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    Those 16 to 64 years old with certain underlying health conditions are now able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as Riverside County health officials expanded the eligibility criteria. With hundreds of thousands of residents newly eligible for vaccine, county officials remind the community that supply of vaccine continues to be limited. Those who make appointments ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Fear of needles, among other things, didn’t stop Dr. Mildred Henry from being first in line at Community Hospital of San Bernardino to get her first COVID-19 shot recently. Any hesitation she might have felt was offset by watching the rise of the daily death toll, lately about 2,400 a day in ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s no secret the Black community has been a little shy about testing or vaccines – for good reason – while others set an example to show that the horrific Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments of the past is not today. To prove their point, church leaders are publicly taking the jab. “I’ve watched ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media Two weeks into January, California has not distributed as many COVID-19 vaccines as previously estimated. Gov. Gavin Newsom first acknowledged on Jan. 4 that the state’s vaccine rollout was “not good enough.” As of Jan. 8, less than a third of the over 2 million doses of vaccines that ...
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    By Debra Furr-Holden Dr. Anthony Fauci and other national health leaders have said that African Americans need to take the COVID-19 vaccine to protect their health. What Fauci and others have not stated is that if African Americans don’t take the vaccine, the nation as whole will never get to herd immunity. The concept of herd immunity, ...
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    The holidays bring many gifts to those all over the world and today Veterans at VA Loma Linda received a special life-saving gift. The first Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were administered to Veterans in the medical center’s Community Living Center (CLC). Steven Welch was the first Veteran to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at VA Loma ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, three vaccine trials have yielded promising results, and the first round of Americans could begin to receive shots as early as mid-December. Last week, the California Department of Public Health announced that California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris will chair the state’s Community ...