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Wisconsin pharmacist to plead guilty to intentionally spoiling coronavirus vaccine – National

Wisconsin pharmacist to plead guilty to intentionally spoiling coronavirus vaccine - National

A Wisconsin pharmacist has agreed to plead guilty to purposely trying to spoil hundreds of doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to render them ineffective, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. Steven Brandenburg, 46, is charged with two counts of attempting to tamper with consumer products and …

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Over 150 National Guard at Biden’s inauguration in Washington test positive for COVID-19 – National

Over 150 National Guard at Biden’s inauguration in Washington test positive for COVID-19 - National

Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden‘s inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday. The U.S. government imposed unprecedented security measures in the city following the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, …

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Masks, testing, distancing: Coronavirus measures now the rule in Biden’s White House – National

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Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there’s a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus public health guidlines. It’s a striking contrast to Donald Trump’s White House, which was the epicenter of no less …

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‘Dark times’: Biden, Harris mark country’s coronavirus grief ahead of inauguration day – National

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Hours from inauguration, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost. His arrival coincided with the awful news that the U.S. …

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U.S. coronavirus death toll nears 400,000 as officials try to curtail new variants – National

U.S. coronavirus death toll nears 400,000 as officials try to curtail new variants - National

Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold. As Americans observed a national holiday Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pleaded with federal authorities to curtail …

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New York, Florida to punish hospitals not dispensing coronavirus vaccines quickly enough – National

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More than two-thirds of the 15 million coronavirus vaccines shipped within the United States have so far gone unused, U.S. health officials said on Monday, as the governors of New York and Florida vowed to penalize hospitals that fail to dispense shots quickly enough. In New York, hospitals must …

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As U.S. hits 20 million coronavirus cases, lawmakers call for action on vaccine plan – National

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U.S. Senator Mitt Romney on Friday urged the U.S. government to immediately enlist veterinarians, combat medics and others in an all-out national campaign to administer coronavirus vaccinations and slow a surging rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths. The Utah Republican, who ran unsuccessfully for president as his party’s nominee …

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Fauci predicts U.S. will gain control of coronavirus pandemic by next autumn – National

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The leading U.S. infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Wednesday he foresees America achieving enough collective COVID-19 immunity through vaccinations to regain “some semblance of normality” by autumn 2021, despite early setbacks in the vaccine rollout. Fauci made his remarks during an online discussion of the pandemic …

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Wisconsin health worker fired after ‘intentionally’ spoiling COVID-19 vaccine doses – National

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A Wisconsin health-care worker has been fired after admitting they intentionally removed dozens of vials of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine from a pharmacy refrigerator, forcing more than 500 doses to be thrown out. Advocate Aurora Health said in a statement that the individual admitted to their action on Wednesday after …

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Incoming U.S. congressman Luke Letlow dies of coronavirus at 41 – National

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Luke Letlow, Louisiana’s incoming Republican member of the U.S. House, died Tuesday night from complications related to COVID-19 only days before being sworn into office. He was 41. Letlow spokesman Andrew Bautsch confirmed the congressman-elect’s death at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport. “The family appreciates the numerous prayers and support over …

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