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States ease COVID restrictions as vaccine effort ramps up


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 23:34:27 -0500

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Even as millions more Americans are vaccinated every day, there are growing concerns that states are easing restrictions too soon, which could lead to another surge. Mark Strassmann reports.

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FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson vaccine, set to begin shipping out this week


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 23:28:12 -0500

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A third vaccine is joining the race to vaccinate America against the coronavirus. The FDA authorized the Johnson & Johnson vaccine over the weekend, and is about to ship out. Errol Barnett has the latest.

Read more: FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson vaccine, set to begin shipping out this week


Gottlieb says downward trend in virus infections "likely to continue"


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 23:23:21 -0500

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner, says "we should be optimistic" about a dramatic decline in the number of new coronavirus infections.

Read more: Gottlieb says downward trend in virus infections "likely to continue"


Homemade baby formula can be life-threatening, FDA says


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:28:00 -0500

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Food regulators warn that DIY baby formula can lead to nutritional imbalances and foodborne illness.

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Doctors warn homemade baby formula can be dangerous


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 21:44:26 -0500

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Pediatric experts warn that feeding babies homemade baby formula can be dangerous. Dr. Meg Frizzola, chair and chief of pediatric critical care medicine for Nemours Children's Health System in Wilmington, Delaware, and Nicole Fragale, manager of clinical nutrition there, join CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.

Read more: Doctors warn homemade baby formula can be dangerous


COVID-19 vaccine doses sold on the dark web. Are they real?


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 19:02:00 -0500

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Some offerings are fake. But a cybersecurity firm says it has evidence to believe scammers have their hands on real vaccines.

Read more: COVID-19 vaccine doses sold on the dark web. Are they real?


Alabama governor sets end date for face mask mandate


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 18:55:00 -0500

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Governor Kay Ivey said after April 9, it will be a matter of "personal responsibility" if Alabamians should wear a face covering.

Read more: Alabama governor sets end date for face mask mandate


Teachers can get COVID-19 shots despite governors' edicts


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 17:47:07 -0500

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Pharmacies involved in federal effort follow White House priorities instead of those set by individual states.

Read more: Teachers can get COVID-19 shots despite governors' edicts


Biden criticizes states for lifting mask mandates


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:25:37 -0500

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Governors in Texas and Mississippi are reversing their mask mandates before high-risk groups are fully vaccinated.

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Some Catholic leaders call newest vaccine "morally compromised"


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:07:22 -0500

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Archdioceses in St. Louis and New Orleans are encouraging Roman Catholics to choose coronavirus vaccines made by Moderna or Pfizer — if they are available.

Read more: Some Catholic leaders call newest vaccine "morally compromised"


Texas' plan to reopen draws praise while causing concern


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:25:43 -0500

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President Biden is criticizing the planned reopening of Texas businesses, as COVID-19 cases remain high. While some bar owners praise the move, others say it puts them in danger if they want to impose their own mask mandates. Janet Shamlian reports.

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Cardiologist and singer-songwriter is healing people through the power of medicine, music


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 10:10:08 -0500

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A cardiologist in Nashville, Tennessee, is healing people through the power of medicine and music. Dr. Suzie Brown is breaking barriers as a doctor and an acclaimed singer-songwriter. CBS News senior medical correspondent Dr. Tara Narula has the details for the "CBS This Morning" series A More Perfect Union.

Read more: Cardiologist and singer-songwriter is healing people through the power of medicine, music


New Jersey Visiting Nurse Association distributes COVID-19 doses to people who can't leave home


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 09:55:07 -0500

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Nurse Peggy Lasoff hits the seaside roads of New Jersey, making a special kind of house call. She's administering first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to homebound patients, the elderly, and those suffering from medical conditions who can't get to a vaccine site. Nikki Battiste reports.

Read more: New Jersey Visiting Nurse Association distributes COVID-19 doses to people who can't leave home


Yankees manager taking leave of absence after receiving pacemaker


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 08:45:14 -0500

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The team's general manager said Aaron Boone could return "as early as 48-72 hours."

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Retailers put brakes on state moves to scrap mask mandates


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 08:37:00 -0500

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Second-most populous state says face coverings are no longer required, but shoppers will still need them.

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Germans' rejection of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine hinders COVID fight


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 08:19:38 -0500

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Early trial data and government's refusal to approve the shot for over-65s, despite mounting evidence that it works well, have led to thousands of doses going unused.

Read more: Germans' rejection of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine hinders COVID fight


Eye Opener: Capitol Hill on high alert after warning of potential violence


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 07:58:22 -0500

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Capitol Hill is on high alert as the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are warning of potential plots to carry out another attack. Also, President Biden had harsh words for states rolling back their COVID-19 restrictions. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.

