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  • States Turn Down Hundreds of Thousands of Vaccine Doses Although a few states are still using their full allotment of vaccines, some states in the US are requesting as little as 8% of the doses set aside for them.
  • Indoor Face Mask Mandates May Be Relaxed Soon, Fauci Says As more people continue to get vaccinated, the more likely it is that the CDC will ask for fewer restrictions on indoor masking, says the nation's top infectious disease doctor.
  • 2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year For the first time, Lyme disease-carrying ticks -- typically associated with woodlands in New England and other forested regions of the US -- have been found in abundance near beaches in Northern California, new research shows.
  • Woman Gives Birth to 9 Babies 'I'm very happy,' the woman's husband, Adjudant Kader Arby, told the BBC. 'My wife and the babies are doing well.'
  • Majority of Parents Will Wait on Kids' COVID Vaccine The survey, by the polling company Invisibly, asked 1258 parents about their thoughts on the COVID vaccine for their children.
  • Bar Owner Accused of Selling Fake Vaccination Cards "It is disheartening to have members in our community show flagrant disregard for public health in the midst of a pandemic," Tori Verber Salazar, district attorney for San Joaquin County, said in a statement.
  • Should COVID Shots for Teens Go to Developing Countries? The move to immunize teenagers has spurred an ethical debate among medical professionals: Should those doses set for American teens go abroad instead?
  • Jimmy Kimmel Urges People to Get COVID-19 Vaccine In a humorous "public service announcement," Kimmel asked several health care workers to give advice to those who are on the fence about whether they want to take a vaccine.
  • Biden Wants 70% of the US Vaccinated by July 4 But demand for vaccinations is dropping fast. The CDC says that as of April 29, the 7-day average number of vaccinations was 2.6 million per day, down 10.7% over the previous week.
  • Alert Peloton, Feds Agree to Treadmill Recall The recall of the Peloton Tread+ comes after a 6-year-old child was killed and after 72 reports of adults, children, or pets being injured.
  • Neonatal Nurses, Doctor Help Woman Who Delivered Baby on Plane "The great thing about this was the teamwork. Everybody jumped in together and everyone helped out," Dale Glenn, MD, said.
  • States Announce Reopenings, End of COVID Restrictions As COVID-19 cases fall and vaccination numbers rise in the US, governors are making plans to reopen businesses, resume public transportation, and lift public health restrictions.
  • FDA Set to OK Pfizer Vaccine in Younger Teens The move would make about 17 million more Americans eligible for vaccination and would be a major step toward getting both adolescents and teens back into classrooms full time by next fall.
  • US COVID-19 Cases Drop as Spring Wave Slows The daily average of new infections has reached the lowest point since mid-October, falling below 50,000.
  • India: Vaccines for All Adults, Record-High Cases, New Lockdowns India reported nearly 402,000 new daily cases on Saturday, becoming the first country to report more than 400,000 cases in a single day.
  • US Will Restrict Travel From India About 1 in 5 tests are coming back positive in India, the newspaper reported, though public health officials have suggested that the case numbers are much higher since laboratories are overwhelmed.
  • Pfizer Exporting US-Made COVID-19 Vaccines to Mexico, Canada Last week's shipment marks the first time that Pfizer has delivered doses abroad from U.S. facilities after a Trump administration restriction on dose exports expired at the end of March.
  • Alert US Fully Vaccinates 100 Million Adults "That's 100 million Americans with a sense of relief and peace of mind knowing that after a long and hard year, they're protected from the virus," said Jeff Zients, COVID-19 response director.
  • Alert Recall: Hand Sanitizers May Contain Toxic Methanol Scentsational Soaps & Candles recalled the products after tests found methanol (wood alcohol), benzene, and acetaldehyde in some of its products, the company said in a statement on the FDA website.
  • Study: Brazilian Variant May Be More Transmissible The study, published in Science, also said the variant called P.1 might be able to evade immunity that people gained after previously being infected with coronavirus.