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Tennessee vaccine program has ‘critical gaps’ as COVID-19 rebounds

July 20th, 2021
Tennessee vaccine program has ‘critical gaps’ as COVID-19 rebounds

Skip to main content This content is only available to USA TODAY subscribers.Subscribe for as low as $4.99 per month.Your subscription includes access to:Exclusive, subscriber-only content and weekly email newsletterOur most popular newsletter, Daily Briefing, to keep you updated on the day’s top storiesFull access on your desktop, tablet and mobile deviceThe eNewspaper, a digital replica of the print editionOriginal reporting that provides diverse perspectives on news and issues of todayWe know you have many choices and appreciate you investing in us and the future of journalism.This content... Read More

ESPN’s Jay Williams tests positive for coronavirus, won’t broadcast rest of NBA Finals on ABC

July 16th, 2021
ESPN’s Jay Williams tests positive for coronavirus, won’t broadcast rest of NBA Finals on ABC

ESPN host and analyst Jay Williams won’t broadcast the remaining games of the NBA Finals because he has tested positive for coronavirus. Williams, who in a video posted online said he is vaccinated, is “doing OK.” He will, however, miss the remainder of the NBA Finals in his role as an analyst on ABC’s live on-site studio coverage during games alongside Maria Taylor, Adrian Wojnarowski and Jalen Rose. “The last couple of days for me have been challenging. But I wanted to be the first to tell you guys that you will not see me at Game 5, Game 6 or a potential Game... Read More

July 4th at the White House is an annual tradition. Here’s how it started.

July 2nd, 2021
July 4th at the White House is an annual tradition. Here’s how it started.

Skip to main content This content is only available to USA TODAY subscribers.Subscribe for as low as $4.99 per month.Your subscription includes access to:Exclusive, subscriber-only content and weekly email newsletterOur most popular newsletter, Daily Briefing, to keep you updated on the day’s top storiesFull access on your desktop, tablet and mobile deviceThe eNewspaper, a digital replica of the print editionOriginal reporting that provides diverse perspectives on news and issues of todayWe know you have many choices and appreciate you investing in us and the future of journalism.This content... Read More

Cowboys Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, First Lady Jill Biden on COVID-19 vaccine: ‘The game is not over’

June 29th, 2021
Cowboys Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, First Lady Jill Biden on COVID-19 vaccine: ‘The game is not over’

DALLAS — Emmitt Smith extended his hand to 14-year-old high school receiver Chase Walton. Walton, reaching out from beneath a rolled-up sleeve, clasped the Pro Football Hall of Fame running back’s palm in return.“Trust me, I got my shots, too,” Smith told Walton at a Dallas vaccine clinic Tuesday afternoon. “It’s going to be all right.”Walton closed his eyes tightly and received his first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.“You really truly are protecting someone else when you protect yourself,” Smith added. “It’s up to someone else now to do what you just did so they can... Read More

Coronavirus lab leak theory ‘plausible,’ report says; new COVID-19 cases in states continue to fall: Live COVID-19 updates

June 8th, 2021
Coronavirus lab leak theory ‘plausible,’ report says; new COVID-19 cases in states continue to fall: Live COVID-19 updates

CLOSEThe hypothesis claiming the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab is “plausible” and deserves further investigation, a report on the origins of COVID-19 from a U.S. government laboratory said.The study, prepared in May 2020, was received in October 2020 by the State Department, when the department investigated the pandemic’s origins, reported the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the classified document.  The report comes as questions grow about whether the virus was the result of an accident in a Chinese laboratory or spread through other means. President... Read More

In California: State to offer $116M in coronavirus vaccine prize money

May 28th, 2021
In California: State to offer $116M in coronavirus vaccine prize money

CLOSEHappy Friday on this holiday weekend! I’m wishing you all a nice Memorial Day on Monday as we honor the women and men who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military. Interesting fact (as reported by history.com): Memorial Day, which began in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971, was originally known as Decoration Day.Just one tiny warning: If you’re in the Fresno area and you’re planning to spend time in a city park, be sure not to annoy any lizards there because, believe it or not, to do so is against the law.I’m... Read More

Infections down 50% from last month; child tax credits expanded, covering majority of children: Live COVID-19 updates

May 18th, 2021
Infections down 50% from last month; child tax credits expanded, covering majority of children: Live COVID-19 updates

CLOSE A day after the CDC issued new masking guidelines, retailers started announcing changes to mask policies for fully vaccinated customers. WochitOhioans on Tuesday began registering for the Vax-a-Million lottery and a chance to claim $1 million cash prizes or college scholarships if they can prove receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot.Drawings for the lottery, designed to combat vaccine hesitancy, are scheduled to take place on five consecutive Wednesdays starting May 26 on live TV.”We have heard that local health departments and pharmacies are seeing more people coming in... Read More

India variant more contagious, WHO says; Massachusetts reports zero new coronavirus deaths: Live COVID-19 updates

May 12th, 2021
India variant more contagious, WHO says; Massachusetts reports zero new coronavirus deaths: Live COVID-19 updates

CLOSE How “conspiracy theories” are working against the goal of getting Americans vaccinated for COVID-19. USA TODAYAs a federal advisory committee meets Wednesday to sign off on allowing one vaccine to go into adolescent arms, the White House reportedly said on a call that states won’t receive any doses for another next week.A new supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which have faced production problems, wasn’t immediately available for ordering Tuesday, according to Politico. The vaccine output has been limited since its authorization in late February — and in... Read More

States rebel against governors’ arbitrary COVID-19 powers. Pennsylvania is the latest.

May 12th, 2021
States rebel against governors’ arbitrary COVID-19 powers. Pennsylvania is the latest.

Skip to main content This content is only available to USA TODAY subscribers.Subscribe for as low as $4.99 per month.Your subscription includes access to:Exclusive, subscriber-only content and weekly email newsletterOur most popular newsletter, Daily Briefing, to keep you updated on the day’s top storiesFull access on your desktop, tablet and mobile deviceThe eNewspaper, a digital replica of the print editionOriginal reporting that provides diverse perspectives on news and issues of todayWe know you have many choices and appreciate you investing in us and the future of journalism.This content... Read More

‘Afraid of dying in here’: How inmates fought for COVID vaccinations, protections after jails and prisons failed to protect them

May 8th, 2021
‘Afraid of dying in here’: How inmates fought for COVID vaccinations, protections after jails and prisons failed to protect them

CLOSE After 16 years in prison, Gwen Levi was released on home confinement under the CARES Act. Now, she fears she will be sent back after the pandemic. USA TODAYRussell Leaks had more reasons to be worried about the coronavirus than most people.The 66-year-old Tennessee cook suffers from chronic liver disease, high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat and the toll of a heart attack. And he was in jail, a place where the virus spreads easily.Leaks got COVID-19 in late November while awaiting final court action on a parole violation charge. The disease left him so short of breath he could... Read More