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Country music star Trisha Yearwood tests positive for COVID-19

Active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations fall in Arkansas

  FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID

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  States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

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  Combined flu, COVID-19 vaccine possible in future, UK virologist says

  Winter weather forces pharmacy to catch-up on vaccine appointments

Arkansas expande las vacunas a personas mayores de 65 años

  States rush to catch up on delayed vaccines, expand access

  Fewer Americans concerned about getting COVID, but fear still high

  Drug executives: Big jump in vaccine supply is coming soon

  Arkansas expands vaccinations to 65+; adds 115k to those eligible

Hutchinson announces Arkansas will receive an additional 4,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses next week from the federal government.

  Mexican president says Mexico doing better than US on virus

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that his country is doing better than the United States in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even though Mexico’s per capita death rate is probably higher and the country has vaccinated less than one percent of its population.

  ‘They went together’: Couple married 44 years die from COVID-19 just days apart

The couple's family is encouraging others to get vaccinated in hopes they can avoid pain and suffering at the hands of COVID-19.

Arkansas continues to see slowdown in coronavirus cases

Arkansas is continuing to see a low number of new coronavirus cases after a week of winter weather slowed down testing and vaccinations.

  US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

  School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

  NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

  Congress preps for first votes on $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

  Shops, haircuts return in April as UK lifts lockdown slowly

  UK data: COVID-19 vaccines sharply cut hospitalizations

  Woman, 73, studying nursing to visit husband in care facility during COVID-19

The pandemic has only caused confusion for her husband of 26 years, who has Parkinson’s and dementia.

State reports nearly 300 total COVID-19 cases, active cases fall by 400

The state of Arkansas saw increases in both total COVID-19 cases and the number of people on ventilators, but had nearly 400 fewer active cases reported as of Sunday, state officials said.

  US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

The U.S. stands at the brink of 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus.

  Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers

The United States is on the verge of a supply breakthrough as manufacturing ramps up and with the expectation of a third vaccine becoming available in the coming weeks.

  TDH: 1,129 new COVID-19 cases in Tennessee

Shelby County Health Department reported 86 new COVID-19 cases Sunday with five more virus-related deaths countywide.

  Coat drive continues to touch lives and keep people warm during a difficult time

We all know how brutally cold it has been. Well, Project Warm has teamed up with Project Paragould to make sure that no one goes without a coat.

  Mont. boy, 13, suffers COVID-19 symptoms, including heart problems, for months

The 13-year-old contracted COVID-19 in November. He hasn’t been to school since and continues to experience symptoms, many severe, from the illness.

  ‘They want their babysitters back’: Entire California school board resigns after hot mic comments

Trustees were awaiting the start of the meeting when they began discussing parents’ letters and social media posts about reopening schools.

Active COVID-19 cases continue to drop, as state reaches 500,000 vaccine doses given

The state of Arkansas saw drops Saturday in active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and the number of people on ventilators as state officials stress the need for people to reschedule their vaccination doses due to the winter weather.

  Hyde Pharmacy resumes COVID-19 vaccinations after winter weather

A Greene County pharmacy resumed their COVID-19 vaccination clinics Friday with hopes of being caught up by next week.

Active COVID-19 cases plunge nearly 850 in Arkansas

The number of active COVID-19 cases throughout Arkansas fell Friday as state officials said the number of hospitalizations and people on ventilators went up by a small amount.

Airlines plan to ask passengers for contact-tracing details

The U.S. airline industry is pledging to expand the practice of asking passengers on flights to the United States for information that public health officials could use for contact tracing during the pandemic.

  Winter weather temporarily delays shipment of 6 million vaccine doses, White House says

The shipment of six million vaccine doses has been temporarily delayed.

  Walgreens to get 300,000 more vaccine doses each week

Starting next week, the pharmacy says it will receive more than 480,000 doses per week.

  Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine can be stored longer in regular freezer

Right now, the vaccine is approved to only be stored at normal refrigeration temperatures for up to five days and can only last up to six months in an ultra-cold freezer.

  Police: 2 women dressed as older ladies to try to get second COVID-19 vaccine in Fla.

Officials at the site called police after the women’s birth dates on their ID cards did not match what they used to register.

  Experts warn against COVID-19 variants as states reopen

As states lift mask rules and ease restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of falling case numbers, public health officials say authorities are overlooking potentially more dangerous COVID-19 variants that are quietly spreading through the U.S.

  US jobless claims jump to 861,000 as layoffs stay high

Layoffs remain high with an economy still under pressure from the virus.

  US life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since WWII

Minorities suffered the biggest impact, with Black Americans losing nearly three years and Hispanics, nearly two years, according to preliminary estimates Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Calif. woman issued license with photo of her wearing face mask

Although the woman's license is technically valid, she will still be asked to return for a no fee duplicate photo without her mask.

  Thousands of service members saying no to COVID-19 vaccine

The significant number of forces declining the vaccine is worrisome because troops often live, work and fight closely together in environments where social distancing and wearing masks are difficult.

  Crippling weather hampers vaccine deliveries, distribution

The U.S. is vaccinating an average of 1.7 million Americans per day against COVID-19, up from under 1 million a month ago.

US govt seizes roughly 10M phony N95 masks in COVID-19 probe

Nearly a year into the pandemic, fraud remains a major problem as scammers seek to exploit hospitals and desperate Americans.

  EXPLAINER: How will we know we’ve reached herd immunity?

Nobody knows for sure what the herd immunity threshold is for the coronavirus, though many experts say it’s 70% or higher. And the emergence of variants is further complicating the picture.

