Colorado Vaccination Site Shuts Down After 11 “Negative Reactions” to Johnson & Johnson Jab: Latest COVID-19 Update

The Colorado mass vaccination site was closed after 11 people suffered “side effects” such as nausea and dizziness after a single Johnson & Johnson vaccination.

Centura Health statement “We have decided to follow our protocol and work with the state to suspend operations for the rest of the day,” said Wednesday’s closure.

Two patients were taken to the hospital for observation and EMT treated the other nine with juice and water. State Health Department said..

The problem was less than 1% of vaccinations, as more than 1,700 people were fired at the Commerce City site, a few miles north of Denver. 640 patients who could not be vaccinated due to the suspension will be automatically rescheduled on Sunday, Centura said. The state said the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses, will be given on Sunday.

“It’s alarming to hear people being taken to the hospital,” said Scott Bookman, COVID-19 Incident Commander. “From what we know, today’s side effects were in line with what we could expect.”

Even in the news:

► Florida Government Ron DeSantis announces Thursday The state has filed proceedings against the federal government and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to end the dry docking of the cruise industry. The cruise ship was unable to leave the harbor with passengers due to a sailless order issued by the CDC over a year ago. “Florida is fighting back,” said the governor, surrounded by cruise line employees and state and local officials. “This is not rational. This is not rational.”

► Florida authorities consider and Refuse to use Dollar General Store Deliver COVID vaccines to rural counties and historically poorly serviced cities. Reason: Not enough people went there for the COVID test.

► Hawaii has announced plans to extend vaccine eligibility to all adults by April 19. President Joe Biden’s call to lift eligibility requirements By that day.

► The Los Angeles Mass Vaccination Site allows all adults to line up for the COVID-19 vaccine from Thursday to Sunday after the recent vaccination reservations have been unfilled.

► Baseball fans heading to the San Francisco Giants home opening game on Friday must prove that vaccination evidence or COVID test results are negative. The team said on that website..

► The University of Notre Dame has stated that it will require all students to be fully vaccinated with COVID-19 in the fall semester, but will support documented medical or religious exemptions.University of Notre Dame joins Cornell, Brown and Rutgers The university has already announced the requirements for the fall semester..

► Governor of Idaho Brad Little has joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Florida Governor Rondesantis, banning the state government from requesting or issuing a COVID-19 “Vaccine Passport”.

📈 Today’s numbers: In the United States, more than 30.9 million coronaviruses have been identified and 559,000 have died. According to data from Johns Hopkins University.. Global total: more than 133.3 million cases and 2.89 million deaths. At least 225.2 million vaccines have been distributed and 171.4 million have been administered in the United States. According to the CDC..

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Vaccines could mitigate the effects of the U.S. spring surge if the UK is any sign

The CDC’s announcement on Wednesday that the first highly contagious coronavirus mutant identified in the United Kingdom is currently the predominant strain in the United States has ominous implications, but recent developments in the United Kingdom are a light of hope. To provide.

Researchers at Imperial College London found that COVID-19 infections were reduced by about 60% in March as national blockades slowed the spread of the virus. People over the age of 65 were least likely to become infected because they benefited most from vaccination programs that were initially focused on the elderly.

The study also found that the relationship between infectious diseases and mortality was diversifying, suggesting that “infectious diseases may have resulted in reduced hospitalization and mortality since the start of widespread vaccination. There is. “

In the United States, hospitalization rates have increased by only 5% and reported deaths (usually about 4 weeks late) have decreased by 31%, despite a 14% increase in infectious diseases over the past two weeks. According to the New York Times tracker..

America Follow only the UK among the great powers with the number of vaccines given per 100 people, 55-51. By comparison, France is just under 19 years old. The United States also vaccinates 75% of the population aged 65 and over, who are most vulnerable to the virus, at least once.

This suggests that the spring surge, feared by many health professionals, is not as cruel as the winter surge, which killed more than 95,000 people in January.

Presidential adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN on Wednesday.

Filipino man punished for quarantine violation and died

Filipino officials have begun investigating the death of a 28-year-old man who was allegedly forced into nearly 300 squat movements after authorities said he had ignored quarantine rules last week. Darren Manaog Penhaledondo, 28, was arrested by a village guard on April 1 in the city of General Trias in southern Manila while purchasing water after 6 pm. The curfew lasts from 6 pm to 5 am.

Arab news He and other offenders are reported to have been forced to do 100 squats in sync. If they couldn’t do them at the same time, they would have to start again. Some people, including Penhaledondo, ended up doing nearly 300 squats.

Penhaledondo’s cousin Adrian Lucena was rushed to the hospital and died a few hours later, saying, “I had a cramp early Saturday morning, but I was able to revive him at home.”

The CDC says Michigan needs to limit indoor youth sports to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday: Indoor youth sports need to be restricted in Michigan and other states where coronavirus infection is high Consider other steps now, such as the possibility of pausing indoor meals to control the spread of the virus.

At a press conference on the White House’s COVID-19 response team, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Warrensky said, “I have some sort of stronger mitigation to reduce community activity and strengthen mask wear. I want to advocate a strategy. “

Valensky’s comment came the day after Governor Gretchen Whitmer cited an increase in cases in the state due to pandemic fatigue and its variants.

“This is not a policy issue. As you know, you may be able to adjust the edges a bit, but taking a step back will not solve the problem. All we have to do is really step on. Step on. Step on the vaccine and encourage people to do what they know we keep safe: masking, distance, and washing hands. “

Michigan’s case rate is currently leading the nation. There are 452.5 cases per 100,000 people.

– Kristen Jordan Shams and Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press

Contribution: Associated Press

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