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Emergency medical workers Trenton Amaro, from left, Joshua Hammond, Thomas Hoang and Charles Navarro are crammed in an ambulance as they treat a patient.

COVID-19: An Unseen, Unwelcome Passenger in Ambulances

EMTs and paramedics have always dealt with life and death. Now they're just a breath away from becoming the patient themselves.
Mary Jenkins, left, received the COVID-19 vaccine in Paterson, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

Health Experts Blame Rapid Expansion for Vaccine Shortages

The push that began over a week ago has not been accompanied by enough doses to meet demand, according to state and local officials.
Daryl Tombs

AMR Corning (NY) Paramedic Dies after Contracting COVID-19

AMR Corning said Daryl Tombs was always working to serve his community and to make it better.
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Amazon Offers Assist with U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Amazon wants to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations to Americans in his first 100 days that President Joe Biden is in office.
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Can COVID-19 Vaccines Be Mixed and Matched?

Without any studies, vaccine doses should not be mixed, said Naor Bar-Zeev, a vaccine expert at Johns Hopkins University.
A nursing home resident is vaccinated by a Magen David Adom paramedic.

Magen David Adom Details Experiences in Distributing the Coronavirus Vaccine in Israel

Magen David Adom is passing along its knowledge so that others may learn from its experience in vaccinating the elderly.
Health officials use wireless devices to register people with vaccine appointments at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site outside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. California has become the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections. That's according to a tally Monday by Johns Hopkins University. The grim milestone wasn't entirely unexpected in a state with 40 million residents but its speed was stunning.

Hopeful Signs in CA as Counties Fight for Vaccines

Indicators about the spread of the coronavirus showed what the top health official called “rays of hope” amid the deadliest days of the pandemic.
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Second Employee of the Welsh (UK) Ambulance Service Dies Due to COVID-19

Paul Teesdale, a call handler for the Welsh Ambulance Service, has died after testing positive for COVID-19 on New Year’s Day, the ambulance service said.
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 file photo, COVID-19 mass-vaccination of healthcare workers takes place at Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles. Mutations to the virus are rapidly popping up and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge.

Mutations Rise along with Cases

The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, and health officials say the high rate of new cases is the main reason.
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2021, file photo, vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are placed next to a loaded syringe in Throop, Pa. On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, California's state epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan recommended providers stop using lot 41L20A of the Moderna vaccine pending completion of an investigation by state officials, Moderna, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the federal Food and Drug Administration, because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions.

CA Becomes First State to Top Three Million Virus Cases

The first coronavirus case in California was confirmed last Jan. 25. It took 292 days to get to 1 million infections.