Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: 246 infected, 3 dead in Michigan despite being vaccinated |

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“At least 246 people in Michigan who were ‘fully vaccinated’ against COVID-19 were later diagnosed with the virus, including 11 who were hospitalized and three who have died, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services,” Robin Erb writes on Bridge Michigan.  “More than 1.8 million Michigan residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations, according […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Outreach efforts build to get people vaccinated and combat vaccine hesitancy

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Outreach efforts build to get people vaccinated and combat vaccine hesitancy

Kenny Herzog spends a lot of his time off from work by working — on getting vaccine appointments for people in and around the Westchester County town of Greenburgh. He’s one of the earliest members of the Greenburgh Covid Angels, a group of volunteers trying to ease the Covid crisis by getting shots in arms. […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Farmworkers face difficulties getting vaccinated, despite high death rates

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Farmworkers have continued to put food on Americans’ tables across the country during the coronavirus pandemic. And yet, they feel forgotten.  In a now year-long pandemic, and under a new presidency in 2021, the United States has been trying to figure out how to distribute the relatively new coronavirus vaccine. But even with a recent […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: A friend put together Vaccinehawk, an updater for Walgreens sites

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: A friend put together Vaccinehawk, an updater for Walgreens sites

A friend, Jake Bialer, put together a vaccine appointment availability updater for the Walgreen’s pharmacy site nationwide, describing it as “an independent effort to make vaccine availability more transparent.” It’s particularly useful for  booking eligible people at Walgreens, or for “leftover” or “waitlist” or “standby” vaccines at a place where unused vaccine might be available […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccines: Hurdles and success stories of volunteer ‘vaccine angels’

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccines: Hurdles and success stories of volunteer ‘vaccine angels’

By VIRGINIA JEFFRIES and PHOEBE PINDER Darlene Ferreira works 10 to 12 hours a day in the office. But when she gets home, she begins work on what has become for her a second job: helping total strangers get Covid vaccines. “I got home today at nine. I’ll probably be doing this until 2 a.m.,” […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: The problem of ‘vaccine cheats’ is spreading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: The problem of ‘vaccine cheats’ is spreading

Some people are trying really, really hard to bend the rules and get vaccinated against Covid — lying and cheating to make it happen. Meanwhile, others are watching, appalled, at the behavior of people they know. We’ve seen people on social media scolding others for showing pictures of their newly vaccinated selves — even if […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccines: How people are making ‘backdoor’ shots happen

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccines: How people are making ‘backdoor’ shots happen

Let’s call them backdoor vaccines. Or loophole vaccines. As the vaccine rollout continues its chaotic march across the United States, some people are getting a vaccine even though they don’t qualify. Some people are going to incredible lengths — forged paperwork and false claims. There was even a story about a $2,000 offer for a […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: N.Y. restaurant fires waitress who wouldn’t get the vaccine

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: N.Y. restaurant fires waitress who wouldn’t get the vaccine

“After nearly a year of the pandemic decimating New York City’s restaurant industry, forcing thousands of businesses to close permanently and costing tens of thousands of people their jobs, this month brought a glimmer of optimism,” Matthew Haag writes over at The New York Times. “Limited indoor dining has started again and restaurant workers, including […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: States find hidden stashes in their own backyards

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: States find hidden stashes in their own backyards

“When tiny glass vials of coronavirus vaccine began rolling off production lines late last year, federal health officials set aside a big stash for nursing homes being ravaged by the virus,” Sharon LaFraniere, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Abby Goodnough write over at The New York Times. “Health providers around the country figured as well that […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Volunteers making appointments for strangers

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Volunteers making appointments for strangers

By VIRGINIA JEFFRIES and PHOEBE PINDER Jane Duncan has spent every night for the past two weeks on Walgreens’ website refreshing her computer screen, waiting for new vaccine appointments to open up. “From midnight to two is when they load one set of appointments. And then generally from five to seven in the morning is […]