As states push to reopen lawmakers continue debate over economic relief

Health officials warn a rush to reopen could lead to another spike in COVID cases

(ABC NEWS) —  As more states ramp up efforts to reopen, health officials warn rushing to lift restrictions could lead to another spike in coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are still add odds over another massive round of economic relief. Andrew Dymburt is in Washington with the latest. Categories: Health, National News, News, Politics

‘Last call’, large gathering restrictions have been lifted

Governor Henry McMaster announced plans to lift these restrictions Friday February 26th

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — In a statement released Friday, Governor Henry McMaster said that he would lift COVID-19 safety restrictions related for the sale of alcohol and mass gatherings. The governor says the termination of the “last call” order, which prohibited bars and restaurants from selling alcohol after 11 p.m., has been lifted as of today, Monday, March 1. According…

Dr. Fauci: Elementary students will not get vaccinated until 2022, after High Schoolers

The timeline first released for children to get vaccinated has been pushed back by the White House

Image: Brandon Thibodeaux/The New York Times via Redux, FILE (ABC News) –The White House announced a pushed-back timeline for children to receive COVID-19 vaccines, telling reporters at a Friday briefing that high school students may receive vaccines in the fall, but elementary school children won’t receive them until early 2022. Previously, Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House chief medical adviser, predicted…

Two women in their 20’s accused of dressing like ‘Grannies’ to get COVID vaccine

Florida health officials say they noticed the duo during a failed attempted to get a second dose of the vaccine

(ABC News, Orange Co. Florida) –Two 20-somethings disguised themselves as “grannies” in a failed attempt to get a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Florida health officials said. “So yesterday, we realized a couple of young ladies came dressed up as grannies to get vaccinated for the second time,” Dr. Raul Pino, the director of the Florida Department of Health…

Concerns grow over Super Bowl COVID spreader celebrations

Florida Governor Rick Kriseman saying, "This isn't how we should be celebrating the Super Bowl."

Image: Mary Holt/USA Today Sports via Reuters (ABC News) —The drive to vaccinate Americans against the coronavirus is gaining speed and newly recorded cases have fallen to their lowest level in three months, but authorities worry that raucous Super Bowl celebrations could fuel new outbreaks. More than 4 million more vaccinations were reported over the weekend, a significantly faster clip…

A new push to get COVID vaccines in pharmacies across the U.S.

The White House wants 1 million doses sent to 6500 pharmacies acorss the country

(ABC News) — There continues to be an urgent push for vaccinations in the United States and now we’ve learned of a new effort that would send vaccinations to pharmacies across the country. The White House is now directing that one million doses be sent to 65-hundred pharmacies. So,  how will it all work? ABC’s Eva Pilgrim has the details….

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns of Super Bowl COVID spread

Fauci says this year football fans should "Just lay low and cool it" when it comes to gatherings

Image: ABC News (ABC NEWS) —-WASHINGTON — The nation’s top infectious disease expert doesn’t want the Super Bowl to turn into a super spreader. Dr. Anthony Fauci, says when it comes to Super Bowl parties during the pandemic, people should “just lay low and cool it.” He said during TV interviews Wednesday that now isn’t the time to invite people over for watch parties…

Health officials urge those eligible for vaccine to get it

If you haven't been able to get a vaccine yet, doctors say there are still ways to protect yourself while you wait

(CNN) — One CNN analyst says as many as a third of Americans may now have some degree of protection against COVID-19, but officials continue to urge those eligible for a vaccine, to get one. Mandy Gaither has more in your health minute. Categories: Health, National News, News

Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan is COVID positive

GMA co host, NFL Hall of Famer is home in quarentine

(ABC NEWS) — ‘Good Morning America Co-host and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan has Covid-19. Strahan’s colleagues on the show confirmed that he tested positive for the virus. They say Strahan is at home in quarantine, and feeling well. Co-hosts Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, and Amy Robach say they have all been cleared to continue working after contact tracing….

How COVID-19 impacts those battling cancer

Hear what one doctor has to say about how those at riak are dealing with possible exposure

(CNN) — There are millions of Americans who are outting up a vrave battke agaibst cancer. But with a pandemic still ongoing, and cases continuing to rise,  how is it effecting those living with preexisting conditions that puts them are at a higher risk if getting sick from COVID-19. Mandy Gaither reports on what one doctor has to say. Categories:…