Read more: Eye Opener: Capitol Hill on high alert after warning of potential violence


CDC finalizing guidance on what's safe for those who are vaccinated


Created: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 01:19:00 -0500

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It's likely to be safe for those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine to have small gatherings with others who are vaccinated.

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States face backlash over sweeping COVID restriction rollbacks


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:48:39 -0500

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President Biden and public health officials criticized the rollback of a mask mandate in Texas and other states. Some businesses say they will still enforce mask wearing. Janet Shamlian has more.

Read more: States face backlash over sweeping COVID restriction rollbacks


Economic fallout from pandemic disproportionately hits Latinas


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:09:00 -0500

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Latinas have been especially hard hit by the pandemic, with many having their children as their only lifeline.

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Doctors, officials react to Texas' reversal of COVID-19 restrictions


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 15:15:04 -0500

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"Yes, we are on the cusp of a change with the coronavirus," said Dr. Neeta Ogden. "That kind of end is in sight but it's still too early."

Read more: Doctors, officials react to Texas' reversal of COVID-19 restrictions


The COVID baby boom is looking more like a baby bust


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:21:00 -0500

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Data provided to CBS News by 29 states shows births dropped by about 7.3% in December 2020, nine months after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

Read more: The COVID baby boom is looking more like a baby bust


COVID "vaccine passports" could be "Pandora's box" for privacy


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:59:54 -0500

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Some governments, including the U.S., are considering COVID-19 immunity certificates to inject the tourism industry back to life and revive businesses.

Read more: COVID "vaccine passports" could be "Pandora's box" for privacy


Vaccine passports: Ticket back to normal life?


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:29:25 -0500

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Governments and businesses are looking at ways for people to prove they've been vaccinated against COVID-19. So-called vaccine passports or immunity certificates could let people travel, stay at a hotel or even visit a bar. Israel just rolled out its "green pass." Could they be the ticket back to a more normal post-pandemic life? Roxana Saberi reports from London.

Read more: Vaccine passports: Ticket back to normal life?


German patients suspicious about Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:48:36 -0500

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Widespread public skepticism about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is hampering COVID-19 immunization efforts in some European countries. CBS News' Chris Livesay gets an up-close look at the vaccination drive, where many patients see the AstraZeneca shot as a "second class vaccine."

Read more: German patients suspicious about Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine


Some of the first Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses given at Ohio State University


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:14:00 -0500

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At Ohio State University those walking in to get vaccinated will be able to choose between Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson shots. CBS News spoke to one senior who was elated the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is now available because she has an allergy related to the Pfizer shot. David Begnaud reports.

Read more: Some of the first Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses given at Ohio State University


Texas to lift statewide mask mandate


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:10:41 -0500

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"Please hear me clearly: At this level of cases, with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters on Monday.

Read more: Texas to lift statewide mask mandate


"A dose of her own medicine": Dolly Parton gets COVID vaccine


Created: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:08:45 -0500

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Just before getting her first dose of the Moderna vaccine, Parton sang a new rendition of "Jolene" to fit the occasion: "Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I'm begging of you please don't hesitate."

Read more: "A dose of her own medicine": Dolly Parton gets COVID vaccine


Texas to lift mask mandate and open state "100%"


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 19:08:16 -0500

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Texas is rolling back all COVID-19 restrictions, including ending a mask mandate and allowing businesses to fully reopen. Public health officials are warning it's too soon for such rollbacks. Janet Shamlian has the latest.

Read more: Texas to lift mask mandate and open state "100%"


Biden says U.S. will have enough COVID vaccines for all adults by May 31


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 18:59:00 -0500

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The president said in an address that he's directing states to prioritize vaccinating K-12 educators and staff.

Read more: Biden says U.S. will have enough COVID vaccines for all adults by May 31


Twitter will label misleading COVID-19 vaccines posts


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:57:00 -0500

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The social media company will also be introducing a 5-strike policy to "further reduce the spread of potentially harmful and misleading" information.

Read more: Twitter will label misleading COVID-19 vaccines posts


Small businesses see staff COVID-19 vaccines as booster shot to sales


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:26:00 -0500

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Many owners say they are banking on COVID-19 vaccines to drive recovery and give customers confidence to return.

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New report lists worst states for kids during the pandemic


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:20:54 -0500

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Save the Children looks at the growing number of kids facing hunger and other hardships one year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: New report lists worst states for kids during the pandemic


U.S. workplace safety enforcer failed during COVID-19, watchdog says


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:15:51 -0500

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Complaints to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration jumped last year, yet site inspections fell by half.

Read more: U.S. workplace safety enforcer failed during COVID-19, watchdog says


New Jersey churches team up with state to vaccinate underserved communities


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 11:04:44 -0500

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Only 4% of people vaccinated in New Jersey are Black, despite Black residents making up 15% of the state's population. CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan visited First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens to see how the faith center is helping get shots in the arms of the Garden State's most underserved groups.

