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FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. According to two new studies released on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, people who have antibodies from infection with the coronavirus seem less likely to get a second infection for several months and maybe longer.

Boston (EMS) to Help Launch Mobile Vaccine Clinics

These will first be targeted toward Boston Housing Authority buildings full of seniors and people with disabilities.
A droplet falls from a syringe.

FDA Approves J&J’s One-Dose Vaccine

The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose.
In this Feb. 10, 2021, file photo, a man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Martin Luther King Senior Center in North Las Vegas.

U.S. Advisers Endorse Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine from J&J

This puts the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.
AMR - Greater Hartford/ Northeast, CT

Hartford (CT) Teams Up with AMR to Offer Paid Training

The “Earn While You Learn” Program, a 10-week academy, covers costs related to obtain EMT certification.
Passengers are screened and get a COVID-19 test as they enter Canada from the United States at the land border crossing in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.

Canadian Regulator Authorizes AstraZeneca Vaccine

It is the third COVID-19 vaccine given the green light by Canada, following those from Pfizer and Moderna.
A nursing home worker, left, receives the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a health care center in Seoul Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.

South Korea Starts Vaccinating, But People Over 65 Must Wait

South Korea administered its first coronavirus vaccines Friday to people at long-term care facilities
Scene from the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing ‘Worse Than Any Explosion I Witnessed in Vietnam’

On Feb. 26, 1993, a 1,200-pound bomb in a rented truck exploded in the parking garage of the North Tower, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others.
How will COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?

How Would COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Adapt to Variants?

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? By tweaking their vaccines, a process that should be easier than coming up with the original shots.-->
Los Angeles County EMS providers deliver patients for admission at the Ambulatory Care Center station at the MLK Community Medical Group hospital in Los Angeles

Backlogged Cases Push California COVID-19 Deaths Past 50,000

California’s death toll is now above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. total from the pandemic.
On Jan. 29, M Health Fairview EMS crew members Craig Anderson, Rodney Hillskotter, and Rachel Ross were posted at an Inver Grove Heights Fire station awaiting ambulance calls when they heard on the radio scanner that a vehicle had just been stolen from a gas station one mile from them.

M Health Fairview EMS (MN) Team Honored for Helping Recover Baby Taken in Carjacking

As police shared a detailed description of the stolen vehicle, a red Jeep Liberty matching the description drove past the medics' location.