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Lubbock, Texas, reports that it has no more hospital beds
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +10 min
SEE NEW POSTSLubbock, Texas, reports that it has no more hospital beds The city of Lubbock, Texas, has reported that it's out of hospital beds as the nation faces a record number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. There were 22 patients in need of the final 17 open beds, according to the city's Covid-19 dashboard. The news of negative beds in Texas comes on the same day California Gov. More than 22,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Texas, with confirmed cases just shy of 1.3 million by a few thousand as of Thursday afternoon. Fauci had told NBC News on Thursday he would stay in his current role and work closely with the new administration.
Persons: Gavin Newsom, Biden, Fauci, Anthony Fauci, Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, Pence, Mike Pence, Alex Azar, Robert Redfield, Bill Lee, Frederick Smith, Raj Subramaniam, Azar, “ We've, Redfield, Rebecca Hankins, Joe Biden's, , Jeff Zients, who’s, Andrea Mitchell, Jimmy Carter, Carter, Rosalynn, Barack Obama, George W, Bush, Bill Clinton, Rosalynn Carter, of Georgia, Newsom, — Gavin Newsom, Austin, Steve Adler, Austinites, Adler, Airbnb Organizations: California Gov, NBC, CNN, New, New York City Sheriff’s, Gov, New York, Moderna, Pfizer, Food and Drug Association, Walgreens, Health, Human, Centers for Disease Control, Robert Redfield , Tennessee Gov, FedEx, FedEx Corporation, NBC News, Biden, Statewide, Regions, Austin American, Statesman Locations: Lubbock , Texas, Texas, California, Staten Island, Staten, New York City, NBC New York, Memphis , Tennessee, Robert Redfield , Tennessee, San Francisco Bay, Mexico, Austin , Texas, Cabo San Lucas
SEE NEW POSTSBiden asks Fauci to stay on, will call on Americans to wear masks for 100 days President-elect Biden said Thursday that he asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to stay in his current role, and to also serve as a chief medical adviser. Fauci had told NBC News on Thursday he would stay in his current role and work closely with the new administration. Biden, in an interview with CNN, said that he’d be “happy” to get publicly vaccinated conditional on Fauci saying that it is safe. He also said that when inaugurated he will ask Americans to wear a mask for 100 days. The protesters, some of whom weren’t wearing masks, blocked traffic and demanded the business reopen as deputies stood outside the tavern.
Persons: Biden, Fauci, Anthony Fauci, Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, Pence, Mike Pence, Alex Azar, Robert Redfield, Bill Lee, Frederick Smith, Raj Subramaniam, Azar, “ We've, Redfield, Rebecca Hankins, Joe Biden's, , Jeff Zients, who’s, Andrea Mitchell, Jimmy Carter, Carter, Rosalynn, Barack Obama, George W, Bush, Bill Clinton, Rosalynn Carter, of Georgia, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, — Gavin Newsom, Austin, Steve Adler, Austinites, Adler, Airbnb, Andy Beshear, Dr, Jack Roberts, aren’t, ” Roberts, WHAS, Organizations: NBC, CNN, New, New York City Sheriff’s, Gov, New York, Moderna, Pfizer, Food and Drug Association, Walgreens, Health, Human, Centers for Disease Control, Robert Redfield , Tennessee Gov, FedEx, FedEx Corporation, NBC News, Biden, Statewide, Regions, Austin American, Statesman, Kentucky, Maryville Independent Christian Academy of Hope, U.S ., Appeals, Kentucky Gov, Maryville Baptist, WHAS, Supreme Locations: Staten Island, Staten, New York City, NBC New York, Memphis , Tennessee, Robert Redfield , Tennessee, California, San Francisco Bay, Mexico, Austin , Texas, Cabo San Lucas, Kentucky, Covid, Maryville
SEE NEW POSTSHundreds protest closing of Staten Island bar that refused Covid-19 measures Hundreds of protesters gathered on Wednesday night outside a Staten Island bar that shut down after refusing to follow Covid-19 measures, authorities said. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for enforcing Covid-19 restrictions on indoor dining services, according to the station. Share this -California governor introduces new stay-at-home order amid Covid-19 surge California Gov. Courtesy Holly Wooten McDonald A World War II veteran was discharged from an Alabama hospital days before his 104th birthday after spending nearly a week in the hospital battling Covid-19. But after a six-day stay at Madison Hospital in Madison, Alabama, Wooten recovered and was released on Tuesday.
