More than 28 million Americans have been completely vaccinated against the coronavirus, but they will have to wait for instructions from federal health officials on what to do and what not to do.
King’s health officials in Washington received good news on Friday that John Onson և John Onson has a new single-dose vaccine that could help vaccinate more than 100,000 elders waiting for doses faster. And in Snohomish County, the arena in downtown Everett has become the district’s fifth largest mass vaccination site.
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Hundreds of people gather in Stockholm to protest COVID-19 illegally
STOCKHOLM (AP) – Swedish police have dispersed hundreds of people who gathered in central Stockholm to protest against restrictions imposed by the Swedish government on coronavirus.
Swedish authorities have said Saturday’s rally was illegal because it was held without permission. The rally was the first major protest against Swedish coronavirus restrictions.
Stockholm police say they decided to stop the rally on their website shortly after the number of participants exceeded the limits of public gatherings under Swedish epidemiological law.
Swedish media LM videos show a large group of masked people gathering in Stockholm’s Medborgarplatzen Square, not far from the Old Town. According to local media, 300 to 500 people were present.
Swedish tabloids Aftonbladet և Expressen reported that the rally was dispersed mostly peacefully, but six police officers were injured after a scuffle broke out between police and some protesters.
– The Associated Press
Tennessee panel calls vaccination of convicts a “PR nightmare”
NASIVIL, Tenna. (AP) – The Tennessee Advisory Committee on how residents should get the COVID-19 vaccine has acknowledged that prisoners in the state are at high risk, but concluded that vaccination could be a “public relations nightmare” for them. :
The result. Prisoners are among the last vaccine groups in the state, although the Epidemic Vaccine Planning Stakeholder Group concluded that “if left untreated, they will be a vector of general population transmission,” according to closed-door panel protocols. received by the Associated Press. To date, there is no clear timetable for the release of prison vaccines.
The debate in the state of Tennessee reflects a problem that the states face when distributing rescue vaccines. Prioritize the population, which is considered by many to be a further idea at best, isolated from society դեպքում at worst, not worthy. The resistance comes when medical experts have argued since the beginning of the epidemic that prisoners are at too high a risk of infection because they live in very close contact with each other and have little capacity for social distance.
– The Associated Press
What’s in a $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill?
Washington (AP) – The Senate on Saturday approved a comprehensive bailout package against the Republican opposition, bringing President Biden closer to a political victory event that will provide $ 1,400 coupons for most Americans ուղղ sending billions of dollars to schools, states և local government և businesses :
The bill, which was passed by a 50-49 vote after the marathon session, was approved by 50-49 votes, and is now returning to the House for final adoption, which may come early next week.
Democrats say their “American rescue plan” will help the country overcome the virus and improve its economy. Republicans have criticized the $ 1.9 trillion package, which is too expensive. The measure builds back on five earlier virus bills, totaling about $ 4 trillion, which Congress passed last spring.
Here are some key points in the legislation:
– The Associated Press
The Senate passed a $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package
The US Senate on Saturday approved a $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package.
The plan includes boosts of up to $ 1,400 for people earning $ 75,000 or less, $ 350 billion for city-states and $ 130 billion for schools, according to the Washington Post. The package allows for additional $ 300 weekly unemployment benefits until September.
The proposal now returns to the House.
Washington Senator Patti Murray said in a statement that the package “acknowledges the extent to which people across the country are being harmed at the moment, providing them with assistance that is beginning to respond at this time.”
Mentioning several areas of the Washington State Priorities bill, Murray’s office praised local government assistance, $ 12 billion for SNAP և WIC food, $ 30 billion for transit agencies, and $ 14 billion in salary assistance for airline employees.
The package was scaled back by President Biden’s initial proposal after being pushed back by moderate Democrats. The plan includes narrower incentive controls և does not include a $ 15 federal minimum wage.
– Heidi Gruver
The Dalai Lama is receiving a high-risk vaccine
DARMSALA, India (AP) – An 85-year-old Tibetan caregiver, the Dalai Lama, was shot dead on Saturday at a hospital in the northern Indian city of Dharmsala.
