Grand Canyon Hike Organizer Violated Covid-19 Restrictions, Officials Say

The organizer of a Grand Canyon adventure described it as a chance to trek along the South Rim, “one of the greatest hikes in the planet.” By September, at least 100 people from 12 different states had signed up on Facebook for the one-day hike. The organizer, Joseph Don Mount, said on Facebook he hoped…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: More Vaccines Near Approval, but Global Drive Could Remain Stalled

Here’s what you need to know: Lining up to receive the Sinopharm vaccine in Lahore, Pakistan, on Wednesday.Credit…Arif Ali/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The World Health Organization approved one Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine and could soon approve another. The Biden administration has backed waiving intellectual property protections for vaccines, which could make it easier for more…

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California Bar Owner Accused of Selling Fake Covid-19 Vaccination Cards

A California bar owner was arrested this week on charges that he had sold fake Covid-19 vaccination cards at his business, prosecutors said. The owner, Todd Anderson, 59, of Acampo, Calif., was arrested on Tuesday and charged with identity theft, forging government documents, falsifying medical records and having a loaded unregistered handgun, Tori Verber Salazar,…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Pfizer Seeks Full F.D.A. Approval for Its Vaccine

Here’s what you need to know: Ton Tran, 106, receiving his second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday.Credit…Noah Berger/Associated Press Pfizer and the German company BioNTech have become the first companies to apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for full approval of their Covid-19 vaccine…

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Granted Parole or Awaiting Trial, Inmates Died of Covid-19 Behind Bars

“He was talking in his sleep about trying to get out,” said Titus Manning, Mr. Carter’s cellmate in the Seminole County jail’s medical unit. “He’d call the guards and ask them, ‘Why am I in here? I’m 76 years old. Why am I in here?’” Years earlier, diabetes had led to the amputation of one…

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Poll Shows Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19

The American public’s willingness to get a Covid vaccine is reaching a saturation point, a new national poll suggests, one more indication that achieving widespread immunity in the United States is becoming increasingly challenging. Only 9 percent of respondents said they hadn’t yet gotten the shot but intended to do so, according to the survey,…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Tries a New Strategy to Push Vaccinations

Here’s what you need to know: Volunteers knocked on doors as part of a coronavirus vaccination campaign in Detroit on Tuesday.Credit…Emily Elconin/Reuters Public health experts are praising President Biden’s announcement that his administration would create a federal stockpile of coronavirus vaccine doses and invest millions in community outreach, saying the moves would help immunize underserved…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Pfizer Vaccine Is Set to Be Approved for Adolescents in U.S.

Here’s what you need to know: Keidy Ventura, 17, received a dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in West New York, N.J., last month.Credit…Seth Wenig/Associated Press Medical experts welcomed the news that the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine could be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for use in adolescents ages 12 to 15 by early…

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