After months of planning and development, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines is slated to arrive in New Jersey any day, providing a new level of protection for health care workers and nursing home residents most at risk for the disease.
New Jersey health officials said they are confident that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, based on the information they have reviewed, and hope hospitals could start immunizing the most at-risk individuals within a few days of it receiving federal approval.
With New Jersey slated to receive its first 76,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine any day now, public health officials are finalizing their plans for immunizing priority groups, and hospitals are preparing to store and administer the serum.
Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued additional guidance to prosecutors concerning the prosecution of low-level marijuana cases, supplementing his August 29, 2018 and November 4, 2020 guidance.
Attorney General Grewal directed all New Jersey municipal, county, and state prosecutors to adjourn, until at least January 25, 2021, any juvenile or adult case solely involving the following marijuana possession-related offenses:possession of marijuana or hashish in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10(a)(3);possession of marijuana or hashish in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10(a)(4);being under… Read the rest of this entry »
New Jersey’s credit rating has taken a significant hit from a major Wall Street rating agency as the state is preparing to borrow more than $4 billion to sustain the budget during the coronavirus pandemic.
New Jersey will rely on a network of public and private health care providers to immunize millions of residents over the next year or so, according to a draft COVID-19 vaccine plan state officials released early this week.
When the first wave of coronavirus patients flooded New Jersey hospitals earlier this year, clinicians were heavily focused on ventilators. At the apex of the pandemic, one in four people hospitalized for COVID-19 needed these machines to breathe, and the state’s supplies were running short.
SEATTLE — Just when you think Asian giant hornets’ reputation couldn’t get any worse, they’re about to enter the “slaughter phase” when they attack in force, decapitate their victims and prey upon the brood for days.
Six “murder hornets,” as they’re sometimes called, have been caught, trapped or reported since Sept. 21 in the Blaine area, where they were first spotted in the U.S. last year.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture, or WSDA, is desperate to track down their nest and kill them before they go on their murderous rampage.“Asian giant hornets this time of year start going into w… Read the rest of this entry »
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Health officials want 70% to get vaccine in six months, spending $6 million to get ready
New Jersey has big plans for a potential coronavirus vaccine. State health officials said they hope to get 70% of residents inoculated within six months, have identified most of the funding needed and are crafting a strategy to prioritize distribution to those most at risk.
PARIS: Covid-19 patients with a snippet of Neanderthal DNA that crossed into the human genome some 60,000 years ago run a higher risk of severe complications from the disease, researchers have reported.
People infected with the new coronavirus, for example, who carry the genetic coding bequeathed by our early human cousins are three times more likely to need mechanical ventilation, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature.
There are many reasons why some people with Covid-19 wind up in intensive care and other have only light symptoms, or none at all.Advanced age, being a man, and pre-… Read the rest of this entry »