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Mar. 7—Restaurants throughout much of the state will be allowed to increase their capacity to 75% as of March 19, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday during a conference call with reporters. And local restaurant owners were thrilled. "It's certainly in the right direction," said Russell Salvatore, owner of Russell's Steaks, Chops & More and the Salvatore Grand Hotel on Transit Road. "It's ...

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Mar. 7—When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Michele Peters knew she had to do something. The oncology nurse at Baltimore Washington Medical Center saw the disparate impact COVID-19 was having on Black people living and working in Anne Arundel County. Even still, she heard concerns from her friends, colleagues and fellow congregants about the coronavirus vaccine — from wild rumors it would ...

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Mar. 7—Thousands of COVID-19 vaccinations are set to be given out in Norman this week as the Cleveland County Health Department will host three clinics next week in addition to the shots being administered at a local Walmart. The county health department will host its usual vaccine clinic at Sooner Mall in Norman on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and hopes to vaccinate about 1,800 ...

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Mar. 7—Walmart will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Hanover Area High School starting this week, the school district superintendent confirmed on Saturday. The state Department of Health recently posted a file on its COVID-19 vaccine distribution page listing shipments of the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer for the week of March 1, and the list of shipments included 1,170 doses for Walmart for ...

SAN DIEGO — From South Africa to Brazil to California, the list of locations linked to new strains of the coronavirus is growing — and so are concerns that viral variants could undo the vaccine rollout. The worries come at a time when most Americans still haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccine. That could change by the end of May, when President Joe Biden says there will be enough vaccine for all ...

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This Tuesday will mark one year since Gov. Mike DeWine signed the executive order “declaring a state of emergency in Ohio to protect the well-being of Ohioans from the dangerous effects of COVID-19.” Was it really just a year ago? For many, if not most of us, these 364 days feel like an eternity of isolation, stress — and loss. Loss of loved ones who succumbed to the virus; loss of direct ...

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Mar. 7—The coronavirus pandemic has been a yearlong war. There have been front lines and battle plans, equipment deployed and troops activated. There have been far too many casualties. It has been approached as a national security issue because that is exactly what it is — a catastrophic event that threatens the stability of the country. But as with other wars, there have been moments that ...

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Mar. 7—Three safe and effective coronavirus vaccines are now available in the United States — an amazing accomplishment — and though opinions of the different shots vary among the public, now is not the time to go "vaccine shopping." The best coronavirus vaccine is the one that goes into your arm. Unless a medical condition or allergy prevents you from getting one vaccine over the other, ...

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Mar. 7—Virginia Sinnott-Stutzman currently qualifies for a coronavirus vaccine in California or Maryland. But in Massachusetts, the critical-care veterinarian will have to wait until eligibility opens up to the general public. "It's definitely discouraging," Sinnott-Stutzman said. "Veterinarians have been working through the whole pandemic." Veterinarians, considered essential when the state ...

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Mar. 7—LONDON — Vaccitech, a biotechnology company launched by two leaders of the Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine team, is deploying anti-coronavirus technology to revolutionize conventional cancer treatments. The company, founded by professors Sarah Gilbert and Adrian Hill, is financed by the venture capital wing of tech giant Google. It is using vaccine technology pioneered during the ...