Michigan hospital official delivers powerful remarks about patients who won’t get COVID vaccine
An official from a small hospital in Michigan delivered some powerful and passional remarks Thursday about struggling to treat unvaccinated COVID patients while knowing that those patients didn’t do everything they could to help themselves.
Get Caught Up: 16 takeaways from this week’s Michigan COVID update -- delta spread, mask mandates, third vaccine dose
Michigan’s top health officials spoke Wednesday about the possibility of a mask mandate, the state’s “high” COVID-19 transmission rate, the spread of the delta variant and a third dose of the vaccine.
United Center opens as COVID-19 mass vaccination site despite early confusion: ‘We are now a live clinic’
The city’s share of the doses — 60% of the total allocated to the United Center — will be made available to people 65 and older, front-line workers in essential industries and those who qualify under state rules based on preexisting health conditions, with the exception of smokers. The city, which gets its own vaccine supply from the federal government, has not opened up its other vaccination sites to people under 65 with underlying health conditions — a point of contention with the state.chicagotribune.com
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot again tries to pass civilian oversight of Police Department
“This is not easy work. If it was easy, we would have done it already,” Lightfoot said at a news conference to talk about COVID-19 vaccinations. “But I’m personally involved, and I’m confident we will get to the right place and be able to present something to the City Council for a vote as soon as we are able.”chicagotribune.com
Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on December 13, 2020
And this week on FACE THE NATION, breaking news this morning as the massive operation to vaccinate hundreds of millions of Americans is officially underway. ALEX AZAR (Health and Human Services Secretary/@SecAzar): Good morning, Margaret. Do it right, do it measured, get the job done right, anticipate problems, but know they're going to be hitches and hiccups as we go and we will work to solve it. ROBERT GARRETT: Well, so far, Margaret, they're-- they're holding up well. I think that's a-- a-- a concerning harbinger for the challenges they're going to face with the vaccine in that last-mile challenge.cbsnews.com
Transcript: Alex Azar on "Face the Nation," December 13, 2020
The following is a transcript of an interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar that aired Sunday, December 13, 2020, on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: Operation Warp Speed told Pfizer to ship out just short of three million doses this week. AZAR: So- so they're about- they're about 6.4 million doses. And we're shipping half of the remaining, so that's 2.9 million doses going out. That was actually the new part, which said we have 900 million doses under guaranteed contract for the United States.cbsnews.com
Measles outbreak prompts school to keep students home
Measles outbreak prompts school to keep students home Vaccinations almost wiped out measles. But a recent trend in vaccination waivers is believed to have contributed to a new outbreak in southern California. At least one school is now telling certain students to stay home as a way to prevent the outbreak from spreading. Ben Tracy reports.cbsnews.com