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  US jobless claims fall to 547,000, another pandemic low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck and a further encouraging sign that layoffs are slowing on the strength of an improving job market.

  How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

Additional vaccine appointments open up at Cleveland’s Wolstein Center with goal of extending clinic several more weeks

Ohio reports single-day increase of 1,789 new COVID-19 cases

  Nevada woman, 18, ‘improving slowly’ from seizures, brain clots after J&J vaccine

  Family at a loss after buying dream home that former tenant refuses to leave

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  Misinformation fuels COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories

Ohio reports single-day increase of 1,799 new COVID-19 cases

  EU agency links J&J shot to rare clots, says odds favor use

  US warns against travel to 80% of world due to coronavirus

  COVID-19 vaccine passports could bring privacy concerns

  COVID over-cleaning: Don’t forget about mask wearing, social distancing

Ohio reports single-day increase of 1,632 new COVID-19 cases

As of Monday, the Department of Health said 18,989 coronavirus deaths have been verified in the state of Ohio with at least 1,054,807 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Cleveland Indians announce fan capacity at Progressive Field is increasing

The Cleveland Indians announced on Monday that fan capacity for home games at Progressive Field will soon be increasing.

  CDC to meet Friday to discuss J&J COVID vaccine pause

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is in limbo in the U.S. after federal health advisers said last week they needed more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot.

  Police: Man dragged, assaulted officer after mask demand

The suspect faces multiple assault charges for allegedly hitting the officer with a rescue hammer and a store employee with a piece of lumber.

  Half of US adults now have received at least 1 COVID shot

Ohio reports single-day increase of 1,076 new COVID-19 cases

Ohio Investigative Unit cites 2 businesses for violating Gov. DeWine’s health orders

  Pandemic good Samaritan faces $16,000 tax bill for his efforts

Ohio reports single-day increase of 1,987 new COVID-19 cases

  Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

Ohio health officials report 72 additional COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours

So far, a total of 2,847,986 Ohioans have completed the vaccine process.

  US setting up $1.7B national network to track virus variants

The new effort, which relies on money approved by Congress as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief package, aims to break what experts say is a feast-or-famine cycle in U.S. preparedness for biological threats, of which the coronavirus is only one example.

  Has Ohio reached a plateau when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations?

Some medical experts, as well as Ohio’s Governor, acknowledge to 19 News that it’s time that we move to a new phase of offering the vaccine.

  Small number of ‘breakthrough cases’ in fully vaccinated people in Ohio and throughout the US

It's important to put these rare cases into perspective.

  US opens more distance in worldwide race against coronavirus

Nearly half of American adults have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, and about 30% of adults in the U.S. have been fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Pfizer: 3rd COVID vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months

If you received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll likely need a third dose within a year.

Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year

The image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen captured the moment Rosa Luzia Lunardi was hugged by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza at the Viva Bem care home in Sao Paulo on Aug. 5.

  Study looks at weight gain during pandemic

At the beginning of the pandemic, many people became more sedentary, may have turned to food for comfort, and, according to a recent study, may have gained weight.

Ohio reports single-day increase of 2,164 new COVID-19 cases

As of Thursday, the Department of Health said 18,917 coronavirus deaths have been verified in the state of Ohio with at least 1,048,109 cases since the start of the pandemic.

  Apple studies whether Apple Watch can detect COVID-19, flu

The company is teaming up with medical researchers to see if its devices can predict early signs of respiratory illnesses, like the flu or coronavirus.

  St Vincent fears COVID-19 outbreak with volcano evacuations

Dr. Simone Keizer-Beache, St. Vincent’s chief medical officer, said Thursday that about a dozen cases have been reported in recent days.

  $1,400 stimulus checks helped March retail sales soar 9.8%

Retail sales surged a seasonally adjusted 9.8% in March after dropping about 3% the month before, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

  WHO: Europe has surpassed 1 million COVID-19 deaths

Overall, a tally by Johns Hopkins University shows nearly 3 million deaths have been linked to COVID-19 worldwide.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

You must pre-register at www.WeFeedCLe.org.

  Pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has major impact on some Ohio pharmacies

The one-dose shot has been in high demand at many rural pharmacies.

  ‘Red’ states on U.S. electoral map lagging on vaccinations

The CDC reports that nearly 121 million American adults have received at least one coronavirus shot.

Ohio reports single-day increase of 2,216 new COVID-19 cases

As of Wednesday, the Department of Health said 18,917 coronavirus deaths have been verified in the state of Ohio with at least 1,045,945 cases since the start of the pandemic.

  Study: Leaving middle seat open on planes reduces COVID exposure risk

Scientists said it’s important to recognize their study addresses only exposure and not transmission.

  Vaccine advice for pregnant, postpartum women after J&J pause

The medical group is encouraging pregnant and postpartum women who wish to get vaccinated to get either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine instead, even if the J&J vaccine becomes available again.

  COVID safety rules may limit your trip — even if you’re vaccinated

Given ongoing international quarantine rules, capacity limits, complicated testing requirements and more, avoid setting your heart on a dream vacation just yet.

Here’s what is known about vaccine side effects and the more serious reactions from the Johnson & Johnson shot

Some side effects are common in individuals who received the COVID-19 vaccine, but more serious reactions have been rarely reported, specifically with the Johnson & Johnson shot.

  US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual clots that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.

  Doctors: COVID-19 vaccine benefits outweigh risks in light of J&J pause

Doctors point out the COVID-19 vaccines have saved thousands of lives already.

