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LOS ANGELES — A handful of protesters demonstrated outside the vaccine distribution site at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, but authorities reported no major issues. The protest started around noon and drew 20 to 30 people, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sean Murray. No arrests had been reported by 2 p.m., nor were vaccination efforts interrupted, he said. Last month, a demonstration ...

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — From the isolated ranch towns of the eastern Sierra to the immigrant communities of San Jose and other cities, California’s health experts eagerly await the arrival of Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine, saying it will expand supplies and boost access for the state’s most hard-to-reach residents. “It’s like having a gun with 10 bullets in it — and now I have 10 ...

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NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised New Yorkers on Saturday for staying the course as coronavirus infection rates continued to decline to fresh, nearly three-month lows. Even though COVID rates are declining a bit slower than elsewhere and New York City is lagging, Cuomo said, better days are ahead as more and more people get vaccinated. “New Yorkers have shown strength and resilience ...

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LOS ANGELES — Federal officials are expressing worry that the decline in national daily coronavirus cases is starting to flatten as one of the variants, from the U.K., is increasing throughout the nation. They warned against states relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, saying the nation remains at a precarious point that could tip into a fourth surge before more people get vaccinated. “We are at ...

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is struggling to address a persistent racial disparity in the U.S. coronavirus vaccination campaign that has seen white Americans receive a disproportionate share of shots, even in places that have large minority populations. A patchwork approach in states to both administering vaccines and reporting data on who is inoculated has left the federal ...

Feds continue arrests in Capitol riot Federal prosecutors have charged more than 300 individuals for their roles in January’s Capitol riots, Department of Justice officials said Friday. The announcement came during a press briefing on the threat of domestic terrorism by numerous federal law enforcement agencies, during which officials said that the threat of violence committed by Americans ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot coronavirus vaccine won the backing of a panel of U.S. government advisers, paving the way for authorization of a third U.S. immunization against the deadly virus. Experts advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted 22-0, with no abstentions, that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh its risks in adults 18 and older, a decision that could help bolster ...

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BALTIMORE — White Marylanders have received more than four times as many doses of coronavirus vaccine as Black residents, state data shows — a stark racial gap that has persisted even as more doses have arrived in the state and more people have become eligible to receive them. Early discrepancies could reflect the state’s early prioritization of medical professionals and first responders, ...

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NEW YORK — New York’s coronavirus hospitalization rate fell to its lowest level in more than two months Friday as the state’s vaccination pace continued to pick up, according to officials. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 5,626 New Yorkers were hospitalized statewide with COVID-19 as of Friday afternoon, the lowest level since Dec. 12. In the 24-hour period ending Friday, Cuomo said 179,038 doses of ...

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You’ve gone through the appointment rigmarole to get signed up for a COVID vaccine, got your first shot, waited the required three to four week period for your second. But when that booster dose comes, be warned that you might be experiencing symptoms a few hours later. Emily Miller, an ICU nurse at OhioHealth Riverside, said she experienced side effects after receiving her second Pfizer ...