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J&J’s COVID vaccine could protect millions – if people take it

March 1, 2021, 10:21am Health

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine could protect millions more Americans from contracting the coronavirus. The key will be assuring people that the single-shot vaccine is worth taking, as its overall… Read story

Tensions over vaccine equity pit rural against urban America

March 1, 2021, 10:15am Latest News

Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she traveled down the unfamiliar forested, one-lane road in rural Tennessee in search of a coronavirus vaccine. Then the trees cleared… Read story

UK: Poorer nations should get ‘gold-standard’ COVAX vaccines

March 1, 2021, 10:36am Health

LONDON — British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Monday that he understood the “conundrum” faced by developing countries as they wait for vital supplies of coronavirus vaccine. Read story

Web pages used to show information for collecting unemployment insurance in Virginia, right, and reporting fraud and identity theft in Pennsylvania, are displayed on the respective state web pages, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Zelienople, Pa. Massive fraud in the nation's unemployment system is raising alarms even as President Joe Biden and Congress prepare to pour hundreds of billions more into expanded benefits for those left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic.

Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

Web pages used to show information for collecting unemployment insurance in Virginia, right, and reporting fraud and identity theft in Pennsylvania, are displayed on the respective state web pages, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Zelienople, Pa. Massive fraud in the nation's unemployment system is raising alarms even as President Joe Biden and Congress prepare to pour hundreds of billions more into expanded benefits for those left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic.

February 28, 2021, 1:10pm Nation & World

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and block scammers who already have siphoned billions of dollars from pandemic-related jobless programs. Read story

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 file photo, Alaska state Sen. Lora Reinbold, an Eagle River Republican, holds a copy of the Alaska Constitution during a committee hearing in Juneau, Alaska. Reinbold has been a vocal critic, along with other lawmakers, of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's disaster declarations while the Legislature was not in session. She has used her committee to amplify voices of those who question the effectiveness of masks and the usefulness of the government's emergency response. In a scathing letter that included references to her Facebook posts, Dunleavy accused Reinbold of misrepresenting the state's COVID-19 response and deceiving the public.

Some GOP state lawmakers help spread COVID-19 misinformation

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 file photo, Alaska state Sen. Lora Reinbold, an Eagle River Republican, holds a copy of the Alaska Constitution during a committee hearing in Juneau, Alaska. Reinbold has been a vocal critic, along with other lawmakers, of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's disaster declarations while the Legislature was not in session. She has used her committee to amplify voices of those who question the effectiveness of masks and the usefulness of the government's emergency response. In a scathing letter that included references to her Facebook posts, Dunleavy accused Reinbold of misrepresenting the state's COVID-19 response and deceiving the public.

February 28, 2021, 1:09pm Nation & World

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Many Republican lawmakers have criticized governors’ emergency restrictions since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Now that most legislatures are back in session, a new type of pushback is taking root: misinformation. Read story

Crossroads Church Pastor Daniel Fusco's new book, "Crazy Happy." (Contributed by WaterBrook)

Vancouver’s Crossroads Church pastor pens “Crazy Happy”

Crossroads Church Pastor Daniel Fusco's new book, "Crazy Happy." (Contributed by WaterBrook)

February 28, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

Rev. Daniel Fusco didn’t anticipate that his book “Crazy Happy” would be released a year into a pandemic and amidst political upheaval, but he sees God’s handiwork in the timing. Read story

Volunteer Raechal Burke reaches to pick up a piece of trash on Saturday at Marine Park. Vancouver's Water Resources Education Center hosted eight masked volunteers in a spring cleanup of the park and its beach.

Volunteers pitch in for spring cleanup in Vancouver

Volunteer Raechal Burke reaches to pick up a piece of trash on Saturday at Marine Park. Vancouver's Water Resources Education Center hosted eight masked volunteers in a spring cleanup of the park and its beach.

February 27, 2021, 7:24pm Clark County News

A small group of Clark County residents met Saturday morning to pick up trash on Marine Park beach, kicking off spring cleanup efforts in the city. Read story

Johnson & Johnson’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

February 27, 2021, 5:50pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two. Read story

FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 file photo shows a BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 test made by Abbott Laboratories, in Tacoma, Wash. After a year of struggling to boost testing, communities across the country are seeing plummeting demand for the service, in some cases shuttering testing sites or even trying to return supplies. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave U.S. exposed

FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 file photo shows a BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 test made by Abbott Laboratories, in Tacoma, Wash. After a year of struggling to boost testing, communities across the country are seeing plummeting demand for the service, in some cases shuttering testing sites or even trying to return supplies. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 27, 2021, 12:05pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Just five weeks ago, Los Angeles County was conducting more than 350,000 weekly coronavirus tests, including at a massive drive-thru site at Dodger Stadium, as health workers raced to contain the worst COVID-19 hotspot in the U.S. Read story

NORTH SALMON CREEK: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Sarah Ioannides, the music director of Symphony Tacoma, was featured by "PBS News Hour" on Jan. 17.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra honors COVID-19 victims

NORTH SALMON CREEK: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Sarah Ioannides, the music director of Symphony Tacoma, was featured by "PBS News Hour" on Jan. 17.

February 27, 2021, 6:01am Community

NORTH SALMON CREEK — The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performed for an audience of zero at the Skyview Concert Hall on Jan. 17 to honor victims of COVID-19. The tribute was featured by “PBS News Hour” and streamed on its YouTube channel, which has 2.5 million subscribers. The orchestra performed Samuel… Read story