  New York sues Amazon over worker safety during pandemic

New York is suing Amazon, claiming the company failed to provide workers with a safe environment at two warehouses in the state as COVID-19 infections surged nationwide.

  Native Americans embrace vaccine, virus containment measures

The trend owes itself both to a harsh reality — Native Americans and Alaskan Natives are four times more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and tradition.

  Seattle woman, 90, walks 6 miles through snow for vaccine

A rare winter storm that dumped a foot of snow on Seattle couldn’t keep a 90-year-old woman from making her first COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

  NY teacher dies from COVID-19 after ‘work from home’ request denied

The family can’t prove the teacher contracted COVID-19 during her work at the middle school, but they say she was extra diligent about practicing safety protocols wherever she went.

  Daily COVID vaccinations in Arkansas decrease as winter weather hits

As old man winter slams the region, many pharmacies are getting questions from those ready for their 2nd dose.

  School district has traditional no school snow day

One Poinsett County school district decided to forgo virtual learning and had a traditional "no school" day.

  Crippling storm hampers vaccinations as FEMA opens new sites

FEMA opened its first COVID-19 mass vaccination sites Tuesday, setting up in Los Angeles and Oakland as part of an effort by the Biden administration to get shots into arms more quickly.

  Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street

If the crowd control measures work, the scene will be in stark contrast to Mardi Gras crowds last year that were later blamed for an early Louisiana outbreak of COVID-19.

Gov. Parson announces improved home heating bill assistance program

Governor Parson announced that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Energy Crisis Intervention Program will improve assistance offered to eligible low-income Missourians.

  Ark. to get 6-7k more vaccines per week; increases indoor/outdoor event directive

Gov. Asa Hutchinson updates the public on the state of Arkansas's response to COVID-19, including the latest cases and deaths.

  Hospitals still ration medical N95 masks as stockpiles swell

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many millions of N95 masks are pouring out of American factories and heading into storage.

  Kroger to sell smartphone COVID antigen test

Kroger plans to sell a smartphone-enabled, at-home COVID-19 antigen test once it's approved by the FDA.

  Vaccine supply shortages complicate push to inoculate

There are several COVID-19 vaccines on the market and many more in the pipeline, but making enough vaccine doses for the entire world could take years due to manufacturing challenges.

  Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable

Some states are still working through an initial phase that prioritizes health workers and nursing home residents. Many states have divided the second phase into tiers that put grocery workers lower than others, including people 65 and over, teachers and first responders.

  Wife visits husband with COVID-19 through hospital window for months

The couple’s children and grandchildren also visit at the window, which is now covered with love notes.

  WHO authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization’s green light for the AstraZeneca vaccine should trigger the delivery of hundreds of millions of doses to countries that have signed up for the U.N.-backed COVAX effort.

  A-State employee COVID-19 vaccine clinics postponed

A-State says the clinic is postponed due to the “significant snowfall” on Monday.

  Dunklin Co. COVID-19 vaccination clinic rescheduled

It will now take place on Tuesday, Feb 23.

  What you need to know before getting your vaccine at a pharmacy

One million doses of the coronavirus vaccine were sent to about 6,500 pharmacies last week.

  Fauci wins $1 million Israeli prize for ‘defending science’

Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines now being administered worldwide to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

  Two long-married doctors spend Valentine’s Day giving people COVID-19 vaccinations

Two doctors married for 29 years decided to spend their Valentine’s Day in New Haven at a vaccine clinic. There is no place they’d rather be.

  TDH: Over 1,000 active virus cases, 4 new deaths reported in Tennessee

Shelby County Health Department reported 156 new COVID-19 cases Sunday with one virus-related deaths countywide.

  New US COVID variants increase pressure to vaccinate people

In Alabama, the state has often been at the bottom of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s per capita list for getting shots into arms.

  COVID-19 shots might be tweaked if variants get worse

Viruses mutate constantly and it takes just the right combination of particular mutations to escape vaccination.

  New enrollment window opens for health insurance shoppers

Health insurance shoppers stuck in a bad plan or unable to find coverage have a new option for help.

  New Zealand city going into 3-day lockdown after virus found

New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland will go into a three-day lockdown beginning just before midnight Sunday following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in the community.

Hospitalizations, active COVID-19 cases drop throughout Arkansas

As a winter storm approaches Arkansas, officials said Sunday that they are working to deliver vaccinations to people despite the weather.

  Average US virus cases dip below 100K for 1st time in months

Average daily new coronavirus cases in the United States have dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months.

Video shows gym customer shoving trainer in dispute over mask policy

A fitness trainer confronted an angry man refusing to wear a mask at a Chicago-area gym.

  TDH reports over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in Tennessee

Shelby County Health Department reported 180 new COVID-19 cases Sunday with one virus-related deaths countywide.

On bleak Valentine’s Day, Americans find hope in roses, vaccines

The notecards poking from bouquets rushing out of a Chicago florist all carry similar messages: “Looking forward to celebrating in person.”

‘Obamacare’ sign-ups reopen as Democrats push for more aid

HealthCare.gov’s market for subsidized health plans reopens Monday for a special three-month sign-up window as the Democratic-led Congress pushes a boost in financial help that could cut premiums by double digits.

  Project Paragould aims to keep the community warm with coat drive

Sometimes we take for granted having a warm coat; well, Project Pargound and Project Warm of Jonesboro are teaming up to ensure everyone can keep warm this winter.

Hospitalizations, active COVID-19 cases fall in Arkansas

The number of hospitalizations and active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas dropped Saturday as officials continued to stress the need for vaccinations.