Read more: New Jersey churches team up with state to vaccinate underserved communities


Surgeon General nominee plans to tackle mistrust in science along with taming the pandemic


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:49:02 -0500

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President Biden's pick for Surgeon General, former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is awaiting a confirmation vote. He has his eye on improving public trust in science as a key White House adviser on COVID-19. Dr. Tara Narula spoke with Murthy before his hearing.

Read more: Surgeon General nominee plans to tackle mistrust in science along with taming the pandemic


College freshman's death in Virginia leads to fraternity's suspension, fuels questions of hazing


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 09:18:48 -0500

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Virginia Commonwealth University said it issued a cease-and-desist order to one of its fraternities after 19-year-old freshman Adam Oakes died Saturday morning after a party at the fraternity's off-campus house. CBS News' Chip Reid speaks to Adam's father and cousin, who allege Adam was forced to drink a bottle of whiskey the night before he died.

Read more: College freshman's death in Virginia leads to fraternity's suspension, fuels questions of hazing


COVID-19 "baby bust" an acceleration of longer-term trend


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:56:26 -0500

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Financial and medical concerns are weighing on family planning during the coronavirus pandemic. But the so-called "baby bust" is just an acceleration of a longer-term trend. Tony Dokoupil reports.

Read more: COVID-19 "baby bust" an acceleration of longer-term trend


Hydroxychloroquine shouldn't be used to stop COVID, WHO says


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:29:35 -0500

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A panel of World Health Organization experts said the drug may even increase the risk of adverse effects.

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Johnson & Johnson plans to ship nearly 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:18:22 -0500

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The new FDA-authorized Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is arriving at hospitals across the country Tuesday to help with the fight against the pandemic. CBS News spoke to a doctor in Michigan who has been driving vaccines in coolers to rural areas in need every week. He says he is beyond excited about Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine, especially because it can be stored in a regular refrigerator. Errol Barnett reports.

Read more: Johnson & Johnson plans to ship nearly 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week


Trump received COVID-19 vaccine in January, sources say


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 07:08:07 -0500

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It's unclear why former President Trump didn't discuss his vaccination publicly at the time.

Read more: Trump received COVID-19 vaccine in January, sources say


Democrats criticize administration's guidance on aerosol COVID spread


Created: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 07:07:18 -0500

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Four House committee chairs say they have "serious questions" about the adequacy of the CDC's guidance on workplace protection from aerosol transmission.

Read more: Democrats criticize administration's guidance on aerosol COVID spread


Johnson & Johnson CEO touts "ease" of single-shot vaccine distribution


Created: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 22:55:26 -0500

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Four million doses are being shipped out Monday of the newly-approved coronavirus vaccination, with 100 million promised by the end of June.

Read more: Johnson & Johnson CEO touts "ease" of single-shot vaccine distribution


Johnson & Johnson rolls out one-dose coronavirus vaccine


Created: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 20:55:57 -0500

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Johnson and Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is being shipped across the U.S., adding a third vaccine to the country's arsenal. Errol Barnett reports.

Read more: Johnson & Johnson rolls out one-dose coronavirus vaccine


School's food bank provides students life lessons


Created: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 19:26:00 -0500

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A food bank operating like a grocery store and housed inside a school gives students lessons in respect and retail. Mireya Villarreal shares more.

Read more: School's food bank provides students life lessons


Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID vaccine rolls out in the U.S.


Created: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 19:05:00 -0500

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The vaccine is the third to roll out for use in the United States, and the first that requires only one shot.

Read more: Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID vaccine rolls out in the U.S.


Officials shift resources away from COVID-19 testing to vaccinations


Created: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 17:42:55 -0500

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As COVID-19 vaccinations rise across the country, testing appears to be declining as variants spread. "CBS This Morning" lead national correspondent David Begnaud spoke to a hair stylist who depends on regular testing to keep her job. She says her usual testing site closed down.

Read more: Officials shift resources away from COVID-19 testing to vaccinations


Johnson & Johnson CEO on one-shot COVID-19 vaccine authorization


Created: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 15:22:04 -0500

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Johnson and Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss FDA emergency use authorization of his company's one-shot coronavirus vaccine, a first.

Read more: Johnson & Johnson CEO on one-shot COVID-19 vaccine authorization


COVID-19 vaccine FAQ: Answers to your most common questions


Created: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 11:56:00 -0500

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Who should, and shouldn't, get the vaccine? Are there side effects? Here's everything you need to know.

Read more: COVID-19 vaccine FAQ: Answers to your most common questions


California health care workers confronting mental health crisis


Created: Sat, 27 Feb 2021 19:13:00 -0500

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A military psychologist says that "for our medical providers, you're seeing repeated loss of life each and every day. That's going to wear on you."

Read more: California health care workers confronting mental health crisis

 
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