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More governors publicly vaccinated, but Florida’s kept mum

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has received a single-dose coronavirus vaccineBy BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated PressApril 7, 2021, 10:05 PM• 4 min readTALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has received a single-dose coronavirus vaccine, his office confirmed Wednesday. He did so out of the public eye even as governors elsewhere across the political spectrum have been vaccinated publicly to reassure Americans that the shots are safe.A spokesperson for the Republican governor declined to provide details, including when exactly the Republican governor received the dose. But it was later disclosed that the governor last week received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requiring only a single dose.The spokesperson, Meredith Beatrice, acknowledged the governor’s vaccination during an interview....
CDC: Black people make up just 5% of those vaccinated against COVID-19

CDC: Black people make up just 5% of those vaccinated against COVID-19

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Feb. 1 (UPI) -- White people received more than half of all vaccinations against COVID-19 during the first month of the rollout, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just over 5% of the nearly 13 million people who received the shot between Dec. 14 and Jan. 14 people vaccinated against the coronavirus in the U.S. so far have been Black, and just under 12% were Hispanic, the data shows. Advertisement Black people make up roughly 13% of the population nationally, while Hispanic people are about 19%, based on figures from the U.S. Census. CDC researchers wrote in the study that "more complete reporting of race and ethnicity data" is needed to prevent "potential disparities" in groups of people in the United States receiving the vaccine -- ...
Heartbroken family explains why 3-year-old who died from flu wasn't vaccinated

Heartbroken family explains why 3-year-old who died from flu wasn't vaccinated

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An Indiana family that decided against vaccinating a 3-year-old is now haunted by that decision, wondering if a flu shot could have saved the girl's life. Alivia Viellieux, of Muncie, Indiana, died at home Monday morning, just days after being diagnosed. The girl's grandmother, Tameka Stettler, said the family is second-guessing its decision not to vaccinate her. Stettler said Alivia’s parents declined to give her the flu shot after hearing that the vaccination could be ineffective. "Alivia did not have it because they had told us once the flu is going around it's not going to matter if you got it or not," Stettler said in an interview with ABC affiliate WRTV on Monday. "We just decided not to put those chemicals and the girls body if it's not gonna help." "Nothing anybody says or doe...