunday that every adult in the country will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine by the autumn as the U.K. ramps up its mass vaccination program amid a huge surge of infections and hospital admissions. Read story

University of Scranton nursing student Glen Johnson administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to a medical professional during a clinic at the Throop Civic Center in Throop, Pa. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The Lackawanna County Medical Society had about 400 doses of the Moderna vaccine on hand to administer to people in Pennsylvania's Phase 1A group of the vaccine rollout plan, which is limited to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents.

Vaccine rollout confirms public health officials’ warnings

University of Scranton nursing student Glen Johnson administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to a medical professional during a clinic at the Throop Civic Center in Throop, Pa. on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The Lackawanna County Medical Society had about 400 doses of the Moderna vaccine on hand to administer to people in Pennsylvania's Phase 1A group of the vaccine rollout plan, which is limited to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents.

January 10, 2021, 1:05pm Health Wire

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Public health officials sounded the alarm for months, complaining that they did not have enough support or money to get COVID-19 vaccines quickly into arms. Now the slower-than-expected start to the largest vaccination effort in U.S. history is proving them right. Read story

Sharon Clark's cancer drug, Pomalyst, costs her $18,000 for a 28-day supply. Patient assistance foundations provide financial aid, but to benefit she must be fortunate enough to catch the window for securing the limited funds available.

Seniors face crushing drug costs as Congress stalls on capping Medicare out-of-pockets

Sharon Clark's cancer drug, Pomalyst, costs her $18,000 for a 28-day supply. Patient assistance foundations provide financial aid, but to benefit she must be fortunate enough to catch the window for securing the limited funds available.

January 10, 2021, 10:30am Health

Sharon Clark is able to get her life-sustaining cancer drug, Pomalyst — priced at more than $18,000 for a 28-day supply — only because of the generosity of patient assistance foundations. Read story

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Southwest Region hits only two of four metrics in new Healthy Washington reopening plan

January 8, 2021, 9:53pm Clark County Health

Every region in state will open new reopening plan in Phase 1 Read story

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Clark County clocks 225 new COVID-19 cases

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January 8, 2021, 12:43pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed 225 new COVID-19 infections Friday morning. No new deaths were reported. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, a nurse puts on protective gear in a COVID-19 unit in California. The nation's biggest immunization rollout in history is facing pushback from an unlikely source: health care workers who witnessed COVID-19?s devastation firsthand but are refusing shots in surprising numbers. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Vaccine rollout hits snag as health workers balk at shots

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, a nurse puts on protective gear in a COVID-19 unit in California. The nation's biggest immunization rollout in history is facing pushback from an unlikely source: health care workers who witnessed COVID-19?s devastation firsthand but are refusing shots in surprising numbers. (AP Photo/Jae C.

January 8, 2021, 11:01am Health

The desperately awaited vaccination drive against the coronavirus in the U.S. is running into resistance from an unlikely quarter: Surprising numbers of health care workers who have seen firsthand the death and misery inflicted by COVID-19 are refusing shots. Read story

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against virus variant

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C.

January 8, 2021, 9:36am Health

New research suggests that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in the two more contagious variants of the coronavirus that have erupted in Britain and South Africa. Read story

U.S. registering highest deaths yet from the coronavirus

January 7, 2021, 3:00pm Health

The U.S. registered more COVID-19 deaths in a single day than ever before — nearly 3,900 — on the very day the mob attack on the Capitol laid bare some of the same, deep political divisions that have hampered the battle against the pandemic. Read story

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Clark County reports 128 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

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January 7, 2021, 12:26pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 128 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on Thursday as health officials warned the impact of a post-holiday surge in cases will be more evident next week. Read story