Hundreds Of East Bay Doctors Make Urgent Plea To Get Vaccinated – ‘We Are Tired Of The Suffering’ – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Hundreds of East Bay doctors have signed onto an urgent plea for unvaccinated patients in their care to receive their COVID-19 shots, amid the ongoing spread of the Delta variant. “You’ve trusted us with every other aspect of your health. Please trust us with this,” said the open letter signed by … Read more

Michigan TV Weatherman Out After Refusing To Get Vaccine – CBS Detroit

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A man who spent more than 30 years reporting the weather on TV in northern Michigan said he’s out of a job after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Karl Bohnak began working at WLUC-TV in 1988. He said the Upper Peninsula was one of the most challenging places in the … Read more

Oakland, West Contra Costa Schools Mull Vaccine Mandates For Students – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS / AP) — The boards of the San Francisco Bay Area’s two largest school districts are set to vote next week on whether to mandate vaccinations against COVID-19 for all staff and students age 12 and older. Board members for West Contra Unified, which serves more than 28,000 students in Richmond, El Cerrito, … Read more

Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 1,691 cases, 4 deaths

CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 1,691 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and four related deaths Monday. There have been 1,573,538 total COVID cases, including 24,367 deaths in the state since the pandemic began. Illinois COVID vaccine map shows how many residents vaccinated by county The preliminary seven-day statewide … Read more

COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Rises To 7.1%, 14 More Deaths Reported – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As hospitalizations continue to grow in Minnesota due to the Delta variant, health officials on Thursday reported an additional 2,484 virus cases and 14 more deaths, including one person in their 20s in Dakota County. Meanwhile, the latest positivity rate is still on the way up, at 7.1% as of Thursday. The … Read more

Coronavirus Updates: FDA withholds booster recommendation, outside panel to examine Friday

NEW YORK (WABC) — There is continued uncertainty over the issue of booster shots. The FDA has withheld a recommendation for a third Pfizer shot in a report released Wednesday. Pfizer itself is calling for boosters saying immunity begins to wear off within 8-months of the second shot. An outside panel is supposed to examine … Read more

Former Dallas Maverick Cedric Ceballos Out Of ICU As He Continues COVID-19 Fight – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — After posting on social media that he had contracted COVID-19 and was in an intensive care unit asking for prayers, former Dallas Maverick Cedric Ceballos now has good news to report. Ceballos tweeted that he is officially out of ICU, but not out of the hospital. He said while he had recently … Read more

New York Requires Masks in Child-Care Centers – NBC New York

What to Know All workers at child-care centers in New York now must wear face coverings under a plan announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday The Democratic governor says the requirement is effective “now” and applies to all staff and visitors at state-regulated child care centers A few school districts in New York have … Read more

Some Elective Surgeries On Hold As Minnesota Hospitals Face Staffing Crisis – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The COVID-19 pandemic has been an 18-month grind that’s only become more grueling for health care workers, so much so that their numbers are dwindling. “It’s taken a toll and there are fewer staff in most of our institutions than there have been for a long time,” said Jan Malcolm, the Minnesota … Read more

Hospitalized 4 Months With COVID-19, Oak Forest Grandmother Leaves Hospital Following Double Lung Transplant – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Laura Bratlien had COVID-19 and her lungs failed, and doctors told her husband she was going to die. But she has proven to be a true survivor. READ MORE: Some Illinois Schools Gave More Failing Grades After COVID Began Bratlien left Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Wednesday after being hospitalized for four months. … Read more