Gov. Parson extends COVID antibody sites (9/23/21)Gov. Mike Parson has ordered six state-contracted monoclonal antibody infusion centers, including those in Sikeston and Poplar Bluff, to remain open an additional 30 days to help some COVID sufferers avoid hospitalization. The infusions, funded by money Missouri received from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will continue to be free to those who come to a center who have a physician referral...
3 Scott County virus deaths reported (9/23/21)Three COVID-19-related deaths pushed Scott County's pandemic death total into triple digits, county health officials reported Wednesday. According to officials at the county health department, the deaths were in the 40s, 60s and 70s age brackets. One hundred-one county residents have died because of the virus...
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U.S. sets the stage for COVID booster shots for millions (9/24/21)The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer's vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans -- despite doubts the extra shots will do much to slow the pandemic...
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J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response (9/22/21)LONDON -- Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday a booster of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a stronger immune response months after people receive a first dose. J&J said in statement an extra dose -- given either two months or six months after the initial shot -- revved up protection. The results haven't been published or vetted by other scientists...
Biden promises 'relentless diplomacy' to skeptical allies (9/22/21)UNITED NATIONS -- President Joe Biden summoned the world's nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses in his first address before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. He decried military conflict and insisted the U.S. is not seeking "a new Cold War" with China...
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