Persons: Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, Pence, Mike Pence, Alex Azar, Robert Redfield, Bill Lee, Frederick Smith, Raj Subramaniam, Azar, “ We've, Redfield, Rebecca Hankins, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden's, Fauci, , Jeff Zients, who’s, Andrea Mitchell, Jimmy Carter, Carter, Rosalynn, Barack Obama, George W, Bush, Bill Clinton, Rosalynn Carter, of Georgia, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, — Gavin Newsom, Austin, Steve Adler, Austinites, Adler, Airbnb, Andy Beshear, Dr, Jack Roberts, aren’t, ” Roberts, WHAS, , Covid Major Lee Wooten, Holly Wooten McDonald, Covid, Major Lee Wooten, Holly McDonald, Wooten, McDonald, ” McDonald Organizations: New, New York City Sheriff’s, NBC, Gov, New York, Moderna, Pfizer, Food and Drug Association, Walgreens, Health, Human, Centers for Disease Control, Robert Redfield , Tennessee Gov, FedEx, FedEx Corporation, NBC News, Biden, Statewide, Regions, Austin American, Statesman, Kentucky, Maryville Independent Christian Academy of Hope, U.S ., Appeals, Kentucky Gov, Maryville Baptist, WHAS, Supreme, Madison Hospital, Madison Hospital’s Facebook Locations: Staten Island, Staten, New York City, NBC New York, Memphis , Tennessee, Robert Redfield , Tennessee, California, San Francisco Bay, Mexico, Austin , Texas, Cabo San Lucas, Kentucky, Covid, Maryville, Alabama, Paris, Madison , Alabama,
'A matter of days': Pence on start of vaccine distribution
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +10 min
SEE NEW POSTS'A matter of days': Pence on start of vaccine distribution At a roundtable in Memphis, Tennessee this afternoon focused on the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine, Vice President Mike Pence said that we are “within a matter of days of distributing tens of millions of Covid vaccinations to the American people.” The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have been submitted for approval by the Food and Drug Association. Adding to this, Redfield called the vaccine a “game changer,” detailing how states will begin to place orders for the vaccine by the end of this week. He asked those at the roundtable to help create a culture of “vaccine confidence” through promoting the use of the vaccine and engaging communities to build trust. Four of the five regions are expected to fall below the 15 percent threshold within days, he said. Courtesy Holly Wooten McDonald A World War II veteran was discharged from an Alabama hospital days before his 104th birthday after spending nearly a week in the hospital battling Covid-19.
Persons: Pence, Mike Pence, Alex Azar, Robert Redfield, Bill Lee, Frederick Smith, Raj Subramaniam, Azar, “ We've, Redfield, Rebecca Hankins, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden's, Fauci, , Jeff Zients, who’s, Andrea Mitchell, Jimmy Carter, Carter, Rosalynn, Barack Obama, George W, Bush, Bill Clinton, Rosalynn Carter, of Georgia, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, — Gavin Newsom, Austin, Steve Adler, Austinites, Adler, Airbnb, Andy Beshear, Dr, Jack Roberts, aren’t, ” Roberts, WHAS, , Covid Major Lee Wooten, Holly Wooten McDonald, Covid, Major Lee Wooten, Holly McDonald, Wooten, McDonald, ” McDonald Organizations: Moderna, Pfizer, Food and Drug Association, Walgreens, Health, Human, Centers for Disease Control, Robert Redfield , Tennessee Gov, FedEx, FedEx Corporation, NBC News, Biden, Statewide, Regions, Austin American, Statesman, Kentucky, Maryville Independent Christian Academy of Hope, U.S ., Appeals, Kentucky Gov, Maryville Baptist, NBC, WHAS, Supreme, Madison Hospital, Madison Hospital’s Facebook Locations: Memphis , Tennessee, Robert Redfield , Tennessee, California, San Francisco Bay, Mexico, Austin , Texas, Cabo San Lucas, Kentucky, Covid, Maryville, Alabama, Paris, Madison , Alabama,
In Mississippi, more counties see mask requirement, but no statewide mandate
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
In Mississippi, more counties see mask requirement, but no statewide mandateJACKSON, MISSISSIPPI -- Gov. Tate Reeves instituted mask mandates in 13 more Mississippi counties Tuesday but chose not to implement the measure statewide, a week after several prominent health care leaders called on him to do so. A total of 54 out of the state’s 82 counties now have a mask mandate. “It just doesn’t work that way.”Reeves instituted a statewide mask mandate in early August, but revoked the measure at the end of September when new coronavirus cases were declining in Mississippi. They wrote a letter to Reeves on Nov. 24 calling for another statewide mask mandate.
