COVID-19

COMMENTARY

It’s hot. Let’s make Elon pay to drive people to their vaccinations and back.

BY: - July 11, 2021

You know where there’s air conditioning? Vaccination locations. Unfortunately, going to get vaxxed can be a big hurdle for a lot of folks, especially in a part of the world characterized not only by extreme heat, but skimpy public transit. Instead of offering people an infinitesimal chance of striking it rich for getting the vaccine, […]

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State resumes weekly briefings as cases rise and feds send help to boost vaccinations

BY: - July 8, 2021

Additional federal resources to boost Nevada’s vaccination rates and reverse a surge in covid-19 cases will arrive next week, according to state officials. The announcement was made Thursday as Nevada Health Response, the group set up by the governor to coordinate and disseminate information on covid mitigation efforts, resumed weekly calls to provide the public […]

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Citing Delta variant and rising cases, state asks for federal help

BY: - July 2, 2021

With more than 1.3 million people fully vaccinated in Nevada, the state is asking for help from the federal government to help speed the process for more residents. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that Nevada will request assistance from the federal government in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the growing presence of the […]

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With cases rising, officials aim to intensify vaccination efforts

BY: - June 29, 2021

Coronavirus cases in Nevada have been ticking back upward even as the state’s vaccine rollout continues to unfold.  The trend comes as overall cases in the U.S. have continued to decline, though Clark County is seeing cases and hospitalization increase since ending statewide restrictions. Nevada health officials reported 821 additional positive cases of the coronavirus […]

Clark County’s lagging vaccination rate impedes recovery from pandemic

BY: - June 24, 2021

Nevada has moved into a new phase of vaccine rollout by ending restrictions statewide and closing mass vaccination sites in favor of smaller clinics and community events, but a resurgence in coronavirus cases over the past week is a reminder the pandemic isn’t over. Nevada has continued to report a slow rise in COVID-19 cases […]

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Household, education levels, insurance factor in vaccine rate, says study

BY: - June 11, 2021

Nationwide, people of color have been contracting and dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than white people throughout the pandemic. As the country enters its fifth month of the vaccine rollout, data shows racial disparities in vaccinations are an issue. New research from GoodRX suggests other patterns of inequity: among single-parent households, education levels, insurance […]

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‘Get a shot and have a beer’: Biden touts free brew, sports tickets and child care to boost vaccines

BY: - June 2, 2021

WASHINGTON–Free child care during COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Late-night appointment slots on Fridays. And free beer for everybody over 21 if President Joe Biden’s vaccination goal is reached next month. These are some of the latest incentives and strategies lined up by the Biden administration to boost national vaccinations against COVID-19 leading up to the president’s […]

Pop-up clinics aim to boost vaccinations in underserved communities

BY: - June 2, 2021

Latino COVID-19 vaccination rates in Southern Nevada are still lagging those for white residents months into the rollout, and now community organizations are pushing for improved flow of information and outreach in Spanish. The data, tracked by the Southern Nevada Health Department, gives a look at the race and ethnicity of vaccinated people in Clark […]

COMMENTARY

Masks off: The nuance behind the CDC’s controversial decision

BY: - May 21, 2021

In other times, a “masks off” announcement might have been celebrated. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stepped straight into controversy. The confusion was palpable. Debates immediately spun out over whether the CDC’s decision to remove masks was backed by science. Some experts quickly condemned the decision. The largest nurses’ union came out […]

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After CDC says vaxxed can (mostly) ditch masks, NV businesses told it’s up to them

BY: - May 14, 2021

Following the CDC’s guidance that fully vaccinated people needn’t wear masks in most indoors situations, Nevada officials declared that mask requirements in casinos and other businesses will be left up to the businesses. The state “neither requires nor prohibits private entities from confirming vaccination status of individuals,” officials added in the statement issued from the […]

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FDA green lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12-15, with CDC still to act

BY: - May 11, 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday signed off on expanding the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 to 15, clearing one key hurdle before that age group can begin receiving the two-shot vaccine. But another step is needed before tweens and teens can line up for shots. The […]

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Sisolak: Recovery depends on ‘one shot at a time’

BY: - April 29, 2021

“This is an incredible, beautiful facility,” Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday afternoon as he stood in the massive Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the site of a vaccination drive for hotel employees and their families. “But I would rather see it filled with conventioneers and customers than vaccines.”  Sisolak toured the employee vaccination facility and […]