Ohio reports single-day increase of 2,340 new COVID-19 cases

As of Tuesday, the Department of Health said 18,917 coronavirus deaths have been verified in the state of Ohio with at least 1,043,729 cases since the start of the pandemic.

  Several Northeast Ohio universities suspend Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinics

According to health officials, six people in the United States developed blood clots after being given the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Poll: 15% of Americans worse off a year into pandemic

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy — the United States still has 8.4 million fewer jobs than it had in February 2020, just before the pandemic struck.

  Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vax concert for poor nations

The concert, which airs May 8 on ABC, CBS and FOX as well as on iHeartMedia radio stations and YouTube, will also showcase the Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin and H.E.R.

Gov. DeWine advises Ohio providers to pause use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to blood clot concerns

The governor and Ohio Department of Health are joining the call recommending a temporary pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

  New study: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t offer as much protection against South African variant

The new study’s findings differ from Pfizer’s most recent trial data.

  Half of US adults to be vaccinated by end of week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 46% of adults in the US have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and about 28% are fully vaccinated.

Ohio reports single-day increase of 1,934 new COVID-19 cases

As of Monday, the Department of Health said 18,827 coronavirus deaths have been verified in the state of Ohio with at least 1,041,389 cases since the start of the pandemic.

  Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total monthly bookings, including food delivery and passenger service, reached an all-time high in March.

  Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

Viruses constantly evolve, and the world is in a race to vaccinate millions and tamp down the coronavirus before even more mutants emerge.

  Shops, gyms, outdoor dining restart in Britain

Monday sees the easing of restrictions that have been in place in England since early January to suppress a surge in coronavirus infections linked to a more transmissible new variant of the virus.

  Third state temporarily shuts down Johnson & Johnson vaccination site after several people suffer adverse reactions

Doctors are warning people not to panic.

  Georgia pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine site after adverse reactions

The Georgia Department of Health says the reactions were consistent with common reactions in adults receiving any vaccine.

Ohio reports single-day increase of 1,855 new COVID-19 cases

As of Sunday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 1,039,455 total coronavirus cases in the state since the start of the pandemic.

Ohio Investigative Unit cites 6 businesses for violating Gov. DeWine’s health orders

The latest on citations issued this weekend

Report: Hotel will house Olympic athletes with COVID-19

The measure underlines the risk of trying to hold the Olympics and Paralympics during a pandemic.

Ohio reports single-day increase of 2,048 new COVID-19 cases

As of Saturday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 1,037,600 total coronavirus cases in the state since the start of the pandemic.

  Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

As many as 60 countries might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help some of the world's poorest nations are blocked until as late as June.

  Studies show vaccinated moms pass COVID-19 antibodies to babies through breastfeeding

New research shows the vaccine can transfer antibodies from mothers to babies.

  CDC ties COVID clusters to youth sports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says youth tournaments and extracurricular activities are creating clusters where coronavirus can spread among children.

  Pfizer asks US to allow more kids to get vaccine

Pfizer asks Food and Drug Administration to expand the use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 12 to 15.

Cuyahoga County executive says he’s disappointed that more underserved residents did not use mass vaccination site

Cuyahoga County’s top health leaders, including Executive Armond Budish and Commissioner Terry Allan, held a briefing on Friday afternoon regarding the region’s progress in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine.

  No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

Nations around the world are setting new records for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections, and the disease is surging even in some countries that have kept the virus in check.

Ohio reports single-day increase of 1,946 new COVID-19 cases

As of Friday, the Department of Health said 18,827 coronavirus deaths have been verified in the state of Ohio with at least 1,035,552 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Proposed bill would prohibit discrimination against Ohioans who choose not to get vaccinated

A Republican state lawmaker from Ohio recently introduced legislation that would protect individuals who choose not to get a vaccine from discrimination, regardless of their immunization status.

  WHO chief decries ‘shocking’ vaccine imbalance

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that on average, one in four people in rich countries has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, compared to only one in 500 people in low-income countries.

  FEMA to start taking applicants for COVID-related funeral reimbursements

A new reimbursement program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency could take some of the financial burden off grieving relatives.

  COVID-19 cases down in rural Holmes County as vaccinations increase

19 News is taking a closer look at one rural county in northeast Ohio that’s seeing a big drop in cases.

  Florida sues federal government to allow cruises to sail

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the no-sail order is outdated and hurts the state as the industry generates billions for the economy and employs tens of thousands of Floridians.

Ohio reports single-day increase of 2,742 new COVID-19 cases

As of Thursday, the Department of Health said 18,744 coronavirus deaths have been verified in the state of Ohio with at least 1,033,606 cases since the start of the pandemic.

  Kent State among colleges to vaccinate students before they head home for summer break

Gov. Mike DeWine challenged colleges all over the state to vaccinate as many students as possible before sending them home for the summer.

  Governments give varying advice on AstraZeneca vaccine

A patchwork of advice was emerging from governments across Europe and farther afield, a day after the European Union’s drug regulator said there was a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare clotting disorder while reiterating the vaccine is safe and effective.

  COVID-19 patient receives lung transplant from living donors

Kyoto University Hospital said it was the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a person with COVID-19 lung damage.

  Now that you’re vaccinated, how should you keep your vaccine card safe?

Your vaccine card could be your ticket back to “normal” in the future.

  Study shows a third of COVID-19 survivors suffer mental health or neurological symptoms

A third of COVID-19 survivors may suffer longer term mental health or neurological symptoms, a new study in the journal Lancet Psychiatry finds.