Persons: Tate Reeves, ” Reeves, Reeves, , LouAnn Woodward, Anita Henderson, Claude Brunson, James Griffin Jr Organizations: Republican, University of Mississippi Medical, Mississippi, American Academy of Pediatrics, Mississippi State Medical Association, Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Locations: Mississippi, JACKSON , MISSISSIPPI
“The attention that it’s got ended up just being completely mind blowing to me," Locke told NBC News affiliate News 4 Nashville. In subsequent videos posted to her account, Locke answers viewers' questions about the vaccine trial and describes her check-ins with the trial's doctors. The videos have not only given people a window into what it's like to be a part of a Covid-19 vaccine trial — they've also encouraged others to join. I mean I definitely didn’t expect that so that’s awesome,” Locke told News 4 Nashville. tries to build “one of the most comprehensive Covid-19 vaccine portfolio in the world."
Persons: Biden, Erica Schwartz, Joe Biden’s, Schwartz …, Alex Azar, , Ashley Locke, it’s, Locke, ike, ince, haring, roper, witter, ravel, atients Organizations: Trump, White, Biden, , Human, General Services Administration, Monday, Covid, Quest Diagnostics, AstraZeneca, NBC News, nashville Locations: United States, Tennessee, ely
Relatives were initially hesitant to share the news with him, instead waiting several weeks before explaining why Richard DeLisi was unable to return his son’s phone calls. Advocates for DeLisi have worked for decades to secure his early release from prison, citing both health and legal concerns. As more states decriminalize and legalize cannabis, draconian prison sentences need to be revisited, said Chiara Juster, a marijuana criminal reform advocate and lawyer on DeLisi’s legal team. Richard DeLisi appealed that same year but was unsuccessful. When Richard DeLisi is finally released from prison, Rick DeLisi intends to pack up his family and fly to the U.S. despite the pandemic.
Persons: Richard DeLisi, , Rick DeLisi, , DeLisi, Chiara Juster, ” Juster, ” DeLisi, Ted DeLisi, Judge Dennis Maloney, George H.W, Bush, Mariah Daly, ” Rick DeLisi, Richard’s, we’ve Organizations: Florida Department of Corrections, Bay Correctional, Covid, South, Correctional, Statewide, DeLisi, Prosecutors, of National Drug Control Locations: Jamaica, Bay, Palm Beach County, , Washington, Florida, Oregon, Polk, Polk County, Amsterdam
Several governors who refused to impose a statewide mask mandate at the start of the coronavirus pandemic are now reversing course as cases around the country surge past 11 million. North DakotaThe governor of North Dakota also issued the state's first mask mandate after months of resisting such action. Steve Bullock on Tuesday expanded a mask mandate statewide. Nebraska is still refusingNebraska's governor Pete Ricketts is still refusing a statewide mandate but has relaxed his stance. Nebraska reported 2,204 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday.
Persons: Kim Reynolds, , , Reynolds, Doug Burgum, Burgum, Steve Bullock, Pete Ricketts, Ricketts Organizations: NBC, Iowa Iowa Gov, Republican, WHO, Center for Public Integrity, White, Coronavirus, Force, Republican Gov, State, Montana Montana Gov, Democratic, Monday Locations: Iowa, North Dakota, Montana Montana, . Nebraska, Nebraska
America's coronavirus crisis continues to worsen. The U.S. seven-day average of daily new Covid infections surpassed 150,000 for the first time on Monday, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins data. The record 155,310 new infections per day marks the 10th straight day of at least 30% growth in that seven-day trend. As cases and hospitalizations climb, more mayors and governors are tightening restrictions on businesses and residents in an effort to slow the spread. Here are some of the biggest developments Tuesday:
Persons: America's, Johns Organizations: U.S, CNBC Locations: Johns Hopkins
"We're not only the capital city, we're the capital of healthcare here in the state of Mississippi," Lumumba said. There are no ICU beds left in Jackson, the Mississippi Free Press reported. Tate Reeves (R) allowed the statewide mask mandate to expire on Sept. 30. Jackson remained under a mask mandate, despite the governor's decision to let the statewide mandate expire. "Here in Jackson we have maintained our statewide mask mandate and we have had relative success in that area," Lumumba said.
Persons: Shepard Smith, Chokwe Lumumba, We're, Lumumba, Tate Reeves, Reeves, Governor Reeves, Jackson Organizations: Mississippi Free Press, Mississippi Gov, Dole Locations: Jackson , Mississippi, Mississippi, Jackson
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