Vaccine appointments canceled amid confusion over supply

An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine shortages in a rollout so rife with confusion that even the new CDC director admitted over the weekend that she doesn’t know exactly how many shots are in the pipeline.

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COVID-19 in Alabama: 1,930 new confirmed cases on Tuesday

  Decatur officials update latest on COVID-19

The latest from Decatur on Monday

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Morgan County had a record week of deaths last week. Now, hospital patients numbers are beginning to decline statewide.
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  Job losses from virus 4 times as bad as ’09 financial crisis

Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the global financial crisis in 2009, a U.N. report said Monday.
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  Samuel L. Jackson wears Avengers-themed mask while getting COVID-19 vaccine

Jackson will have to return for his second dose in three to four weeks.
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  Google Maps to display COVID-19 vaccination sites

Google Maps will soon display COVID-19 vaccination sites.
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  ‘My worst nightmare’: Mother speaks after 11-year-old son suffers heart problems due to COVID-19

The 11-year-old ended up in the cardiac intensive care unit with myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, after he caught a seemingly mild case of COVID-19.
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  White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

Top aides to President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
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  2 in 5 Americans live where COVID-19 strains hospital ICUs

Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation’s intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates.
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  US passes 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19

The United States has surpassed 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
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  Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

Two White House officials say President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders.
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  Fauci says vaccine goal would cover 67 million

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that President Joe Biden’s goal of administering 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days actually means about 67 million Americans should be protected from COVID-19 during that time.
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  New Zealand reports 1st community case of coronavirus in months

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said Sunday the case was a 56-year-old woman who recently returned from Europe.
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  Nurse battling COVID-19 may have contracted virus between vaccine doses

In between doses, experts say the Pfizer vaccine is 50% effective. It takes at least two weeks after the second dose to receive the full benefit of 95% protection.
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  What happens after you get second COVID-19 dose?

What happens after you get second COVID-19 dose?
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  Timeline of COVID-19 spread in Colbert County

Timeline of COVID-19 spread in Colbert County
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  UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

British officials say they are confident that the vaccines that have been authorized for use against COVID-19 will be effective against the new strain identified in the country.
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Carnival Cruise Line cancels trips through April

The company said in a news release it was notifying people who had booked a trip and their options for refunds or credits for future travel.
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Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; shows canceled

Dave Chappelle has tested positive for the coronavirus and his upcoming comedy shows have been canceled.
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  Biden’s new mask mandate and you

In his first executive order, the president enacted the 100 Days Masking Challenge.
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  Student nurses getting first hand experience giving the COVID-19 vaccine

Student nurses getting first hand experience giving the COVID-19 vaccine
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  Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

The COVID-19 vaccines rolling out in the United States, the United Kingdom and other parts of the world so far require two shots given a few weeks apart.
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  EU struggles, looks for answers to stop spread of new virus variants

The 27 leaders were looking at further border restrictions, better tracking of mutations and improving coordination of lockdowns.