Coronavirus Updates: US military branches set vaccination deadlines

NEW YORK (WABC) — All branches of the US military have set deadlines for service members to get the COVID vaccine.

The Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps active-duty service members have deadlines in November.

The Army says all active-duty military members have till December 15.

National Guard troopers have till June 2022.

The punishment for non-compliance varies by a soldier’s rank.

Here are extra of immediately’s COVID-19 headlines:

90% of Nassau County adults vaccinated
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran introduced Tuesday that 90.1% of grownup residents 18 and up have now obtained at the very least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, the very best grownup vaccination price of all 62 counties in New York State, based on the New York State Department of Health. In comparability, 79.1% of adults in New York State have obtained at the very least one vaccine dose, and 75.7% of adults within the United States have obtained at the very least one vaccine dose. Nassau County has the second highest grownup vaccination price among the many 40 most populous counties within the United States.

“Nassau County is a national model for vaccination,” Curran stated. “I want to commend and thank our residents for stepping up to this historic challenge and doing the right thing. The vaccine is saving lives every day and Nassau is committed to keeping up our momentum.”

Judge halts a part of NY COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare employees
A federal decide in New York has issued a short lived restraining order that stops the state from imposing the COVID-19 vaccine mandate if a well being care employee claims a spiritual exemption. The resolution is a win – at the very least quickly – for a gaggle of docs, nurses and different medical professionals who challenged a state regulation mandating the COVID-19 vaccination of well being care employees with no exemption for non secular beliefs that compel the refusal of such vaccination. The lawsuit accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of working a “nearly 18-month-long medical dictatorship” and is laden with grievances about pandemic insurance policies each in New York and out of doors the state.

‘Hamilton,’ ‘Lion King’ amongst massive musicals to lift curtain
After 18 months at the hours of darkness as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, among the greatest and hottest Broadway musicals welcomed again audiences Tuesday because the Great White Way sprung again to life. Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King, and Chicago raised their curtains, this time for crowds which can be absolutely vaccinated and carrying masks. Previews additionally started for Lackawanna Blues, with opening night time scheduled for September 28.

“When you think of New York City…it’s the capital of arts and culture,” Mayor Bill de Blasio stated. “People love Broadway. When Broadway is up and running, it says so much about New York City. And tonight, a lot of Broadway is coming back…You can feel the life of the city coming back.”

Fauci helps necessary vaccine for air journey
The nation’s high infectious illness knowledgeable, Dr. Anthony Fauci, stated he would support mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for air journey. “I would support that,” Dr. Fauci advised The Skimm podcast on Friday. “If you want to get on a plane and travel with other people … you should be vaccinated.” He didn’t specify within the podcast interview whether or not the vaccine mandate he helps would simply be for vacationers over the age of 12 or all vacationers.

COVID circumstances in youngsters attain alarming new heights, with a 240% enhance since July, information reveals
Pediatric COVID circumstances are reaching alarming heights as consultants are torn over whether or not or not a booster shot is critical. COVID-19 infections have risen “exponentially” amongst kids within the US since July, based on information printed Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The group reported 243,373 new circumstances amongst youngsters over the previous week. While it is a decline from final week, when 251,781 circumstances had been reported, it is a few 240% enhance since early July, when youngsters accounted for 71,726 circumstances.

NYC colleges report 83 COVID circumstances as academics protest vaccine mandate
Since the primary day of faculty Monday, there have been 83 reported college coronavirus circumstances based on town. Thirty-three circumstances have been reported amongst college students and 50 amongst academics.
“Our buildings are safe,” Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter stated. “The acknowledgment of cases is an acknowledgment of the added layers of safety and protection.”

Russia’s Vladimir Putin is in self-isolation because of COVID circumstances in his interior circle
Russian President Vladimir Putin entered self-isolation after individuals in his interior circle grew to become contaminated with the coronavirus, the Kremlin stated Tuesday, including that the chief himself examined damaging for COVID-19. Putin, who’s absolutely vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V, held a number of public engagements indoors Monday and even stated that he might must quarantine quickly. An aide on the time sought to recommend he was talking typically and insisted Tuesday that nobody’s heath was endangered. During a day by day convention name with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that Putin is “absolutely healthy” however had are available in contact with somebody who contracted the virus. Asked if Putin examined damaging for the virus, Peskov stated “definitely, yes.”

New report says vaccinated individuals do not want COVID booster photographs, per FDA and WHO officers
The COVID-19 booster shot controversy continues because the White House battles combined messaging with the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization. A evaluate printed in a high medical journal “The Lancet” argues there is not sturdy sufficient information to warrant booster photographs are wanted for the final inhabitants already vaccinated, citing the vaccine’s efficacy continues to be excessive sufficient to stop extreme illness and dying. The report has 18 co-authors, together with two high-ranking FDA officers who resigned over the controversy.

Massachusetts faucets National Guard to assist college districts amid bus driver scarcity

As college districts throughout the U.S. are dealing with bus driver shortages, one state is tapping the National Guard to assist. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 14, practically 100 members of the Massachusetts National Guard will start coaching classes to function college bus drivers and help communities impacted by college bus driver shortages. While the explanations for the scarcity are different, Curt Macysyn govt director for the National School Transportation Association, which represents personal college bus contractors, advised ABC News in August that well being considerations amid the COVID-19 pandemic have performed a task.

Alabama man dies after turned away from 43 hospitals filled with COVID sufferers, household says
An Alabama man died after he was turned away from 43 hospitals filled with COVID sufferers. Across the U.S., the Delta variant is just not slowing down. ICU beds in seven states are working out, leaving little room for different emergencies. Ray DeMonia’s household stated it took calls to 43 hospitals throughout three states to get the 73-year-old a cardiac ICU mattress. He later died in a facility in Mississippi, 200 miles from his Alabama house. His family members wrote in his obituary “please get vaccinated…to free up resources for non-COVID related emergencies.” It comes as COVID circumstances in kids proceed to rise, now making up one in 4 new infections.

Legacy of highschool coach who died of COVID lives on by means of basis for pupil athletes
Neighbors, first responders, well being care employees, academics and coaches are the sturdy, quiet heroes that make up each nook of the nation, and one Indiana man’s pep talks, booming voice and bear hugs will likely be enormously missed by his neighborhood however lengthy remembered because of a brand new chapter of his legacy. The pupil athletes, workers and households of North Central High School misplaced their beloved coach Paul Loggan, a towering determine in Indianapolis for greater than 30 years, to COVID-19. When his college students realized about Loggan’s analysis, they did what their coach had completed so many instances for them — delivered pep talks.

national geographic covid newsletter sign up


New York City COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker
New Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirus

Submit a News Tip or Question

Copyright © 2021 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.