SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea’s central bank says the country’s economy shrank for the first time in 22 years in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic destroyed service industry jobs and depressed consumer spending.
Clinics in Roanoke and the New River Valley will administer 13,000 doses of the J&J vaccine.
The director of the US Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday said she hopes people will decide to individually "do the right thing" about distancing and wearing masks, even in states moving to eliminate restrictions against the CDC's recommendations.
Country music icon Dolly Parton encouraged people to get vaccinated in a video posted to social media Tuesday while she received her first Moderna shot.
The Roanoke and Alleghany Health Districts expect within two weeks to be able reach all adults 65 and older who want the vaccines and to make headway on essential workers.
SAO PAULO — Brazilian health officials are urging nationwide lockdowns and curfews because hospitals are running short of intensive-care unit beds as COVID-19 claims more than 1,000 lives each day in the country.
US health officials warn against reopening too quickly as virus variants spread. “We stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground that we have gained,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the CDC.
CVS and Walgreens are finishing delivering doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Virginia's long-term care residents and staff under the federal pharmacy plan. The state has made arrangements to continue vaccinating people who are moving into facilities or those who changed their minds and now want it. It is not known yet what percentage of residents and staff have asked to be vaccinated.
GENEVA (AP) — A senior World Health Organization official said Monday it was “premature” and “unrealistic” to think the pandemic might be stopped by the end of the year, but that the recent arrival of effective vaccines could at least help dramatically reduce hospitalizations and death.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40% of its population by June, Chinese health experts said Monday.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India is expanding its coronavirus vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk. Among the first to receive a vaccine on Monday was Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In spite of the lack of the COVID-19 vaccine, our very own New River Valley Public Health District has remained one of the top performers thro…
As the virus changes, so do numbers and unknowns in the New River Valley.
The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson and Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.
Virginia reported high death counts this week, a result of January's peak cases leading to both a lag in recording deaths and to people dying after weeks of hospitalizations.
LOS ANGELES – A coronavirus variant that emerged in mid-2020 and surged to become the dominant strain in California not only spreads more readily than its predecessors, it also evades antibodies generated by COVID-19 vaccines or prior infection and it's associated with severe illness and death, researchers said.
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast on Friday became the second country in the world to receive a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the global COVAX initiative, with 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India.
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease.