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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

Sen. Ann Rivers, center, takes a question from the crowd as she discusses children and COVID-19 masks at Felida Park on Thursday. Rivers, R-La Center, met with constituents to talk about masks, social distancing and virus testing in schools.

Sen. Ann Rivers Q&A turns into anti-mask rally at Felida Park

Sen. Ann Rivers, center, takes a question from the crowd as she discusses children and COVID-19 masks at Felida Park on Thursday. Rivers, R-La Center, met with constituents to talk about masks, social distancing and virus testing in schools.

June 10, 2021, 7:06pm Clark County News

A plan to hold a low-key Q&A session with state Sen. Ann Rivers at Felida Park escalated into a rally Thursday afternoon, with around 200 people gathering to protest against mask mandates and vaccine guidelines in Washington’s schools. 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, 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

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Clark County reports 33 new COVID-19 cases, two new deaths on Wednesday

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June 9, 2021, 11:38am Clark County Health

Clark County recorded 33 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and two new deaths as case counts continue to decline, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

FILE - In this June 3, 2021, file photo, an elderly patient receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at Orange Farm, near Johannesburg. In the global race to vaccinate people against COVID-19, Africa is tragically at the back of the pack.

Africa desperately short of COVID vaccine

FILE - In this June 3, 2021, file photo, an elderly patient receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at Orange Farm, near Johannesburg. In the global race to vaccinate people against COVID-19, Africa is tragically at the back of the pack.

June 9, 2021, 10:23am Nation & World

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — In the global race to vaccinate people against COVID-19, Africa is tragically at the back of the pack. Read story

State offers ways to check your eligibility as COVID vaccine lottery drawings begin

June 8, 2021, 2:42pm Northwest

TACOMA — Prep for Washington state’s first COVID-19 vaccine lottery drawings this week has frustrated some residents who have not been able to confirm their status to make sure they are in the running. Read story

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Clark County reports 50 new COVID-19 cases, one death as case counts fall

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June 8, 2021, 12:16pm Clark County Health

Clark County recorded 50 new COVID-19 cases and one death Tuesday as updated data shows disease activity in the county falling below what has been a key benchmark for reopening. Read story

As COVID-19 numbers among youth concern health officials, young people may face barriers to vaccination without parental consent

June 8, 2021, 9:58am Northwest

OLYMPIA — Although vaccines are now available to children 12 and older, hesitant parents could be keeping vaccination rates among youth low — a worriesome scenario that health officials say is puting young people in the hospital. Read story