After receiving the injection, he urged people to come forward, be brave, and get vaccinated.
“This injection is very useful to prevent some serious problems,” he said.
In a conversation with journalists, the doctor of Gu onal Hospital G.D. Gupta, where the shooting took place, told reporters that the Dalai Lama was seen 30 minutes later. “He offered to come to the hospital like a normal person to be vaccinated,” he said.
– The Associated Press
Fears of discrimination will increase as British companies move to impose coronavirus vaccines on employees
Some British companies plan to give their employees a drastic choice this year. Get the coronavirus vaccine or lose your job.
Labor groups have opposed the so-called “job flight” policy, arguing that mandatory vaccines will not stop the spread of the virus but could lead to discrimination on socio-economic and ethnic grounds.
“The ‘no blow, no job’ approach will be ineffective,” said Christy Hoffmann, secretary general of the Switzerland-based group UNI Global Union, which has more than 2 million employees worldwide. “To make jobs safer, employers can not make shortcuts. That’s what those offers are.”
Two private elderly care companies in the UK, which employ more than 20,000 people, have said they will require vaccinations for staff, citing concerns about the spread of the virus in an area that has seen the majority of tidy-19 deaths.
Care UK announced last week that any new employees would need to be vaccinated. Another company, Barchester, recently announced that it expects all workers to be vaccinated by April 23, although it said there would be exceptions for pregnant workers.
Proponents of the “job hole” policy in nursing homes have cited reports of low-dose vaccination of elderly care staff, which stood at around 52% in London last week, according to government officials.
– The Washington Post:
There are no open areas, no pharmacies. Rural communities in the United States are facing the decline of vaccine recognition
URGENT, V. (AP) – When Charlom Pierce looked for where his 96-year-old father could get the COVID-19 vaccine in January, he found zero options near their home in Virginia. There was no single medical clinic in Surry County, the last pharmacy in an area of about 6,500 people, a larger plot of land than Chicago closed years ago.
To get their shots, some residents took a ferry across the Ames River to cities such as Williamsburg. Others drove for more than an hour to farms and forests when the county received its first traffic light in 2007 to reach a medical facility that offered the vaccine.
For a moment, Pierce heard about a state vaccination event 45 minutes away. There were no other appointments, which was for the best. It was expected that the wait would last seven hours.
“It would be a terrible task,” he said, referring to his father’s health և frequent use of the toilet. “I could not force him to get in the car and wait for something to happen. We are not in a third world country. “
As the nation’s coronavirus campaign moves from mass vaccination sites to pharmacies and doctors’ offices, vaccination remains a challenge in “pharmacy deserts” for residents of communities without pharmacies or well-stocked medical clinics. To improve accessibility, the federal government has partnered with 21 companies to operate free pharmacies or drugstore services inside grocery stores and elsewhere.
– The Associated Press
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Just before midnight on Friday, the Senate began “voting” to vote for $ 1.9 trillion in coronavirus aid package changes Democrats hope the final passage will take place on Saturday afternoon so that the bill can be sent back to the House and then to President Biden.
Kingfishers over 65’s black in King’s County are least likely to get vaccinated in their age group as the state continues to struggle with a shortage of vaccines. Indigenous peoples of Latin America և Pacific առավել’s most severely affected by the epidemic և have the highest levels of hospitalization և.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that after about six weeks, there has been an increase in daily infections in areas that open restaurants indoors or outdoors.“The study does not prove the cause of the trauma, but CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Valensky said on Friday. “We will support the implementation of the policy, of course, while we are on this plateau of a large number of cases who will hear that health science.”
Long-term care facilities are in question whether their employees are required to be vaccinated. The Federal Equal Employment Commission said employers were likely to request a vaccine with health-religious exceptions.
Prevalence of coronavirus variants տարբեր promotes COVID-19 incidence in Europe, which recorded 1 million new cases last week, an increase of 9% over the previous week.
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